5. Gone Girl
Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris
Synopsis: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
David Fincherʼs latest presentation has quickly become the most controversial and divisive film of the year, amid protests of sexism, inconceivability and downright muddledness. Itʼsa complex, side-winding cultural commentary packaged as a missing-person procedural. Much of its criticism stems from a failure to grasp why it does the unexpected when it looks like a straightforward neo-noir. But thatʼs the point. Like Nick Dunne, it doesnʼt behave like itʼs supposed to, so itʼs accused and berated for the audacity to trample over well-worn tropes. — Podestrains Filmcast