Angelina Jolie is a top Hollywood actress known for her iconic roles such as Lara Croft, Maleficent, and Mrs. Smith. In addition, Jolie is also known as a talented director. In accordance with her interest in humanitarian issues, Jolie often makes films with heavy genres such as war, realistic drama, and documentaries.
For those of you who like Angelina Jolie’s works and are curious about the films she directed, here are a series of films directed by Angelina Jolie. Listen to the end, OK!
Unbroken is a film that tells the story of Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connel), an Olympic runner who participated in World War II who got him trapped in a special camp for prisoners of war. This film is an adaptation of the biography of Louis Zamperini written by Laura Hillenbrand under the title Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption .
The film received mixed reactions from critics and film connoisseurs. However, Jack O’Connel’s appearance, cinematography, sound , and Angelina Jolie’s direction as director received positive reviews. The film was also financially successful, allowing the second sequel to the film, Unbroken: Path to Redemption , to be released in 2018.
In The Land of Blood and Honey
In The Land of Blood and Honey is a war and romance film set during the Bosnia-Serbia conflict in 1992. In this film, Angelina Jolie serves as a scriptwriter, producer , and director at the same time.
This film tells the story of Ajla Ekmečić (Zana Marjanovic), an ethnic Bosnian artist and her lover Danijel Vukojević (Goran Kostić), an ethnic Serb police officer. When the conflict was raging, Ajla who was about to flee to another area was caught and taken to a Serbian camp to be raped and enslaved. The forbidden love affair between Ajla and Danijel is further tested when inter-ethnic relations are officially banned and Ajla continues to experience harassment from the Serbian army and police.
First They Killed My Father
First They Killed My Father is a film adaptation of the biography of a Cambodian writer and human rights activist, Loung Ung. Similar to In The Land of Blood and Honey , Angelina Jolie serves as producer , director, and scriptwriter along with Loung Ung.
In 1975, 7-year-old Loung Ung (Sareum Srey Moch) must travel and survive the drastic changes of the sadistic and authoritarian Khmer Rouge regime. At the time of its release, the film was screened at the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival and received positive feedback . Currently, you can watch this film on Netflix.
By The Sea
By The Sea is a romantic drama film starring, produced, written, and directed by Angelina Jolie. In this film, Jolie collided with her ex-husband, Brad Pitt. The film received mixed feebacks but unfortunately failed to hit the box office , earning $3.3 million on a $10 million budget.
An American couple who have been married for 14 years, Vanessa and Roland are on vacation in France. Vanessa always feels sad and depressed, while Roland also feels disappointed that his wife no longer cares for him. The room they rented in a seafront hotel witnessed the peak of their conflicting relationship.
A Place in Time
A Place in Time is a documentary that became Angelina Jolie’s debut as a director. The film features Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Nicole Barre, and Ryan Gosling traveling to different parts of the world. They exchange views and unique experiences that occur in the places they visit.
Dominated by war films that present a heavy plot and stunning cinematography, some of the films above can be a reference for films that you can watch next. The films above are very suitable for audiences who like heavy genres, colossal performances, and emotional stories. Enjoy watching!