Grab your popcorn: 18 Movies to (Visually) Inspire You



Remember when we had those memory books in elementary school with questions and poetry pages we’d just pass along for everybody in class to sign? There was always that one question about what movie genre is your favorite. I would always write down drama because it sounded so pretentious. Come to think about it now, I wouldn’t really know what to write. I’ve grown to detest any kind of categorization these days because at this point I really believe there’s not one left. Categories have been polluted by micro categories so what we have today is one big pond of mixed genres which, in my opinion, is a great thing.


Bane and I can always agree on one thing: we like Disney movies. Other times we just sit and scroll through movie base alternately shouting YES and NO. It’s hard.


I’ve only recently discovered I don’t have to watch and praise something just because it’s said to be cool. It’s perfectly ok not to like a good thing every now and then. As everything else, good stuff can also be boring, pretentious, too abstract and so on. I figured 26 is the perfect age to stop pretending I enjoyed that 4 hours long Tarkovsky masterpiece and embrace my overpaid ticket to Bridget Jone’s Baby without feeling like I’m less of a person. After that revelation, I asked myself is there anything I truly enjoy watching besides that. I can’t help it, I love a good chick flick (some of my straight male friends watch it too, so much for the “chick” flick), but other than chick flicks which, to be perfectly honest, are natural mood boosters, there’s a special genre that I love the most – visually inspiring movies. Now, I’m going to tell it like it is – I don’t really care about whether the dialogues are dull and casting could be better, I want to feel that art directing speaking to me. Besides the director’s style, art directors’, production designers’, photography directors’ and costume designers’ work is the first thing I see when the opening credits appear so 5 minutes into the movie I can already tell if I like it or nah. You feel me? If the answer is HELL YES! then you’ll probably love this list of my personal favorites when it comes to movies. No words, just collages so you can sense the atmosphere. Click away 🙂



1. Romeo + Juliet, Baz Luhrmann






2. The Royal Tenenbaums, Wes Anderson





3. Funny Face, Stanley Donen





4. Marie Antoinette, Sofia Coppola





5. Laurence Anyways, Xavier Dolan





6. The Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino





7. Nebraska, Alexander Payne





8. Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Taika Waititi





9. Spring Breakers, Harmony Korine





10. Volver, Pedro Almodovar





11. True Romance, Tony Scott





12. La Chinoise, Jean-Luc Godard





13. Thelma and Louis, Ridley Scott





14. Little Miss Sunshine, Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris





15. Buffalo 66, Vincent Gallo





16. Almost Famous, Cameron Crowe





17. Leon: The professional, Luc Besson 





18. A Single Man, Tom Ford




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