If You Liked No One Will Save You, Here Are 5 (Almost) Silent Movies Just as Amazing
There are times when words are unnecessary.
In the recently released No One Will Save You, there is no great variety of locations and characters, and the script could fit on one page. But you are unlikely to get bored while watching it, which has already been proven by numerous raving reviews.
There is almost no dialogue in the movie — only one full sentence is heard during the whole time. And if No One Will Save You left you wanting more, we've got just the thing for you.
1. Under the Skin
One night, an alien creature with the appearance of Scarlett Johansson arrives in Glasgow. The alien's job is to pose as a pretty fool, meet men, lure them into a house, and turn them into nutritious biomass for the inhabitants of distant stars.
Johansson barely says anything, driving in her white van to an electronic soundtrack.
An unusual retelling of the famous fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, where instead of magic, human meanness rules the show. From medieval Germany, the action was transferred to Spain, Snow White turned out to be the daughter of a bullfighter, and the Seven Dwarfs turned out to be traveling circus workers.
This is a full-fledged black-and-white silent film, only it was not filmed at the beginning of the 20th century, but instead in 2012 and directed by Spanish filmmaker Pablo Berger.
3. The Artist
The 2012 Oscar winner, which outshined Steven Spielberg, Terrence Malick, and Woody Allen's titles, turned out to be a nostalgic retro movie about the end of the silent film era.
Its star, a mustachioed playboy George, falls in love with an extra. But soon no one needs the man, and the girl becomes a big star. Such stories about Hollywood are not new, but no one before filmed them in a way that fully conveys the spirit of the 1920s cinema.
4. The Call of Cthulhu
In the mid-1920s, a psychiatry professor investigates the activities of the cult of Cthulhu, named after the giant sea monster who sleeps at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The awakening of the monster will be the beginning of the apocalypse. The man will never achieve success, so he bequeaths all his research to his grandson.
If you don't know that the movie was made in 2005, you might think that this is an old horror movie.
The list would be incomplete without this movie. It is a thriller that rediscovered the directorial talent of Nicolas Winding Refn and made Ryan Gosling a true superstar.
In the story, the unnamed protagonist, who works as a stuntman and a driver for robbers, gets caught up in a gang war and tries to get out of it while helping a charming neighbor and her young son start a new life.