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Blue Velvet

64. Blue Velvet (1986)

This is my favorite Lynch film from what I've seen from him so far. It has that typical Lynchian atmosphere and it portrays a mystery plot about suburbian paranoia and the darkness of the human soul in a surreal, neo-noir and still very meaningful and amenable manner.

What I like most about this film is its fluent, stylish and dark atmosphere. There are many weird and even absurd moments, but the film never seems shattered or 'random' because of its overarching mood. There's a lot of crazy stuff going on, but it's all very engaging and because of the beautiful cinematography, the brilliant use of colors and Lynch's skillful directing, the film always has a sort of 'sophisticated' feeling to it, even when it shows really vulgar stuff.

Blue Velvet is a memorable and dreamy psychosexual trip full of cinematically wonderful, but strange sequences. I personally love it and I know many people on this forum do too. A must watch!