We are all accustomed to seeing superheroes on the screen, colorful villains and desperate adventurers who can literally move mountains. What about ordinary people, in whose place the average viewer can imagine himself? Today we will talk about 10 movies starring unremarkable characters, achieving their goals in quite trivial ways.
Of course, domestic cinema is beyond competition here. The pictures of local directors are often naturalistic and free from unnecessary pathos. The Hollywood product is less remarkable in this regard, Western filmmakers are very fond of putting characters in unusual circumstances and endowing them with unlimited resources.
Everyone will die, but I will stay
Director: Valeria Gai Germanika
Year of issue: 2008
At one time the picture “Everyone will die, but I will stay” made a lot of noise. Can teenage girls use illegal substances, alcohol, fight, and even have sex? Unfortunately, pink unicorns and princes on a white horse are only part of a beautiful fairy tale, and real growing up for many happens this wayas described in his film Valeria Gai Germanicus…
Some of us will recognize the protagonists
myself their classmates, while others just shake their heads and say that such stories should not be conveyed to a wide audience. However, this cruel and ultra-realistic picture we tell us exactly about ordinary people who go through a difficult period of youth rebellion.
How Vitka Garlic took Lech a pin to the nursing home
Director: Alexander Hunt
Year of issue: 2017
In film “How Vitka Garlic took Lech a pin to the disabled home” you will not see a beautiful life or even a hint of pathos. The main characters are people of low social status: a young “gopnik” Vitka, as well as his father, a hardened criminal. From the conversations of the characters, their worldview and actions, an intelligent person may feel bad, but it is necessary to look between the lines…
This picture is about the choices we constantly have to make, the ability to forgive and the need to remain human in the most difficult situations in life. The heroes of the tape are completely ordinary people who, under the influence of circumstances, have become cynical and selfish, but still call them outright villains does not dare…
Director: Balthasar Kormakur
Year of issue: 2015
Western picture “Everest”, filmed on the basis of real events, tells the viewer the dramatic story of tourists climbing the mountain. As known, Chomolungma – the highest point on the planet and its conquest remains a difficult task even now, when the technical capabilities of mankind have reached unprecedented heights.
In the film, a group of tourists led by an experienced guide goes to Everestto reach the top by fulfilling your deepest dreams. Unfortunately, unfavorable weather conditions and a series of accidents make completely ordinary people fight for their lives.
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Year of issue: 2014
Everyone heard about this picture, but not everyone looked. Film “Leviathan” Andrey Zvyagintsev talks about typical inhabitants of the outback, whose everyday problems are extremely clear to the viewer. The characters are faced with total injustice and a serious crisis of relationships, which leads to truly dire consequences.
Throughout the entire timing of the film, the director creates oppressive atmosphere of total decline… Rumor has it that if you look out the window on a cloudy day, you can see the scenery for the movie “Leviathan”, because the movie was shot in a very naturalistic way.
On the brink
Director: Lee Tamahori
Year of issue: 1997
Picture “On the brink” tells us the story of a billionaire who, after a helicopter crash, is forced to survive with his friends in the woods Alaska… When you find yourself in the wild between life and death, money will not help, you can only rely on erudition and physical endurance.
Before us is a story about people who find themselves in an extreme situation – only a hero Anthony Hopkins keeps calm and knows from books in theory what to do. The rest feel insecure, panic and behave like the most common people.
Director: Thomas Winterberg
Year of issue: 2020
Before us is a drama about four school teachers who decide to alcohol abuse for the sake of experiment… Everything starts off well – the quality of teaching is reaching a new level, relations in the family are improving. but increasing the dose inevitably provokes serious crises, which not everyone can overcome.
The problem of alcoholism, contrary to popular belief, is relevant not only for the post-Soviet society. Millions of people in the world suffer from this addiction, breaking the fate of themselves and their loved ones, so cinema is a good reason to think.
The Big Lebowski
Director: The Coen Brothers
Year of issue: 1998
All around there is talk that you need to always stay motivated and achieve your goals. But in the film The Big Lebowski these slogans lose their force, because all characters are nihilists, living by their own principles. The main character performed Jeff Bridges – a living embodiment of laziness, indifference and consumer attitude.
Initially, it may seem that the images are exaggerated, but if you face the truth – people like Lebowski lots of. At the same time, a man is ready to do anything to get compensation for his carpet. But the local “sofa Lebowski” would not even get up from the chair for such a trifle.
Director: Yuri Bykov
Year of issue: 2014
Often people do not want to adequately perceive what is happening and commit terrible acts to hide their dark deeds. In film “Fool” a young plumber confronts a corrupt state apparatus. Despite the danger of the collapse of a multi-storey building, the mayor refuses to evacuaterisking the lives of almost thousands of residents.
In real life, sometimes you come across not indifferent people, like the main character of the film – a plumber Dmitriy… However, the system is ready to destroy them without a twinge of conscience if it feels danger to itself.
The Pursuit of Happyness
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Year of issue: 2006
Picture “The Pursuit of Happyness” was warmly received by the audience and this is not surprising, because Will Smith together with his son Jaden played a touching story of the struggle for a decent life. After watching this drama, the viewer is inspired and understands that everything can be achieved if you believe in your dream and make enough effort.
The picture shows us ordinary people, because when father and son are left homeless and are forced to spend the night in the subway toilet, no higher powers come to their aid. Probably, in real life, the outcome of the film could be sad, but the hero Will Smith managed to achieve happiness for his family.
Director: Peter Farrelli
Year of issue: 2018
Another tape, based on real events, tells us about ordinary people. Of course, the famous black musician can hardly be called an ordinary man in the street, but his chauffeur and, subsequently, friend Tony – quite. The plot of the picture is spared from unnecessary pathos and fantastic twists – this is good road movie about friendshipworth seeing for everyone.
It happens in Sixties years of the last century, when racist sentiments still prevailed in the southern states. That is why the film is as authentic as a feature film can be.
For everyone who loves movies with meaning, we recommend checking out our list of TOP-10 films that will change you for the better. Well, for lovers of realistic tapes, we have prepared TOP-10 horror films based on real events.