Director David Fincher's 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;


  • 9/10

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    1974

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    The Godfather: Part II

    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 Cuba.

    corruption

    crime

    drama

    epic

    family

    gangster

  • 8.4/10

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    1979

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    Alien

    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, the crew realizes that they are not alone on the s ...

    70mm

    action

    futuristic

    horror

    paranoia

    scary

  • 8.3/10

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    1976

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    Taxi Driver

    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, New York in particular, has deteriorated into a ces ...

    anti-hero

    corruption

    depression

    golden palm

    melancholy

    Palme d'Or winner (Cannes Film Festival)

  • 8.3/10

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    1975

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    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, many decide to leave only to be stopped by God who s ...

    absurd

    comedy

    cult

    funny

    humor

    medieval

  • 8.2/10

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    1974

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    Chinatown

    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 and photographs him with a young girl but in the ens ...

    anti-hero

    black and white

    corruption

    crime

    film noir

    golden palm

  • 8.1/10

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    1973

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    Paper Moon

    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.

    black and white

    depression

    drama

  • 8/10

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    1984

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    The Terminator

    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 his exceptional intelligence and strength to find Sa ...

    action

    artificial intelligence

    computers

    cyberpunk

    cyborgs

    end of the world

  • 8/10

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    1979

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    Being There

    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 a limousine, he ends up a guest of a woman (Eve) ...

    absurd

    golden palm

    life & death

    philosophy

    political

    politics

  • 8/10

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    1976

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    All the President's Men

    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 names and addresses of Republican fund organizers o ...

    corruption

    drama

    historical

    history

    mystery

    paranoia

  • 8/10

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    1975

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    Jaws

    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 with Mayor Larry Vaughn and several of the local bus ...

    horror

    scary

  • 8/10

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    1973

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    The Exorcist

    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 his mother's terminal sickness. And, book-ending the ...

    controversial

    cult

    horror

    psychological

    psychology

    scary

  • 7.9/10

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    1978

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    Days of Heaven

    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 girl Linda (who acts as the narrator in the movie) ...

    70mm

    art house

    golden palm

    melancholy

  • 7.8/10

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    1983

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    Zelig

    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, Babe Ruth, and others.

    absurd

    black and white

    philosophy

    psychological

    psychology

    sarcasm

  • 7.8/10

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    1979

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    All That Jazz

    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 his special dancing daughter. They attempt to bri ...

    artistic

    biography

    depression

    golden palm

    life & death

    music

  • 7.6/10

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    1981

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    The Road Warrior

    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.

    action

    anti-hero

    futuristic

    gangs

    independent film

    nuclear war

  • 7.6/10

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    1978

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    Animal House

    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 get the boys of Delta House off campus. The dean's p ...

    comedy

    erotic

    funny

    humor

    road trip

    teen movie

  • 7.5/10

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    1973

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    American Graffiti

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

    drama

    gangs

    teen movie

  • 7.2/10

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    1982

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    The Year of Living Dangerously

    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 the story with the help of his photographer, half- C ...

    civil war

    corruption

    political

    politics

    romance

    world politics

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