3. “Gone Girl” (2014) – Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) goes missing, and her husband Nick (Ben Affleck) is the prime suspect. Even though he insists that he had nothing to do with her disappearance, just about all eyes – including those glued to the television – believe that Nick killed Amy.
Director David Fincher’s thriller closely follows Gillian Flynn’s wicked novel, including some extremely heady surprises. One of the best films of 2014, “Gone Girl” centers around a complicated marriage, and the appearance of a spousal murder is the least byzantine aspect of Amy and Nick’s relationship. Fasten your safety belts and brace yourself for take off, because “Gone Girl” is a bumpy ride. Pike played the Gone Girl, but the Academy thought that she was very visible and nominated her for a Best Actress Oscar.
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