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  1. Full disclosure: there are 11 movies on this list
  2. Blue
    Written and directed by Daniel Romero
  3. Mad Max: Fury Road
    Current OBSESSION! Strong female protag, feminist warriors, BEAUTIFUL cinematography, amazing aesthetic, just the best all around ever. I've seen it 6 times.
  4. Hot Rod
    My favorite comedy without a shadow of a doubt. Brilliant writing and hilarious actors.
  5. Cloud Atlas
    Great directing and editing, the stories are engaging, and the project was brilliantly executed. My film major best friend's favorite movie.
  6. Little Miss Sunshine
    Probably one of the most realistic movies I've ever seen. Brilliant mix of feel-good and melancholy.
  7. The Artist
    I feel like people forgot about this movie. It was BRILLIANT! Beautiful directing, wonderful storyline, precisely executed.
  8. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
    100% the best children's movie ever made. HILARIOUS writing, wonderful voice actors, and a nerdy protag. Honestly, it's more of a movie for goofy millennials than kids.
  9. The Lego Movie
    Wonderfully written and a super slow solid kids movie.
  10. Mean Girls
    Classic female-centric comedy. Great writing, wonderful pull quotes, inspirational for female writer/directors.
  11. The Batman Trilogy
    My favorite superhero movies mostly due to the villains. Beautiful directing/cinematography and all of the films leave you thinkin real hard about something.
  12. The Shining
    Classic suspense. Scary but not "jumpy" scary or "gory" scary or "monster" scary. More like "get into your head and under your skin" scary.