While Harvey Weinstein might be the lowest form of human life, his movies certainly aren’t. The Weinstein Company or TWC is one of the oldest and most successful corporate bodies in the industry. With its string of box-office successes and gradual construct towards works of art, the now-disgraced name company certainly counts for a lot. The production banner has made some really memorable films, primarily producing for hard-core action movies and box-office conquerers. Here is the list of top movies produced by Harvey Weinstein. You can watch many of these best Weinstein movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon prime.
15. Lion (2016)
‘Lion’ isn’t a flawless film. There are a lot of things that aren’t likable about it. The brief romantic exchanges between Dev Patel and Rooney Mara’s characters were totally unnecessary and certainly derailed the movie in the middle. But the heart of the story, the fairytale of Saroo, is what makes this a humbling and cathartic experience. When a young, illiterate boy is lost on a train, he ends up in an estranged place. Unable to recall the name of his hometown, Saroo is dumped in an orphanage, until an Australian couple picks him up. Years later, now a charming, educated man, Saroo uses Google Earth to recall his place of origin and reunite with his mother. A great longing looms over the first half of the movie that keeps ‘Lion’ at a safe distance from melodramatic cliches. Despite having all the luxuries in the world and most of all, loving parents, Saroo is burdened by the love for his mother and the memories of the past. Every action of his seems to be a step towards finding his beloved family in his gerbil covered, poverty-stricken motherland.
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14. The Reader (2009)
‘The Reader’ is as much a lesson in acting as it is a moving artwork. Kate Winslet is a force of nature and delivers a career-defining, and possibly, one of the best performances of the century. Winslet captures with perfection the tight-lipped guardedness that characterized German women of the era and acts her heart out to weave you in the web of lies and love that keeps the story connected. The unconventional premise sees a younger boy fall in love with an older woman, who, bereft to the former, is a Nazi-guard. Ten years later, when they meet again, Hanna faces indictment and Michael Berg a deep, relentless pain that will stay with him for every breath he draws. The narrative slows down to accommodate its stunning leads’ every movement, which is the saving grace of an otherwise uninspiring movie.