Eye-candy movies.by ashturner-79373 | created - 11 months ago | updated - 1 week ago | Public
Just the movies (and any TV shows/episodes, music videos) that are most beautiful to look at, for me personally - that includes camera shots and movements, colour palettes and lighting, and visual/production design.
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1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.
Votes: 558,421 | Gross: $56.95M
director: Stanley Kubrick cinematographers: John Alcott & Geoffrey Unsworth production designers: Ernest Archer, Harry Lange & Tony Masters special and visual effects: Stanley Kubrick, Douglas Trumbull, et al.
2. THX 1138 (1971)
R | 86 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In the twenty-fifth century, a time when people have designations instead of names, a man, THX 1138, and a woman, LUH 3417, rebel against their rigidly controlled society.
Votes: 45,371 | Gross: $2.44M
director: George Lucas cinematographers: Albert Kihn & David Myers editor: George Lucas art director: Michael Haller
3. The Exorcist (1973)
R | 122 min | Horror
When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.
Votes: 342,369 | Gross: $232.91M
director: William Friedkin cinematographers: Owen Roizman & Billy Williams
4. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
R | 83 min | Horror
Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths And must survive the terrors of leatherface and his family.
Votes: 125,418 | Gross: $30.86M
director: Tobe Hooper cinematographer: Daniel Pearl art director: Robert A. Burns
PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.
Votes: 1,079,105 | Gross: $290.48M
director: Irvin Kershner cinematographer: Peter Suschitzky production designer: Norman Reynolds special effects: ILM
6. The Fog (1980)
R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller
An unearthly fog rolls into a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship mysteriously sank in its waters.
Votes: 59,035 | Gross: $21.38M
director: John Carpenter cinematographer: Dean Cundey
7. Blade Runner (1982)
R | 117 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Votes: 645,217 | Gross: $32.87M
director: Ridley Scott cinematographer: Jordan Cronenweth production designer: Lawrence G. Paull special and visual effects: Douglas Trumbull, Richard Yuricich, et al.
8. Return to Oz (1985)
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, is somehow called back to Oz when a vain witch and the Nome King destroy everything that makes the magical land beautiful.
director: Walter Murch cinematographer: David Watkin production designer: Norman Reynolds
9. Marilyn Manson: The Beautiful People (1996 Video)
4 min | Short, Horror, Music
A promotional video for Marilyn Manson's 1996 single "The Beautiful People."
director: Floria Sigismondi cinematographer: Christopher Soos art director: Kenny Baird
10. Hero (2002)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, History
A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors.
Votes: 168,088 | Gross: $53.71M
director: Yimou Zhang cinematographer: Christopher Doyle production designers: Tingxiao Huo & Zhenzhou Yi costume designer: Emi Wada
11. Signs (2002)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.
Votes: 322,637 | Gross: $227.97M
director: M. Night Shyamalan cinematographer: Tak Fujimoto
12. Calvaire (2004)
Not Rated | 88 min | Horror
Marc, a traveling entertainer, is on his way home for Christmas when his van brakes in the middle of a jerkwater town with some strange inhabitans.
Votes: 11,046 | Gross: $0.00M
director: Fabrice du Welz cinematographer: Benoît Debie
13. Three... Extremes (2004)
R | 125 min | Horror
An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors.
Votes: 17,943 | Gross: $0.08M
SEGMENT "Cut" ONLY!
director: Chan-wook Park cinematographer: Chung-hoon Chung editors: Jae-beom and Sang-beom Kim production designer: Seong-hie Ryu
14. Planet Earth (2006)
TV-PG | 538 min | Documentary
Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.
director: Alastair Fothergill cinematographers: Michael Kelem, Doug Anderson, Andrew Shillabeer, et al.
15. WALL·E (2008)
G | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
Votes: 931,652 | Gross: $223.81M
director: Andrew Stanton cinematographers: Danielle Feinberg & Jeremy Lasky production designer: Ralph Eggleston
16. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
Votes: 1,162,663 | Gross: $120.54M
director: Quentin Tarantino cinematographer: Robert Richardson production designer: David Wasco
17. Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)
R | 110 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Despite being under heavy sedation, a young woman tries to make her way out of the Arboria Institute, a secluded, quasifuturistic commune.
Votes: 11,429 | Gross: $0.06M
director: Panos Cosmatos cinematographer: Norm Li production designer: Bob Bottieri
Doctor Who (2005– )
The Pandorica Opens
TV-PG | 49 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
River Song returns to deliver The Doctor a serious warning from his allies: the mythical Pandorica, said to contain the most feared creature in the entire Universe, is opening.
director: Toby Haynes cinematographer: Stephan Pehrsson visual effects: The Mill
19. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart.
Votes: 347,901 | Gross: $31.49M
director: Edgar Wright cinematographer: Bill Pope editors: Jonathan Amos & Paul Machliss production designer: Marcus Rowland costume designer: Laura Jean Shannon visual effects: various
20. Life of Pi (2012)
PG | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.
Votes: 547,478 | Gross: $124.99M
director: Ang Lee cinematographer: Claudio Miranda visual effects: Rhythm & Hues
21. ParaNorman (2012)
PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
Votes: 89,058 | Gross: $56.00M
directors: Chris Butler & Sam Fell cinematographer: Tristan Oliver
22. Oblivion (I) (2013)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.
Votes: 462,324 | Gross: $89.02M
director: Joseph Kosinski cinematographer: Claudio Miranda production designer: Darren Gilford
23. Only God Forgives (2013)
R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok's criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother's recent death.
Votes: 102,390 | Gross: $0.78M
director: Nicolas Winding Refn cinematographer: Larry Smith
24. Big Hero 6 (2014)
PG | 102 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
Votes: 382,097 | Gross: $222.53M
directors: Don Hall & Chris Williams cinematographers: Rob Dressel & Adolph Lusinsky production designer: Paul Felix
25. Godzilla (2014)
PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity.
Votes: 360,135 | Gross: $200.68M
director: Gareth Edwards cinematographer: Seamus McGarvey visual effects: Jim Rygiel, et al.
26. Interstellar (2014)
PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.
Votes: 1,348,782 | Gross: $188.02M
director: Christopher Nolan cinematographer: Hoyte van Hoytema production designer: Nathan Crowley visual effects: Double Negative
27. It Follows (2014)
R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter.
Votes: 190,610 | Gross: $14.67M
director: David Robert Mitchell cinematographer: Mike Gioulakis production designer: Michael Perry
28. Noah (2014)
PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Noah (Russell Crowe) is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.
Votes: 232,656 | Gross: $101.20M
director: Darren Aronofsky cinematographer: Matthew Libatique visual effects: ILM
29. David Bowie: Blackstar (2015 Video)
10 min | Short, Drama, Horror
A surreal music video for David Bowie's single "Blackstar".
director: Johan Renck cinematographer: Darren Lew production designer: Jan Houllevigue
30. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.
Votes: 805,386 | Gross: $154.06M
director: George Miller cinematographer: John Seale
31. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Defected stormtrooper Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.
Votes: 800,256 | Gross: $936.66M
director: J. J. Abrams cinematographer: Dan Mindel production designers: Rick Carter & Darren Gilford special and visual effects: various
32. The Witch (2015)
R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.
Votes: 167,079 | Gross: $25.14M
director: Robert Eggers cinematographer: Jarin Blaschke
33. The Great Wall (I) (2016)
PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
In ancient China, a group of European mercenaries encounters a secret army that maintains and defends the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.
Votes: 115,677 | Gross: $45.54M
director: Yimou Zhang cinematographer: Stuart Dryburgh & Xiaoding Zhao production designer: John Myhre costumer designer: Mayes C. Rubeo
34. Planet Earth II (2016)
TV-G | 298 min | Documentary
David Attenborough returns in this breathtaking documentary showcasing life on Planet Earth.
Star: David Attenborough
directors: various cinematographers: various
35. Raw (2016)
R | 99 min | Drama, Horror
An innocent teenager, studying to be a vet, develops a craving for human flesh.
Votes: 52,506 | Gross: $0.51M
director: Julia Ducournau cinematographer: Ruben Impens
36. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.
Votes: 494,717 | Gross: $532.18M
director: Gareth Edwards cinematographer: Greig Fraser special and visual effects: ILM
37. The Shallows (2016)
PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.
Votes: 111,214 | Gross: $55.12M
director: Jaume Collet-Serra cinematographers: Peter Beeh & Flavio Martínez Labiano
38. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
R | 164 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.
Votes: 400,250 | Gross: $92.05M
director: Denis Villeneuve cinematographer: Roger Deakins production designer: Dennis Gassner visual effects: various
39. Loving Vincent (2017)
PG-13 | 94 min | Animation, Biography, Crime
In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.
Votes: 42,876 | Gross: $6.74M
directors: Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman cinematographers: Tristan Oliver & Lukasz Zal head of painting: Piotr Dominiak
40. The Favourite (2018)
R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, History
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Votes: 136,493 | Gross: $34.24M
director: Yorgos Lanthimos cinematographer: Robbie Ryan production designer: Fiona Crombie
41. Hereditary (2018)
R | 127 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.
Votes: 181,462 | Gross: $44.07M
director: Ari Aster cinematographer: Pawel Pogorzelski
42. Ariana Grande: No Tears Left to Cry (2018 Video)
Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Fantasy, Music
In the official music video for her song "No Tears Left to Cry", Ariana Grande performs while walking on the ceiling and the walls.
director: Dave Meyers cinematographer: Scott Cunningham visual effects: BUF
43. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
PG | 117 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.
Votes: 276,100 | Gross: $190.24M
directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey & Rodney Rothman art directors: Dean Gordon & Patrick O'Keefe
44. The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)
R | 85 min | Horror
A family of four staying at a secluded mobile home park for the night are stalked and then hunted by three masked psychopaths.
Votes: 23,591 | Gross: $24.43M
director: Johannes Roberts cinematographer: Ryan Samul production designer: Freddy Waff