Five Must-See Monica Bellucci Movies

Actress Monica Anna Maria Bellucci modeled for both Dolce & Gabbana and Dior before switching to acting. She has appeared in Italian films, Hollywood blockbusters and even French films.

Considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, Monica Belluci's stunning looks definitely helped her transition from the runway to the silver screen. However, her brilliant acting made sure she landed her fair share of starring roles.

She has acted in a number of blockbuster hits and cult classics. Here is a list of the top five movies she acted in that every film lover should watch at least once.

1. Irréversible

The shocking film Irréversible was released in 2002. It is a French psychological thriller starring Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, and Albert Dupontel.

The film uses a reverse chronology technique to tell the story of two men through the streets of Paris who seek revenge against the person who brutally raped a young woman. This stunningly done film competed in the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and even bagged the best film award at the Stockholm International Film Festival.

2. Brotherhood of the Wolf

Brotherhood of the Wolf is a historical French horror. The cast includes Samuel Le Bihan, Mark Dacascos, Émilie Dequenne, Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel.

The story was based on a real-life story of a serial killer in France in the 18th century. In the film, the Chevalier de Fronsac and Mani of the Iroquois tribe are investigating the mysterious slaughter of hundreds of people in the province of Gévaudan.

3. The Matrix Reloaded

The science fiction action film, The Matrix Reloaded is the second installment in The Matrix trilogy. It was screened at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.

Monica Belluci plays a supporting role that is key to the plot of the film. This movie is a cult favorite and a must-watch for any Sci-Fi fan.

4. Malèna

The romantic comedy-drama film released in 2000 was called Malèna. It starring Monica Bellucci and Giuseppe Sulfaro.

The brilliant film was directed and written by Giuseppe Tornatore and was based on a story by Luciano Vincenzoni. This amazing movie went on to win the Grand Prix at the 2001 Cabourg Film Festival.

5. The Brothers Grimm

The Brothers Grimm was released in 2005. It is an adventure fantasy film directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, and Lena Headey.

The film is an exaggerated and fictitious portrait of the Brothers Grimm who were traveling con-artists in French-occupied Germany in the early 19th century. The brothers encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which forces them to use actual courage instead of their usually faked exorcism-like shows. 

The film's cast also included Peter Stormare, Jonathan Pryce, and Monica Bellucci who played various important supporting characters.

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