#7. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

- Director: Jonathan Demme

- IMDb user rating: 8.6

- Metascore: 85

- Runtime: 118 minutes

The Hannibal Lecter film that most think of first is likely to be “The Silence of the Lambs,” based on the Thomas Harris novel of the same name. Anthony Hopkins won an Oscar for his role as Lecter, a psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer who provides advice for FBI trainee Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster, who also won an Oscar for her performance), who is seeking another killer. Those who consider the film to be a horror film also think it to be the first horror to win the coveted Best Picture award.

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