Upon putting together my Top 50, I realized, I have a lot of David Fincher in my list and though it may seem normal, I consider this as a surprise. For years I have been listing Tarantino, Ritchie, Nolan and early-Burton as my favorite directors but never have I mentioned Fincher – all that is about to change from now on! I’m currently 110% certain that Fincher is one of my favorite directors and therefore it seemed appropriate to make him the first director to appear in this feature.
I don’t think my choices need any explanation but as these three are all in my list of Top 50 favorite movies and very high (among the first 15), I feel like some words of respect are required. Then again, why waste words if one can just watch these movies and experience the awesomeness that they bring. So just go ahead, watch these and trust me, you won’t regret it!
Besides, all of these movies feature brilliant actors from Edward Norton to Brad Pitt to Robert Downey Jr. to Kevin Spacey – do I need to say more? Alright, with two, the crime element makes them especially amazing and both work beyond well with re-watching. I personally love crime and I especially love mysteries as the Zodiac killer who was never caught. Fight Club… is Fight Club (my review of it is here) and I trust that everybody has already seen it.
All three are great movies but none of them made it to my Top 50, interestingly though, I don’t know exactly why. I guess there are many elements at play with these, The Social Network is not ideal for re-watch because it tends to go on too long for my taste, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button has a weird plot and when I first watched The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo I wasn’t feeling it. Still, they are great, I know it, everybody else knows it.
Before putting this together I thought about adding Panic Room as well because I like the concept of a movie taking place in one location. Besides, it is quite alright for a thriller, even Kristen Stewart doesn’t annoy me, but as I haven’t watched it for years and nothing really pulls me towards it, I’ll just leave it at that. House of Cards deserves a mention as well, there it was, I mentioned it.
Lastly, Fincher is not just making great movies, the man likes to direct music videos as well. Though his MTV Award winning videos are from the 90’s, his latest Timberlake’s Suit & Tie video is my favorite. Maybe it has something to do with JT but I wouldn’t put too much thought into that.
PS: as you can see, I tweaked the visuals of the feature which means I’m one step closer to my ultimate design goal – everything’s more complicated than it should be.