Looking for a new movie to watch that isn’t just another shitty Hollywood remake they keep putting out for God knows what reason? I might be able to help you out with your next Netflix n’ chill session, maybe even score you a few points for picking out a movie that makes you look like you know what you’re talking about. After years of wasting hours at a time watching every goddamn movie I could get my hands on I’ve compiled a list of films I personally find either entertaining, powerful, or both.
Now you might like everything on here, you might like some, hell, you might not like anything at all! But fuck it, this is my personal list and as a film school graduated with a degree I can only flex on an occasion like this I say this article’s worth a look. With that said here’s a list of movies to choose from the next time you try to get your pickle tickled, or just tickling it yourself with something streaming in the background:
Nocturnal Animals (2016) – A wealthy art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale.
V for Vendetta (2005) – In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of “V,” plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.
Se7en (1995) – Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.
The Godfather (1972) – The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty in postwar New York City transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant youngest son.
The Lighthouse (2019) – Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) – A writer encounters the owner of an aging high-class hotel, who tells him of his early years serving as a lobby boy in the hotel’s glorious years under an exceptional concierge.
The Departed (2006) – An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
Zodiac (2007) – Between 1968 and 1983, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.
There Will Be Blood (2007) – A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
Heat (1995) – A group of high-end professional thieves start to feel the heat from the LAPD when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.
Office Space (1999) – Three company workers who hate their jobs decide to rebel against their greedy boss.
The Big Lebowski (1998) – Ultimate L.A. slacker Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for a rug ruined by debt collectors, enlisting his bowling buddies for help while trying to find the millionaire’s missing wife.
Road to Perdition (2002) – A mob enforcer’s son in 1930s Illinois witnesses a murder, forcing him and his father to take to the road, and his father down a path of redemption and revenge.
Prisoners (2013) – When Keller Dover’s daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts.
Moneyball (2011) – Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.
Hell or High Water (2016) – A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family’s ranch in West Texas.
Silence of the Lambs (1992) – A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
If none of these incredible, well done movies perks your ears then take a look at Imdb’s list of their top 250 highest rated films of all time. Surely your picky ass will find something there.