7 Other Films To See Starring ‘The Force Awakens’ Cast

David Conrad

David has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Texas at Austin. He loves foreign films, westerns, war flicks, and has read nearly every word J.R.R. Tolkien ever wrote. David lived in Japan for three years and is always eager to talk about it. Follow him on Twitter at @davidaconrad or email him at david@flickchart.com.

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2 Responses

  1. my Favorite Films featuring the Force Awakens cast are
    Mark Hamill-Kingsman
    Harrison Ford-Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Carrie Fisher-Sorority Row
    Andy Serkis-King Kong.
    Adam Driver-While We’re Young
    John Boyega-Attack the Block
    Oscar Isaac & Domhnall Gleeson-Ex Machina
    Max Von Sydow-Extremly Loud & Incredibly Close
    Gwendoline Christie-HG: Mockingjay part 2
    Simon Pegg-The World’s End
    Warwick Davis-Leprechaun
    Lupita Nyong’o-12 Years A Slave

  2. Alex L says:

    One I almost chose was last year’s music drama, FRANK, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, director of this year’s ROOM. Domhnall Gleeson stars as aspiring musician-a-la-Ed-Sheeran Jon as he meets a band far too cool for him. The bandmates, portrayed with incredible deftness, are given the same degree of selfhood and criticism as the truly irritating Jon. Michael Fassbender as the titular Frank (who wears a paper-maché head and can write abstract lyrics about tufts of rug) manages to convey intense warmth and charisma, despite being robbed of those soulful eyes. Maggie Gyllenhaal, as the band’s synthesizer/theramin player Clara, mixes intense misanthropy with deep affection and brutal honesty. Her slams on Gleeson’s Jon are far too harsh, but every word of them rings true. Gleeson’s performance is damningly sincere; even as the character starts to reach his own sorts of twisted logic, Gleeson plays them as though the character is wholly unaware of his manipulation. It’s a strong performance which anchors a lot of the zaniness which surrounds it.