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6) The Lake House (2006)
- Directed by Alejandro Agresti - Written by David Auburn - Starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock
The Lake House is a romantic drama, remake of a Korean movie ll Mare, which was released in 2000. The movie is based on two characters, Alex Wyler (Keanu Reeves), a talented architect, and Kate Forster (Sandra Bullock), a doctor, who live in the same house but in different time frames. Alex is living in the year 2004 while Kate in 2006. They communicate by leaving letters inside the letter for each other.
The house that they occupy is situated by a lake (thus the name) and has been built by Alex's father, who himself was a very renowned architect. Alex is also involved in the supervision of the construction of cookie cutter tract housing nearby to his lodging. The house is an artfully designed place which has glass walls that overlook a placid lake.
7) Three to Tango (1999)
- Directed by Damon Santostefano - Written by Rodney Patrick Vaccaro - Starring Matthew Perry, Neve Campbell, Dylan McDermott and Oliver Platt
Three to Tango is a romantic comedy which revolves around the life of three main characters, Oscar Novak (Matthew Perry) an aspiring architect, his business partner Peter Steinberg (Oliver Platt) and Amy Post (Neve Campbell), the girlfriend of their new contractor. Oscar and Peter both land a deal with tycoon of a businessman Charles Newman (McDermott).
In the course Oscar falls for Charles' girlfriend. Charles has chosen them to complete the design of a multi-million dollar cultural center for him. They cannot let the commission, which they worked so hard to get, go out of their hands and at the same time Oscar cannot help falling in love with Amy.
8) The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
- Directed by Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski - Written by Wachowski brothers - Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving
The Matrix Reloaded is the second installment in the Matrix Trilogy. It is a science fiction movie. In the course of the story Neo (Keanu Reeves), the protagonist, meets the "Architect", the Matrix's creator. The Architect explains to Neo the history of the Matrix and its different versions and also the multiple versions of Neo's character, the One.
The Architect tells Neo that the current Matrix is flawed and is basically an unbalanced equation. He explains how the Matrix came into being and why. The role of the Architect is perfectly embedded for us to understand the vital factors for the creation of the Matrix and the existence of the computer anomaly, the One.
9) Life as a House (2001)
- Directed by Irwin Winkler - Written by Mark Andrus - Starring Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas and Hayden Christensen
Life as a house is an family drama film which tells the story of a family's reunion in time of need and how hearts become one when faced with troubles. Kevin Kline stars as George Monroe, an architectural model fabricator who discovers that his life has been shortened to a near approaching end by terminal cancer.
Monroe, instead of accepting defeat by death, decides to turn around his life in whatsoever time he has left. He decides to rebuilt the house his father left to him, a structure that has long surpassed its "glory" days.
He enlists the help of his rebellious son Sam, played brilliantly by Hayden Christensen, which also helps in bringing his wife Robin Kimball (Kristin Scott Thomas) in the project, who some time ago had seperated from him. Thus begins a tale of love, affection and realization of how important family is. The movie was nominated for Golden Globe Awards and won the Audience Award at Aspen Filmfest.
10) The Towering Inferno (1974)
- Directed by John Guillermin, Irwin Allen (action sequences) - Written by Novel Richard Martin Stern, Thomas N. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson Screenplay Stirling Silliphant - Starring Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden and Faye Dunaway
An action thriller that keeps one on the edge of his seat. The Towering Inferno tells the story of a 138 story world's tallest building called the Glass Tower and situated in San Francisco. It has been designed by architect Doug Roberts, played by Academy Award winning Paul Newman. An electrical short causes a small fire to start on the 81st floor.
The fire is contained but Roberts is not satisfied. The fire breaks out due to heavy electric load caused by the turning on of the exterior lights for guests' arrival. The fire quickly engulfs different floors and many people fight for their lives as fire department's chief Michael O'Hallorhan (Steve McQueen) and Roberts go on a rescue operation clearing the building floor by floor. The film won 3 Oscars, 2 Golden Globes and 2 BAFTA awards.