It goes without saying that Haley Bennett didn’t have the usual kind of upbringing that a lot of us might have experienced as she was back and forth between her parents after they divorced and was constantly on the move throughout her life. But when she turned 18 her desire to go into acting took over and she convinced her mother to take her to LA to try her hand at become an actress. While it didn’t happen overnight she did eventually impress an agent that wanted to sign her and from that point on her career started and things began to happen. Haley isn’t one of the most well-known actresses in show business but she is known and does have the kind of acting credits to her name that are indicative of someone that has done something and is worth the effort of watching. If nothing else she’s been in a few movies that are great to watch since they stimulate the imagination and allow people to just sit and wonder what happened and why.
Here are a few of her best movies.
5. The Haunting of Molly Hartley
Imagine that you’re part of a pact that you had no part in and had nothing to do with, apart being the collateral that was to be collected at a later date. Molly has no idea what’s going on or why things are starting to happen to her, until it’s discovered that she wasn’t meant to survive, but was given up as a pact between her parents and the devil. She would be allowed to live until her 18th birthday, when she would belong to the devil as was promised in the agreement. It’s hard enough being a teenager without having to think that one day your life will no longer be your own, literally..
4. The Magnificent Seven
A lot of people didn’t seem to care for the remake of this classic movie but in all honesty the action and the feeling still seem to be there since when a town is taken over by a ruthless and very wealthy man a young woman goes searching for those that can help her. What she finds is a band of misfits that are meant to be their last hope, but in truth are kind of hard to figure out thanks to their very different ways. All in all though they become the best hope that the townsfolk could ever ask for since with their varied skills and their ability to inspire others they happen to be the greatest miracle that could ever come along.
3. The Hole
Strange as it sounds this is kind of a fun movie since it’s meant to be creepy and pretty scary but also in a more adolescent manner since it’s not the type of gory spectacle that it could have been. When two brothers and their next door neighbor find a seemingly bottomless hole in the basement they have no idea what to think about it, but opening it probably wasn’t the best idea. The darkness that lies beneath is able to pick up on whatever they’re afraid of and magnify it, returning the dead to haunt the living and creating nightmares based upon what they’re most afraid of. Some doors are better left unopened.
2. Thank You for Your Service
It’s hard to fully understand what veterans have gone through during their duty to their country and just why they can’t fully integrate back into civilian life when they return home, but the PTSD that they feel at times is all too real and needs to be addressed. As is shown in the movie however the VA is severely limited at times and even during the best days seems to be unable to accommodate everyone when they need help, meaning that a lot of veterans are on their own when it comes to facing the demons they bring back with them from active duty. There are a number of ways to help, but not everyone can possibly understand what it feels like to relive the memories that keep them awake at night.
1. The Girl on the Train
This is one of those movies that you really need to pay attention to in order to fully understand, but once you do you manage to get the idea that the man attempting to convince the female lead that she’s the problem is simply one of the worst characters ever. In order to hide any and all indiscretions he seems content to convince her that she’s the main problem and that her attitude and habits are creating the internal struggle that she feels. Thankfully though she keeps it together enough to see through the white noise that he’s trying to drown her in and keeps her wits about her.
Haley is a talented woman and hopefully she’ll continue pushing for more lead positions.