Because you like Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club
Riggan Thomson is a washed-up movie star running from his inner demons. Alas those inner demons look just like the superhero he used to play. See them in Birdman.
David Wooderson has clocked in hundreds of hours cruising around town looking for fun. See them in Dazed and Confused.
Brandon Teena is an adventurous young man with the courage to be himself. See them in Boys Don't Cry.
Though she can seamlessly flit between glamorous identities, Sydney Prosser is more vulnerable than she pretends to be. See them in American Hustle.
Quiet and brooding, Ennis Del Mar keeps his true passions close to the chest. See them in Brokeback Mountain.
Max Fischer is the President of every club who's fighting to save Latin at his school and kiss his teacher. See them in Rushmore.
Frances Ha is a free spirit feeling old at 27. See them in Frances Ha.
Although she's only six, Hushpuppy is a tough girl ready to stand up to terrifying, pre-historic beasts after the storm. See them in Beasts of the Southern Wild.
A sadistic sociopath, Lil Z is helping make the City of God slum a Hell on Earth. See them in City of God.
Mr. Blonde is the undisputed leader of his pack of suited-up outlaws, with a stoic and serious demeanor, and a penchant for bloodshed. See them in Reservoir Dogs.
As Marlena Rosenbluth is finding out, confidence in the limelight doesn't always translate to power at home. See them in Water for Elephants.
Ava may just be the perfect woman. So long as she can pass a Turing test. See them in Ex Machina.