This was the first Hannibal Lector movie ever made. It is a mindblowing work of art- very scary yet soulfully beautiful at the same time.
Note: The film “Manhunter” is based on the book “The Red Dragon” (the first book written by Thomas Harris in which Hannibal Lector appears).
The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
This movie is a modern classic and has gone down in history as one of the scariest (and most interesting) movies ever made.
Hannibal is one of those rare sequels that actually enlarges upon the previous film’s story in a really trippy and meaningful way. It didn’t do very well at the box office because it was marketed in a poor, cheaply schlocky way. Since then though, it has received high reviews: praised for its intelligence, it is lushly photographed, brilliantly acted, and has a lot of sexy and darkly humorous undertones.