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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

TitleDirector
Firefly franchiseJoss Whendon
Ex Machina movieAlex Garland
Serial Experiments Lain anime seriesRyūtarō Nakamura
Blade Runner 2049 movieDenis Villeneuve
Star Trek franchiseVarious
Ergo Proxy anime seriesShūkō Murase
A Space Odyssey franchiseStanley Kubrick and Peter Hyams
WarGames (1983) movieJohn Badham
Doctor Who franchiseVarious
The Matrix franchiseJoel Silver
Back to the Future franchiseRobert Zemeckis

Comedy series and movies

TitleDirector
Monty Python and the Holy Grail movieTerry Gilliam and Terry Jones
Robin Hood: Men in Tights movieMel Brooks
The Interview movieSeth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
The Simpsons MovieDavid Silverman
The Big Lebowski movieJoel Coen
Seinfeld seriesVarious
The IT Crowd seriesGraham 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 seriesCreators: Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland (I am not sure if it has directors)

Horror movies

TitleDirectorWarnings
Braindead (also known as Dead Alive) (Comedy horror) moviePeter JacksonContains gore
The Thing (1982)John CarpenterContains gore
Gremlins movies (Comedy horror)Joe DanteNone
Society (1989) movieBrian YuznaContains a tiny bit of nudity, not much though
Ichi the Killer (also known as Koroshiya 1)Takashi MiikeContains gore and a disturbing story
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchiseVariousPretty raw/realistic, but not really much gore.
A Nightmare on Elm Street franchiseVariousContains some gore
Alien (1979) movieRidley ScottContains some gore
Phantasm moviesDon Coscarelli (the first four movies) and David Hartman (the last movie)Contains some gore
Little Shop of Horrors (1986) musical movieFrank OzNone
Re-Animator movies (Comedy horror)Stuart Gordon (first movie) and Brian Yuzna (other two movies)Contains gore
Hellraiser franchiseVariousContains gore
Ju-On, The Grudge franchiseVariousContains many jumpscares
Grave Encounters moviesThe Vicious Brothers (first movie) and John Poliquin (second movie)Contains many jumpscares
We Are What We Are (2013) movieJim MickleContains some gore
Insidious moviesVariousContains many jumpscares
Ginger Snaps moviesVariousContains gore
The Collector (2009) moviesMarcus DunstanContains much gore
Dark Skies movieScott StewartNone

Horror series

TitleDirector
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.

TitleDirector
Men Behind The Sun franchiseVarious
A Serbian FilmSrđan Spasojević
Cannibal HolocaustRuggero Deodato
Guinea Pig franchiseVarious
Martyrs (2008)Pascal Laugier
TuskKevin Smith
Salò, or the 120 Days of SodomPier Paolo Pasolini
The Girl Next Door (2007)Gregory Wilson
Funny GamesMichael 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,…

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

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.

This isn’t horror, but you might like it

This movie has a great message and story. Just like the movies listed above it is also controversial.

TitleDirector
The Skin I Live InPedro Almodóvar

Drama movies

TitleDirector
Requiem for a DreamDarren Aronofsky
Come and SeeElem Klimov
Love Exposure (2008)Sion Sono
Oldboy (2003)Chan-wook Park

Weird stuff, I guess? (series and movies)

TitleCreated by
CalvaireFabrice Du Welz
EraserheadDavid Lynch
Twin PeaksMark Frost and David Lynch
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency serieMax Landis

So bad it’s good movies

TitleDirectorWarnings
Bad Taste moviePeter JacksonContains gore, the type of gore that Peter Jackson is known for.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space movieStephen ChiodoNone
The Disaster Artist movieJames FrancoNone
Kung Fu Hustle movieStephen ChowYou might die of laughing
Rubber movieQuentin DupieuxContains some gore, not that much though
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes franchiseJohn DeBelloNone
Kung Furie movieDavid SandbergNone
Hackers movieIain SoftleyNone

Other movies

TitleDirector
The Imitation GameMorten Tyldum
Pirates of the Caribbean moviesGore Verbinski (1–3), Rob Marshall (4), Espen Sandberg (5), Joachim Rønning (5)
Coraline animated movieHenry Selick
A Beautiful Mind biographical movieRon Howard
The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep movieJay Russell
WALL-E movieAndrew 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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