Eye-candy movies.

by ashturner-79373 | created - 9 months ago | updated - 4 days 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

82 Metascore

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.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

Votes: 552,487 | 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

75 Metascore

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.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley, Maggie McOmie

Votes: 45,127 | 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

81 Metascore

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 338,923 | Gross: $232.91M

director: William Friedkin cinematographers: Owen Roizman & Billy Williams

4. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

R | 83 min | Horror

75 Metascore

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.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain

Votes: 122,948 | Gross: $30.86M

director: Tobe Hooper cinematographer: Daniel Pearl art director: Robert A. Burns

5. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

82 Metascore

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.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 1,069,121 | 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

55 Metascore

An unearthly fog rolls into a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship mysteriously sank in its waters.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman

Votes: 58,239 | Gross: $21.38M

director: John Carpenter cinematographer: Dean Cundey

7. Blade Runner (1982)

R | 117 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

89 Metascore

A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

Votes: 638,996 | 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

42 Metascore

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 | Stars: Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh, Piper Laurie

Votes: 22,698

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 | Stars: Marilyn Manson, Daisy Berkowitz, Ginger Fish, Madonna Wayne Gacy

Votes: 150

director: Floria Sigismondi cinematographer: Christopher Soos art director: Kenny Baird

10. Hero (2002)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, History

85 Metascore

A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Jet Li, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ziyi Zhang

Votes: 167,427 | 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

59 Metascore

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 320,271 | Gross: $227.97M

director: M. Night Shyamalan cinematographer: Tak Fujimoto

12. Calvaire (2004)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror

52 Metascore

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.

Director: Fabrice du Welz | Stars: Laurent Lucas, Brigitte Lahaie, Gigi Coursigny, Jean-Luc Couchard

Votes: 10,969 | Gross: $0.00M

director: Fabrice du Welz cinematographer: Benoît Debie

13. Three... Extremes (2004)

R | 125 min | Horror

66 Metascore

An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors.

Directors: Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike, Chan-wook Park | Stars: Bai Ling, Byung-Hun Lee, Kyoko Hasegawa, Pauline Lau

Votes: 17,834 | 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.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Doug Allan

Votes: 152,934

director: Alastair Fothergill cinematographers: Michael Kelem, Doug Anderson, Andrew Shillabeer, et al.

15. WALL·E (2008)

G | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

95 Metascore

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard

Votes: 922,576 | 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

69 Metascore

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.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Mélanie Laurent

Votes: 1,149,614 | 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

49 Metascore

Despite being under heavy sedation, a young woman tries to make her way out of the Arboria Institute, a secluded, quasifuturistic commune.

Director: Panos Cosmatos | Stars: Eva Bourne, Michael J Rogers, Scott Hylands, Rondel Reynoldson

Votes: 11,198 | Gross: $0.06M

director: Panos Cosmatos cinematographer: Norm Li production designer: Bob Bottieri

18. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Pandorica Opens (2010)

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 | Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Alex Kingston, Arthur Darvill

Votes: 5,493

director: Toby Haynes cinematographer: Stephan Pehrsson visual effects: The Mill

19. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

69 Metascore

Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick

Votes: 344,722 | 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

79 Metascore

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.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Tabu

Votes: 543,469 | Gross: $124.99M

director: Ang Lee cinematographer: Claudio Miranda visual effects: Rhythm & Hues

21. ParaNorman (2012)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

72 Metascore

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

Directors: Chris Butler, Sam Fell | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Tucker Albrizzi

Votes: 88,300 | Gross: $56.00M

directors: Chris Butler & Sam Fell cinematographer: Tristan Oliver

22. Oblivion (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

54 Metascore

A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.

Director: Joseph Kosinski | Stars: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko

Votes: 459,567 | Gross: $89.02M

director: Joseph Kosinski cinematographer: Claudio Miranda production designer: Darren Gilford

23. Only God Forgives (2013)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

37 Metascore

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.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, Gordon Brown

Votes: 101,721 | Gross: $0.78M

director: Nicolas Winding Refn cinematographer: Larry Smith

24. Big Hero 6 (2014)

PG | 102 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

74 Metascore

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.

Directors: Don Hall, Chris Williams | Stars: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, T.J. Miller

Votes: 378,697 | 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

62 Metascore

The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 357,740 | 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

74 Metascore

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Votes: 1,330,066 | 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

83 Metascore

A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter.

Director: David Robert Mitchell | Stars: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe

Votes: 187,635 | Gross: $14.67M

director: David Robert Mitchell cinematographer: Mike Gioulakis production designer: Michael Perry

28. David Bowie: Blackstar (2015 Video)

10 min | Short, Drama, Horror

A surreal music video for David Bowie's single "Blackstar".

Director: Johan Renck | Stars: David Bowie, Elisa Lasowski, Bogdan Olarson

Votes: 630

director: Johan Renck cinematographer: Darren Lew production designer: Jan Houllevigue

29. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

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.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz

Votes: 795,845 | Gross: $154.06M

director: George Miller cinematographer: John Seale

30. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

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.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 794,618 | Gross: $936.66M

director: J. J. Abrams cinematographer: Dan Mindel production designers: Rick Carter & Darren Gilford special and visual effects: various

31. The Witch (2015)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery

83 Metascore

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Julian Richings

Votes: 161,037 | Gross: $25.14M

director: Robert Eggers cinematographer: Jarin Blaschke

32. The Great Wall (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

42 Metascore

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.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau

Votes: 114,312 | Gross: $45.54M

director: Yimou Zhang cinematographer: Stuart Dryburgh & Xiaoding Zhao production designer: John Myhre costumer designer: Mayes C. Rubeo

33. Planet Earth II (2016)

TV-G | 298 min | Documentary

David Attenborough returns in this breathtaking documentary showcasing life on Planet Earth.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 79,392

directors: various cinematographers: various

34. Raw (2016)

R | 99 min | Drama, Horror

81 Metascore

An innocent teenager, studying to be a vet, develops a craving for human flesh.

Director: Julia Ducournau | Stars: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas

Votes: 51,459 | Gross: $0.51M

director: Julia Ducournau cinematographer: Ruben Impens

35. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen

Votes: 488,728 | Gross: $532.18M

director: Gareth Edwards cinematographer: Greig Fraser special and visual effects: ILM

36. The Shallows (2016)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

59 Metascore

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.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo, Joseph Salas

Votes: 109,937 | Gross: $55.12M

director: Jaume Collet-Serra cinematographers: Peter Beeh & Flavio Martínez Labiano

37. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

R | 164 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

81 Metascore

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.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista

Votes: 391,900 | Gross: $92.05M

director: Denis Villeneuve cinematographer: Roger Deakins production designer: Dennis Gassner visual effects: various

38. Hereditary (2018)

R | 127 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

87 Metascore

After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences, and begin to unravel dark secrets.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff

Votes: 171,174 | Gross: $44.07M

director: Ari Aster cinematographer: Pawel Pogorzelski

39. 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 | Star: Ariana Grande

Votes: 216

director: Dave Meyers cinematographer: Scott Cunningham visual effects: BUF

40. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

87 Metascore

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.

Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman | Stars: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali

Votes: 259,076 | Gross: $190.24M

directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey & Rodney Rothman art directors: Dean Gordon & Patrick O'Keefe

41. The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)

R | 85 min | Horror

48 Metascore

A family of four staying at a secluded mobile home park for the night are stalked and then hunted by three masked psychopaths.

Director: Johannes Roberts | Stars: Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison, Lewis Pullman

Votes: 22,820 | Gross: $24.43M

director: Johannes Roberts cinematographer: Ryan Samul production designer: Freddy Waff



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