Film School Blog

My (Current) Favorite Films

The second most popular question you'll get in film school right after, "What do you want to do after you graduate?" is the less intimidating and more fun question of what your favorite movies are. I love hearing which films resonate most with my classmates and friends. It tells me so much about them. After all, you are what you watch!  

While my friend Annalise and I were indulging in homemade vegan avocado ice cream a few nights ago, we were talking about all the films we're embarrassed to have not seen yet, and how our tastes are inevitably going to change once we get around to them. We listed off our current top ten favorite films (because it's basically impossible to pick just one), and plan on revisiting this list every ~six months or so~ to see how we grow as filmmakers, and how our tastes evolve too. I don't have any new 285 films to post this week, nor a corresponding blog post, so I thought this might be a fun filler. 

So, here are our top ten favorite films (in no particular order) as of right now: 

Soraya's:

  1. Pulp Fiction
  2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  3. Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2 (shut up, it counts)
  4. Into The Wild
  5. Dances with Wolves
  6. Little Miss Sunshine
  7. American Beauty
  8. Anomalisa
  9. Wait Until Dark
  10. Apocalypse Now

Annalise's:

  1. Blade Runner
  2. Mustang
  3. Little Miss Sunshine
  4. Moulin Rouge
  5. Moonrise Kingdom
  6. Boyhood
  7. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
  8. Dead Poets Society
  9. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  10. Amélie

As you can see, we are unsurprisingly post-modern-ethnocentric-millennial-pieces-of-shit whose selection revolves mostly around films made in the last 20 yearsDeal with it. *sunglasses descend onto our faces* We are open to any recommendations and would love to hear what your top ten favorites are in the comments! :) Don't be shy!