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Last modified: Sun, Apr 18, 2021

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My taste

I have my own taste like every person. This only contains the things which I really loved or enjoyed. I have seen more than this.

The sections in this list are mostly ranked on how much I like things. Click on a movie to see more details.

Most of these details are just summaries. Reviews might be a bad name for now, but that can change. I will make some of those more detailed.

Sections on this page

Sci-Fi series and movies

Title Director
Firefly franchise Joss Whendon
Ex Machina movie Alex Garland
Serial Experiments Lain anime series Ryūtarō Nakamura
Blade Runner 2049 movie Denis Villeneuve
Star Trek franchise Various
Ergo Proxy anime series Shūkō Murase
A Space Odyssey franchise Stanley Kubrick and Peter Hyams
Metropolis (1927), silent movie Fritz Lang
WarGames (1983) movie John Badham
Doctor Who franchise Various
The Matrix franchise Joel Silver
Back to the Future franchise Robert Zemeckis

Comedy series and movies

Title Director
Monty Python and the Holy Grail movie Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones
Robin Hood: Men in Tights movie Mel Brooks
Bottom series Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall
The Interview movie Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
The Simpsons Movie David Silverman
The Big Lebowski movie Joel Coen
Seinfeld series Various
The IT Crowd series Graham Linehan (25 episodes) and Derek Hallworth (1 episode)
Ash vs Evil Dead series (Horror Comedy) Sam Raimi
Shaun of the Dead (Horror Comedy) Edgar Wright
Rick and Morty animated series Creators: Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland (I am not sure if it has directors)

Horror, thriller and true crime movies

Title Director Warnings
Braindead (also known as Dead Alive) (Comedy horror) movie Peter Jackson Contains gore
The Thing (1982) movie John Carpenter Contains gore
May (2002) movie Lucky McKee None
Gremlins movies (Comedy horror) Joe Dante None
Society (1989) movie Brian Yuzna Contains a tiny bit of nudity, not much though
Donkey Punch movie Olly Blackburn Contains a sex scene, contains some gore
Ichi the Killer (also known as Koroshiya 1) movie Takashi Miike Contains gore and a disturbing story
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise Various Pretty raw/realistic, but not really much gore.
A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise Various Contains some gore
Alien (1979) movie Ridley Scott Contains some gore
Phantasm movies Don Coscarelli (the first four movies) and David Hartman (the last movie) Contains some gore
Little Shop of Horrors (1986) musical movie Frank Oz None
Re-Animator movies (Comedy horror) Stuart Gordon (first movie) and Brian Yuzna (other two movies) Contains gore
Hellraiser franchise Various Contains gore
Ju-On, The Grudge franchise Various Contains many jumpscares
Grave Encounters movies The Vicious Brothers (first movie) and John Poliquin (second movie) Contains many jumpscares
We Are What We Are (2013) movie Jim Mickle Contains some gore
Insidious movies Various Contains many jumpscares
Ginger Snaps movies Various Contains gore
The Collector (2009) movies Marcus Dunstan Contains much gore
Dark Skies movie Scott Stewart None

True crime series

Title Director
Mindhunter (Netflix series) Various

Horror movies which are hard to watch

These movies have a great story, but it is also very disturbing. Most people probably want to avoid these. I enjoyed them though.

In fact these movies are pretty incredible is a way. These movies are not supposed to be fun. These movies have a deep underlying message, even though not everyone sees them.

Title Director
Men Behind The Sun franchise Various
The Girl Next Door and An American Crime movies Gregory Wilson and Tommy O'Haver
The Eyes of My Mother Nicolas Pesce
Cannibal Holocaust Ruggero Deodato
A Serbian Film Srđan Spasojević
Martyrs (2008) Pascal Laugier
Lunacy Jan Svankmajer
Raw Julia Ducournau
Pig Pen Jason Koch
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom Pier Paolo Pasolini
Guinea Pig franchise Various
Tusk Kevin Smith
Funny Games Michael Haneke

More hard to watch horror movies

Hard to watch horror movies which I don't recommend

Read about these movies before you risk watching them!

Sure, these movies deserve to be seen by some people just like every movie. It are still movies, but you probably want to avoid these. I will probably watch some of these, just to see if there is any story.

Visitor Q, I Spit On Your Grave, Grotesque, …

The Vomit Gore movies

I have a whole page about the movies from Lucifer Valentine. You might want to check it out.

Melancholie der Engel

This movie was just a mess in my opinion. It lacks a story. It is just gross for being gross. The music is alright and it has a weird atmosphere.

I get why some see this as the most disturbing movie, but it is not to me. Men Behind The Sun was a better movie and was more disturbing in my opinion.

Inside (2007)

I can’t completely say that it sucks. The effects are great, but the story is pretty much what you expect. It is not much more than I expected. It is ok if you watch for gore and like slashers.

August Underground trilogy

Eh, it has good effects. Not that much story in my opinion, but the director of it, is a nice guy. He had a reason to create it. I am just not into found footage stuff.

The second one (Mordum) felt like actually killers would make it. The effects are often a bit overdone though. Anyway, it are just movies you watch for the effects in my opinion. The movies are kinda boring in my opinion?


Nekromantik (1 & 2) have a great soundtracks, but the story is boring and slow. The brutal animal killing (a rabbit in the first and a seal in the second movie) is the only really shocking thing in my opinion.

The seal part had disturbing music on top of it. That part was distgusting and actually worked very well as shock. It was the only really well done part in the franchise in my opinion. Too bad that the story of the movie is way too slow and uninteresting.

Those videos were not made for the movie, but taken from slaughter footage, so that is at least a good thing. I don’t think that anything should die to create film or art, but using existing material is ok in my book.

Culture changes with time. Stuff which was ok in the past is not always ok now, so my look at older movies which had animal cruelty is different, even though I don’t encourage it.

The Human Centipede

I have seen The Human Centipede (1). The story was very weak in my opinion. There was no point in watching it. I haven’t seen the sequels, because they are probably just as uninteresting.

It is not that graphic. It feels like it is just made to be called “sick”. The movie was just bad. Not even in a good way. It wasn’t super graphical and the story was predictable. It was pretty boring.

Drama movies

Title Director
Requiem for a Dream Darren Aronofsky
Come and See Elem Klimov
Love Exposure (2008) Sion Sono
Oldboy (2003) Chan-wook Park
Happiness (1998) Todd Solondz
The Skin I Live In Pedro Almodóvar
Dancer in the Dark Lars von Trier

Weird stuff, I guess? (series and movies)

Title Created by
Calvaire Fabrice Du Welz
Eraserhead David Lynch
Twin Peaks Mark Frost and David Lynch
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency series Max Landis

So bad its good movies

Title Director Warnings
Bad Taste movie Peter Jackson Contains gore, the type of gore that Peter Jackson is known for.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space movie Stephen Chiodo None
The Disaster Artist movie James Franco None
Kung Fu Hustle movie Stephen Chow You might die of laughing
Rubber movie Quentin Dupieux Contains some gore, not that much though
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes franchise John DeBello None
Kung Furie movie David Sandberg None
Hackers movie Iain Softley None

Other movies

Title Director
The Imitation Game Morten Tyldum
Pirates of the Caribbean movies Gore Verbinski (1–3), Rob Marshall (4), Espen Sandberg (5), Joachim Rønning (5)
Coraline animated movie Henry Selick
A Beautiful Mind biographical movie Ron Howard
The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep movie Jay Russell
WALL-E movie Andrew Stanton

Crime movies

Training Day

I don’t usually watch crime movies, but I have seen Training Day. Someone recommended it it to me. It was a good movie. I can’t really say much bad things about it. It was well-shot. It was directed by Antoine Fuqua.

Haven’t seen, but want to see

It is possible that I won’t like these movies though. I might add images to this page later, if I find a way to use movie cover images legally.

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