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Five Must-See Films Starring Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore has been in several films that were nominated for Best Picture. Unfortunately, she has also been in some duds. As a result, we decided to rate all of her movies. Moore portrays Clarice Starling in this updated version of Brian De Palma’s classic, long after she has hunted down Hannibal Lecter. It’s a thrilling game of cat and mouse.

1. Carrie

A high-school Cinderella story with telekinetic powers, Carrie is a terrifyingly effective horror movie with a great climax and a truly tense prom scene. While some may be skeptical of Julianne Moore as a demure, dignified high school girl with a prickly attitude, she is convincing enough to make us believe that this character is a real person with a lot on her mind and is just trying to navigate a confusing world.

In this flixtor film, Julianne plays Carol White, a dissatisfied housewife who develops mysterious medical issues that doctors can’t find any trace of. This is the first of many collaborations between Moore and director Todd Haynes and features a truly powerful performance that explores the conflict between scientific research and alternative healing methods. It’s a tearjerker. You’ll be glad you saw it. –Eddie Rothman.

2. Blindness

A harrowing tale of the end of the world, this film finds Julianne Moore in top form as a woman who can see the blindness that is quickly spreading through the population. Director Todd Haynes combines a sense of hard truth with an old-fashioned tearjerker, and Moore delivers a powerhouse performance that shows off her rare ability to slip effortlessly from commercially viable movies into art house masterpieces.

Saramago’s novel is a terrifying study of the way the mind can lose all meaning in the face of fear. But Meirelles – despite his stellar history with visual imagery and stark truth – is unable to fully bring this story to life. The film’s only saving grace is Moore, who carries the load as the doctor’s take-charge wife and one of the only people who can see what is happening around her.

3. Laws of Attraction

Laws of Attraction is a movie about the laws of attraction and manifestation. It follows a man who discovers that communicating with the universe and receiving a response back isn’t a coincidence. Based on the Conversations with God series by Neale Donald Walsch, this movie features some interesting ideas about life and the universe.

Whether you’re dealing with dead-end jobs, one-sided relationships or negative friendships, this film reminds us that we can use the law of attraction to manifest love and success in our lives. It just takes a little faith and positive thinking. This is a fun and inspirational movie that the whole family can enjoy.

4. Maps to the Stars

Director David Cronenberg takes a very dark look at the narcissism and egomania of Hollywood celebrity culture with this film, starring Julianne Moore as a troubled actress who is consumed with getting back the role she originated. It features a strong cast including Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), John Cusack, Carrie Fisher, Cosmopolis’ Sarah Gadon, and Evan Bird.

It’s hard to convey the full horror of this movie in a two-minute trailer, but it looks like it’ll be a compelling ride. Watch it below and be sure to check out the rest of the movie when it hits theaters this February. It’s sure to be a must-see for fans of Moore and the rest of this powerhouse cast.

5. Mockingjay – Part 2

Julianne Moore is a force to be reckoned with in the acting world, earning one Oscar and several nominations. She has a unique talent for playing characters who are undergoing psychological or emotional turmoil and bringing them to life.

She’s a true powerhouse as the eponymous character in this film. It is a powerful story of a linguistics professor who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and must fight to retain her memories.

Director Atom Egoyan’s underrated erotic thriller is a delight to watch. It features a fantastic performance from Julianne Moore as Catherine, who attempts to uncover her husband’s infidelity by hiring Chloe (Amanda Seyfried) as an escort. She soon realizes that her reckless decision has unleashed a labyrinth of passion. Check out the trailer below.

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