Title Recommendations based on Troy Dyer
One of William Faulkner's finest novels, As I Lay Dying, remains a captivating and stylistically innovative work. The story revolves around a grim yet darkly humorous pilgrimage, as Addie Bundren's family sets out to fulfill her last wish: to be buried in her native Jefferson, Mississippi, far from the miserable backwater surroundings of her married life. Told through multiple voices, As I Lay Dying vividly brings to life Faulkner's imaginary South, one of literature's great invented landscapes, and is replete with the poignant, impoverished, violent, and hypnotically fascinating characters that were his trademark.
Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the undead newlyweds turn to an expert frightmeister, but he's got a diabolical agenda of his own.
The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control.
Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.
After being bitten by a genetically altered spider, nerdy high school student Peter Parker is endowed with amazing powers.
A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.
The Borgias tells the story of Rodrigo Borgia, the future Pope Alexander VI and his family. It follow events from 1492 when Rodrigo is elected pope and concludes in 1507 with Cesare's violent death.
Two mutants, Rogue and Wolverine, come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team, the X-Men, must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.
Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Girl Interrupted is the searing true story of Susanna Kaysen (Winona Ryder), a young woman who finds herself at a renowned mental institution for troubled young women, where she must choose between the world of people who belong on the inside—like the seductive and dangerous Lisa (Angelina Jolie)—or the often difficult world of reality on the outside.
Murderesses Velma Kelly (a chanteuse and tease who killed her husband and sister after finding them in bed together) and Roxie Hart (who killed her boyfriend when she discovered he wasn't going to make her a star) find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
ET is a science fiction fairytale about an extra-terrestrial who is left behind on Earth and is found by a young boy who befriends him.
Bumbling supervillain Megamind finally defeats his nemesis, the superhero Metro Man. But without a hero, he loses all purpose and must find new meaning to his life.
After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark is supposed to have a clean slate, although being the new kid in town brings its own problems. While searching for some stability, Stark forms a bond with a disturbed classmate, Plato, and falls for local girl Judy. However, Judy is the girlfriend of neighborhood tough, Buzz. When Buzz violently confronts Jim and challenges him to a drag race, the new kid's real troubles begin.
Two poor greasers, Johnny and Ponyboy, are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs. After Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs—setting off a turbulent chain of events.
It's the late-1970s in Columbia. The cocaine trade is rampant, regulations are poorly enforced, and Pablo Escobar couldn't be happier. Now he's making more money than ever from smuggling illegal drubs—but along with the fame comes risk. He has made more enemies, and his own workers may turn against him, as the DEA cracks down on the crime and bloodshed of the drug war.