A Personal Canon

a list of films that i love, have had an impact on my life/personality, or films that resemble art that i want to make in the future. in alphabetical order

  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • 12 Angry Men
  • 20th Century Women
  • Almost Famous
  • Annette
  • Arrival
  • Bad Times at the El Royale
  • Beginners
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • Blindspotting
  • Blood Drips Heavily on Newsie Square
  • Blood Simple
  • Bo Burnham: Inside
  • Bo Burnham: Make Happy
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Brief Encounter
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • The Chosen
  • City of God
  • Clueless
  • David Byrne's American Utopia
  • The Daytrippers
  • The Death & Life of John F. Donovan
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • Eighth Grade
  • Empire Records
  • Euphoria: Trouble Don't Last Always
  • Fargo
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • First Reformed
  • Game Night
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • The Hours
  • I Am Easy to Find
  • I Killed My Mother
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Jaws
  • John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City
  • The Kid Detective
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • The Killing
  • Knives Out
  • Kramer vs. Kramer
  • La La Land
  • Lady Bird
  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Little Women
  • Logan
  • Love, Simon
  • Mank
  • Marriage Story
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • Milk
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines
  • Moonlight
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Oh, Hello on Broadway
  • Over the Garden Wall
  • Paddington 2
  • Palm Springs
  • Parasite
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  • Porco Rosso
  • The Present
  • The Princess Bride
  • Prisoners
  • Rear Window
  • Searching
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • The Shop Around the Corner
  • Shoplifters
  • Short Term 12
  • Silence
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • The Skeleton Twins
  • Soul
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Spirited Away
  • Spotlight
  • Stand by Me
  • A Star Is Born
  • Straight Up
  • Thumbsucker
  • Tokyo Godfathers
  • True Stories
  • Up
  • Walking and Talking
  • We Are Who We Are
  • When Harry Met Sally...
  • Wildlife
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • Zack Snyder's Justice League