Ders' Favorite Movies (Tenative)

Some of the spiciest flicks I've seen- not ordered. My criteria: must be rewatchable, entertaining, have exquisite attention to detail, and make you think. A matrimony of technical achievements that combine to deliver a quality story. Lots of these films are more contemporary- this doesn't reflect anything about me not watching or enjoying older films. I'm interested in the modern production industry, and a big part of watching films for me is seeing how directors develop and change over time, and seeing a film come to fruition after following its production. I'm also a sucker for films that I've gone to premieres of or know a lot about their cast/crew.

  • Django Unchained
  • Mommy
  • Black Dynamite
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • 12 Angry Men
  • City of God
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • The Hunt
  • The Social Network
  • Under the Skin
  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Shaolin Soccer
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • The Dirties
  • Tom at the Farm
  • The Master
  • Foxcatcher
  • Hoop Dreams
  • Paths of Glory