Top 10 Films Of Daniel Day-Lewis That Worth Revisiting

Daniel Day-Lewis, one of Hollywood's most widely respected working actors, has announced his retirement making his final bow with the release of the Phantom Thread. Over his glorious career the 60-year-old English actor has built up an impressive oeuvre. To honor him, let's take a look back at 10 of his best films.

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1. A Room with a View (1985)

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“I loved A Room with a View because when it was over, I was a different person than who I was when it began. It stirred something within me and I walked away wishing to be a better person. Great movies, like great art, are not meant to merely entertain, but to make you feel something; By that estimation, A Room with a View is among the greatest of art.” By Autumn B.

2. The Crucible (1996)

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"I was in tears in the scene where she and John Proctor (Daniel Day-Lewis) fall in love all over again. I sincerely hope that The Crucible will be shown in schools/colleges in years to come, to remind us of the horror that occurred in 17th century Salem. A work of cinematic genius." By Barnaby Marriott.

3. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

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“Watching ‘The Last of the Mohicans,’ I could not get it out of my mind.” By Roger Ebert.

4. The Boxer (1997)

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“What makes The Boxer as potent as it is are the performances, especially Daniel Day-Lewis' contained powerhouse. His Danny is a closed-off man, shadowboxing with his private demons, who comes painfully, but gloriously, back to life.” By Serena Donadoni.

5. Lincoln (2012)

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“‘Lincoln,’ Steven Spielberg's magnificent film eleven years in gestation, is worth the wait.” By Neely Swanson.

6. Phantom Thread (2017)

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“If this is indeed the end for Day Lewis, it is a fitting final bow. It's a treat to watch him drink your milkshake one last time.” By Adam Graham.

7. In the Name of the Father (1993)

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“At every point, Day-Lewis is at the center of the story, and he carries the film with an impassioned performance. It helps that it's a great part.” By audience John Hartl.

8. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

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“A wonderful political, sexy drama with outstanding performances. A provocative excursion.” By Bob Bloom.

9. My Left Foot (1989)

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“A fairly generic biopic with an amazing turn by Daniel Day-Lewis.” By Wesley Lovell.

10. There Will Be Blood (2007)

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“Someday, we're probably going to look back at There Will Be Blood, Paul Thomas Anderson's epic about greed, lies, manipulation and insanity, and call it his masterpiece.” By Christy Lemire.

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