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What are the best movies that use the Rashomon effect?

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  1. 1Hero

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    Hero is a movie directed by Zhang Yimou and features Jet Li, Tony Leung, and Maggie Cheung. It tells the story of a nameless and fearless warrior who seeks revenge against an army that killed his people. 

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  1. 2Courage Under Fire

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    Courage Under Fire is a movie directed by Edward Zwick and features Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, and Lou Phillips. It tells the story of a Lt. Colonel Serling who investigates if Captain Karen Walden is worthy of the Medal of Honor. 

  2. 3Gone Girl

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    Gone Girl is a film directed by David Fincher released in 2014, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Nick Dunne (Affleck) is suspected of killing his wife Amy (Pike) after she inexplicably goes missing. The truth about her is ultimately more sinister than expected.

  1. 4The Handmaiden

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    The Handmaiden is an Amazon Original movie directed by Park Chan-wook and inspired by the novel Fingersmith written by Welsh writer Sarah Waters. It is also known as Agassi. It features Min-hee Kim and  Jung-woo Ha.

  2. 5Hoodwinked

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    Hoodwinked is a fairy tale turned upside-down, inside-out, and reinvented as the shocking true-crime investigation behind the legend. The full story can be revealed of how Red, Granny, The Woodsman, and the Wolf all came together as criminal suspects in a case that almost Hoodwinked the law.

  3. 6Citizen Kane

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    Citizen Kane was the first movie directed by Orson Welles and stands as one of the best movies ever made. Based on the life of media tycoon William Randolph-Hearst, Citizen Kane tells the story of a media Emperor and his life, but what changed movie story was its script, its filming and the whole movie as a piece of narrative art.

  4. 7Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

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    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is a movie directed by Jim Jarmusch and features Henry Silva and Forest Whitaker. It tells the story of when a mobster leader and his retainer met during a fight with a mafia gang. 

  5. 8Predestination

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    Predestination is a movie directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig and features  Ethan Hawke. It tells the story of a secret time traveling agency that was made to stop future killers and terrorists from committing crimes. 

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    Anonymous
    May 24, 2018
    "Hero is shown from several points of view. It’s a mystery that allows the viewer to try and interpret on their own or infer who the suspect is. From seeing different chacacter’s perspective, I began to wonder which stories I was being told were true and where were not. It allowed me to be engaged in the solving of the mystery using the Rashomon effect."
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    Hero
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    Anonymous
    June 3, 2018
    "Citizen Kane is an incredible film that transcends time and place. Its use of the Rashomon effect is noteworthy, particularly within the context of writing and acting that make the film as a whole a piece of narrative art and an important part of film history. Anyone who is interested in film or history should take a look at Citizen Kane."
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    Citizen Kane
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    Anonymous
    May 23, 2018
    "While it may or may not be a perfect textbook example of the Rashomon Effect, Hoodwinked would not be my first choice. There are simply just better movies you could use. A prime of example of which would be The Usual Suspects. Someone who is interested enough in the Rashomon Effect would much rather watch that movie over Hoodwinked."
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    Hoodwinked
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    Anonymous
    May 22, 2018
    "This is one of the most unique movies ever and it is acted in a way that is it's own I do not think this can ever be imitated. The soundtrack to this was done by the RZA and he did a phenomenal job at making the atmosphere of this film really shone. The action and plot are great as well."
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    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
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    Anonymous
    May 24, 2018
    "This movie has intrigue, deception, and love. The original has both Korean and Japanese but there are English subtitles. It is very sexually charged and has lesbianism in it so it might not be for everyone."
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    The Handmaiden
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    Anonymous
    May 28, 2018
    "not a good fit"
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    Gone Girl
This list is about What are the best movies that use the Rashomon effect
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1HeroMovies 13 Paid
2Courage Under FireMovies 9 Paid
3Gone GirlMovies 8 Paid
4The HandmaidenMovies 8 Paid
5HoodwinkedMovies 6 Paid
6Citizen KaneMovies 5 Paid
7Ghost Dog: The Way of the SamuraiMovies 3 Paid
8PredestinationMovies 1 Paid
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