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Films I have seen

This is an incomplete list of all films I have seen, some with additional comments.

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

12 Monkeys

13 Going on 30 (2004)


16 Blocks (2006)

Thankfully has a happy ending. It'd be too painful for me otherwise.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Spectacular. Great.

2012 (2009)

21 (2008)

28 Days Later

30 Days of Night (2007)

4 luni, 3 săptămâni şi 2 zile (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, 2007)

Very good. Intriguing.

500 Days of Summer (2009)

Good, but painful at the... painful scene close to the end.

678 (2010)


7 Seconds

84 Charing Cross Road (1987)

Very good.

88 Minutes

A Beautiful Mind


A Chorus Line (1985)

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

A Cure for Wellness (2016)

Not bad at all.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

A Quiet Place (2018)

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

A Serious Man (2009)

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

The ending is almost perfect.

About a Boy (2002)

About Schmidt (2002)

Very good.

Absolute Power

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

Ad Astra (2019)

Air Force One

Alice (1990)

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Cute and with somewhat impressive visuals. I particularly fancy the rabbit.

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)


A true classic.

Alien 3

Alien Raiders (2008)

Alien Resurrection

Alien vs. Predator

Alien: Covenant (2017)

The “philosophical” discussion in the beginning is very predictable and silly. The rest of the movie contains a few aliens. It’s not a terribly bad film, but it doesn’t impress me.


Along Came a Spider

American Beauty (1999)

Excellent. At first I was a bit concerned about a few silly scenes, but it wasn’t long before I fell in love with the movie. It has a number of hilarious moments, it is exciting and keeps you keenly focused until the very end, there are cute girls, it is deep, and it even features a future Starfleet captain. And the ending is almost happy. After all, the main protagonist is given something better than sex (and a kiss or two).

American Gangster (2007)

American Made (2017)


Amour (2012)


Amulet (2020)

An American Warewolf in London (1981)

Pretty good.

An Education (2009)

An Unfinished Life


Analyze This

Andra sidan (2020)

Angels & Demons (2009)

Anger Management

Animal Kingdom (2010)

Annie Hall (1977)

Very good (if you disregard the lobsters and the spiders).

Another Earth (2011)

Antichrist (2009)

Authentic and beautiful.

Arachnophobia (1990)


Arrival (2016)

Initially, I wasn’t quite impressed by the film: there were too many silly lines and circumstances giving away the fact that this is a mainstream Hollywood production and not an authentic story (the cheap joke in the helicopter, the way the linguist is initially approached, her way of talking to her military commander, the fact that the US relies solely on two individuals, the two scientists’ talk about the fate of the world lying in their hands). But eventually I found the film’s strengths to outweigh its initial mistakes.

As Good as It Gets


Assault on Precinct 13

Atomic Train

Attack the Block (2011)



Avatar (2009)


Bad Santa (2003)


Batman (1989)

Batman Begins (2005)

Batman Returns (1992)

Bean (1997)

Becoming Jane

Beetlejuice (1988)

Begin Again (2014)

Pleasant to watch.

Being John Malkovich

Below (2002)

Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

Big (1988)



Black Swan (2010)

Not bad.


Blood Work

Blue Jasmine (2013)

Blue Velvet (1986)


Bob Roberts (1992)


Bone Tomahawk (2015)

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

Assuming my understanding of the methods of production of this film is correct, I don’t approve of them. That being said, the film is extremely hilarious. I cannot deny that.

Borgman (2013)

Bram Stoker's Dracula




Bridesmaids (2011)

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

Broadcast News (1987)

Broken (2012)

Good. (But such awful and horrible people. Some hope, though.)

Broken Flowers

Bruce Almighty

Brüno (2009)

Not as funny as Borat.

Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

Burn After Reading

Candyman (1992)

Carol (2015)


Carrie (1976)

Awful, horrible people. It is painful to watch such human cruelty and stupidity. Still, neglecting that, this is a very well-made and in many ways beautiful movie.

Casino Royale

Cat People (1982)

Catch Me If You Can (2002)


Cats (1998)

Cat's Eye (1985)


Caveat (2020)

Pretty good. I do like the rabbit.



Changeling (2008)

Changing Lanes

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Good. The squirrels are magnificent.

Charlie's Angels (2000)

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

Children of Men

Child's Play (1988)

Chinatown (1974)

Christine (1983)

Clear and Present Danger


Close Encounters of the Third Kind


Closer (2004)

Some parts are very good.

Cloud Atlas (2012)


Clueless (1995)

Very cute girls in a rather pointless movie. Well, maybe the cute girls make it somewhat less pointless.

Color Out of Space (2019)


Come True (2020)

Not bad at all.

Coming to America (1988)

Conspiracy Theory


Contact (1997)

Recommend. The first half or so is great.

Contagion (2011)

Control (2004)

Copycat (1995)

Covert One: The Hades Factor


Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

Crimson Peak (2015)

Beautiful images.

Crimson Tide

Croupier (1998)

Dante's Peak

Dark Shadows (2012)

Dark Water

Date Movie


Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Day After Tomorrow

Daybreakers (2009)


De ofrivilliga (Involuntary, 2008)

A movie about stupid, selfish, and immature people.

De Zaak Alzheimer

Dead Calm (1989)

Dead Silence

Death Becomes Her (1992)

Deconstructing Harry (1997)


Deep Blue Sea

Definitely, Maybe (2008)

A bit too silly and predictable.

Demon (2015)

Des hommes et des dieux (Of Gods and Men, 2010)

Devil (2010)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)

Unfunny and silly. No chemistry. Too American.

Die Hard

Die Hard 2

Die Hard 4.0

Die Hard with a Vengeance

Dirty Dancing (1987)

Generally very good.

Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009)

District 9 (2009)

Djúpið (The Deep, 2012)


Doctor Sleep (2019)

That girl is my new hero!

Donnie Brasco

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)

Don't Breathe (2016)

Doomsday (2008)

Doubt (2008)


Down with Love

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)


Drabet (Manslaughter)

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

I have no idea how this movie got so good reviews.


Dreamgirls (2006)

Drive (2011)


Du levande (You, the Living, 2007)

Dumb and Dumber (1994)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Easy A (2010)

Very good, actually. Very fun and pleasant to watch.

Eden Lake (2008)

I watched the first 40 minutes or so, before I decided to skip through the rest of the film in a minute or two, just to see how it ends (and, “no”, I didn’t like the ending, either). Being extremely painful to watch, I saw no reason to ‘enjoy’ the whole film at a normal frame rate. Those disgusting teenagers, and the unbearable injustice depicted, fills me with rage. My strong reaction might be related to the fact that I was bullied during my childhood, and that I have always detested immature, disrespectful, and morally lacking youth behaviour (and all forms of animal cruelty). (The fact that I detested [the Swedish] youth culture while I was a teenager myself also contributed strongly to the feelings of isolation I still bear within me today.) I wouldn’t say it’s a bad movie per se, but I can’t stand it, and even though many people probably can, I really hope that they still, from an intellectual point of view, recognize the terror depicted in the movie.

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Very beautiful.

Eight Legged Freaks

El crimen del Padre Amaro


El espinazo del diablo (The Devil's Backbone, 2001)

El laberinto del fauno (Pan's Labyrinth 2006)

Great, but cruel.

El Orfanato (The Orphanage)

Electrick Children (2012)

Elegy (2008)



Emma (1996)

Emma. (2020)

En man som heter Ove (A Man Called Ove, 2015)

If you bear with the slightly uninspiring first few minutes of it, you will find that this is a very fascinating, moving, and funny film with a surprisingly touching finale.

En underbar jävla jul (2015)

Pretty good, actually.

Enchanted (2007)

Cute, funny, and with a fair amount of beautiful music.



Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

One of the most amazing movies I have ever seen. Clementine is the woman of one's dreams for every man that has never really lived (outside of books, or away from the computer). Her joyfulness, impulsiveness, and never-ending, childlike, high spirit can make any man come to life. Still, her recklessness and disrepect for others is hard to accept.

Europa Report (2013)

Very good. Highly interesting topic. To me, Jupiter's moon Europa is definitely the most interesting place in the solar system away from Earth.

Evan Almighty

Everyone Says I Love You

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) (1972)

Very good. Very funny.


Évolution (Evolution, 2015)

Excision (2012)

eXistenZ (1999)


Exorcist II: The Heretic

Exorcist: The Beginning

Extra Ordinary (2019)

Eyes Wide Shut


Fallen (1998)

Falling Down

Fame (1980)


Fanny och Alexander (Fanny and Alexander, 1982)

An amazing piece of art. Extremely beautiful indoor environments, vivid and interesting characters, intelligent monologues and dialogues, a lot of warmth, and elements of magic, comedy, suspension, and horror, this film has it all. (Five-hour cut.)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

Good to be back in the HP universe. (But I do miss Hogwarts and all the teachers and students.)

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

I do think it is a good film. And it is emotional (unless you are blind).

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Fear (1996)

Fear Dot Com

Final Call

Final Destination

Final Destination 2

Firewall (2006)

Five Fingers

Flight (2012)

Flight 93

Flight of the Phoenix (2004)


Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)



Fracture (2007)


Freaks (2018)

Very good.

Freaky Friday (2003)

Frenzy (1972)

Frequency (2000)

Friday the 13th (2009)

Fright Night (1985)

Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)

Funny Games (2007)

Galaxy Quest (1999)

Garden State (2004)

Although it contains a number of rather silly scenes, this is generally a very good film. Samantha is (most often) absolutely amazing. (This movie is actually somewhat similar to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.)


Get Out (2017)

Ghost Rider

Ghost Ship

Ghost Stories (2017)

Ghost Town (2008)

Ghost World (2001)

I hate disrespectful, irresponsible, and selfish behaviour.


Ghostbusters II


Gone Baby Gone (2007)

Good Morning, Vietnam

Good Will Hunting (1997)

Gosford Park (2001)


Gravity (2013)

Very good.

Grease (1978)

If I got it right, this is a musical comedy in which 30-year-old actors play brainless teenage hooligans in their last year of high school. Feels wrong and unnatural. I really don't understand the success; maybe it did its magic back in the late '70s.

Gremlins (1984)

Very good.

Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

Gretel & Hansel (2020)

Groundhog Day

Habemus Papam (We Have a Pope, 2011)

Hagazussa (2017)

Hair (1979)


Half Nelson

Halloween (1978)

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)



Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

See my long article on the Harry Potter movies (and universe).

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

See my long article on the Harry Potter movies (and universe).

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

See my long article on the Harry Potter movies (and universe).

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

See my long article on the Harry Potter movies (and universe).

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

See my long article on the Harry Potter movies (and universe).

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

See my long article on the Harry Potter movies (and universe).

Hellraiser (1987)

Hereafter (2010)

Hereditary (2018)

The most horrifying elements in this film are the non-supernatural ones. The scenes following the car accident are truly scary. I cannot even find the right words to describe it. It just feels so authentic. You can really feel the pain, horror, and guilt – it’s so intense. That’s true, real-world horror. Extremely well acted and directed. (The supernatural parts are much more boring and not original at all.)

Hide and Seek

High Life (2018)

Hitchcock (2012)

Hope Springs (2012)

Hostel 2

Hot Shots!

Hounds of Love (2016)

House of the Dead (WME)

Worst movie ever.

House of Wax

Hudson Hawk

Hugo (2011)


Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann (2013)

Mostly very good.

Husbands and Wives (1992)

I Am Dina

I Am Legend (2007)

Recommend. Surprisingly fresh. But poor Sam[antha].

I See You (2019)

I, Robot

I love Audi (the car) ever since.

Ice Age

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Ice Age: The Meltdown



Il racconto dei racconti (Tale of Tales, 2015)

Imaginary Playmate (2006)


In Bruges (2008)

In Fabric (2018)

In Her Shoes (2005)

In the Line of Fire

In the Loop (2009)

In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

Not bad.



Independence Day

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Inferno (1980)

Inside Man

Insidious (2011)


Interstellar (2014)

Fascinating and surprisingly emotional. Not perfect, but very good.

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

Not bad at all.

Into the Woods (2014)

It (1990)

It (2017)

If you seek a frightening experience, this is not the horror film for you. Instead, this is more of a cosy family horror film. In many ways, it is very similar to the 1990 original.

The best thing about this film is its warmth, the kindness among the children. My favourite scene is the one in which Beverly and Ben first meet. Such magic! Why doesn’t that happen in real life?

It Chapter Two (2019)

The (mainly) non-supernatural incident at the very beginning is the most emotional and frightening part of the film. It’s truly horrible and hard to watch. The pain is so intense. The rest of this supernatural horror film, however, fails to be scary. In addition, unlike its predecessor, it lacks emotion and warmth. Although it still is reasonably entertaining to watch, it is a bit too long, has a slightly too convoluted plot, too many silly jokes and standard twists and visuals, and I found it rather tiresome close to the end.

It Comes at Night (2017)

Pretty good and effective.

Jackie Brown

J'ai tué ma mère (I Killed My Mother, 2009)


Jaws 2

Jaws 3-D

Jaws: The Revenge

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

Johnny English

Johnny English Reborn

Too predictable.

Johnny Mnemonic

Joker (2019)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

Could also be named "A series of intelligence-insultingly unlikely events".

Judge Dredd

Julie & Julia (2009)

Very good, except for the 'lobster incident', which is far from good, possibly even unforgivable. I'd suppose most of the makers and viewers of the film don't even recognise this frightening possibility.


Jurassic Park


Jurassic Park III

Jurassic World (2015)

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Just Friends (2005)

At first this film appears to be yet another dumb American teenage 'comedy', but one is soon mesmerised by the adorable character played by Smart.

K-19: The Widowmaker

Keeping Mum

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

Kindergarten Cop

King Kong (2005)

Recommend. This move got it all.

Kiss the Girls

Knight And Day

Knives Out (2019)

Very good.

Knocked Up (2007)

Koirat eivät käytä housuja (Dogs Don't Wear Pants, 2019)

A genuine and daring investigation into the human mind.


Krampus (2015)

Kung Fury (2015 short film)

La casa del fin de los tiempos (The House at the End of Time, 2013)

La Pianiste (The Piano Teacher)

A highly intellectual and fascinating film, depicting the conflict between the correct, mature, responsible, and inherently solitary academic teacher, and the underlying emotional human being, with her needs to be seen, to be cared for, and to live her sexuality. It also emphasises the surprising and rather subtle traces of sexuality that are always present in her seemingly-prudish public life. In addition, the film touches upon the difference between fantasy and reality, but at a somewhat more superficial level.

La región salvaje (The Untamed, 2016)

Ladies in Lavender (2004)

Very good.

Lady Chatterley (2006)

Lady in the Water (2006)

Land of the Dead (2005)

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

Awesome! A really great movie.

Laurence Anyways (2012)

Very good.

Le Passé (گذشته, The Past, 2013)

Very good. Realistic and subtle about guilt.

Lemming (2005)

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

L'Enfant d'en haut (Sister, 2012)


Les Amours imaginaires (Heartbeats, 2010)

Les Aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec (The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec, 2010)

Lethal Weapon (1987)

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

Lethal Weapon 4

Liar Liar

Life (2017)

Perfectly enjoyable, but not awesome.

Life of Pi (2012)

Fairly good, but certainly not amazing. Some parts are way too silly.

Lights Out (2016)

Little Joe (2019)

Long Kiss Goodnight

Los ojos de Julia (Julia's Eyes, 2010)

Lost in Translation


Love & Friendship (2016)

Love Actually


Lucky Number Slevin

Låt den rätte komma in (Let the Right One In, 2008)


Mad Dog and Glory (1993)

Maid in Manhattan (2002)

Mama (2013)

Mamma Mia! (2008)

Manhattan (1979)

Very good. Funny and pleasant to watch.

Manhunter (1986)


Mars Attacks!


Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

Mask (1985)


Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)

Truly excellent and remarkable, and invites a couple of violent laughing fits. Very pleasant to watch.

Mean Girls (2004)

(First, there's no 'equation' anywhere. Second, the typesetting is outrageous. With a $17 million budget, surely they could have found a mathematician to ask for advice.)

Meet Joe Black (1998)

Meet the Parents (2000)

Melancholia (2011)

This is an outstanding movie, with many hidden truths in it. The most obvious one, I believe, is the one about the world of the depressed. I have suffered from bad mental health for as long as I can remember. I have been deeply depressed once, but I am not today, possibly thanks to my medication. Nevertheless, the majority of the thoughts and feelings I experience today are sad thoughts and feelings of sorrow, anger, and anxiety. I have always felt like I am at war with the rest of society. I see all the cruelty and suffering in the world (especially when it comes to non-human animals), and I am constantly aware of it; I’m surprised others don’t see it, or care about it. At the same time, now that I am no longer deeply depressed, I can appreciate the beauty in the world, and I cherish the small moments of joy that I can find in life. Needless to say, it is hard to identify with ‘normal’, ‘happy’ people in such a state. Even though I have no problems interacting with any kind of people, I never identify with them. I cannot – I see the world through way too different glasses.

More than once, I have imagined joining the army and going to war. Indeed, in a real war, my mindset would finally be in harmony with the environment – using the glasses of ‘normal’, ‘happy’ people. Welcome to my world. This is exactly, I believe, what is seen in this film. Another thing that comes to mind is the intimate relation between depression and sexuality. I’m not thinking about depression reducing the sexual drive, but rather some ‘opposite’ of it. You are so bored you have to do something. I don’t know, really. Also, the part about ‘making a scene’ feels familiar. If you are depressed, it gets hard to interact ‘normally’ with your fellow humans, and you’ll likely ‘make a scene’. If you feel worse every day, eventually you’ll ‘make a scene’. This is especially true if your issues are not commonly understood in your human environment. People will get angry with you. And if you ever has ‘made a scene’, you’ll never forget it; you will always keep a fraction of your brain imagining what would happen if you made a scene in the present situation.

Of course, the setting of the first part of the film is natural, almost obvious: It’s her super-costly wedding, paid by someone else. Everyone expects her to be so happy, and she has to pretend being happy, not to disappoint her family. This should be her day, but it isn’t. And everyone gets angry with her.

Men in Black

Men in Black 3

Men in Black II

Mercury Rising

Michael Clayton (2007)

Mickey Blue Eyes

Midnight in Paris (2011)


Midnight Run

Midsommar (2019)

Mighty Aphrodite (1995)



Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Miss Potter

Recommend a lot.

Mission Impossible

Mission to Mars

Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)

Very entertaining.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

Mission: Impossible II

Mission: Impossible III

Mommy (2014)

Mostly this is a very good film. But somehow I cannot help but feel that the film is an entry in a discussion about healthcare ethics, and as such, it is not very subtle; instead, I find it almost silly, especially towards the end.

Mona Lisa Smile


Monsters (2010)

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983)

Moon (2009)


Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Very good.

Moonstruck (1987)

Morgan Pålsson - världsreporter

Swedish, and therefore not very good.

Mother of Tears (2007)

Mother! (2017)

A very moving film. Actually, it is a great piece of art well worth watching, if only you can stand its cruelty.

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Colourful and spectacular, and with a fair amount of brilliant scenes.

Mr. Bean's Holiday

One hilarious scene, but the rest of the film is rather boring (athough quite watchable still).

Mr. Brooks

Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

Mr. Turner (2014)

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Mud (2012)

Murder at 1600

Murder by Numbers

Mustang (2015)


My Bloody Valentine (2009)

My Cousin Vinny (1992)

Pretty good (funny).

My Friend Dahmer (2017)

My Super Ex-Girlfriend

Mystic River

Recommend. And, of course, ...

National Treasure

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Network (1976)


No Strings Attached (2011)

Notes on a Scandal (2006)

Very interesting. For me, it is impossible not to recognise a number of Barbara’s qualities in myself. Maybe I should elaborate on that. I certainly do not identify completely with her; for example, I never lie or manipulate. Still, we both seem to have grasped the inherent meaningless of life, and the idea that one should endure life by minimising one’s pain. Similarly, we both seem to employ humour and wit as a major coping strategy. On a more concrete level, we both are very lonely, and we both have problems establishing friendship relations in natural ways. We share the lifelong hunger for a partner in life, and another most unfortunate property: the set of people we romantically desire is contained in the set of people that would never realistically engage romantically with us. Finally, we both know how it is to be loathed by others.

I actually felt less alone watching this movie.

Notting Hill (1999)

Very good. "Best of the genre" candidate.

Nymphomaniac: Director's Cut (2014)

Generally, I found Volume I to be very good. It is interesting and feels authentic; it also has a clear theme. However, I was a bit disappointed by the second half of Volume II. The first disappointment was Seligman’s comments about abortion. Of course I do support his main stance that women should have the right to make abortions (to the extent allowed by the ethical axioms and logical deduction), but his logic then gets confused. It is almost as if they willingly misinterpret each other. In fact, in the end, Seligman is nearly run over by the sound logic of Joe. They are adults, and they are smart people; they should be able to communicate clearly. I get an urge to elucidate their logic (also in connection to the snails).

A bit later, I was even more disappointed to hear Seligman’s ideas about paedophilia. During the initial four hours and 25 minutes, Seligman has been portrayed as a wise old man, but all of a sudden, he fails entirely in his ethical reasoning, and this time he is really crushed by Joe’s very valid deductions. Maybe you are supposed to get disappointed at him, but it still doesn’t feel right. Disregarding Seligman’s comments, however, the topic about the lonely man and his newly discovered shame is treated in a very good way.

Annoyed by the recently mentioned issues, I was also not impressed by the ‘soul trees’, which just felt silly and trivial; although the idea is somewhat interesting, it is taken too far. Towards the end, people disappoint you further but this time I don’t think it makes the film look bad – you are supposed to get disappointed here. Somehow the ending feels right (in the sense that it makes the film good). Taking into account what happens afterwards, there is a lot of realism in the way Joe says she is happy that she didn’t make herself a murderer and believes she will never put herself in that position again.

Overall, this is a very good film. Is there too much sex in it? No, I don’t think so. The main topic of the movie is sexual addiction and associated mental illness. In order to depict this theme in a true and authentic manner, you need nudity. Now, the director also displayed sex in an uncensored manner in his previous film Antichrist (2009), which was not about sexual addiction. Still, that was a movie about human nature and the human psyche, and sex is certainly an important part of that.

Ocean's Eleven (2001)

Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

Ocean's Twelve (2004)

Oculus (2013)

Office Space (1999)


One False Move

One Hour Photo

Open Water

Orphan (2009)

Out of Sight


Outpost (2008)

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

Beautiful, and overall a worthy homage to the 1939 classic.

Pacific Rim (2013)

Paddington (2014)


Panic Room

Paranormal Activity (2009)

Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

Passenger 57

Patriot Games

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

Phenomena (1985)

Intriguing and cute.

Philomena (2013)

Very good.

Phone Booth

Pineapple Express

Play Misty for Me (1971)

Poltergeist (1982)

Toothless. It is quite impossible to be scared by this colourful family adventure with ghosts akin to those in the Ghostbusters film series. Maybe the film did its job back in the early '80s, but today [2012] it doesn't.

Population 436

Awful ending. So hard to watch.

Poseidon (2006)



Practical Magic (1998)

Precious (2009)


Predator 2

Predators (2010)

Premium Rush (2012)

Prevenge (2016)

Prime (2005)

Primer (2004)

Prometheus (2012)



Psalm 21 (2009)

Psycho (1960)

Psycho Goreman (2020)

Psycho II

Psycho III

Punch-Drunk Love

Quantum of Solace

Quarantine (2008)

Rabid (1977)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Rams (Hrútar, 2015)

Very good.


Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

Raw (2016)

Raw Deal

Ready or Not (2019)

Rear Window (1954)

Red (2010)

Red Dragon (2002)

Red Planet (2000)

Red Road

Regarding Henry

Reign of Fire

Relic (2020)

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Revolutionary Road (2008)

Really, really good.

Ringu (リング, Ring, 1998)

Ripley's Game

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Risky Business (1983)

RoboCop (1987)

Role Models (2008)

Sometimes a bit too silly and predictable.


Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Run (2020 film)



Saint Maud (2019)

Santa Sangre (1989)

Sator (2019)

Scare Me (2020)

Scare Package (2020)

Very boring.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

Although the basic idea isn’t original at all, the implementation is very good. It has some Stephen King feeling to it.

Schindler's List

School of Rock (2003)



Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

Scream (1996)

Scream 2 (1997)

Sense and Sensibility (1995)


Seven (Se7en) (1995)

Severance (2006)

Shallow Hal

Shame (2011)

Shattered Glass


Shutter Island (2010)

Very good.


Silent Hill


Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Simon Birch

Single White Female (1992)

Sinister (2012)


Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow


Skyfall (2012)

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Small Time Crooks (2000)

Snatch (2000)

Sneakers (1992)

Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)

Snowpiercer (2013)

Pretty good.

Solaris (2002)


Source Code (2011)

I don't like the title.

Southbound (2015)

Not bad.

Space Cowboys (2000)

Spectre (2015)


A great thriller.

Speed 2: Cruise Control



Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man 3

Spiral (2019)

Spring (2014)

Spy Game

Stand by Me (1986)

Quite good.

Star Trek (2009)

Star Trek heading the wrong direction. It seems to have evolved into some sort of mainstream, American teenage, science fiction. Hopefully just temporarily.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

Star Trek: First Contact

Star Trek the way it should be.

Star Trek: Generations

Star Trek: Insurrection

Star Trek the way it should be.

Star Trek: Nemesis

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

Stardust (2007)

A truly lovely fairy-tale; it is so beautiful to watch The Star shine when she feels safe and happy.

Starting Out in the Evening (2007)

Stay (2005)


Stockholm Stories (2014)

Stonehearst Asylum (2014)


Summer of 84 (2018)

Very good. I particularly enjoyed the interaction between Davey and Nikki. Those scenes are beautifully directed and acted. The pair’s conversations have different “modes” that all feel very authentic in themselves and the transitions between these modes feel natural. In one mode, the pair has a very mature and equal relationship – and Davey’s lines seem remarkably genuine given his age. In another mode, Nikki takes the role of a big sister that cares for Davey and tries to guide him right. The glue that connects these modes is the kindness and warmth between them. Also, the way Nikki handles Davey’s romantic fantasies is just brilliant.

Sunshine (2007)

Not too bad, but: From a scientific point of view, this is surprisingly obvious nonsense. They could at least have made an attempt to make it somewhat believable.

Super 8 (2011)

A very good film. (And they are so cute.)

Suspiria (1977)

Quite spectacular and intriguing.

Suspiria (2018)

I don’t know if I prefer the 1977 Suspiria or the 2018 remake. I think I prefer the overall aesthetics and mood of the original, but I definitely spent more post-viewing time mentally processing the remake. And one of its scenes – yes, the torture porno one – is unforgettable, although I am not sure if that’s a good thing.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

Rather brilliant (and somewhat confusing), although the overall quality is a decreasing function of time, but – fortunately – the derivative is close to zero for almost the entire movie. Very good music.

Swimming Pool




Synchronic (2019)

The science of this film doesn’t make sense. It does become silly.

Taboo (2002)

Take This Waltz (2011)


Taking Lives

Tears of the Sun

Ted (2012)

If it had not been for the squirrel incident, I would have written a positive comment about the movie.

Tenemos la carne (We Are the Flesh, 2016)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Terminator Salvation (2009)

Thank You for Smoking (2005)

The 6th Day

The Abyss (1989)


The Astronaut's Wife

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

The Awakening (2011)

The Avengers

The Aviator

The Babadook (2014)

The Babysitter (1995)

The Bank Job

The Beguiled (2017)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)


The BFG (2016)

The Birds (1963)

I am sorry, but no matter how hard I 'try', I cannot possibly be afraid of small birds... This film might have worked in the early 1960s, but today it doesn't. (And no, I am not afraid of sharks, either.)

The Bone Collector

The Breakfast Club (1985)

The Bridges of Madison County

Recommend a lot.

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)


The Cave (2005)

The Clearing

The Conjuring (2013)

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

The Constant Gardener

The Contract

The Conversation (1974)

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

Quite extraordinary, featuring Sir Michael Gambon.

The Core

The Cottage (2008)

The Crazies (2010)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Rather amazing. Sometimes cute but always intelligent, this story is submerged in a subtle but ever-present haze of sadness due to the constant reminder of perishability and transience, to lost opportunities, and to the prison of one's physical age. To me, no scene can beat the one under the table in terms of magic; I missed its warmth during the remainder of the film. The story also points out (indeed, emphasises) the circular nature of life.

The Da Vinci Code

The Dark Knight (2008)

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

The Dark Tapes (2016)

The Dead Pool

The Descent

The Descent Part 2 (2009)

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

The Devil's Advocate

The Devil's Own

The Devil's Tomb

The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer

The Dresser (1983)


The End of the Affair


The Endless (2017)


The English Patient

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

The Exorcist (1973)

Pretty good. A classic.

The Exorcist III

The Eye (2008)

Good idea, bad implementation.

The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

The Family Man

The Fly (1986)

The Fog (2005)

The Four Feathers (2002)

The Frighteners

The Fugitive (1993)

The Full Monty (1997)


The Golden Compass

The Good Girl (2002)

Good, and has a couple of highly interesting themes. But one particular line seems completely off.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Magnificent. Colourful and with a lot of details.

The Guardian (2006)

The Hallow (2015)

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)

The Hangover (2009)

Mainly funny (but the police officers are just silly).

The Happening (2008)

The Haunting (1999)

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)

The Hills Run Red (2009)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

Generally, the The Hobbit film series contains too little imagination and too many silly jokes and battle scenes for my taste. It is not visually impressive enough, and too predictable. (In fact, I'd say the same thing about the original The Lord of the Rings trilogy.)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

The Hole in the Ground (2019)

The Hours

The House of the Devil (2009)

Could be much worse.

The Human Stain

The Hunt (2020)

The Hunt for Red October

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

The Imitation Game (2014)

The Innkeepers (2011)

A bit too silly, stupid, and predictable.

The Interpreter

The Invasion (2007)

The Invention of Lying (2009)

The Invisible Man (2020)

The Invitation (2015)

The Iron Lady (2011)


The Island

The Killing Room (2009)

The Last Days of Disco

The Last House on the Left (2009)

Pretty (or, at least, moderately) good, but the last 30 seconds are terrible. The film would be much better without that part.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

The Lighthouse (2019)

The Limehouse Golem (2016)


The Lodge (2019)

I felt so very sorry for Grace. Kids can be so cruel.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lost Boys (1987)

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

The Machinist

The Marksman

The Martian (2015)

The Mask (2004)

The Matrix

The Matrix Reloaded

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

The Monster (2016)

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

The Nanny Diaries

The Net

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Number 23

The Objective (2008)

The Omen (1976)

The Others

The Oxford Murders

Is this written by a mathematician? I wouldn't have guessed that.

The Pelican Brief

The Perfect Storm

The Phantom of The Opera (2004)

The most beautiful, true, and emotionally intense piece of art ever created by mankind.

The Planet of the Apes (2001)

The Pledge (2001)


The Prestige (2006)

The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

The Queen

The Reader (2008)


The Reaping

The Remains of the Day

Recommend a lot.

The Rental (2020)

The Ring (2002)

Too silly and unoriginal.

The Rite (2011)

The Rock

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Too many dogs got hurt.

The Ruins (2008)

The Sentinel

The Shape of Things

Awful to watch, but a great movie.

The Shape of Water (2017)

Really good. Lovely visuals and a good, emotional story. At times very cruel, but that is – of course – intentional. The ethical discussion is rather obvious, and occasionally satisfying, but sometimes more Hollywood than logically sound. (But then again, this isn’t a film about theoretical ethics or animal rights.)

The Shining (1980)

Very good. A classic.

The Silence of the Lambs


The Simpsons Movie

The Sixth Sense

The only horror movie that has ever scared me.

The Snapper (1993)


The Sound of Music (1965)

The Strangers (2008)

The Sum of All Fears

The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)

The Terminator

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

The Theory of Everything (2014)

Very good.

The Thing (1982)

The Thing (2011)

The Thirteenth Floor

The Thomas Crown Affair

The Time Machine (2002)

The Town (2010)

The Transporter

The Truman Show (1998)

Disturbing but bearable.

The Truth About Love

The Unborn (2009)

An attempt, at least.

The Uninvited (2009)

The War of the Roses (1989)

(To protect my mental health for the rest of the evening, I stopped watching at the very beginning of the apparent 'reconciliation dinner'. It's simply not worth it for a movie.) Personally, I fail to consider this film a comedy, not even a 'black' one.

The Whole Nine Yards

The Wicker Man

Really awful to watch. So unfair.

The Vigil (2019)

The Wind (2018)

The Virgin Suicides (1999)

Very good. Fascinating.

The Visit (2015)

The Visitor (2007)

A very good movie.

The Witches (1990)

The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

The Wizard of Oz

The Woman in Black (2012)

The Wretched (2020)

The VVitch [Witch]: A New-England Folktale (2015)

The X-Files: I Want to Believe

The Young Victoria (2009)

Thelma (2017)

Very good. Initially, I thought to myself, “this isn’t very nuanced”. But at the end, I had completely changed my mind: “This is very nuanced.”

There's Something About Mary (1998)


Three... Extremes (2004)


Recommend. (I wish so much that someone had used me for such a 'teenage experiment' when I was at that age.)

Tillsammans (Together, 2000)

Time Bandits (1981)

Titanic (1997)

Possibly the most beautiful film ever made. When you are done watching it, it is like all the happiness in the world sank with the ship, and all that remains is emptiness.

To Rome with Love (2012)


Tom à la ferme (Tom at the Farm, 2013)

Tomboy (2011)


Top Gun

Total Recall

Tower Heist (2011)

Trading Places (1983)

Tragedy Girls (2017)

Transporter 2




Trolljegeren (Troll Hunter, 2010)

True Crime (1999)

True Lies




Underworld: Evolution

Unfriended (2014)

Unstoppable (2010)


Up in the Air (2009)

Us (2019)

V for Vendetta


Wag the Dog


Wanted (2008)

War of the Worlds (2005)

Warm Bodies (2013)


We Are Still Here (2015)

We Are What We Are (2013)

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)

West Side Story

What Lies Beneath

What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

Whatever Works (2009)

Quite good. But I had preferred the unrealistically happy ending (because that's what I need).

When a Stranger Calls

When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

Good. (But one slightly problematic thing about this kind of film is that they incorrectly suggest that happy endings are likely, while, in reality, they hardly even exist.)

Whiplash (2014)


White Noise

White Oleander

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Videodrome (1983)

Village of the Damned (1995)

Wind Chill (2007)

Quite effective, actually.

Winter's Bone (2010)

Virus (1999)


Wonder Woman (2017)

Mostly good or very good.

Working Girl (1988)

World Trace Center

World War Z (2013)

Vuxna människor (1999)


X-Men 2

X-Men: First Class (2001)

Yes Man (2008)

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)


You're Next (2011)

Zodiac (2007)

Zombieland (2009)

Ночной дозор (Night Watch) (2004)

Too messy.

Солярис (Solaris, 1972)


הערת שוליים (Footnote, 2011)

Very interesting.

מיתה טובה‎‎ (The Farewell Party, 2014)

Pretty good.

آفساید (Offside, 2006)

Very fascinating.

جدایی نادر از سیمین (A Separation, 2011)

Very good. Interesting.

زیر سایه‎‎ (Under the Shadow, 2016)

괴물 (The Host, 2006)

부산행 (Train to Busan, 2016)

아가씨 (The Handmaiden, 2016)

Really good.

仄暗い水の底から (Dark Water, 2002)