Top 10: A-List Ensembles

Still from "Knives Out"

The key ingredient to having a flawless acting ensemble is every actor, from the main lead to a small cameo, doing quality work. If a picture has an ensemble packed with star power, that should only attract more interest. The new murder mystery Knives Out” might do just that since it features names like Chris Evans and Daniel Craig shedding their franchise personas. As an added bonus, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ana de Armas, Don Johnson, Lakeith Stanfield, and Christopher Plummer make up the pedigree cast.

To acknowledge the film’s release, here’s a list of ten of the best A-list ensembles put on screen.

10“Birdman” (2014)
dir. Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu

9“The Hours” (2002)
dir. Stephen Daldry

8“Love Actually” (2003)
dir. Richard Curtis

7“Hairspray” (2007)
dir. Adam Shankman

6“The Departed” (2006)
dir. Martin Scorsese

5“JFK” (1991)
dir. Oliver Stone

4“Sin City” (2005)
dir. Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

3“The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001)
dir. Wes Anderson

2“Network” (1976)
dir. Sidney Lumet

1“Steel Magnolias” (1989)
dir. Herbert Ross