The Top 10 'best looking movies' of all time

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The Hourglass Sanatorium – Possibly an influence of Gilliam and the like, albeit much more surreal.
Port of Shadows – Gloomy timeworn cine of 1930s France.
Brothers Quay movies – esp. their two features (The PianoTurner of Earthquakes & Institute Benjamenta).
Jiri Barta shorts – esp. The Last Theft.
Forbidden Planet – Campy geometric sci-fi. I love it.
Odd Man Out – Carol Reed’s The Third Man has more revered cinematography, but this is even better looking IMO.
Greenaway movies – esp. Cook, Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover, and Prospero’s Books. They’re filmed like fanciful oversized stage productions.
Enter the Void

This thread feels incomplete without Tarkovsky and post-Tarkovsky stuff. Hazy, bleak, quasi-apocalyptic:
Stalker and Nostalghia are my favorites from Tarkovsky himself.
Also, too many to name from Konstantin Lopushanskiy, Piotr Szulkin, Aleksandr Sokurov, and early von Trier. Glowy, dark, and delirious with Tarkovsky's footprint.



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This thread feels incomplete without Tarkovsky and post-Tarkovsky stuff. Hazy, bleak, quasi-apocalyptic:
Stalker and Nostalghia are my favorites from Tarkovsky himself.
Also, too many to name from Konstantin Lopushanskiy, Piotr Szulkin, Aleksandr Sokurov, and early von Trier. Glowy, dark, and delirious with Tarkovsky's footprint.

Not to undervalue his black and white 60's work though, personally I think Andrei Rublev is the best looking film ever made and Ivan's Childhood is amazingly well realised for a debut film as well. The complex compositions he comes up with that evolve with the camera work are very hard to beat.


Frantisek Vlacil around the same kind as well acts as a kind of dark mirror to Tarkovsky with Marketa Lazarova and Valley of the Bees.



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Avengers 2018
Mission Impossible 6
Thor 2017
Spiderman 2019
Fast and Furious 2019
Avengers Endgame
Captain Marvel
Lucy
Scared Game 2018
Not sure if serious.
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Frantisek Vlacil around the same kind as well acts as a kind of dark mirror to Tarkovsky with Marketa Lazarova and Valley of the Bees.
I wasn't familiar with Vlacil, but I'm on these now. Thanks!



I wasn't familiar with Vlacil, but I'm on these now. Thanks!
The former especially is deliberately disconcerting and confusing but I do think its not far off the quality of Andrei Rublev, taking the same kind of setting but shifting it towards wild dark paganism.



If you want visual feasts these three are must sees, especially if you can see them theatrically. Baraka is my favorite.


Baraka (1992)


Koyaanisqatsi (1982)


Powaqqatsi (1988)
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If you want visual feasts these three are must sees, especially if you can see them theatrically. Baraka is my favorite.


Baraka (1992)


Koyaanisqatsi (1982)


Powaqqatsi (1988)
Samsara too.



Brazil.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
Lawrence of Arabia.
Bondarchuk's War and Peace.
The Lord of the Rings.
Melancholia.
Night Watch/Day Watch.



  1. Lawrence of Arabia
  2. LOTR Trilogy
  3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  4. Apocalypse Now
  5. The Revenant
  6. Days of Heaven
  7. Le Samourai
  8. Heat
  9. The Matrix
  10. To Catch A Thief
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I re-watched 'Apocalypse Now' last night in 4k. Absolutely stunning

I would recommend The Conformist as well with the same cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, that film had quite a strong influence on both The Godfather and Apoc Now IMHO.



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I would recommend The Conformist as well with the same cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, that film had quite a strong influence on both The Godfather and Apoc Now IMHO.
I've yet to see this one - thanks for reminding me to watch it.



Black Rain (1989), The Fall (2006) and The Crow (1994).



PS. I forgot The Fall. That movie alone makes me want to purchase a 4K T.V..



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PS. I forgot The Fall. That movie alone makes me want to purchase a 4K T.V..
It's not out in 4k.

But the 1080p version looks spectacular upscaled.



These films stayed with me visually after i had watched them.

The Lost City of Z
Coraline
Spiderman Into the Spiderverse
Pans Labyrinth
Gold Rush