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The Films Of David Fincher. 
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Seeing as he has yet to get his own topic on the List board. I figured I might as well add it. So, what is your favorite Fincher film? How would you rank his films.

Here goes. Like the Boyle list, in order from least to greatest.

1: Fight Club
2: Seven
3: Zodiac
4: Social Network
5: The Game
6: Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
6: Panic Room
7: Alien 3

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Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:30 am
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I only just recently saw Fight Club, and I liked it well enough, but I wasn't exactly blown away by it(probably didn't help that I already knew what the big "twist" was before I saw it) Seven was highly overpraised and had a terrible ending, I think Copycat was a much better serial killer film. Zodiac is my least favorite Fincher film, it was nothing but a 3 hour borefest to me and I didn't find it the least bit compelling or interesting. The Game and Panic Room were both competent thrillers, Alien 3 was the first R-rated film I ever saw, so it holds a special place in my heart(though I can certainly understand why it's not well-liked at all) Haven't seen either Social Network or Benjamin Button, there's a chance i'll eventually see the former, but definitely not the latter as I don't usually go for best picture winners(Hurt Locker was the only one I really enjoyed so far, Titanic and Gladiator were the worst ones)


Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:14 am
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Vexer wrote:
Benjamin Button, there's a chance i'll eventually see the former, but definitely not the latter as I don't usually go for best picture winners


Button didn't win Best Picture that year...I forgot who won but it wasn't that.

As for my list:

1. Fight Club - Favorite Movie of all time because it's the only movie that I can say changed my life and for the better
2. Se7en - Masterful
3. Panic room - Great entertainment
4. Curious Case of Benjamin button - It's not that bad, it can get really heartwarming but it is pretty flawed
5. Alien 3 - Also not that bad but really flawed
6. The Game - HORRRIBLE! Seriously, what do you people see in that.

I haven't seen Zodiac or The Social Network


Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:33 am
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Still need to see Alien 3, The Game and Benjamin Button but I'll go ahead and weigh in on all the others:

1. Fight Club -easily one of my Top 10 films of all time ****

2. The Social Network - to me, this one places a close second in Fincher's overall filmography and I'm still pretty peeved that he didn't at least win the Best Director Oscar for this ****

3. Zodiac - most people were bored by this one but, as a fan of most of those police dramas on television (CSI, Law and Order...), I was completely drawn in by the meticulous nature of this one; to me, it proves that Fincher is capable of switching filmmaking styles and being equally as compelling ***1/2

4. Se7en - brilliant serial killer thriller that, while patently absurd at times, still manages to be atmospheric, suspenseful and disturbing; contrary to what Vexer thinks, I felt that the ending was one of the best parts of the film (although I'll agree with him that I liked Copycat even more); a true classic, even if for me, it just misses the brilliance level of some of Fincher's other films ***1/2

5. Panic Room - once again, Fincher elevates what could have been a generic home invasion thriller with his sense of style and atmosphere, keeping the levels of suspense and adrenaline at a constant maximum; the only reason that it doesn't place as high on the list is that the storyline isn't as original but I don't intend to slight this film at all. ***1/2


Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:35 am
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1) Fight Club - No brainer here, my all time favorite film, bar none.
2) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
3) Zodiac - Strong movie overall but had serious, serious pacing problems.

-Jeremy


Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:04 pm
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Just finished watching The Game and I will say that while it's arguably the weakest of his films that I've seen so far, it's still pretty decent if you're after a good mind-fuck type thriller.


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1) The Social Network. My best film of 2010
2) Zodiac. Like it quite a bit, although since the murders are unsolved, they had a problem finding an ending.
3) The Game (I just like watching Michael Douglas tormented)
4) Sesevenven: I didn't like this film much when I was watching it and I hate the ending.

Avoid most of his other films because they don't look promising.

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Patrick wrote:
Vexer wrote:
Benjamin Button, there's a chance i'll eventually see the former, but definitely not the latter as I don't usually go for best picture winners


Button didn't win Best Picture that year...I forgot who won but it wasn't that.



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My ranking & ratings for Fincher's movies, ratings in on a **** scale:

1. Se7en - ****
2. Fight Club - ****
3. Zodiac - *** 1/2
4. The Social Network - *** 1/2
5. The Game - *** 1/2
6. Panic Room - ***
7. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - ***
8. Alien 3 - n/a (been too long since I've seen it, must give a rewatch first)


Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:58 pm
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Here's mine:

1. Se7en
2. Zodiac
3. Fight Club
4. The Social Network
5. Panic Room
6. The Game
7. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8. Alien 3

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Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:52 pm
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Post Re: The Films Of David Fincher.
Ugh I knew this was going to be a meeting of the Online Fight Club Rapturous Adoration Party, Chapter #42847

Anyhoo, my list looks like this:

1. Se7en (1995)
2. The Social Network (2010)

(big gap)

3. Panic Room (2002)
4. Alien3 (1992)

(smaller gap)

5. Zodiac (2007)
6. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
7. Fight Club (1999)
8. The Game (1997)

And I'm not being deliberately iconoclastic here, just fyi

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Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:14 pm
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1. Se7en
2. Zodiac
3. Panic Room
4. Fight Club
5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
6. Alien3
7. The Game

Haven't seen The Social Network.


Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:10 am
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1. Zodiac
2. Se7en
3. Fight Club
4. The Social Network
5. Panic Room
6. The Game
7. The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
8. Alien 3 (Need to watch this again though; it's been a long time)

Those first five are something special. The Game is really only entertaining the first time watching it; it completely falls apart on a second viewing.


Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:50 pm
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Just a comment. Check through these posts and look at the universal lack of love for Benjamin Button.
I'm surprised, having been berated when i came out on the topic at the time of its release.
Rob


Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:11 pm
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Robert Holloway wrote:
Just a comment. Check through these posts and look at the universal lack of love for Benjamin Button.
I'm surprised, having been berated when i came out on the topic at the time of its release.
Rob


I must not be part of the universe you looked at. :P

I really loved TCCoBB. Probably a top 10 overall movie for me. Do not see why some people don't like it.
-Jeremy


Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:26 pm
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thered47 wrote:
Robert Holloway wrote:
Just a comment. Check through these posts and look at the universal lack of love for Benjamin Button.
I'm surprised, having been berated when i came out on the topic at the time of its release.
Rob


I must not be part of the universe you looked at. :P

I really loved TCCoBB. Probably a top 10 overall movie for me. Do not see why some people don't like it.
-Jeremy


Of course, there's always one :lol:
But i'm still surprised at just how little love it gets
A top ten of all time? Wow!
Rob


Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:49 pm
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I'm beginning to regard Zodiac as one of my all time favorites. What a movie.


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I'm beginning to regard Zodiac as one of my all time favorites. What a movie.


Pffffft. The second half is terrible

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Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:34 pm
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My ranking of David Fincher's movies would look like this:

Fight Club - 8/10: I'm not as big a fan as most here but - with the exception of the weak ending - I still regard Fight Club as a brilliantly directed movie.
The Social Network - 8/10: Just saw this recently with little expectations as I'm not really interested in movies about intellectual property disputes or social networking sites. It is to Fincher's credit that I was engaged throughout, although the strength of the movie is its script.
The Game - 7/10: A perfectly good thriller, although it loses a lot on a second viewing due to the twist ending.
Zodiac - 7/10: A good police procedural/serial killer movie, which takes a slightly different approach to the genre.
Se7en - 6/10: A decent horror/serial killer movie, which strictly follows the template of the genre.
Panic Room - 4/10: Standard home invasion thriller with little appeal.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - 3/10: One of the most boring and pretentious recent movies I've seen, but technically well made.
Alien 3 - 3/10: An absolute mess and ugly-looking.


Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:16 am
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Top tier: Fight Club (brilliant satire), The Social Network (absorbing study of a character who resists such things)

Mid tier: Seven (clever genre thriller)

Irrelevant tier: Benjamin Button, Panic Room

Haven't seen, want to: Zodiac

Haven't seen, don't give a crap: The Game, Alien 3


Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:14 am
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JamesKunz wrote:
Anyhoo, my list looks like this:

1. Se7en (1995)


What the hell Kunz? Didn't you shit all over this film in that thread you created? Something the plot not holding water. Or bearing scrutiny? Something like that...


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