5. Fight Club
Every time David Fincher’s adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk is placed in the VCR (oh jesus) or played in full HD Blu Ray (welcome to the future, primitives), it offers something new, like Tyler Durden appearing in split-second frames before he even fully manifests. There is too a follow-up graphic novel series (Fight Club 2) written by Palhniuk, continuing the book/film as Durden resurfaces later on.
4. Shaun of the Dead
Edgar Wright’s first in The Cornetto Trilogy bombards the audience with jokes and references quicker than a wizard can say “Quidditch,” apparently, and still holds up as one of the greatest hybrid-genre zombie-romantic-comedy (zom-rom-com) of all time, having spawned hordes of trashy clones.
3. The Raid/The Raid 2
Welsh director Gareth Evans has earned a place high up in martial-arts cinema and brought Indonesian action movies deservedly into the limelight with two astounding pieces of action cinema. There is so much action and choreograph involved, in fact, that one cannot simply walk into Mordor and view only once. Revisiting these movies is the only way in which to truly feel every brutal kick, punch and gunshot on show.
2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Peter Jackson took the great works of Tolkien and brought them to life in a near-perfect trilogy. Three years and three films later, we have an epic fantasy series that will stand the test of time where The Hobbit, in all it’s CG over-indulgence, may not. There can never been too many times to stick on the extended trilogy and follow our fellowship on their journey to Mount Doom once more.
1. Reservoir Dogs.
Tarantino’s masterful debut is the final film that demands various viewings to fully appreciate the genius of early Tarantino. The fractured and nonlinear storytelling techniques begs for the film that reinvigorated cinema to be rewatched at least once, having put Tarantino on the map as he continued this practice later with Pulp Fiction.
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