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11 best films with Uma Thurman
11 best films with Uma Thurman

What to see with Quentin Tarantino's muse, in addition to the cult films Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill.

11 best films with Uma Thurman
11 best films with Uma Thurman

1. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

  • Great Britain, Italy, 1988.
  • Action, adventure film, comedy, drama, fantasy.
  • Duration: 127 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 2.

The main dreamer in the world of cinema, Terry Gilliam, tells the story of the most famous inventor of all times and peoples - Baron Munchausen. The eccentric baron, unwillingly, provokes a war with Turkey. He will definitely fix everything, but for this he will need the help of friends with superpowers.

Uma Thurman made one of her first steps towards big cinema by playing the goddess of love in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Its memorable release is a parody of "The Birth of Venus" by Botticelli.

2. Dangerous Liaisons

  • USA, UK, 1988.
  • Drama.
  • Duration: 120 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 6.

"Dangerous Liaisons" is a frequently filmed literary work. The 1988 Hollywood adaptation, directed by British director Stephen Frears, is considered one of the most successful attempts to bring Choderlos de Laclos' novel to the screens.

The action takes place in France during the Gallant era. The plot revolves around the dangerous intrigues of the Marquise de Merteuil (Glenn Close) and Viscount de Valmont (John Malkovich). The Marquis promises her favor to the Viscount if he seduces the young Cecile de Volange (Uma Thurman). But instead, Valmont falls in love with Madame de Tourvelle (Michelle Pfeiffer), which the Marquise de Merteuil really does not like.

Drew Barrymore also auditioned for the role of the shy Cecily de Volange, but Uma was still preferred to her. The tape received rave reviews and made stars of the very young Thurman and Keanu Reeves.

3. Henry and June

  • USA, 1990.
  • Erotic melodrama.
  • Duration: 136 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 3.

The film is based on the autobiographical novel by French writer Anais Nin and tells about her relationship with the American writer Henry Miller and his wife June.

After the release of the frank picture, Uma Thurman, thanks to her non-standard beauty, became the unofficial sex symbol of intellectuals.

4. Pulp Fiction

  • USA, 1994.
  • Black comedy, crime film.
  • Duration: 154 minutes.
  • IMDb: 8, 9.

Quentin Tarantino's masterpiece is a tangle of closely intertwined storylines. Thugs Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) have philosophical conversations between showdowns. Meanwhile, their mysterious boss Wallace is discussing a fight to be lost with boxer Butch (Bruce Willis). In the meantime, Vincent needs to entertain the boss's precious wife Mia (Uma Thurman) - and for this, dancing to Chuck Berry is best suited.

The famous dance of Uma Thurman with John Travolta at the same time resembles scenes from the films "8½" by Federico Fellini and "Gang of Outsiders" ("The Outsiders") by Jean-Luc Godard. Wallace Tarantino also borrowed a hairstyle for Mia from The Gang of Outsiders - almost the same was worn by the heroine of Anna Karina.

Thurman herself at first did not want to dance barefoot, as she was embarrassed by her large feet. But Tarantino convinced her, because the director is crazy about beautiful female feet.

Pulp Fiction earned Uma Thurman an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

5. Gattaca

  • USA, 1997.
  • Drama, fantasy.
  • Duration: 106 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 8.

In the future, the breeding of genetically flawless people is put on stream. Society has stratified into two classes: those who are artificially born, and those who are not fit and are born in the usual way.

The protagonist, the worthless Vincent (Ethan Hawke), suffers from myopia and congenital heart disease. But he dreams of flying into space and for this he makes a deal with a representative of the class of fit (Jude Law).

Uma Thurman plays the protagonist's colleague from the Gattaca corporation, the fit Irene Cassini. The smart girl realizes that Vincent has cheated the system, but is in no hurry to hand him over to the authorities. Primarily because of his feelings for the hero. But it's not just that: Irene herself has a secret defect. She, like no one, realizes how unfair the order that has developed in their society is.

6. Les Miserables

  • UK, Germany, USA, 1998.
  • Crime film, drama, historical film, melodrama.
  • Duration: 134 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 5.

Events unfold in the 19th century in France on the verge of a revolution. The protagonist Jean Valjean (Liam Neeson), sentenced to 19 years in hard labor for stealing bread, is released. Without education and connections, it is very difficult for him to find a job. Everything is changed by a chance acquaintance with a good bishop (Peter Vaughn), who returns Valjean's faith in people. But soon the hero again faces prison, his worst enemy, the police inspector Javert (Geoffrey Rush), is hunting him.

The tragic image of Fantina, created by Uma Thurman in one of the adaptations of the great novel Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, was recognized by many critics as the best in Bille August's film.

7. Kill Bill

  • USA, 2003 (part 1) and 2004 (part 2).
  • Crime thriller, drama.
  • Duration: 247 minutes.
  • IMDb: 8, 1 (part 1) and 8, 0 (part 2).

The head of the group "Deadly Vipers" Bill (David Carradine) committed a bloody massacre at the wedding of his former lover Beatrix (Uma Thurman). The girl in the past is a contract killer nicknamed the Black Mamba. Despite the bullet fired in the forehead, she remains alive. After four years of coma, Beatrix returns to take revenge on everyone and everyone who turned her life into a nightmare.

Tarantino, like none of the directors, knows how to embed a cinematic cultural code into his work. Uma Thurman's yellow suit is one of the many references that appear in Kill Bill: a very similar outfit worn by Bruce Lee in his latest film, Game of Death.

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8. My best lover

  • USA, 2005.
  • Romantic comedy, melodrama.
  • Duration: 105 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 2.

Rafi (Uma Thurman) recently went through a tough divorce. It seems that now her life is getting better: she meets the sweet, intelligent and talented artist David (Brian Greenberg). He is 14 years younger than the heroine, but psychotherapist Lisa (Meryl Streep) assures Rafi that it doesn't matter at all. Until it turns out that this wonderful man from the patient's stories is Lisa's son.

Uma Thurman landed the role just two weeks before filming began. Rafi was originally supposed to be played by Sandra Bullock. But the latter demanded major changes in the script from director Ben Younger. Having received a refusal, she left the project, and Uma had to urgently replace her.

9. Moments of life / All life before her eyes

  • USA, 2007.
  • Drama, thriller.
  • Duration: 90 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 4.

Diana (Uma Thurman) is an exemplary wife and mother. From time to time, she is tormented by the memories of the gruesome incident of her youth. Once a psychopathic classmate came to class with a loaded machine gun and asked the heroine and her best friend Maureen: "Which one of you will live?"

Vadim Perelman's film is based on an intrigue running through the whole plot. But at the end, an unpredictable outcome awaits the audience, completely overturning the idea of the heroine Uma Thurman.

10. Nymphomaniac: part 1

  • Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, France, Belgium, 2013.
  • Erotic drama.
  • Duration: 117 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 9.

The main character of the picture Joe (in her youth she is played by Stacy Martin, in maturity - Charlotte Gainsbourg) is a woman suffering from nymphomania. After the elderly intellectual Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård) finds her beaten in an alley and brings her home, Joe tells him his life story.

Uma Thurman has created a memorable and dramatic image on the verge of absurdity. She played Mrs. N., whose husband leaves her for young Joe. A depressed woman with her children comes home to a rival. There she tries to appeal to the girl's conscience, but the situation gets out of control when Joe is visited by the next lover on the schedule.

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11. The house that Jack built

  • Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, 2018.
  • Psychological thriller.
  • Duration: 155 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 9.

Shockingly violent story of serial killer Jack (Matt Dillon), who commits a series of crimes in the Pacific Northwest. Moreover, he considers each of his murders a work of art.

Uma Thurman played the first victim of a maniac, an unnamed annoying fellow traveler whom Jack mercilessly kills with a jack. Before that, the woman jokes that the stranger driving around in the van may well turn out to be a serial killer.

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