Published 2012-08-03T22:41:21+1200 Updated 2013-02-01T17:10:41+1300
The films of David Fincher, ranked. If you disagree, tell me, I know some people will.
I guess our lists aren't really that different. I thought Tattoo was an interesting twist on the novel, but to each their own.
I have to throw myself in here... even though I bloody love all of these films. anyway: 1. The Social Network 2. Seven 3. Fight Club 4. Zodiac 5. Dragon Tattoo 6. Alien 3 7. Benjamin Button 8. The Game 9. Panic Room.
Interesting ranking, though it pains me to see The Game and Panic Room at the bottom. I absolutely love both of those.
nice lists, here' my ranking: 1. Se7en 2. Social Network 3. Zodiac 4. Fight Club 5. The Game 6. Panic Room 7. Dragon Tattoo 8. Benjamin Button
Good to see some love for The Game.
also pleased to see the game ranking high..
but fight club is top 3 material no matter which way you look at it - you must seriously have a beef with that movie to put it below panic room..
Haha I like Panic Room and I like Fight Club. If you check my ratings you'll see I gave them both 4/5.
theres no doubt they are both good films.. but I think Fight Club will remain on some levels a definitive film of its age.. whereas Panic Room is just a well constructed thriller with the odd fancy CG trick (flying the camera through the handle of a coffee pot.. oooh)
Since I am throwing in my two cents here goes where I sit:
Fight Club - One of those films everyone talked about and still should. Lots of clever stylistic tricks, but they served the story and felt fresh. Oh yeah, and it was a great pop culture critique of capitalism (even if some of the things that seemed clever then dont so much now).
The Game - It never seemed that people really knew about this film outside of Fincher fandom. But its so incredibly riveting and perfectly executed that it deserves its place on the list.
Seven - I guess this was Fincher's breakout piece, might be higher on the list if i had watched it more recently.
The Social Network - This one may well slip down the list as timeliness fades. But he sure did a good job making something so un-cinematic so very watchable (much credit also to Sorkin).
Benjamin Button - I get more vague about list positions at this point, but I think this one wins a high place for originality of story & amazing execution of the special effects.
Dragon Tattoo - Was so very slick, possibly more slow paced than it needed to be, but thats debatable.
Alien 3 - Well.. Its an Alien film.. and that still counts for a lot. For less amazing directors this could well be the centerpiece of a list. But given that Fincher came in late on a troubled production and compromised (and possibly mis-intentioned) script it sits where it sits.
Zodiac - This one never quite hit the mark for me, but I can certainly appreciate it.
Panic Room - Its a good film, but out of all of Finchers work its the one I find myself least inclined to re-watch, which is always a big black mark in my opinion.
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