The Silence of the Lambs
Director: Jonathan Demme
Cast: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Anthony Heald, Ted Levine, Brooke Smith, Diane Baker, Kasi Lemmons, Frankie Faison
FBI trainee Clarice Starling is assigned to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, an incarcerated serial killer, in order to profile an active serial killer known as Buffalo Bill. This brilliant thriller delivers a unique and captivating psychological chess match between two smart individuals. Ted Tally's screenplay is based on a 1988 novel by Thomas Harris. Jodie Foster gives a wonderfully layered performance as Starling and Anthony Hopkins is genuinely chilling as Lecter. The film, Demme, Tally, Foster, and Hopkins all won Academy Awards. Followed by Hannibal (sequel) and Red Dragon (prequel).