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  • The Thing
  • The Fog
  • In the Mouth of Madness
  • Prince of Darkness
  • Halloween

Carpenter

6 films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • All the President's Men
  • The American Friend
  • Apocalypse Now

the canon

74 films

Personal favorites, subjective film friends. Little pretense of “the greatest,” though I’d consider each to be intellectually satisfying, emotionally evocative,…

  • Twin Peaks
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Blue Velvet
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Twin Peaks: The Return

“Lynchian”

10 films

For all his reputation as cinema’s maestro of the weird and indecipherable, I’ve found the broad strokes of David Lynch’s…

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • The Green Knight
  • Antichrist
  • Robin Hood
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Paths of Glory
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • The Tree of Life
  • The New World
  • A Hidden Life
  • The Thin Red Line
  • To the Wonder

Malick, ranked

7 films

  • The Village
  • Unbreakable
  • Signs
  • The Sixth Sense
  • The Visit
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Miller's Crossing
  • True Grit
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • A History of Violence
  • Dead Ringers
  • The Fly
  • Eastern Promises
  • The Dead Zone

Cronenberg, ranked

10 films

“Separation can be a terrifying thing.”

  • Phantom Thread
  • Inherent Vice
  • The Master
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Magnolia
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Django Unchained
  • Ocean's Eleven
  • The Last Waltz
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Burn After Reading
  • The Grateful Dead Movie