What's a director's best film?

The zoom in whilst reverse tracking shot on the beach is fucking magnificent and it deserves to have been ripped off as often as it has been.


  • Slacker
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Before Sunrise
  • SubUrbia
  • The Newton Boys
  • Waking Life
  • Tape
  • School of Rock
  • Before Sunset
  • Bad News Bear
  • Fast Food Nation
  • A Scanner Darkly
  • Me and Orson Welles
  • Bernie
  • Before Midnight
  • Boyhood
  • Everybody Wants Some!!
  • Last Flag Flying

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She is not a good filmmaker (although I quite like that woozy style that everyone goes on about)

You don’t get bits like this in blockbuster films anymore

"Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into her side, Chief. We was comin’ back from the island of Tinian to Leyte. We’d just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes.

Didn’t see the first shark for about a half-hour. Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that in the water, Chief? You can tell by lookin’ from the dorsal to the tail. What we didn’t know, was that our bomb mission was so secret, no distress signal had been sent. They didn’t even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, sharks come cruisin’ by, so we formed ourselves into tight groups. It was sorta like you see in the calendars, you know the infantry squares in the old calendars like the Battle of Waterloo and the idea was the shark come to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin’ and hollerin’ and sometimes that shark he go away… but sometimes he wouldn’t go away.

Sometimes that shark looks right at ya. Right into your eyes. And the thing about a shark is he’s got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll’s eyes. When he comes at ya, he doesn’t even seem to be livin’… ’til he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then… ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin’. The ocean turns red, and despite all your poundin’ and your hollerin’ those sharks come in and… they rip you to pieces.

You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men. I don’t know how many sharks there were, maybe a thousand. I do know how many men, they averaged six an hour. Thursday mornin’, Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player. Boson’s mate. I thought he was asleep. I reached over to wake him up. He bobbed up, down in the water, he was like a kinda top. Upended. Well, he’d been bitten in half below the waist.

At noon on the fifth day, a Lockheed Ventura swung in low and he spotted us, a young pilot, lot younger than Mr. Hooper here, anyway he spotted us and a few hours later a big ol’ fat PBY come down and started to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened. Waitin’ for my turn. I’ll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went into the water. 316 men come out, the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945.

Anyway, we delivered the bomb."


Nora Ephron

  • This is My Life
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Mixed Nuts
  • Michael
  • You’ve Got Mail
  • Lucky Numbers
  • Bewitched
  • Julie and Julia

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  • Mean Streets
  • Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
  • Raging Bull
  • Taxi Driver
  • King of Comedy
  • After Hours
  • Goodfellas Tory
  • Cape Fear
  • Age of Innocence
  • Gangs of New York
  • Aviator
  • Departed
  • Shutter Island
  • Hugo (Wot?)
  • Wolf of Wall Street
  • Any other wrong answer…

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Paul Thomas Anderson:

  • Mortal Kombat
  • Event Horizon
  • Soldier
  • Resident Evil
  • Alien Vs Predator
  • Death Race
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Resident Evil: Retribution
  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

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Francis Ford Coppola (not listing all of them, but):

  • You’re A Big Boy Now
  • Finian’s Rainbow
  • The Rain People
  • The Godfather
  • The Conversation
  • The Godfather Part II
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Outsiders
  • Rumblefish
  • The Cotton Club
  • Peggy Sue Got Married
  • Bran Stoker’s Dracula
  • Jack (LOL)

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Only voted for Apocalypse Now because I couldn’t choose Jack

I can edit it in

Paul Thomas Anderson

  • Hard Eight
  • Boogie Nights
  • Magnolia
  • Punch Drunk Love
  • There Will Be Blood
  • The Master
  • Inherent Vice
  • Phantom Thread

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go on then

Nancy Meyers

  • The Parent Trap
  • What Women Want
  • Something’s Gotta Give
  • The Holiday
  • It’s Complicated
  • The Intern

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How sadly predictable :frowning_face:

(I love Bloom, it’s only better than Looper of his other work though)

I really like all 4 of these films to be fair

I will never tire of seeing ‘Raiders of The Lost Ark’…pure entertainment.


Coen Brothers

  • The Ladykillers
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Burn After Reading
  • A Serious Man
  • True Grit
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Hail Caesar

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I think ‘Boogie Nights’ might be my favourite film of all time.

Rob Reiner

  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • The Sure Thing
  • Stand by Me
  • The Princess Bride]
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Misery
  • A Few Good Men
  • North
  • The American President
  • Ghosts of Mississippi
  • The Story of Us
  • Alex & Emma
  • Rumor Has It
  • The Bucket List
  • Flipped
  • The Magic of Belle Isle
  • And So It Goes
  • Being Charlie
  • LBJ
  • Shock and Awe

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