Melancholia Named Movieline’s Best Film of the Year

Each year Movieline lists the years best films and this year critic Alison Willmore chose Melancholia for the number one spot. The Lars Von Trier film features Kirsten Dunst, Alexander Skarsgard, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Kiefer Sutherland. It tells the story of a planet, named Melancholia that threatens life on earth. Dunst stars as a new bride that can’t seem to escape the clutches of depression.

This is what they said;

Melancholia is already a devastating look at an illness that leaves you unable to connect to what life has to offer, even on an extravagant wedding day that seems to compress half a lifetime into a night.”


Congratulations to Alexander Skarsgard, Kristen Dunst, Lars Von Trier and the rest of the cast and crew!

What do you think? Share your thoughts below!

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7 comments on “Melancholia Named Movieline’s Best Film of the Year


  2. As much as I didn’t love this movie, Alex and Kirsten were wonderful in it.

  3. I so agree it was a wonderful movie

  4. I loved Melancholia.
    And I immediately saw it for what it was,a indepth study of
    depression in one Family and how it effected not just the
    Family but also the people of the extended family.
    My brother in law is a doctor who specializes in weight
    problems and also in depression problems.
    I told him that he has to see this,I also told his son who’s
    a cinamatographer he must see it for the way it was shot.

  5. I think is a nice movie and Alexander is great at it and Kristen is wonderful too, Alexander’s character (Michael) story is hearthbreaking I really hated Kristen’s character for a while…just a complaint: the second half is a bit slow to me. I expect for the Oscars awards show to see Alexander in a tuxedo….please, please…if not now …maybe one day

  6. Thought it was a beautiful movie. Watched it for Alex but stayed for Kirsten. She is magnificent as is the rest of the cast. Cinematography was exceptional, subject is a difficult one to tackle and will definitely leave you feeling, well, melancholy. Well worth your time and deserving of the attention it is receiving.

  7. Alex was absolutely GORGEOUS in this movie, but the actual movie itself was not my favorite of the year. My daughter has type 2 bipolar disorder which is characterized by long periods of depression. She’s well treated now, but the movie hit way too close to home. It was a very accurate portrayal of what depression feels like in a family. It’s one of those films that I’ll only watch once.

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