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Top 10 Best Daniel Day Lewis Movies

Daniel Day Lewis is legendary in the world of cinema and Hollywood wouldn't have been the same without his five decades of hard work in movies. Here's a list of the best daniel day lewis movies to watch

1

My Beautiful Laundrette

My Beautiful Laundrette

During a street fight, Omar bumps into his former lover Johnny. The two rekindle the romance between them and manage Omar's uncle's laundrette, but various social issues stand in their way of success.

2

The Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans

Amidst the British and French battle in colonial America, Hawkeye, the adopted son of a Mohican scout, romances Cora, a British officer's daughter.

3

My Left Foot

My Left Foot

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown is a 1989 biographical drama film co-written and directed by Jim Sheridan and starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Ray McAnally and Fiona Shaw.

4

In the Name of the Father

In the Name of the Father

Gerry Conlon, a young Irish man living in London, is wrongly sentenced to life in prison with his father after the IRA bombing of 1974. He spends the next 15 years trying to prove his innocence.

5

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Successful surgeon Tomas (Daniel Day-Lewis) leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza (Juliette Binoche), and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina (Lena Olin), but when the Soviet invasion occurs, all three flee to Switzerland. Sabina begins an affair, Tom continues womanizing, and Tereza, disgusted, returns to Czechoslovakia. Realizing his mistake, Tomas decides to chase after her.

6

There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood

Daniel Plainview is a ruthless oil prospector who goes on a relentless pursuit to become the most powerful oil tycoon. For this, he even resorts to manipulating and using his adopted son.

7

Lincoln

Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln uses his powers as the president of the United States of America to abolish slavery in his country during the Civil War.

8

Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York

Amsterdam sets out to avenge the death of his father who was killed in a gang fight at the hands of a crime lord, Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting. Whilst doing so, he gets caught up in the Civil War.

9

The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence

Newland Archer is a lawyer who is happily engaged to May. His life however turns upside down when he meets and falls in love with May's scandalous cousin, Ellen.

10

Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutantes and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.