The Hollywood Reporter has revealed the top 10 most-rented Netflix movies of all time, and the No. 1 film may come as a surprise.
But first, coming in at No. 10 is the Coen brothers' 2007 adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Western thriller, “No Country for Old Men." Next up, Robert Downey Jr.’s turn as a superhero in the 2008 blockbuster “Iron Man.”
Number eight is last year’s mind-bending sci-fi action flick, “Inception.” Then we have RDJ again with the action-y “Sherlock Holmes” (2009), and coming in at No. 6 is the 2006 Leo DiCaprio/Scorsese crime thriller “The Departed.”
Out of all the movies in 2009, three made the cut on Yahoo! Movies list of "100 Movies to See Before You Die: The Modern Classics," and they're all notably familiar from awards circuit coverage: James Cameron's 3-D gold mine "Avatar", Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" and Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow's "The Hurt Locker."
The movies - all of which were made between 1990 and 2009 - were chosen based on their artistry, originality, and pure cinematic entertainment, Yahoo! said in a statement. This is what creates an interesting mix of critically acclaimed features ("Brokeback Mountain; "American Beauty") with movies that were more embraced by the moviegoers themselves ("There's Something About Mary"; "The Big Lebowski").
The list also highlights some movies that are not only generation-defining, but also have scripts that just beg to be quoted at random, such as1995's "Clueless" or 2004's "Anchorman." And of course, more obvious choices from the past two decades, like "Goodfellas," "Silence of the Lambs," "Fargo" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," were included.
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"The Hurt Locker" screenwriter Mark Boal took home the award for best original screenplay. The movie gives a perspective of the Iraq war that one sergeant from Michigan has claimed in a lawsuit is actually his.
When asked about it backstage, Boal said, "The screenplay is a work of fiction. It is not based on anyone's story, and that is all I have to say."
"Hurt Locker" director Kathryn Bigelow said she is "honored to be in the same conversation as [James Cameron]."
"It's humbling," she added.
She said, "The film seems to be touching a nerve. That's what moves me."
"The Hurt Locker's" Jeremy Renner has been a working actor for years, but this is his first time getting a nod for an Academy Award.
"It’s an electric feeling, I tell you," Renner told CNN. "It makes it very sweet. I’ve been doing it for awhile, and at 39, it feels really awesome."
"The Hurt Locker" has received its fair share of complaints about the story, but, Renner said, "everybody’s got an opinion. It’s cinema. We did our due diligence to make it as real as possible. We told a story; that’s what our job was." FULL POST
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