Gwyneth Paltrow’s Best Movies, On Her 41st Birthday

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With that in mind, here are six movies — some intuitive, some less so — that the show evoked and that, who knows, may be able to fill the void on a rainy Netflix day now that Walt and Jesse are gone from the airwaves forever. PHOTOS: ‘Breaking Bad’ scenes | Every season, every episode “Taxi Driver.” A man is driven to the edge by forces (possibly) beyond his control and squanders whatever sympathy we have for him with his increasingly desperate acts. And of course, there are the bloody gun fights. Academic papers galore could be written about the Travis Bickle-Walt White dichotomy. Or just watch a few episodes and the Scorsese movie back to back. You may not sleep for weeks. “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” Gilligan has said he sees his show as a Western, above all else, which only makes this comparison more resonant. The fact that both Breaking Bad” and “Butch Cassidy” are about two men on the run whose fate we somehow know wont turn out well cements the comparison. Fargo, or most things Coen-ish. A bleak Middle America populated by emasculated male characters who try to overcome their destiny with the help of some stylized violence? Not to mention tense moments interrupted by oddball humor?

“Shakespeare in Love” (1998) 93% 5. “The Talented Mr. Ripley” (1999) 83% 9. “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001) 80% 10. “Iron Man 3” (2013) 78% 11. “Iron Man 2” (2010) 73% 12. “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” (2004) 72% What’s your favorite Gwyneth Paltrow movie? Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center in New York. In this Monday, April 22, 2013 photo, Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr. pose for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. This film publicity image released by Disney-Marvel Studios shows Robert Downey Jr., left, as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts in a scene from “Iron Man 3.” (AP Photo/Disney, Marvel Studios) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the world premiere of Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” at the El Capitan Theatre on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) This cover image released by People shows actress Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover of a special double issue. The 40-year-old actress tops the magazine’s annual list of the “World’s Most Beautiful,” announced Wednesday, April 24, 2013. (AP Photo/People Magazine) U.S actress Gwyneth Paltrow poses for photographers during the Iron Man 3 premiere, in Paris, Sunday April 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) Gwyneth Paltrow, left, and Robert Downey Jr.