#13. Secrets & Lies (1996)


Channel Four Films

– Director: Mike Leigh

– Stacker score: 93.4

– Metascore: 91

– IMDb user rating: 8.0

– Runtime: 136 minutes

Filmmaker Mike Leigh is known for his unique approach to the filmmaking process. While the film’s screenplay was nominated for an Oscar, much of the script was improvised. “Secrets & Lies” finds a woman establishing a relationship with her biological mother after her adoptive parents die.