hey hey hey, this is a collection of films i think you’ll like, films that mean a lot to me, and movies that r just plain gd fun !!! – u have probs seen some but yeee enjoy!
1 +2- Nightmare on Elm St + New Nightmare- Ok know ur not into horror but these two are #iconic- i actually think i prefer new nightmare cos it is so meta~~ it hurts
3- House of Wax- this is not hte best film by far lmao but it is such a riot and im so gladi got to write about it in my diss – chad michael murray and paris hilton u cant go wrong
4- Demon Seed- a good lowkey horror thriller thats not too scary but is also really good fun- its kind of like HAL + that episode of the simpsons where pierce brosnan is the voice of the house
5- Looking for Langston- quite a short film- beautifully shot and lots of beautiful men- about harlem renaissance
6 & 7- The Guest + It Follows: the guest is a good action film thats paced like a horror film – it follows is a really good horror film that is quite like 70s/80s horror in the vein of halloween/nightmare- both have maika monroe who i crush v hard on
8- Cruising- serial killer, gay s&m nightclubs- um kind of offensive but like also a riot so u kno, its fun to watch al pacino in this and i normally h8 him
9- Don’t Breathe- Another ridiculously good recent horror film that is super tense and unpredictable
10- My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend- am a sucker for rohmer films, is the only french new wave director whose films i still watch and love now that im not 16- this is just one great oneand it is so beautiful to look at
11- Two Lovers- a really sweet film where joaquin phoenix plays a weird guy who lives with his parents (one being isabella rossellini) who falls in love with a wreck of a gal (gwyneth paltrow in her only ever gd performance??) and another family friend- joaquin is so good in it it is unreal
12- Love Jones- best romance film ever, a good sunday watch!!!
13- Trust- uhh trust me its gr8! hard to describe without getting wordy but its v sweet
14 & 15- Last Year at Marienbad + Hiroshima, mon amour- ok this is a bit bait film studies of me but i love both these films so much they r the closest cinema has ever gotten to what it feels like to read an amazing book, if u get me
16- U.S. Go Home- an amazing claire denis film about teen girls going to a party – a really good soundtrack- heres as youtube link cos its hard to find anywhere else https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Dc1bbbfbIA
17- Les Rendez-vous d’Anna- a really great film by one of my fave directors, like just watch iut it is one of my faves
18- All That Heaven Allows- best sirk melodrama, the colours are insane and rock hudson is a dreamboat- another good sunday watch
19- Killer of Sheep- Legit most underrated film ever, one of the best african-american films and films all time tbh and so influential on everything up to moonlight
20- Post Tenebras Lux- a slow one but let it wash over u, saw it in the cinema at 11am not knowing what it was a few yrs ago and honestly best experience ive ever had watching a film
21 & 22- Late Spring + Good Morning- my two favourite ozu movies, one about father daughter relationship, the other about some kids who want a tv but their parents wont get it for them so they take a vow of silence (ft the cutest kid to ever exist ever)
23- Millennium Mambo- just watch first scene on youtube and tell me it aint the best thing u ever did see then watch the rest- a v good film about youth in taipei!
24- Set It Off- a perf heist movie with jada pinkett, queen latifah, vivica a fox and kimberley elise- so fun and en vogue on the soundtrack !!!
25- The Circle- a really good iranian film about the treatment of diff women in iran- not as heavy as it sounds
26- Cure- a really scary slow tense japanese psychological horror film
27- The Watermelon Woman- gay black female director + star – really fun
28- House on Sorority Row- Another fave slasher horror of mine
29- In the Cut- a tense thriller mystery directed by jane campion – it is super trashy
30- A Song of Love- A really good short film by Jean Genet- lots of pretty men
31- Pelo Malo- an incred venezuelan film that deals with the issue of ‘bad hair’, race and homophobia in venezuela- the main kid is incred , i’ll lend u the dvd, u have to see this!
32- Woman in the Dunes- literally the best looking film i’ve ever seen
33- Close-Up- a really sweet iranian film by abbas kiarostami
34- Slumber Party Massacre- a sort of parody of slasher films- written and directed by women- really fun and funny and bloody
35 & 36- Querelle + Stranger by the Lake- two v different but equally great pieces of gay cinema- querelle is about sailors- SBTL is a mystery about a killing on a male nudist beach (lots of peen and unsimulated handjobs !!!) really tense
37- In the Realm of the Senses- watched this in the library at uni and felt v uncomfortable because it is legit kind of hot- an erotic japanese film about a guy and a geisha and their sex games
38- Belly- Hype Williams has only made one film which is a crime!!! the music video aesthetics r unreal its like watching a 90 min hype williams music vid, which it is ft Nas and DMX
39- The Vertical Ray of the Sun- a vietnamese film about a family- v sweet and beautifully shot, a relaxing watch despite ll the familial troubles
40- Tropical Malady- Weerasethakul is one of my all time favourite directors- this is imo his best film , a romance between a soldier and a country boy :- )
41- Perfect Blue- Know ur not big on the anime but this is one of the best!! and black swan totally ripped it off
42- Out of the Blue- linda manz is so good in this!! again i have dvd if u need! ( the case for a lot of these tbh)
43- All This Panic- a v good new doc following teenage girls in new york over a few years- is v sweet and nice to see them grow
44- Thumbsucker- love this mike mills film is an ideal teen film, w/ a great soundtrack and it has keanu reeves in a supporting role what more could you want
45- Rumble Fish- love this so much, love some tough boys – feels like theyre gonna break out into song a lot but they never do sadly
46- Picnic- this is a sweet film, also kind of sad, i watched it two days in a row which i never do so u know its good- its v difficult to get a hold of but yh i’ll get u a copy somehow!
47- All About Lily Chou-Chou- aother great shunji iwai film about teens who are obsessed with a pop star- (noticing these are all p much coming of age films so far, i have a fave type of film obvs eeee)
48 & 49- Think I remeber you saying you haven’t seen any miranda july’s films- these two are both amazing and mean so much to me- MAYAEWN has an amazing soundtrack by michael andrews the guy who did the donnie darko ost (lol but honestly best thing about donnie darko by far)
50 & 51- you could watch any tsai films but these two i have picked for the list??? tsai ming liang is my fave director ever – i have wayward cloud on dvd somewhere , ill lend it you!
52 & 53- same goes for kore-eda, all his film ive seen i love but these two are amazing and easy to find! sweet films about families featuring cutest kids youll ever see
54- Final Destination 3- best of them all it is such a ride (thats a rollercoaster joke )
55- Audition- omg too intense i dont know what to say without spoilies but watch!
56- Party Girl- a good sunday film!! parker posey is an angel i could watch this film dailyRead less