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Top 10 21st Century Movies With Make-Up At Its Best

In Movies, make-up is the powerful and relevant way to express a character's emotions and dynamics. It can play a crucial in strengthening the mise-en-scene. Here is the list of st century movies with make-up has used at its best..


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Directed by Peter Jackson
 With Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Directed by Peter Jackson
With Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

A meek hobbit of the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and the dark lord Sauron.

Les Misérables (2012)

Directed by Tom Hooper
With Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives for ever.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Directed by Wes Anderson
With Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody

 The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Directed by David Fincher
 With Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
 With Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn

 In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.

The Iron Lady (2011)

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd
 With Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Susan Brown

 An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.

La Vie en Rose (2007)

Directed by Olivier Dahan
 With Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner

The life story of singer Édith Piaf.

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

Directed by Guillermo del Toro.
With Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

Directed by Andrew Adamson
With Tilda Swinton, Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Skandar Keynes

Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.

Blade Runner (1982)

 With Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

Alien (1979)

With Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright
The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them.