3. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him
While much of the hype around the indie darling The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby films (Him, Her and Them) was Jessica Chastain’s devastating performances, not enough has been said about McAvoy’s soulful turn as a grieving father and husband who desperately wants his wife to return home. He and Chastain share a brittle, intimate chemistry and while he doesn’t wear his emotions on his sleeve in the same manner as Chastain, there’s a deep sorrow that permeates in every facet of his performance that makes him just as affecting. It’s a quite, internal performance and one where we’re left wanting more but the power is immense.