Top 10 Favorite Movies

  1. 1.
    There Will Be Blood
    This film is so enjoyable to watch. Might not be the most fun or uplifting movie ever made, but the character of Daniel fascinates me to no end. PT Anderson loves his camera and he loves his characters, both shine here like nothing I've ever seen.
  2. 2.
    The Silence of the Lambs
    There's not a single frame out of place in this film. All three main actors give outrageous performances and the editing in this film grabs the audience by the collar.
  3. 3.
    Rear Window
    This is a film about film. When sitting down to watch a movie we go into the lives of strangers and somehow become emotionally attached to these people we've just met. This is how Jeff spends his time in his apartment, and we see the consequences.
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    Every time I see this on TV I have to watch it. It's amazing how Scorsese can make an individual scene its own little movie. Filmmaking at its finest from one of the all time greats.
  5. 5.
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Film takes us to places we didn't think we could go. Such a mind bending experience as this is seldom found in such a format. This movie is a game changer in every sense of the term. The use of practical special effects, such little dialogue, and intense story telling makes this a landmark in film.
  6. 6.
    The Big Lebowski
    What is this movie? Noir, satire, drama, thriller? Above all, it's one of the greatest comedies ever made. One of the most quotable movies ever and such outstanding performances from Jeff Bridges and John Goodman. The dude abides.
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    A flawless film from the Coen brothers. It's just such a pleasure to watch this movie. I've never seen a movie that more accomplishes what it sets itself up for. When it comes to film, nothing is more important.
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    A movie about a man who kills a cop. But that's the least important part of the movie. Godard invented an entirely new form of filmmaking in 1960, and he made something really fucking cool.
  9. 9.
    The Thing (1980)
    This is horror from someone who really knows what they're doing. Carpenter makes the audience feel everything in this movie. You can feel how freezing cold it is, you can feel the tensity, the frustration, and, most of all, the fear. This film also has the best jump scare of all time and does so without the use of non-diegetic sound.
  10. 10.
    The Master
    PT Anderson gets absolutely everything he can out of his actors. He squeezes them dry of everything they have. Joaquin Phoenix and Phillip Seymour Hoffman give their best performances in this film about a man suffering from PTSD who hopes to find help in someone who claims to have all the answers.