My Favourite Films

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June 13, 2014 by Wayne.

Taken from the movies I currently have up on Letterboxd.

In order of rating, then personal preference. Links lead to my full review of each film on Letterboxd.

To see all my reviews, click here

Note: I lump documentaries in together

5 Stars

Contenders for top films / personal favourites. Typically they feature brilliant cinematography, perfect pacing, and thematic depth – with either great acting or a deeply engrossing plot (preferably both).

  1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  2. Under the Skin
  3. Synecdoche, New York
  4. La La Land
  5. Cloud Atlas
  6. Calvary
  7. In The Mood For Love
  8. Whiplash
  9. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  10. The Master
  11. Chungking Express
  12. Birdman
  13. Frank
  14. Before Midnight
  15. World of Tomorrow
  16. Her
  17. The Truman Show
  18. Before Sunrise
  19. Room
  20. Short Term 12
  21. Logan
  22. Inside Out
  23. Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  24. The Lobster 
  25. We Need To Talk About Kevin
  26. Burn After Reading
  27. Upstream Color
  28. Mad Max: Fury Road
  29. A Most Violent Year
  30. Boyhood
  31. Dunkirk
  32. It’s Such A Beautiful Day

4 and a Half Stars

Great movies, but not at the top list for a variety of reasons. The main reason being I don’t want to dilute the full 5 stars award lolo. Not to take away anything from these movies though – they’re all at least contenders for movie of the year to me

  1. Lost in Translation
  2. Moon
  3. Louder Than A Bomb
  4. Moonrise Kingdom
  5. Fargo
  6. Nightcrawler
  7. Gone Girl
  8. The Double
  9. The Revenant
  10. Interstellar
  11. The Babadook
  12. Poetry
  13. Punch-Drunk Love
  14. Pulp Fiction
  15. In the Loop
  16. Scott Pilgrim vs the World
  17. Superbad
  18. The Witch
  19. Anomalisa
  20. It Follows
  21. This Is Spinal Tap
  22. Gladiator
  23. Back to the Future
  24. Blue Jasmine
  25. Before Sunset
  26. The Big Short
  27. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  28. War for the Planet of the Apes
  29. Children of Men
  30. Train to Busan
  31. Captain Phillips
  32. The One I Love
  33. Vivre Sa Vie
  34. Get Out
  35. Your Name.
  36. The Martian

4 Stars

4 star movies typically would make the top-10 list for their respective years. Since I have a LOT of movies rated as 4 stars, the following list represents only my personal top 25 of the lot

  1. Super
  2. The Royal Tenenbaums
  3. Inglourious Basterds
  4. Inception
  5. The Spectacular Now
  6. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  7. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  8. Reservoir Dogs
  9. Wall-E
  10. Filth
  11. The Cabin in the Woods
  12. A Bittersweet Life
  13. Robot & Frank
  14. Memento
  15. Enough Said
  16. Safety Not Guaranteed
  17. District 9
  18. X-Men: Days of Future Past
  19. The Squid and the Whale
  20. The Way Way Back
  21. The Darjeeling Limited
  22. Stranger than Fiction
  23. Guardians of the Galaxy
  24. Rushmore
  25. High-Rise

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