Out of the inevitability, on a subjective level, it is impossible to watch every film made. This list encompasses the films that have inspired me to take my filmmaking career to higher levels, to exceed filmmaking’s potential; as an artform, as storytelling, as social commentary and as philosophical endeavor into what it is to be human, to exist.
These films incorporate the ideology of mine that filmmaking is capable of communicating high minded, brilliantly creative points of view to people on a level that art has ever been able to. They are pieces of work, that to me, exemplify the general essence of what film and filmmakers strive to accomplish, the expression of thoughts, ideas, philosophical concepts, character relationships and subjective emotion that help explain the ambiguity and significance of human existence.
This list is yes, entirely subjective, and I am grateful and eager to receive suggestions and comments. So by all means stress the opinions and thoughts you have, we are all genuine filmmakers here and enjoy the conversations, heated or not, that expand our understanding of film.Read less