Jean-Luc Godard, quoting D.W. Griffith, famously proposed that "All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun."
While "a guy and a car" doesn't have quite the same zip, that combination worked wonders for the new suspense drama "Locke," in which Tom Hardy is the only actor who appears on screen and stays cloistered inside a speeding BMW for 85 minutes.
It's the latest addition to the subgenre of single-actor movies, which at their best demonstrate that sometimes less really is more (even in Hollywood). Here's a look at "Locke" and five more from the past five years.
"Locke" (2014): The title itself...