Edgar Wright’s 1,000 Favorite Movies

This list of personal favorites was originally assembled by Edgar Wright and Sam DiSalle in July 2016, and is semi-regularly updated. Films are in chronological order.

Note from Edgar, August 2016:

“This is a personal and subjective list of 1,000 favourite movies from 100 years of cinema. It’s not a set text or intended as any bible of ‘greatest’ films. I decided to put this together as a fluid list for my own enjoyment, amusement and reference. I hope it’s fun for you to pore over and dive into some of the films you haven’t seen or haven’t heard of.

Don’t get all riled up about omissions or which movies you think should be favourites of mine, the truth is…

  • Man on Wire
  • Let the Right One In
  • The Ruins
  • Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Hunger
  • Gomorrah
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Hurt Locker
  • The Wrestler
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Moon
  • Coraline
  • Fish Tank
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Enter the Void
  • District 9
  • World's Greatest Dad
  • A Prophet
  • A Serious Man
  • Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno
  • Splice
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Four Lions
  • Inception
  • Black Swan
  • 13 Assassins
  • The Town
  • The Social Network
  • Senna
  • The Arbor
  • Beyond the Black Rainbow
  • Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Michael
  • Miss Bala
  • The Artist
  • Bernie
  • Dreams of a Life
  • The Skin I Live In
  • The Raid
  • Tyrannosaur
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • Compliance
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • The Hunt
  • Holy Motors
  • Berberian Sound Studio
  • Frances Ha
  • Looper
  • Skyfall
  • Django Unchained
  • Blue Ruin
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color
  • Only Lovers Left Alive
  • Blue Jasmine
  • Snowpiercer
  • Gravity
  • Under the Skin
  • Prisoners
  • Locke
  • Her
  • Ida
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Whiplash
  • Boyhood
  • What We Do in the Shadows
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Lego Movie
  • It Follows
  • Force Majeure
  • The One I Love
  • Wild Tales
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Goodnight Mommy
  • Nightcrawler
  • The Duke of Burgundy
  • Gone Girl
  • A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
  • Interstellar
  • Ex Machina
  • The Witch
  • Mistress America
  • Victoria
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Carol
  • Green Room
  • Sicario
  • Inside Out
  • The Lobster
  • The Gift
  • Anomalisa
  • Spotlight
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Train to Busan
  • Raw
  • Hell or High Water
  • Paterson
  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping