Based on a graphic novel created by John Wagner and Vince Locke, David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence finished shooting in 2004. Acclaimed by the Academy Awards, the Cannes Film Festival and the National Society of Film Critics Awards among others, the movie pulled Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris and William Hurt together to tell the story of an all-American family man whose dark past is revealed when he becomes a local hero.

Film Factoid: After the film’s infamous stairwell sex scene, Maria Bello is seen lying in bed with bruises on her back. In actuality, makeup was used to downplay the number of bruises Bello received from filming the scene.