Girl, Interrupted [1999]

Although it boasts a killer script, adapted from the memoir by Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted’s iconic female cast is what makes this film so riveting. Winona Ryder as Kaysen, Angelina  Jolie in her scene-stealing (and Oscar-winning ) role of Lisa, Brittany Murphy (a humongous talent we lost recently), Clea DuVall, Elisabeth Moss, Whoopi Goldberg: all deliver excellent performances and originate a very interesting dynamic between them. Jared Leto is solid as the only male element among the cast worth mentioning. Veers a little toward melodrama in the end, but it’s still a classic.