Movies recommended by Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain's Movie Collection - 16 Favorite Films


Anthony Bourdain

16 favorite movies in Anthony Bourdain's films collection.
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The Shape of Water

#TheShapeOfWater by @RealGDT is truly an extraordinary and beautiful film.
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John Wick

"John Wick and Jack Reacher are the same movie right?" no. One is one of the greatest action pics ever. The other is shite.
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Sullivan's Travels

It’s simply one of the best films ever made—and it perfectly conveys everything you need to know about film. The scene of the convicts watching cartoons is a timeless, classic, and life-enriching moment.
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House of Games

Mamet’s best film. Joe Mantegna’s best film. A suspense film about the big con. With a tight, delightfully convoluted script, great dialogue—and Ricky Jay!
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Bob le Flambeur

Personally, I prefer Bob le flambeur, but any Melville is good Melville.
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Army of Shadows

A hard, unflinching look at what it was like to resist during wartime France. Personally, I prefer Bob le flambeur, but any Melville is good Melville. And this is very, very good.
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Withnail & I

One of the funniest goddamn films ever made—with an amazing performance by the brilliant Richard E. Grant
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In the Realm of the Senses

Groundbreaking and beautiful hardcore film In the Realm of the Senses.
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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

Nagisa Oshima will probably be remembered best for his groundbreaking and beautiful hardcore film In the Realm of the Senses, but this is a wonderful one. Breathtakingly shot, with a fantastic, memorable score, and great performances by David Bowie, Tom Conti, and “Beat” Takeshi Kitano.
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Kiss Me Deadly

Easily the ugliest, greasiest, darkest, and most influential noir of its day. Love it.
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Chungking Express

I could watch the work of Wong Kar-wai (and the brilliant cinematographer Christopher Doyle) all day long. I don’t have to understand what’s going on . . . I don’t care. Beautiful people, photographed beautifully. His films are the best, most romantic out there.
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The Battle of Algiers

The film that politicized me overnight. It’s riveting, multidimensional agitprop with a compelling documentary feel—still relevant and still the best of its kind.
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Eyes Without a Face

Georges Franju’s eerie, face-transplant melodrama has stuck in my memory since the first time I saw it as a freaked-out kid on late-night TV.
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The Friends of Eddie Coyle

This is a superb and uncompromising adaptation of George V. Higgins’s bleak masterpiece of low-level criminality—and possibly Robert Mitchum’s finest performance.
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