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  • The Witch
  • Unforgiven
  • Alien
  • Neon Bull
  • Forbidden Planet

One-Sheet Wonders

214 films

Handsome poster art.

  • The Right Stuff
  • United 93
  • Dunkirk
  • Top Gun
  • Eye in the Sky

Showdown: Up in the Air

10 films

Showdown № 106: Up in the Air. (Favorite films set aboard or featuring planes.)

  • The Terminator
  • Primer
  • Back to the Future
  • Arrival
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Time Frames

10 films

My favourite time travel (and time-related) films. I will post this list last week.

  • The Lighthouse
  • Uncut Gems
  • Parasite
  • High Life
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Favourite films of 2019

10 films

Still to see: A Hidden Life, Honey Boy. Near misses: Maiden, Marriage Story, The Art of Self-Defense, The Nightingale, Monos

  • Die Hard
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Aliens
  • Heat
  • RoboCop

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

25 films

My favourite action set-pieces.

  • The Piano
  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • Beau Travail
  • Lost in Translation

BBC Culture: the 100 greatest films directed by women

100 films

BBC Culture polled 368 film experts from 84 countries in order to find the best films from female filmmakers —…

  • Mulholland Drive
  • Magnolia
  • L.A. Confidential
  • Collateral
  • Heat

Showdown: LA Story

10 films

Showdown № 97: LA Story. (Favorite films set in or about Los Angeles.)

  • Spirited Away
  • Up
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

Motion Pictures

30 films

My favourite animated films.

  • Alien
  • The Terminator
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Children of Men
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

Space Race

30 films

My favourite science fiction films. I’m conflicted about a few from my action list not being included here, so let’s…

  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Avatar
  • Titanic
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Avengers: Infinity War

Box Office Mojo — All Time Worldwide

100 films

Based on Box Office Mojo’s all-time top 100 films by worldwide gross, unadjusted for inflation.

  • Jurassic Park
  • Ex Machina
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
  • Alien

Showdown: The Invisible Hand

10 films

Showdown № 94: The Invisible Hand. (Favorite visual effects films.)

  • All the President's Men
  • The Favourite
  • Out of the Blue
  • Heat
  • United 93

True Lies

50 films

My favourite films based on true events, at least to some degree.