11. The Crow
Released on: May 13, 1994
Directed by: Alex Proyas
Written by: David J. Schow, based on the comics by James O’Barr
Starring: Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott, Rochelle Davis
By now, many know all about the tragedy surrounding this film: set to be Brandon Lee’s breakthrough role, a real bullet was in the gun in the place and stead of a fake one, and as a result, Brandon Lee was killed. This, then, would be his only major film role, and he certainly made it count. In this film, a man comes back from the dead to avenge his and his fiancée’s brutal murder, and he is brought back to life thanks to a crow who helps him pick off his murderers one by one. Lee’s Eric Draven is a brooding, gorgeous rock star whose melancholy sets the tone for the entire film.