Alejandro González Iñárritu is a Mexican film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his work on the films Amores perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), Babel (2006), Biutiful (2010), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), and The Revenant (2015).

Iñárritu’s work has been recognized with several awards and nominations, including the Academy Award for Best Director, two BAFTA Awards for Best British Film and Best Foreign Language Film.

In 2013 he was awarded the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). In 2015 he became only the third Mexican director to be nominated at the Oscars.

Best Alejandro González Iñárritu Movies

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s films are a kind of cinematic poetry. They’re not just good, they’re great.

In fact, they’re arguably the best American filmmakers working today.

His films are so powerful because they are so personal and so specific to their time and place.

1. Amores perros (2000)

Alfonso Cuarón’s Amores perros (2000) is a masterwork that’s as emotionally powerful as it is technically stunning. Cuarón’s first feature film is an intimate, three-part masterpiece about two couples on the run from the Mexican police: a pair of lovers and their dog.

The film follows the relationship between man and animal over the course of several years, as both are hunted by corrupt police officers while they struggle to survive on the streets of Mexico City.

Amores perros was shot in black and white with hand-held cameras, resulting in a unique style that recalls classic European cinema. It won several awards including Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards and earned more than $60 million at U.S. theaters alone (it received an additional $10 million when it was released overseas).

Amores Perros (2000 Film)
  • SOUNDTRACK AMORES PERROS (2CD)
  • Audio CD – Audiobook
  • English (Publication Language)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)
  • 11/21/2000 (Publication Date) - Universal Latino (Publisher)

2. The Revenant (2015)

The Revenant is a 2015 American epic Western film written and directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, a fur trapper and hunter who is mauled by a bear and left for dead by his party in the Blackfoot River Valley of what is now Montana.

He survives, only to be captured by members of the rival Shoshone tribe, who intend to sell him into slavery. In an attempt to escape their clutches, Glass embarks on a journey of survival against all odds. The film also stars Tom Hardy as John Fitzgerald, Domhnall Gleeson as Jim Bridger, Will Poulter as Andrew Henry, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Eleanor Bonney.

The film premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival on May 14 before being released theatrically on December 25 in the United States by 20th Century Fox.

It received universal acclaim from critics and has grossed over $414 million worldwide. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards at the 89th Academy

The Revenant
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson (Actors)
  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Director) - Mark L. Smith (Writer) - Arnon Milchan (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

3. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)        

 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) Alejandro González Iñárritu, about a washed-up actor who plays an arrogant Broadway star in a revival of Raymond Carver’s short story What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, is a funny and inspiring look at the creative process.

In the opening scene, Riggan Thomson, played by Michael Keaton, tries to get his hair cut in front of an audience. He is more concerned with how he looks than with the performance he is giving, which makes it hard for him to connect with his character.

When Riggan gets into costume as an aging actor playing a younger self on Broadway, he begins to feel less insecure and more confident. The audience also starts to notice what’s happening as they watch him transform into a different person in front of their eyes.

Iñárritu uses Birdman’s real-life fight for artistic freedom against studio executives and producers who want to control every aspect of his performance in order to make their movie more marketable.

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton (Actors)
  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Director) - Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Writer) - Alejandro G. Iñárritu...
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

4. 21 Grams (2003)                         

 21 Grams is a 2003 American drama film written and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. The film stars Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Benicio del Toro and Laura Harring. It is based on the novel of the same name by Chilean author Karen Bolivar.

The story revolves around a man who becomes obsessed with finding out the truth behind the death of his wife (Watts). An investigation into her death leads him to uncover the hidden life of an actress (Harring) who was involved in illegal abortions for women who could not afford them.

The film’s title refers to the weight of 21 grams (0.56 ounces) of cocaine found in Watts’ body after she was murdered.

The film received positive reviews from critics and was nominated for six Academy Awards: Best Original Screenplay (Iñárritu), Best Actor (Penn), Best Director (Iñárritu), Best Cinematography (Roger Deakins), Best Film Editing (Kurt Wimmer) and Most Promising Actor Nomination (del Toro).

21 Grams
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Naomi Watts, Benicio Del Toro, Sean Penn (Actors)
  • Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Director) - Guillermo Arriaga (Writer) - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu...
  • Spanish, English (Playback Language)
  • Spanish, English (Subtitles)

5. Babel (I) (2006)

This film is a very poetic and visually stunning piece of cinema. The cinematography is very beautiful as it focuses on the desert, which adds a lot of depth to the film. The colors are vivid and vibrant, which adds to the impact of the film.

This film also has a great soundtrack that complements the visuals perfectly with its electronic beats that give the movie a much more exciting feel than it already has.

The story in this movie revolves around an immigrant who comes to America in search of a better life for himself and his family. He ends up settling down in Mexico where he meets another immigrant who is also looking for work in America.

The two men soon become friends and work together on building houses together while also trying to find their own paths in life outside of their jobs at home. This leads them down many different paths that ultimately lead them into different forms of communication with each other as well as with their co-workers at home.

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Babel
  • Gael Garc a Bernal, Gael García Bernal, Brad Pitt (Actors)
  • Alejandro Gonzalez Irritu (Director) - Guillermo Arriaga (Producer)
  • English, Spanish, French (Subtitles)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

6. Biutiful (2010)

Biutiful is a film that takes place during the Spanish Civil War. It tells the story of two fathers, one a priest and the other a political prisoner who are forced to work together as they try to survive. It also tells the story of how one man can change his life for the better by changing his outlook on life.

The movie starts out with two scenes that show how we should all strive to be better people. One has to do with a father and son who are on their way to see a doctor.

The father has just been diagnosed with cancer and he’s going to get some treatment so he can live longer than others around him who didn’t make it past 40 years old.

The other scene has a man and woman who are arguing about something so trivial that you wonder why they even bothered to get married in the first place because nothing about their relationship seems worth it at this point in time.

The rest of Biutiful revolves around these characters trying to survive in their time of need. Father Chaino (Javier Bardem) is a priest working at an orphanage where he cares for children without parents or

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Characteristics of Alejandro González Iñárritu Movies

 Alejandro González Iñárritu’s films are often described as “cinema of the senses.” The director’s signature style is one that focuses on the most primal elements of filmmaking: sound, image, and movement.

His films are often characterized by their raw emotionality, but they also tend to feature a sense of humor in their characters’ dealings with each other.

Alfonso Cuarón

Cuarón’s films are known for their visual flair and high production values. He has worked with many different actors from around the world, including Daniel Day-Lewis, Ethan Hawke and Marion Cotillard. His films include:

Children of Men (2006) – A dystopian science fiction film about a world where human fertility has been reduced to zero; this film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture in 2007.

Gravity (2013) – A space thriller about two astronauts who must survive after their shuttle is damaged during a spacewalk. The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Film Editing in 2014.

Best Alejandro González Iñárritu Movies – Wrapping Up

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s feature films are known for their dark, complex characters and themes, but they also have a tendency to be incredibly funny.

The Mexican director has an incredible sense of humor and this is reflected in his work in all genres.

   

 

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