Casino (1995, Dir. Martin Scorsese)

Amazing film detailing the rise and fall of the gangster led Las Vegas Casino empire. Told through three distinct lenses. A true tour de force of editing and direction that struggles here and there with its own morality. A must see!

Contact (1997, dir. Robert Zemeckis)

A young astrophysicist decodes a signal from an alien intelligence. Good-hearted SF thriller from the Carl Sagan novel held together by fine performances and a positive outlook on space.