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Cannes Film Festival 2017, Ranked

The films I saw in my five days at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, in order of favorites!

  • Interstellar
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Arrival
  • Jurassic World

movies where badass red headed women save the world


Katie 4 films

thank you... moms... for saving us...

  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Fargo
  • Kundun
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • The Man Who Wasn't There
  • No Country for Old Men
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • The Reader
  • True Grit
  • Skyfall

The Curious Case of Roger Deakins missing Oscar.

A man who has 13 Oscar Nominations with no win...A really curious case on why still he hasn't one yet.…

  • The Exorcist
  • The Fly
  • The Monster Squad
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch
  • Evil Dead II
  • The Church
  • The Beyond
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight
  • Cannibal Holocaust

matthew's definitive favourite horror films list

THIS IS IT. What you've all been waiting for: a list of my all time favourite horror films.

I'm not…

  • Norm of the North
  • Kamikaze Girls
  • Charlie's Angels
  • Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
  • Gone Girl
  • Battle Royale
  • Stalker
  • Ran
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Chicago
  • Aquamarine

Honorary Gay Movies

Sorry straights these movies belong to the gays :/ go find some new favorites

feel free to suggest some more…

  • A Trip to the Moon
  • The Great Train Robbery
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Les vampires
  • Intolerance
  • Broken Blossoms
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • Way Down East
  • Within Our Gates
  • Orphans of the Storm

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. An easy way of seeing how…

  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Strangers in Good Company
  • The Watermelon Woman
  • L'ange
  • Still Life
  • Mädchen in Uniform
  • Pariah
  • Losing Ground
  • Funeral Parade of Roses
  • Je, Tu, Il, Elle


Debut feature lengths. For the showdown.

  • You're Sleeping Nicole
  • Double Indemnity
  • Cuban Lover
  • Klown
  • Magical Girl
  • Preposterous
  • La Grande Bouffe
  • Table 19
  • The Fortune Cookie
  • Female Trouble

i love block colors


k8 185 films

we owe this list to saul bass

wip, keeping films aprox 1000+ views so i don't go overboard !!

  • A Hard Day
  • Sword of the Beast
  • Jurassic Park
  • Point Blank
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Back to the Future
  • Django
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Pieces
  • Tremors

List in Progres: 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die by (all) members of Letterboxd

You all heard about that famous book called "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", right!? There has been…

  • Synecdoche, New York
  • The Fits
  • American Beauty
  • Pariah
  • A Single Man
  • Brick
  • Cameraperson
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Appropriate Behavior
  • Donnie Darko

favorite directorial debuts


Lucy 35 films

favorite feature length debuts, only roughly ranked

i tried to select debut films that really left an impression: style and…

  • August 32nd on Earth
  • Son of Saul
  • In Bruges
  • Strictly Ballroom
  • Tyrannosaur
  • Knife in the Water
  • The Strange Little Cat
  • I Killed My Mother
  • Pieces of April
  • The Castle

And they wrote 'em too


Lise 67 films

Their 1st feature film. They wrote 'em then directed 'em, and I went and loved 'em.

  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Badlands
  • Mad Max
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Once Were Warriors
  • Love Serenade
  • Primer
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • The Witch
  • Ex Machina

Most Remarkable Debuts

For the inaugural Letterboxd Showdown, a list of directorial debuts that I consider remarkable.

  • Raw
  • Little Odessa
  • Eraserhead
  • Poison
  • Son of Saul
  • Citizen Kane
  • Blood Simple
  • Alien³
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Hard Eight
  • Knife in the Water
  • The Eyes of My Mother
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Arachnophobia
  • The Producers
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Eraserhead
  • Badlands
  • Tremors
  • Sling Blade

First Timers: Remarkable Debuts


DirkH 20 films

Debuts that have impressed me considerably for a variety of reasons.

Wanna know what they are? Ask away!

  • Requiem for a Dream

Daily Quiz 909: Can you name the movie from the dream sequence depicted?

Comment with your score and the time remaining if you get a perfect score.

Can you name the movie from…

  • The Arbor
  • Bad Timing
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Black Narcissus
  • Blithe Spirit
  • Bullet Boy
  • Capricorn One
  • Celine and Julie Go Boating
  • Un chien andalou
  • The Company of Wolves

Mark Kermode: 50 films every film fan should watch

The UK’s best-known film critic, Mark Kermode offers up 50 personal viewing recommendations, from great classics to overlooked gems.

  • Twin Peaks
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Twin Peaks: A Slice of Lynch
  • Creating Twin Peaks: Secrets From Another Place
  • Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces

"Twin Peaks: The Return" discussion thread [SPOILERS]

"...that gum you like is going to come back in style..."

I suppose one of these was inevitable, so I…