My favourite movies

Over time I’ve in­creas­ingly be­come a ser­i­ous en­joy­er of movies. I’ve been try­ing to watch all the best ones, but there are just so many of them that it’s tak­ing me quite a while. Still, of the ones I’ve seen, this is a list of re­com­mend­a­tions for any­one look­ing for something good to watch. I’ve had enough con­ver­sa­tions with people about movies that it seemed most ef­fi­cient just to pub­lish this, and I in­tend to up­date it over time as I con­tin­ue to watch more stuff.

Fair warn­ing: a lot of these are ex­tremely dark, which ap­par­ently is what I find en­ter­tain­ing. I choose not to dwell on that fact. I don’t like to give spe­cif­ic con­tent warn­ings be­cause they can double as spoil­ers, but suf­fice to say please do not watch any of the above-PG-rated movies if you are an un­su­per­vised tod­dler.

The couple of par­tic­u­larly uniquely dis­turb­ing ones have been marked with an as­ter­isk (*). If you don’t have an in­cred­ibly strong stom­ach, you might wish to skip those, but if you do, then you should drop everything and watch them im­me­di­ately, be­cause they’re in­cred­ible.

Also note that I’ve an­not­ated every entry here with its (primary) lan­guage. I re­com­mend avoid­ing dubbed ver­sions, be­cause some of them are pretty egre­giously bad, and at any rate it’s prob­ably bet­ter to ap­pre­ci­ate the ori­gin­al per­form­ances.

I couldn’t really fig­ure out how best to rank all of these, so I gave up and just lis­ted them al­pha­bet­ic­ally. I sup­pose you should just watch whatever most grabs your in­terest.

Honourable mentions

These are films I either didn’t en­joy quite as much as the oth­ers, or I just haven’t seen them fre­quently or re­cently enough to ap­pre­ci­ate them fully, so I don’t feel I can make quite as strong a re­com­mend­a­tion. They’re all still pretty good.

Bonus: TV series

I’ve not seen that many shows that jus­ti­fy the time it takes to watch them fully. But these are a few that I reck­on cer­tainly do.