My Favourite Movies

February 28, 2021

Categories: Life , Tags: Lists, Movies, Favourite

Following on from the list of my favourite games, I figured it would be interesting to write down my favourite movies, along with a sentence or two about why I like them so much.

# After the Wedding

# Arrival

# Audience of One

# Being John Malkovich

# Birdman

# Blade Runner

# Children of Men

# Citizenfour

# City Hunter

# A Clockwork Orange

# Cloud Atlas

The scope of this movie always blows me away. It's beautiful, covers an exansive time period and has many interesting threads running through it. The re-use of actors, which would feel like a gimmick in most movies, works well in this context.

# Colossal

# The Congress

# Constantine

# District 9

# Donnie Darko

# Eat Drink Man Woman

# Edge of Tomorrow

I don't want to like this movie - after all, it has Scientologist Tom Cruise in it - but somehow I can't get over the fact that he's a great actor.

# Equilibrium

Although flawed, and with a fairly generic storyline, this movie had some great fight scenes.

# Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

# Eyes Wide Shut

# The Fifth Element

# Four Lions

# Gattaca

# The Handmaiden

# Hanna

# Her

# An Honest Liar

# The Host

# Human Traffic

A movie that captured a moment. Human Traffic chronicled a fictional weekend in the lives of a group of clubbers, and did it in a refreshing storytelling fashion. Plus the soundtrack is banging!

# In My Father's Den

A sad, serious, depressing New Zealand movie about love and abuse. What's not to like!

# Japanese Story

A sad, serious, depressing Australian movie about love and death. What's not to like!

# Jodorowsky's Dune

I'm conflicted as to whether Jodorowsky's vision of Dune should have ever seen the light of day. There's a good chance he would have made something god-awful, but the glimpses we are given in this documentary are, at the least, intriguing.

# Juno

# La La Land

I'm not a fan of musicals, and this one, although better than most, didn't blow me away - except for the montage at the end. That 5 minutes alone made the movie something special for me.

# Lars and the Real Girl

# the Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

# The Lobster

# Lost in Translation

# Mad Max: Fury Road

# Magic in the Moonlight

An old friend had me watch this movie, as she told me the skepticism in it reminded her of me. I really like how the movie portrayed skepticism as a very human pursuit - one with lofty goals, but practiced by flawed people who are liable to make mistakes. Nobody's perfect!

# MAgnolia

# The Man from Earth

# The Man who Wasn't There

# The Martian

# Marwencol

# Meet Joe Black

# Moon

# Mulholland Drive

# Muriel's Wedding

# O Brother, Where Art Thou

# Oblivion

Another Tom Cruise science fiction movie that it solidly made, with some great performances.

# Passengers

# Prevenge

# The Quiet Earth

# The Remains of the Day

# Reservoir Dogs

# Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

# The Royal Tenenbaums

# Run Lola Run

# Scott Pilgrim vs. the world

# Secretary

# Sideways

# Spotlight

# Sucker Punch

# Three Colours: Red

# Trainspotting

# Twelve Monkeys

# Upstream Color

# The Usual Suspects

# V for Vendetta

# Waru

# Watchmen

# Weiner

# Whiplash

# White Men Can't Jump

# Witch Hunt

# Withnail & I

# the World's Fastest Indian

# Zero Days

# Zombieland