10. Silver Linings Playbook
Release Year: 2012
Directed By: David O. Russell
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Anupam Kher, Chris Tucker, Julia Stiles, Shea Whigham, John Ortiz, Brea Bee, Cheryl Williams, Dash Mihok, Matthew Russell, Paul Herman, Patsy Meck, Phillip Chorba
Release Date: Monday, March 16
Not to give everyone a major mind-blowing moment, but Silver Linings Playbook has two more years before it turns 10. Somehow, 2012 was almost a decade ago, which marked the genesis of Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell working together in Academy Award-winning and nominated blockbusters. Of course, J-Law would breakout out big time with her Oscar win and pre-stage fall, but it’s her performance alongside Cooper that stole our hearts. Silver Linings Playbook remains an all-time favorite all these years later, and it’s coming to Netflix.
Based on the novel The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick, Silver Linings Playbook stars Bradley Cooper as Pat Solatano, who’s recently left a mental health facility after losing his job and his marriage. He moves back in with his parents but seeks to rebuild his life and get his wife back. However, Pat’s world becomes complicated when he meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a biting widow who leverages helping him win back his wife if he helps her compete in a local dance competition. Soon, sparks begin to fly between Pat and Tiffany as they help each other heal.
Silver Linings Playbook comes from director David O. Russell, who also helmed such films as I Heart Huckabees, The Fighter, American Hustle and Joy. The film earned critical acclaim upon release, holding a 92% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and became a box office smash with its over $236 million worldwide gross against a $21 million budget. Silver Linings Playbook also grabbed eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, but ultimately walked away with one with for Best Actress for Jennifer Lawrence’s performance. Give the movie a rewatch on March 16.