#94. Leaving Las Vegas (1995)


United Artists

– Director: Mike Figgis

– Stacker score: 85.8

– Metascore: 82

– IMDb user rating: 7.5

– Runtime: 111 minutes

An alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter, played by Nicolas Cage, arrives in Las Vegas after losing everything. He meets a prostitute once there, but tells her if they spend time together she can’t try to interfere with his plan to drink himself to death. Based on a semi-autobiographical novel of the same name, author John O’Brien died by suicide shortly after the film went into production.