Good Movies

I love all of these films in their own way: some because they cover such interesting topics, some because they beautifully made, and some because they have such a strong impact.

Cream of the Crop

  • Brazil (1985, imdb)
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • The Five Obstructions
  • Rushmore
  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (see “Vengeance Trilogy”)
  • Lost in Translation
  • The Pianist
  • Tampopo

Also Really Good

  • The Life Aquatic
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, imdb)
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Amile
  • Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
  • Broken Flowers
  • Life is Beautiful
  • The Princess and the Warrior
  • Sleeper
  • American Beauty
  • Fog of War
  • The Man Who Fell To Earth
  • Children of Men

Good and Interesting

Not everybody would love these movies, but if it sounds interesting at all i’d check them out

  • Pi (1998, imdb)

  • Delicatessen (1991, imdb)

  • The City of Lost Children

  • Kids

  • The Conversation

  • Akira

  • Vengeance Trilogy:

  • Oldboy (2003, imdb)

  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (aka Buksuneun naui geot, 2002, imdb)

  • Lady Vengeance (aka Chinjeolhan geumjassi, 2005, imdb)

  • The Animation Show

  • American History X

  • City of God

  • Full Metal Jacket

  • Dr. Death

  • Secretary

  • Spirited Away

  • Waking Life

  • Big Fish

  • Zum Vergleich

  • Close Encounters at the End of the World


These are “classics” or “required viewing” movies (that I’m usually surprised if somebody hasn’t seen) which I really like… some movies are just pop culture (Star Wars: not the greatest but you’re kind of crazy not to watch them), these are also good on their own.

  • Clockwork Orange
  • Citizen Kane
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Birds
  • Akira
  • Fargo
  • Dr. Strangelove
  • Schindler’s List
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Run Lola Run
  • Blade Runner


  • Beyond the Black Rainbow: This one is pretty weird, culty 70s vibe. Dark side of 2001 Space Oddysey aesthetics.