#27. Brazil (1985)


– Director: Terry Gilliam

– Stacker score: 90.1

– Metascore: 84

– IMDb user rating: 7.9

– Runtime: 132 minutes

Former “Monty Python” member Terry Gilliam infused George Orwell’s “1984” with his unique satirical sensibility in this cult classic. Set in an overly bureaucratic future society, “Brazil” centers on a low-level government employee named Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce) who daydreams of heroism and an escape from the doldrums of his claustrophobic office. After manipulating documents for the love of a woman, Lowry finds himself on the run from government officials. Suffice to say, it’s not exactly the escape he was hoping for.