#38. Shine (1996)


New Line Cinema

– Director: Scott Hicks

– Stacker score: 89.6

– Metascore: 87

– IMDb user rating: 7.7

– Runtime: 105 minutes

Geoffrey Rush won an Oscar for his breakthrough film role at the age of 43 in “Shine.” The Australian biopic centered on the life of piano prodigy David Helfgott (portrayed in the film by Geoffrey Rush, Noah Taylor, and Alex Rafalowicz) and his battle with mental illness. The film received criticism for its depiction of mental illness.