OxView: Top Ensemble Cast Films

Calum Bradshaw lists his top ensemble films

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Sunshine

Danny Boyle’s 2007 sci-fi thriller slipped largely under the radar, undeservedly so. This tense and claustrophobic film sees Chris Evans in his best role to date, bristling alongside Rose Byrne, Cilian Murphy, and Benedict Wong as their spaceship hurtles towards the sun.

The Thin Red Line

Terrence Malick’s adaptation of James Jones’s autobiographical novel, this is a blisteringly visceral account of the US Army’s Guadalcanal campaign. Hollywood juggernauts including John Travolta, Woody Harrelson, George Clooney, John Cusack, and Jared Leto make up the eye-watering cast of infantrymen facing down impossible odds.

Love Actually

This feel-good Christmas staple needs no introduction, and after having received a Red Nose Day reboot its worth taking a trip back to where it all began. Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson, and Colin Firth make this a feast of excellent character moments. Prime Ministers never looked so sexy.