Every so often that you are reliving a great movie that you watched recently, but can’t recall its name. Then, suddenly, the first letter of the movie name comes to your mind and you think to yourself: “the movie starts with l”. Then you start googling it. Well, we, at The Cinemaholic, are here to make your life easy. Here is the list of best movies that begin with “l”.
15. L.A. Confidential (1997)
Director Curtis Hanson’s homage to the film Chinatown (1974) is based on a detective novel by James Ellroy by the same name. This modern film noir deals with the issues of racism, corruption and scandals in early 50’s L.A committed by sleazy journalists, politicians and Los Angeles Police Department. With a highly talented cast that included Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Danny DeVito, Guy Pearce ( little known then) and Kim Basinger and an utterly intriguing story, the film is actually nothing short of cinematic wonder. The direction and screenplay are phenomenal with many fascinating twists and turns along the way. The movie was overshadowed by director James Cameroon magnum opus ‘Titanic’ and was actually a Box Office bomb at the time of its release. This exceptional movie was nominated for 9 Oscars including Best Picture and won 2 for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress ( Kim Basinger). This classy detective movie is definitely worth your time. A true masterpiece!
14. Léon: The Professional (1994)
If you want the job done right, hire a professional! The tagline perfectly fits for writer/ director Luc Besson’s crime drama. The story revolves about an emotionless & unhappy hitman Leon (played brilliantly by Jean Reno) who starts training a teenager Mathilda (Natalie Portman) to avenge the killing of her family by a knave and drug crazed DEA agent Stansfield (Gary Oldman). The blunt portrayal of humanity and inhumanity is praiseworthy. The performance delivered by Natalie Portman stands out and is really astonishing. This Luc Besson’s stylish movie has high rewatch value.
13. Life of Pi (2012)