25 Favorite Films for My 25 Years

In 2020, I turned 25, so I figured to start 2021, I'll list 25 of my favorite films. I tried to not box myself in with the "one per director" rule, but I naturally fell into that selection process.

At the moment, these are the 25 films that have probably had the biggest impact on me and brought out the most excitement I could have for cinematic ideas I want to further develop. Maybe there are films that tackle a style similar to something I put here that I might prefer, but what you see here are the films that introduced me to those ideas, for the most part. Either way, I hope you learn something about me based on what I choose.

  • Satantango
  • Mirror
  • Ordet
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • The Long Day Closes
  • Céline and Julie Go Boating
  • Doomed Love
  • The Color of Pomegranates
  • Begotten
  • Heat
  • Blue
  • The Travelling Players
  • Faces
  • Close-Up
  • Tale of Tales
  • Chimes at Midnight
  • Heaven's Gate
  • New Rose Hotel
  • Silent Light
  • Hitler: A Film from Germany
  • The Saragossa Manuscript
  • A Touch of Zen
  • The Scarlet Empress
  • Syndromes and a Century
  • Journey to the West