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Acting

Specific performers listed in the notes.
Films that contain performances that I've found moving, inspiring, heart-breaking or powerful in some other way including great comic performances. Thanks to Thomas Lowe for this idea.
Due to some problems with sorting I am now sorting this list as per the film's release date - the most recent being first etc.

Read notes
  • West Side Story
  • Licorice Pizza
  • For Myself, Alone
  • Solitary Comfort
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • We Are Dancers
  • The Irishman
  • Joker
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Parasite
  • A Hidden Life
  • Rocketman
  • Us
  • Honey Boy
  • Boy Erased
  • The Favourite
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Wildlife
  • Eighth Grade
  • The Post
  • Phantom Thread
  • mother!
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • The Shape of Water
  • You Were Never Really Here
  • Get Out
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Fences
  • The Founder
  • Moonlight
  • It's Only the End of the World
  • The Revenant
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Akron
  • Closet Monster
  • Spotlight
  • Carol
  • Gone Girl
  • Still Alice
  • Nightcrawler
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • The Normal Heart
  • Mommy
  • Boulevard
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Boyhood
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Her
  • August: Osage County
  • Tom at the Farm
  • All Is Lost
  • Blue Jasmine
  • Nebraska
  • Before Midnight
  • Django Unchained
  • Lincoln
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The Master
  • Nate & Margaret
  • Mud
  • Amour
  • The Hunt
  • Laurence Anyways
  • Game Change
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Weekend
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • The Tree of Life
  • Michael
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • True Grit
  • 127 Hours
  • The Social Network
  • Never Let Me Go
  • Black Swan
  • Another Year
  • Shutter Island
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • A Single Man
  • Julie & Julia
  • The White Ribbon
  • Prayers for Bobby
  • Revolutionary Road
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Doubt
  • Milk
  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
  • Into the Wild
  • No Country for Old Men
  • The Departed
  • Little Children
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • The Last King of Scotland
  • Munich
  • Transamerica
  • Good Night, and Good Luck.
  • Walk the Line