#15. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)


– Director: Jonathan Demme

– Stacker score: 93.4

– Metascore: 85

– IMDb user rating: 8.6

– Runtime: 118 minutes

“The Silence of the Lambs” dominated the Oscars with awards in most of the major categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor and Actress. Jodie Foster stars as an FBI agent-in-training assigned to interrogate a cannibal serial killer (Anthony Hopkins), who claims to have information about a murderer still at large. This is the second cinematic appearance of Hopkins’ character Dr. Hannibal Lecter; he originally appeared in the Thomas Harris book “Red Dragon,” which was turned into a 1986 film “Manhunter” with Brian Cox playing the murderous doctor.