Capote (2005)

If you haven’t watched Capote, give it a try. It’s a great movie!

Number 4: Capote (2005)

Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins Jr., Bruce Greenwood, Mark Pellegrino, Amy Ryan, Chris Cooper 

Director: Bennett Miller 
Writer(s): Dan Futterman (based on “Capote” by Gerald Clarke)   
Producer(s): Caroline Baron, William Vince, Michael Ohoven 

Synopsis: In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel “In Cold Blood,” Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row. 

The scene that proves it: “I did everything I could.”

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Oscar-winning turn as famed novelist Truman Capote is a work of art featuring one of the aughts’ best directorial debuts from Bennett Miller. Dan Futterman’s riveting script portrays the author’s relationship with convicted killer Perry Smith (played exquisitely by an Oscar-snubbed Clifton Collins Jr.). It offers the viewer morally complex questions as they are transported into the period drama. Nominated for five Oscars, including supporting actress for Catherine Keener and best picture, the biopic remains undeniably great. 

Variety