Ray Liotta, a well-known actor, died suddenly at the age of 67. Liotta’s death was shocking because he had just finished filming The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel to The Sopranos. Cocaine Bear, El Tonto, The Substance, and April 29, 1992 are just a few of his undisclosed projects that have already completed filming. Within the industry, Liotta was a titan. Although he is best remember for his role in Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece Goodfellas, Liotta was also a seasoned character actor who added to the enjoyment of most films. When you consider Liotta’s entire body of work, you’ll be astounded. Hidden jewels, subversive arthouse films, timeless comedies, and a few all-time greats may all be found in his oeuvre.
1. Goodfellas (1990)
Director- Martin Scorsese
In this criminal biography of wiseguy Henry Hill, the poor, blue-collar aspect of New York’s Italian mafia is examin. The film delves into the rules and traditions of organised crime as he progresses from a strapping young petty crook to a big-time burglar to a middle-aged cocaine addict and dealer. This true story authentically tackles the basic, blue-collar aspect of the mob by following the rise. Taking to the collapse of Hill and his two opposites. The slick jack-of-all-trades criminal Jimmy Conway and the gruff, scary Tommy DeVito.
2. Something Wild (1986)
Director- Jonathan Demme
When businessman Charles Driggs meets the wild and sensual Lulu, his mundane world turns upside down. When he accepts her offer to drive him back to work, she instead drives him out of town on a trip, leaving his former life behind. Charles and “Audrey” pretend to be married and pay a visit to her mother and her high school reunion. They run upon Audrey’s abusive ex-husband Ray, who has recently been released from prison, at this reunion. The real trouble starts when Ray makes it plain that he wants Audrey back.
3. Cop Land (1997)
Director- James Mangold
Police officers from New York City wanted a secure haven to live away from the hazards of the city’s streets. Therefore, they founded “Cop Land” in the small New Jersey town of Garrison in the 1970s. Freddy Heflin, who was always admired by New York cops, aspired to become one but was unable to do so due to his deafness in one ear. But he has since become the sheriff of Garrison. There has been a terrible omen surrounding the NYPD recently, and Freddy is now investigating the matter.
Internal Affairs officer Mo Tilden is also on the investigation and asks Freddy for assistance, but Freddy is unable to help. Freddy now believes that Ray Donlan, a New York City cop, is one of the many cops who have been corrupted by the mob and other crooks. Now, Freddy must track down a cop known as “Superboy” who can testify against Donlan and protect him before Donlan tracks him down and murders him.
4. Field Of Dreams (1989)
Director- Phil Alden Robinson
“If you create it, he will come,” says Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella from his cornfield. He interprets it as a command to construct a baseball field on his property, upon which the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other seven Chicago White Sox players who were banished from the game after tossing the 1919 World Series materialise. When the voices persist, Ray seeks out a reclusive novelist to assist him in deciphering the messages’ meanings and the field’s purpose.
5. Killing Them Softly (2012)
Director- Andrew Dominik
In 2008, crook Johnny Amato devises a scheme to rob a Mafia card game run by rogue Markie Trattman, who had previously stolen his poker game employing two guys. He hires small-time crooks Frankie and Russell to complete the operation, believing Markie to be the Mafia’s main suspect. The Mafia, on the other hand, employs hitman Jackie to fix the situation, and he tells his mafia contact Driver that he believes Markie is not to blame for the heist, but that he should die as a warning to the public to prevent future robberies. Russell, who is hooked to heroin, soon tells drug dealer Kenny Gill, who is connected to the Mafia, about his involvement in the crime and informs Jackie. When he determines who is guilty for the heist, he begins his duty by quietly executing them.
6. The Places Beyond The Pines (2012)
Director- Derek Cianfrance
Luke, a mysterious and mythological motorcycle racer, whizzes through the backstreets of Schenectady, New York, desperately hoping to reconnect with Romina, a previous lover who recently and secretly gave birth to the stunt rider’s son. Luke leaves the carnival and performs a series of bank robberies, aided by his great riding ability, in order to provide for his new family. The stakes escalate when Luke comes face to face with Avery Cross, an ambitious police officer looking to fast advance through the ranks of a corrupt police department. The epic drama spans fifteen years, as the misdeeds of the past resurface in the lives of two high school lads who are grappling with the heritage they’ve inherited. The only place to seek refuge is beyond the pines.
7. Identity (2003)
Director- James Mangold
Strangers from all walks of life—a limo driver escorting a fading television star, the parents of a young son whose marriage is in crisis, a cop transporting a dangerous convict, a beautiful call girl, a young newlywed couple, and a nervous motel manager—are caught in a severe rainstorm and stranded at a motel in desolate Nevada. When they start getting killed off one by one, they realise they might be visiting the motel for a different cause. They must get to the bottom of why they’re there as tensions rise and fingers are pointed. Meanwhile, a psychiatrist is attempting to prove the innocence of a man accused of murder in an eleventh-hour trial in an undisclosed location.