Known for her girl-next-door looks, Elisabeth Shue is a Harvard educated actress who made her entry into the tinsel town with ‘The Karate Kid.’ After giving many sleeper hits and mediocre performances in the 1990s, she surprised everybody by abandoning her conservative cinematic image and starring as a prostitute in the movie Leaving Las Vegas opposite Academy Award-winning Nicolas Cage. For her commendable performance in this film, she received an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination. Over the years she starred in various top-notch films cementing her presence in Hollywood. The beauty of this Delaware beauty is only surpassed by her careful and fulfilling acting. We present to you the list of top 12 Elisabeth Shue movies and TV shows. Cheers.
12. Palmetto (1998)
Harry Berber (Woody Harrelson) a reporter who was falsely accused of taking bribes when he tried to expose a government scandal, is out after two years in prison. To take revenge on the people who framed him he is trying to come up with a plan which can vindicate the last two years of his life. In a juicy scheme to earn much-needed money, he is offered a deal to fake Odette’s -daughter of the wealthiest man in town- kidnapping, by the beautiful and cunning Rhea Malroux (Elisabeth Shue). Thinking it to be a straightforward deal Harry believes Rhea’s sweet talk, not knowing he is soon to be framed for a murder he didn’t commit.
11. The Saint (1997)
Simon Templar (Val Kilmer) is a master thief and an expert at donning identities of dead saints which he uses for his nefarious purposes. His sleek style and trade skills earn him a contract with the Russian Mafia. Templar is procured to steal a cold fusion formula that could change the US energy sector forever. However when he meets his mark Dr. Emma Russell (Elizabeth Shue) he falls for the blonde beauty and rebels against his own employers. Will the lover duo be able to stop the Russian mafia from destroying the land of the free?
10. Molly (1999)
Molly McKay is an autistic girl who has been living in an institution for as long as she can remember. When the hospital has to close down due to budget reasons, Molly is left in her brother’s care. Being a successful advertiser and a bachelor Buck McKay’s (Aaron Eckhart) life turns upside down while caring for her mentally disabled sister. To escape the problems of his life he elects to let Molly undergo an experimental brain surgery which renders her normal. It’s interesting to watch how people sometimes attribute the word ‘abnormal’ to refer to some human qualities that might be more humane than being normal.
9. The Trigger Effect (1996)
The young couple Annie and Matthew find themselves in a predicament when there is a massive power outage in their locality. With their infant child sick they have no option but to remain at their home and wait for help. However, when many days pass and the tension ensues in the neighborhood leading to a violent bout, the family decides to travel 500 miles away to their parents home. However, their problems are not over as the path that they walk on is as treacherous as their fate.
8. Hollow Man (2000)
Scientists Sebastian Caine (Kevin Bacon) and Linda McKay (Elisabeth Shue) along with their team are trying to come up with a secret formula that can render a man invisible and then turn him back. When their employers push Sebastian into a corner regarding the funding, the grandiose leader is forced to speed up the human trials. In the absence of a suitable candidate, the team decides that Sebastian for the betterment of science will be made invisible. However, when they are unable to turn him back to his former state, Sebastian slowly starts losing his mind. The brilliant inventor becomes a psychotic man loose on the streets of New York with a power which is every teenager’s wet dream.
7. Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
When her longtime boyfriend cancels their anniversary date, teenager Chris Parker (Elisabeth Shue) has no option but to babysit their neighbor’s three kids to pass the uneventful night. What she expected to be a lonesome and boring night suddenly becomes interesting when her friend Brenda calls Chris to save her from a predicament at the bus station downtown. Alongwith the three young kids, Chris ventures out onto a journey of self-discovery and an all-adventure night that promises to turn her life upside down.
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