David Fincher's 26 Favorite Films

Academy awarded director David Fincher's favourite movies that made an influence on Fincher's cinema career. The Indie Wire website has a series called 'Top Director's favorite films'. Here are David Fincher's favourite movies list;

David Fincher's 26 Favorite Films

Academy awarded director David Fincher's favourite movies that made an influence on Fincher's cinema career. The Indie Wire website has a series called 'Top Director's favorite films'. Here are David Fincher's favourite movies list;

The Terminator

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action

computers

cyberpunk

cyborgs

futuristic

nuclear war

post apocalyptic

science fiction

A cyborg is sent from the future on a deadly mission. He has to kill Sarah Connor, a young woman whose life will have a great significance in years to come. Sarah has only one protector - Kyle Reese - also sent from the future. The Terminator uses hi...

Zelig

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absurd

philosophy

psychological

sarcasm

social commentary

black and white

psychology

Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, B...

The Year of Living Dangerously

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corruption

political

romance

politics

world politics

civil war

Guy Hamilton is a journalist on his first job as a foreign correspondent. His apparently humdrum assignment to Indonesia soon turns hot as President Sukarno electrifies the populace and frightens foreign powers. Guy soon is the hottest reporter on th...

The Road Warrior

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action

anti-hero

futuristic

gangs

nuclear war

post apocalyptic

science fiction

independent film

A former Australian policeman now living in the post-apocalyptic Australian outback as a warrior agrees to help a community of survivors living in a gasoline refinery to defend them and their gasoline supplies from evil barbarian warriors.

Alien

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action

futuristic

horror

paranoia

science fiction

social commentary

scary

A commercial crew aboard the deep space towing vessel, Nostromo is on its way home when they pick up an SOS warning from a distant moon. What they don't know is that the SOS warning is not like any other ordinary warning call. Picking up the signal, ...

Being There

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absurd

golden palm

life & death

philosophy

political

satirical

social commentary

surreal

A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television. After a run in with...

All That Jazz

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artistic

biography

depression

golden palm

life & death

surreal

Palme d'Or winner (Cannes Film Festival)

musical

Choreographing and picking dancers for his current show whilst editing his feature film about a stand-up comedian is getting to Joe Gideon. Without the chemical substances, he would not have the energy to keep up with his girlfriend, his ex-wife, and...

Days of Heaven

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art house

golden palm

melancholy

Bill and Abby, a young couple who to the outside world pretend to be brother and sister are living and working in Chicago at the beginning of the century. They want to escape the poverty and hard labor of the city and travel south. Together with the ...

Animal House

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comedy

humor

road trip

funny

teen movie

Faber College has one frat house so disreputable it will take anyone. It has a second one full of white, anglo-saxon, rich young men who are so sanctimonious no one can stand them except Dean Wormer. The dean enlists the help of the second frat to ge...

Taxi Driver

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anti-hero

corruption

depression

golden palm

melancholy

paranoia

psychological

serial killer

Travis Bickle is an ex-Marine and Vietnam War veteran living in New York City. As he suffers from insomnia, he spends his time working as a taxi driver at night, watching porn movies at seedy cinemas during the day, or thinking about how the world, N...

All the President's Men

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based on book

based on true story

corruption

drama

historical

paranoia

political

true story

In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of n...

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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absurd

comedy

cult

humor

medieval

philosophy

sarcasm

satirical

History is turned on its comic head when, in 10th century England, King Arthur travels the countryside to find knights who will join him at the Round Table in Camelot. Gathering up the men is a tale in itself but after a bit of a party at Camelot, ma...

Jaws

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horror

scary

based on book

It's a hot summer on Amity Island, a small community whose main business is its beaches. When new Sheriff Martin Brody discovers the remains of a shark attack victim, his first inclination is to close the beaches to swimmers. This doesn't sit well wi...

The Godfather: Part II

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corruption

crime

drama

family

gangster

golden palm

melancholy

epic

The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and...

Chinatown

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anti-hero

corruption

crime

film noir

golden palm

melancholy

psychological

social commentary

JJ 'Jake' Gittes is a private detective who seems to specialize in matrimonial cases. He is hired by Evelyn Mulwray when she suspects her husband Hollis, builder of the city's water supply system, of having an affair. Gittes does what he does best an...

The Exorcist

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based on book

controversial

cult

horror

psychological

psychology

scary

A visiting actress in Washington, D.C., notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior and physical make-up of her 12-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, a young priest at nearby Georgetown University begins to doubt his faith while dealing with hi...

American Graffiti

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drama

gangs

teen movie

A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

Paper Moon

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depression

drama

black and white

During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.

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