A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
What do you get for the man who has everything?
In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nary a nanosecond, Nicholas finds himself consumed by a dangerous set of ever-changing rules, unable to distinguish where the charade ends and reality begins.
Immensely dark, intensely gripping & extremely unpredictable yet nothing more than just a game, David Fincher's follow-up to his darkest masterpiece is a meticulously crafted, cleverly layered & fabulously narrated mystery thriller that starts playing with your conscience from its opening moments, drops subtle hints throughout its runtime to give an insight of its structure & completely flips on you the very moment you think you've got it all sorted out.
The Game tells the story of a wealthy investment banker who on his 48th birthday, which is the same age when his father committed suicide, receives an unusual present from his brother - a voucher for participation in a "game" that will ultimately change his life. Hesitant at first, he eventually gives…
In The Game it's all about the ride. Accept this and you're in, decline it and you're out. David Fincher's film coming on the heels of his massive breakthrough Se7en, is a high-concept film, grounded by nifty, youthful talent. It's a fun, energetic and stylish twisty action thriller, pulsing and wild a ride. It's not exactly steeped in realism, but it's one that'll pick you up, jumble you around and give you a fantastic time if you're lucky enough to go with it.
Fincher is about style here as usual, but unlike most of this work where gripping entertainment becomes more by the end, the themes are beginning and the irrepressible fast-paced thrills play off of it. Turning a strange…
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David Fincher has always been a great admirer of Hitchcock; the influence could be seen in both his early and later films, including Alien 3. It was in the way he handled suspense and the methods on how his climaxes unfold that brings the attention of the Master of Suspense. The Game would be one of his most prime examples of Fincher utilising Hitchcock's methods, but doing so where it comes off as a homage rather than a rip-off. The familiar elements are there; the likeable and sympathetic leading man, a quality that actor Michael Douglas attempts to display a blend of Cary Grant's…
A movie so filled with intrigue and suspense, made beautiful by Fincher. Sure there may have been a few plot holes but the atmosphere and thrill it created was phenomenal.
David Fincher - the man responsible for Se7en - made a Michael Douglas vehicle right after his true first hooray into cinema, and right before his magnum opus Fight Club.
That film was The Game. A film that descends into the dark madness of a very troubled mind. Nicholas is not your average man. Memories of his father's suicide have plagued his life. And to make matters worse, he's about to celebrate becoming the age his father was when he took his own life.
So to help make things better, Nicholas' brother, Conrad, has offered him an invitation to play a game. Nicholas, after much putting it off, decides to take his brother up on the offer.
After Nicholas shows…
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The Game is the story of a man who signs himself up for a mysterious game that eventually gets a bit out of hand and starts to affect all aspects of his life
I found the film's premise to be highly intriguing. It immediately hooked me from the start with its developed leading character and situations that built high levels of suspense and mystery. The adventure that our protagonist embarks on is for the most part interesting, it is during certain scenes during the middle passages that make the film feel a tad underwhelming, lacking the punch in character development and with events that is only carried by its…
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I always forget how great this is. So elaborate. So well executed.
But what if he jumped off the roof at a different point and missed the target. Seemed very possible. OH WELL! It's a movie.
I'm a big fan of David Fincher, so I knew I had to check this out eventually. Dark, but at the same time gripping, The Game is a film that is very unpredictable and keeps you guessing throughout.
Fincher's work is very good here. Very stylish yet seemingly bleak.The script was excellent, but I feel the execution could have been a bit better. His casting of Michael Douglas was great. Really helped solidify the film. The movie as a whole was a bit out there and was too preposterous and implausible. It has many peaks and valleys, but at the same time, it's just a little too over the top for me to truly love it. It's definitely not Fincher's best work, but it's not his worst either. For the most part, it's still an enjoyable, exhilarating thrill ride if you can look past the cheese and enjoy it for what it is.
si sólo quedara en el mundo una película de la marca david fincher by david fincher® yo pediría que fuera ésta.
Plot twist palooza
I'm pretty astonished that this film doesn't have wider recognition (I had never heard of it before my boyfriend recommended seeing it). It's an absolute pantheon-level mindfuck, and it involves just an unfair gathering of talent. Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, David Fincher... it's just a perfect storm for a paranoia-fueled thrill ride.
o filme acabou mas ainda ta tendo twist
vai ter twist até semana que vem
A great concept. The rich can have a game that utterly messes with you. A high concept movie with some major plot holes. First view keeps you guessing. Repeat viewings highlight flaws
The Game is one of those original films that will stay brilliant for all time. Its in my opinion Michael Douglas best film and Sean Penn nails it as his brother.
Its a must see movie about power, paranoia its a thriller with a mind fuck twist, of course its a Fincher movie.
I love when you have clue what is going on and why. Especially when it changes the main character forever. One of my favorite Fincher films.
- A Page of Madness
- Un Chien Andalou
- L'âge d'or
- Meshes of the Afternoon
- Grand Illusion
- Seven Samurai
- The Lady Vanishes
- The 400 Blows
The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
I don't know why I did this.
Number I've Seen: 186/760 (24%)
- Eyes Wide Shut
- Speed Racer
- Marie Antoinette
- Spring Breakers
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