There is a category of films that “make” a single actor. And he plays so that the eyes do not tear. Sometimes it is a movie cuts in our memory for a long time – much stronger than the tape with budgets of millions and crowds of stars.

Recently in the Russian rolling out a wonderful film “collector”, where in the frame only Habensky Constantine. And on this occasion we decided to think of other good movies one (or almost the same) actor.


Psychological drama about human suffering, accustomed to torment others, more than convincingly played Konstantin Habensky. Other characters are there only as a voice on the phone, and all the stressful and emotional film rests on the excellent play of one actor.

Shoal / The Shallows

Triumph of the will of man in the face of the forces of nature, fate, destiny – the plot can be taken in different ways. The most important thing – a movie about how the injured surfer on the tiny island precipitates shark catches. Because somewhere deep down we are all afraid to be face to face with the inexorable dangers to overcome that over our forces.

Nerves on edge / High Strung
Do not carp – yes, there is still the actors in the scenes and at the end of Jim Carrey appears briefly. But the whole film rests not on it, and Steve Oedekerk. This amazing one-man show. His character is actually the whole day doing nothing else, only grunts, grumbles and shakes all the nerves. But what makes it so funny and brilliantly, the film is definitely worth seeing, and perhaps more than once.

Duel / Duel
The first feature film by Steven Spielberg, which immediately found and critics, and the audience that in front of them a brilliant director. The film, shot in only 13 days, remains in a sense unmatched performance. Pretty simple story about the driver, which was being chased by a madman hell-truck turns into a parable of faceless evil with which can face any. But the word “parable” should not mislead you – it’s a real thriller, where the voltage captures from the first minute. (And then these giants on the road – they are really afraid of?)

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All Is Lost / All Is Lost
High tanned man, great-looking, despite his age, traveling on a luxury yacht in the Indian Ocean. But suddenly everything changes and he is left alone with the abyss. He will have to come to grips with a violent element – for his own sake and for the sake of those who remained on the shore.

Outcast / Cast Away
Chuck Nolan’s fate quite ruthlessly forced to look at his allotted time at a different angle and to reconsider their priorities. The plane, which flew an engineer, falls in the middle of the ocean, but he miraculously survive. Now he has to painfully for many years to spend on a desert island, every day fighting for the right to life.

Lock / Locke
Well, where do without “Locke” in this collection. An excellent opportunity to enjoy the undisturbed Tom Hardy closeup. But seriously, the tape is worth watching – in the hour and a half we have seen how life Ivan Locke, who used to keep everything under control, is broken into pieces and plunged into chaos. Despite the fact that in one frame Hardy, here plenty of plot threads that are woven into a tight knot.

Anatomy of Gray / Gray’s Anatomy
Unusual and fun experiment famous director Steven Soderbergh – and he is a famous lover of the search for new forms. The film is a solo performance, or, more simply, Spalding Gray monologue, the writer and actor, periodically interrupted by a variety of short inserts. In the US, a lot of fans of Gray, and his dramas – it is something between a stream of consciousness, and stand-up.

Hole / Zulo
“Hole” – a philosophical and very realistic film that deeply explores facets of the human psyche. Miguel, a man 40 years old, one day wakes up and finds himself in a dark pit, with brick. All that he has – a bucket and blanket. A man thrown into a pit by two thieves in disguise (which we almost do not see), who only occasionally take off down a cigarette, a piece of cheese or a candle. And just in time, when it is no longer concerned with physical survival, it turns out that he is very well aware of their captors.

Michael Enslin writes novels in the horror genre, but it does not believe in otherworldly forces and ghosts. Never before has it been able to catch such events itself. Never before … Until he decided not to come to the hotel “Delfin” and settle down in the notorious room 1408 John Cusack in the film played one of his most eccentric roles and reveals, perhaps, its full potential.
The man who sleeps / Un homme qui dort
French film explores the loneliness of man who does not want and does not feel anything personal. This chronicle of the rejection of the external world and the slow immersion in a complete dismissal, meticulous description of a gradual withdrawal from people and things. Do not be fooled that the tape is black and white – the stronger the impression of her.

Human Voice / The Human Voice
The movie, based on a play by Jean Cocteau, shines a great actress Ingrid Bergman. She plays a woman who is calling your loved on the eve of his wedding, and tries to explain. The conversation begins quietly, but in an hour the heroine comes to despair. This is an hour of pure enjoyment for lovers of cinema.

Buried / Buried
Paul worked in Iraq under contract. During the ambush, he lost consciousness and after some time came around, being buried in a wooden coffin. He will survive the unimaginable number of terrible psychological impact and apply a lot of physical effort in the fight for their own lives.

Bronson / Bronson
Try only say that this film is not an actor. It is almost one-man show, where all the other secondary characters – no more than the scenery. This Tom Hardy, you have not exactly seen – he brilliantly accustomed to the role otvyaznyh Charles Bronson, “the most dangerous criminal in Britain”, dreaming of glory.

2112 Luna / Moon

MOON, Sam Rockwell, 2009. PH: Mark Tille/┬ęSony Pictures Classics

Sam Rockwell in the role of himself and once again yourself so good that on this tape necessarily remember every time when it comes to films of the actor. So we could not say about it. This pinching story about a man who had spent three long years on the moon in solitude and isolation, except for Gerty robot (by the way, with the voice of Kevin Spacey). His contract comes to an end, and two weeks before returning to Earth, he meets his mate. But here’s the strange thing – he is like him as two peas.

This, of course, the list of great films of the actor does not end there. There are “127 Hours” and “Gravity”, “Phone Booth”, “brake”, “Life of Pi”.