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6 Diane Kruger films to watch to celebrate her birthday

Akshay Krishna

Akshay Krishna
Jul 16, 2021

Diane Kruger who started out as a model is an actress everyone adores and admires today. The German actress, who won the Trophee Chopard from the Cannes Film Festival, has later starred in many fan favourite movies like Troy, Unknown and Inglourious Basterds. As she celebrates her 44th birthday, let's take a look at six of her best movies to watch on OTT. 

1
National Treasure
7.1OTTplay Rating
This 2004 action-adventure is a treasure hunt which follows historian Benjamin Gates, played by Nicolas Cage. Filled with action and entertainment, National Treasure is the story of Cage and his team setting out to find the treasure hidden away by the American Freemasons. The film also stars Harvey Keitel, Sean Bean and Justin Bartha.
2
Troy
7.4OTTplay Rating
Directed by Wolfgang Petersen, Troy is based on the decade-long Trojan war, condensed into a couple of weeks. Featuring an ensemble cast of Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom and Eric Bana, Diane Kruger plays Helen, over whom the Trojan war was fought. With well choreographed action sequences and acting performances, this is one not to miss.
3
Inglourious Basterds
8.4OTTplay Rating
The seventh movie by Quentin Tarantino, this 2009 war film also stars Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz and Michael Fassbender. Inglourious Basterds tells an alternative history of World War II and two plots to assassinate Adolf Hiter. Filled with action and a lot of tension, this is a must watch.
4
The Infiltrator
7.3OTTplay Rating
Starring Bryan Cranston and Diane Kruger, The Infiltrator is a biographical crime thriller based on the autobiography by Robert Mazur. The US special customs agent, played by Cranston, went undercover in 1980 and helped bust money laundering relating to Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel.
5
National Treasure: Book of Secrets
6.9OTTplay Rating
This exciting sequel to National Treasure starred Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Ed Harris and Helen Mirren. Sticking to the formula of its predecessor, this action packed adventure starts from a missing page from John Wilkes Booth’s diary, the same man who assassinated Abraham Lincoln.
6
The Host
6.1OTTplay Rating
This sci-fi thriller is adapted from Stephanie Meyer’s novel of the same name. After an alien invasion, a young woman named Melanie is taken over by the alien parasite. The story follows Melanie and her competing with the parasite for control over the body. This 2013 film also stars Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel and Frances Fisher.
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