Tobey Maguire will always be renowned for playing one of the numerous iterations of the web-slinging hero. The longest running, courtesy to Spider-Man: No Way Home, regardless of who your favourite Spider-Man is. He’ll soon be seen in a supporting role in Brad Pitt’s new film Babylon, his 15th as a producer. His boyish appearance has prompted him to compete for jobs with Leonardo DiCaprio over the years, with Leo winning the majority of the time. However, this does not make them rivals, as they have regularly collaborated on projects. Our list includes the most significant, so scroll down to see Maguire’s seven must-see performances.
1. Seabiscuit (2003)
Director- Gary Ross
SEABISCUIT comes to the rescue during a time when Americans desperately needed heroic heroes to help them forget about their problems. As it interweaves the interactions between horse, jockey, trainer, and owner and their passionate followers. The film tells a touching story of friendship and loyalty in repairing the major characters’ damaged lives. The film depicts the true people and events of those turbulent times. As well as how Seabiscuit “fixed us all, every one of us.”
2. The Cider House Rules (1999)
Director- Lasse Hallstrom
In the small town of St. Cloud, Maine, Homer is an orphan. He is never adopted, but he becomes the favourite of orphanage director Dr. Larch, who teaches all of his medical knowledge to Homer, who grows up to be a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. Homer, on the other hand, wishes for a life outside of the orphanage that he may choose. When Wally and Candy come to the orphanage for a medically safe, if illegal, abortion, Homer joins them to work on Wally’s family’s apple farm. Homer and Candy are left alone when Wally goes off to war.
3. The Details (2011)
Director- Jacob Aaron Estes
Dr. Jeff Lang has been married to Nealy Lang for ten years and they have a son in King County, Washington. Rebecca Mazzoni, Jeff’s medical school classmate, and her husband Peter Mazzoni are their closest friends. Jeff tries to sod his backyard, but the grass is infested with worms, and raccoons eat his sod at night. He also wants to add another room to the house for his second son. But the project has been halted by City Hall. Jeff decides to build the room without getting permission, and he offers his next-door neighbour, the unstable Lila. She is a lovely plant in the hopes that she will not report his construction activity to the authorities.
Jeff also enjoys playing basketball with his pal Lincoln, who suffers from kidney disease and requires hemodialysis. The raccoons, on the other hand, bother Jeff, and Nealy hasn’t had sex with him in six months. Jeff decides to poison the raccoon, and he visits Rebecca to drink and relieve his resentment about his sex marriage. They spend the rest of the day having sex in Rebecca’s house. Lincoln gets a better job as a coach at a school, and Jeff learns that his friend may die soon. When Peter realises that his wife betrayed him with Jeff, Jeff has a nervous breakdown; Matthew is poisoned by Jeff, and Lila seduces him and they have sex. Jeff resolves to donate one kidney to save his friend’s life, but while recovering from the surgery, he discovers that Lila is expecting a child, and he reflects on his relationship with Lincoln.
4. Brothers (2009)
Director- Jim Sheridan
Marine Captain Sam Cahill, a leader, an athlete, a decent husband and father, welcomes his screw-up brother Tommy home from prison before returning for his second deployment in Afghanistan. He’d broken into a bank and robbed it. Sam’s helicopter is shot down in the country, and all of the passengers are assumed dead. While Sam is wasting away as a prisoner in a remote encampment, Tommy tries to care for the widow and her two children back at home. When Sam is imprisoned, he witnesses unspeakable events, so when he is liberated and goes home, he is deafeningly silent, aloof, and emotionless, and he believes his wife and brother have slept together.
5. Pleasentville (1998)
Director- Gary Ross
David Wagner is a ten-year-old whose mind has been frozen in the 1950s. He’s obsessed with “Pleasantville,” a legendary 1950s sitcom. Pleasantville is a simple town where everyone is nice and simple-minded, where the word “violence” and life outside of Pleasantville are unknown to its residents; everything is fine in Pleasantville. When an eccentric repairman hands David and his annoying sister Jennifer a supposed miraculous remote one evening, their lives take a weird turn. They mysteriously zap themselves into the world of “Pleasantville” following a fight between the siblings. Now, David and Jennifer must adjust to a 1950s existence of suppressed passions and vastly different societal ideals while attempting to find their way in the world.
6. The Great Gatsby (2013)
Director- Bad Luhrmann
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s movie adaption of The Great Gatsby, naïve Midwesterner and aspiring writer Nick Carraway comes into a lovely home in Long Island during the Roaring Twenties, he enters a luxurious world of extravagance and ebullience. Instead of pursuing the illusive American Dream, Nick makes friends with mysterious, self-made wealthy neighbour Jay Gatsby, whose opulent bacchanalian feasts are the talk of West Egg. However, Nick becomes enmeshed in an impossible love triangle and Jay’s unrequited affection for Daisy, Nick’s married, sad-eyed cousin, as he is immediately lured into spectacular Gatsby’s bright nouveau-riche world.
7. Pawn Sacrifice (2014)
Director- Edward Zwick
Bobbie Fischer, a chess grandmaster, faces Soviet world champion Boris Spassky during the Cold War. Despite Fischer’s desire for a normal match against his opponent, the US wants it to be viewed as a chessboard version of the Cold War. Fischer’s paranoia is exacerbated by all of this. This is the first time you’ve seen the world of chess like this.