Robin Wright is an American actress most recognizable for her role as Claire Underwood in ‘House of Cards’. Wright has been a part of the industry for more than two decades now. Her absorbing style and a charismatic personality often make her performances enjoyable and deeply meaningful. Still devoid of Academy awards or nominations, Wright’s popularity stems from her fearless and endearing presence on screen, something which she makes her characters full of. Here is the list of top 12 Robin Wright movies and TV shows. Happy reading!
12. Santa Barbara (1984-93)
Chic television shows with engaging storylines are a thing of the past. ‘Santa Barbara’ certainly was one of those TV shows and was extremely popular the time it aired. The unique styling of the show boils down to its longevity and seemingly temporary nature. The killing of Chaplin Jr. is the central plot around which other incidents revolve. A noticeable feature of the soap opera was its frightful and cheap suspense which involved every character under allegations for the murder. The changing cast kept things fresh and made the show a memorable one for all its audience.
11. Everest (2015)
‘Everest’ should be a benchmark for films depicting natural and man-made disasters. It doesn’t overdramatize its typically cliched settings and never compels itself to fork out happening moments. The thrill and excitement lies in its silences which fill the cleverly and sincerely written screenplay. Two charismatic leaders lead their groups to overcome the highest pinnacle in the world. Their contrasting styles and temperament result in a competition which has devastating results. The beautiful cinematography and the heart-rendering performances make sure we feel the full effect of its disastrous and melancholic tale.
10. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Mikael Blomkvist is a besmirched journalist, having fallen from the public eye and fired from his job following his overstretched case against industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström. He finds an unexpected friend in the form of Henrik Vanger, who assigns him a special task of solving a murder in her family that has long rested unsolved. ‘The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo’ draws as an equal matchup to its brilliantly imaginative Swedish predecessor and adds to the mix a stunningly perverse and ingenious Rooney Mara.
9. Nine Lives (2005)
As the title suggests, ‘Nine Lives’ traverses the story of nine independent women who have their own personal challenges in dealing with life and various people who come across. The film boasts of an envious and exorbitantly talented cast with names like Holly Hunter, Robin Wright, and Glenn Close. Its narrative is carefully constructed with a tenuous emphasis on details. Rodrigo Garcia, the son of novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, impresses with his third film, successfully immersing us in his deft and layered universe of colorful and likable characters to come ashore wth the harsh difficulties of life.
8. Moll Flanders (1996)
I rate ‘Moll Flanders’ as one of Wright’s best performance. The vulnerable way in which she captured the character was a cathartic experience to have. Without having a reference point to base Moll around, Wright triumphed with a characteristically well-rounded and specific study of the beloved character. Moll Flanders is put under the care of a nun after her mother is executed and father absconds when alleged off theft. The abusive pastor forces the young Moll to rebel and act out against the society and eventually give herself to prostitution. Life gives her a second chance when a kind servant takes interest in her predicaments and tires to help her lead a dignified life.
7. Wonder Woman (2017)
It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say ‘Wonder Woman’ was a legitimate candidate for the Best Picture category. The Patty Jenkins helmed superhero movie featured for the first time a female lead who clearly overtook her much-celebrated male counterparts in terms of popularity and impact on screen. ‘Wonder Woman’ sees the birth of the titular character, who before this, was Diana, the princess of the Amazons. A spirited warrior, Diana meets an American pilot from whom she learns about the conflicts raging outside her world. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny. In a lot of senses, the journey of Gal Gadot and Wonder Woman resembles each other. The incredibly made movie just gets better with Gadot in the main role and is successful in bringing out the best from her.
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