Movie List: 33 Films that are Just Fucking Fantastic (Part 1)

Orig­i­nal­ly this post was sup­posed to be about my top ten all time favorite movies… then it became top 25 favorites, then at 30 I real­ized I wasn’t going to be able to rank and list my absolute favorite movies defin­i­tive­ly (we’d be here for a ridicu­lous­ly long time), thus I arrived at a list of thir­ty-three (because thir­ty just didn’t seem right, 31 didn’t look right, and 32 is an even num­ber… yes, I am weird, I know) films that I absolute­ly love. This list is not exclu­sive, nor is it in any par­tic­u­lar order.

  • War­rior (2011); direct­ed by Gavin O’Conner; Star­ring Tom Hardy, Joel  Edger­ton, and Nick Nolte. I was sucked into this one with­in the first 3 min­utes. And I defy any­one to make it through the last scene with­out shed­ding a few tears… heh, you real­ly don’t see that one com­ing.
  • original7Beasts of the South­ern Wild (2012); direct­ed by Benh Zeitlin; Star­ring Quven­zhané Wal­lis, Dwight Hen­ry, and Levy East­er­ly. Mov­ing is a vast under­state­ment when it comes to describ­ing this film — it’s so absurd and cohe­sive, which is freak­ing beau­ti­ful.
  • Meet Joe Black (1998); Direct­ed by Mar­tin Brest;  Star­ring Brad Pitt, Antho­ny Hop­kins, Claire For­lani, Mar­cia Gay Hard­en, Jef­frey Tam­bor and Jake Weber. Yes, it’s crim­i­nal­ly long, it’s unapolo­get­i­cal­ly roman­tic and seem­ing­ly moves in real time but God, I fuck­ing love it.  I love it so much that I based my actu­al wed­ding recep­tion on the par­ty scene at the end. And this movie makes me cry more than any oth­er movie in the world — I mean, like… bawl­ing uncon­trol­lably. And yeah, ok, it doesn’t take a whole lot to make me cry but this is kind of ridicu­lous. Ahh, so good.
  • Lul­la­by (2014);  Direct­ed  by Andrew Lev­i­tas; Star­ring Gar­rett Hed­lund, Richard Jenk­ins, Anne Archer, Jes­si­ca Brown Find­lay, Amy Adams, Jes­si­ca Bar­den, Ter­rence Howard and Jen­nifer Hud­son (hell of a cast,  right?!) — this is the best movie that you’ve nev­er seen, with an ensem­ble of the most famous peo­ple in the freak­ing world.
  • MV5BNTNjN2Y2ZTktNWZhZS00ZDc1LWFjMGEtZjRkOTk3MWY4MTAyXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjY1NjA5Nzk@._V1_SY1000_SX1000_AL_Two Lovers & A Bear (2016); Direct­ed by Kim Nguyen; Star­ring  Dane DeHaan, Tatiana Maslany, and Gor­don Pin­sent (as the Bear). This is the best movie ever, go Cana­da. I may have a slight­ly unhealthy obses­sion with this movie.
  • Titan­ic (1997); Direct­ed by James Cameron; Star­ring  Leonar­do DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Bil­ly Zane and a mil­lion oth­er peo­ple. I love it, I’m not ashamed. I was 14 when this came out, it was a lifestyle. Seri­ous­ly though, this movie is real­ly good. It holds up over time, I watched it last year for the first time in eas­i­ly a decade and it still works.

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