Bula has put together a list of the ten most engaging films available on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, the two most popular streaming services in Brazil. The chosen features have intelligent and captivating plots, which manage to hold the viewer's attention from the beginning to the end. In addition, all were well-rated by critics specializing in cinema. Among them, the “Sacrifice of the Sacred Deer” (2018), by Yórgos Lánthimos; “We need to talk about Kevin” (2012), by Lynne Ramsay; and “V for Vendetta” (2005), directed by James McTeigue. The titles are organized according to the year of launch and do not follow classification criteria.
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Robert Bilott is a corporate lawyer famous for defending chemical industries. But when he represents a farmer whose land has been contaminated by the toxic waste from the great DuPont, he changes sides. For more than 20 years, Bilott has brought the company's environmental crimes to court. The more you investigate, the more you discover deaths and corruptions. But, your struggle can put your career and family at risk.
Steven is a married cardiologist and the father of two children. He is highly regarded in his field, but he is actually an alcoholic. When a patient dies during surgery performed by him, Steven decides to approach the man's son, Martin, 16. He starts to present the boy and presents him to the whole family. But when Martin realizes that he is being left out, he devises a plan of revenge against the doctor.
Eva never wanted to be a mother and therefore has a complicated relationship with her son, Kevin. Now the teenager is under arrest for being responsible for a tragedy and Eva tries to deal with the feeling of responsibility for what happened. Living alone, she has her house and car spray-painted by the population disgusted with Kevin. Eva gets a new job and tries to start her life over, but continues to be mistreated by people.
Benjamin Esposito retires from the position of bailiff and decides to write a book. His inspiration is a tragic story, which he witnessed in 1974. At the time, the department where he worked was assigned to investigate the rape and the ensuing murder of a young woman. On his journey, Benjamin meets the victim's husband and promises to help him find the culprit.
After being fired, singer Jane Deluca responds to a newspaper ad by Robin Nickerson, who is looking for someone to drive across the country with her. Halfway through, they rescue Holly, a friend of Jane's who is running away from her abusive boyfriend. Despite being very different, the three end up becoming great friends. Together, they look for a new place to start life again.
The story takes place in the 1960s, in a rural Ohio community, and follows several peculiar characters who were affected by the war in different ways. Chief among them, Willard Russell, is a veteran tormented for failing to save his wife from death. His son, Arvin Eugene, grows up trying to become a good man, but ends up being hit by the violence that dominates the city.
Adrian Doria is a young businessman who lives a great time in both professional and family life. Until one day he wakes up in a hotel room and finds his lover dead in the bathroom. Afraid to see his life fall apart, Adrian hires Spain's best defense lawyer, Virginia Goodman, who will help him find out what really happened that night.
After a world war, a totalitarian party comes to power in England. The government is in control of the media, there is a secret police and minorities are sent to concentration camps. In the fight for freedom, a masked man known only as V uses terrorist tactics to confront the oppressors of society. V saves Evey, a young victim of the police, and finds her a new ally against the government.
The film tells the story of Lester Burnham, a middle-aged man completely dissatisfied with life. He is married to Carolyn, an ambitious real estate agent, with whom he has a teenage daughter, Jane. Lester finds a sense when he falls in love with Angela, a friend of Jane's. To try to leave the monotonous daily life and win over the girl, he counts on the help of neighbor Ricky, who gives him some advice.
Leon is a professional assassin who leads a lonely life in New York. When his neighbor's family is all murdered by policemen involved in the drug trade, he decides to protect a 12-year-old girl, Mathilda, the only one who survived the tragedy. She wishes to learn how to handle weapons with Leon to avenge her brother's death. Meanwhile, the two become friends and Mathilda teaches the gunslinger to read and write.