Films I generally recommend

This post contains a list of films that I consider worth watching, all of which fall somewhere between a 7/10 and 9/10 rating. See here for a list of my all-time favourite films.

(T) = trigger warning
(S) = film series


n

  • 1917 (2019)

A

  • A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  • A Dark Song (2016)
  • A Ghost Story (2017)
  • A Scene at the Sea (1991)
  • A Separation (2013)
  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
  • Aliens (1986)
  • Amélie (2001)
  • Andrei Rublev (1966)
  • Angel’s Egg (1985)
  • Aniara (2018)
  • Army of Darkness (1992)
  • The Ascent (1977)
  • Attack the Block (2011)
  • Audition (1999)
  • The Autopsy (2022)

B

  • Battle Royale (2000)
  • The Beaches of Agnès (2018)
  • Being There (1979)
  • Beyond the Black Rainbow (2015)
  • The Big Sick (2017)
  • Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure & Bogus Journey (1989 & 1991) (S)
  • Black Girl (1966)
  • Black Swan (2010)
  • Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
  • The Blair Witch Project (1999)
  • Burning (2018)

C

  • Call Me by Your Name (2017)
  • Carlito’s Way (1993)
  • Carrie (1976)
  • Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget (2023)
  • Coherence (2013)
  • Creep 1 & 2 (2014 & 2017) (S)
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
  • Cure (1997)
  • Cyclo (1995)

D

  • Daisies (1966)
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  • Dazed and Confused (1993)
  • Dead Poets Society (1989)
  • The Devil’s Backbone (2001)
  • The Dirties (2013)
  • Dogs Don’t Wear Pants (2019) (T)
  • Drive My Car (2021)

E

  • Eastern Promises (2007)
  • Elle (2016)
  • Endless Poetry (2016)
  • Enter the Void (2009)
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  • Event Horizon (1997)
  • Evil Dead II (1987)
  • The Exorcist (1973)
  • Eyes Without a Face (1960)

F

  • First Reformed (2017)
  • The Fountain (2006)
  • Freaks (1932)

G

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
  • Good Time (2017)
  • Good Will Hunting (1997)

H

  • The Hand (2004)
  • Heathers (1989)
  • Heavenly Creatures (1994)
  • Hellraiser (1987)
  • Hope (2013) (T)
  • The Hunt (2012)

I

  • I Saw the Devil (2010)
  • Interstellar (2014)

J

  • James and the Giant Peach (1996)
  • Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
  • John Wick 1-3 (2014-2019) (S)
  • Junk Head (2017)

K

L

  • Labyrinth (1986)
  • Let the Right One In (2008)
  • Little Fish (2020)
  • Lost in Translation (2003)
  • Loving Vincent (2017)

M

  • Manchester by the Sea (2016)
  • Mary and Max (2009)
  • The Master (2012)
  • Midsommar (2019)
  • Moon (2009)
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

N

  • Nightcrawler (2014)

O

  • The One I Love (2014)
  • Once Were Warriors (1994)

P

  • Paddington 2 (2017)
  • Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
  • Perfect Blue (1997)
  • Phantasm (1979)
  • Pi (1998)
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
  • The Piano Teacher (2001)
  • The Princess Bride (1987)
  • Princess Mononoke (1997)
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022)

Q

R

  • Ratatouille (2007)
  • Raw (2017) (T)
  • Roman Holiday (1953)
  • Romeo + Juliet (1996)
  • Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

S

  • Say Anything… (1989)
  • The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)
  • The Seventh Seal (1957)
  • Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
  • Shame (2011)
  • Shaolin Soccer (2001)
  • Shallow Grave (1994)
  • The Skin I Live In (2011)
  • Sleep Has Her House (2017)
  • The Sound of Music (1965)
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  • Starship Troopers (1997)
  • Strictly Ballroom (1992)
  • Synecdoche, New York (2008)

T

  • Threads (1984)
  • Trainspotting (1996)

U

  • Under the Skin (2013)
  • Ugetsu (1957)

V

  • V for Vendetta (2005)

W

  • Whale Rider (2002)
  • What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

X

Y

  • Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
  • Yi Yi (2000)

Z

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