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  • Fight Club
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Panic Room
  • Zodiac
  • The Social Network

David Fincher, ranked

12 films

To be fair, some of these I've only seen once.

  • Little Woods
  • Candyman
  • The Marvels
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Black Panther
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Lost in Translation
  • The Bling Ring
  • The Beguiled
  • Priscilla
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • Psycho
  • Eraserhead

Top 10 Horror Films of All Time

10 films

Updated October 2023 (28 Weeks Later out; Jordan Peele's Us in) after doing a number of rewatches for my book:…

  • Die Hard
  • Beetlejuice
  • Poltergeist
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Brazil

Top 5 Movies Siskel and Ebert Got Wrong

5 films

Compiled for this especially fun episode of Filmspotting, with Opposable Thumbs author Matt Singer.

It was two thumbs down for…

  • Stop Making Sense
  • Amazing Grace
  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
  • U2: Rattle and Hum
  • Dave Chappelle's Block Party
  • Black Girl
  • Cairo Station
  • I Am Not a Witch
  • Touki Bouki
  • Yeelen

Filmspotting African Cinema Marathon

5 films

Find episodes where we discuss each of these titles - as well as our Marathon awards - here:

  • 28 Days Later
  • 28 Weeks Later
  • As Above, So Below
  • The Babadook
  • Beloved

Films Discussed in Fear Not! A Christian Appreciation of Horror Movies

65 films

Now available!

If a favorite title of yours is missing, let me know - but also tell me what subgenre…

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • The Birds
  • Cat People
  • Get Out
  • Paranormal Activity 2

Top 5 Jump Scares

5 films

As discussed on Filmspotting #930, in relation to my new book, Fear Not! A Christian Appreciation of Horror Movies.


  • Dunkirk
  • Inception
  • Memento
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Prestige

Christopher Nolan, ranked

12 films

The definitive, conclusive ranking, now that we've finished our Christopher Nolan Oeuvre-view on Filmspotting. Memento moved up a couple of…

  • Little Women
  • Lady Bird
  • Barbie