Top Five: David Fincher | Film Friday

David Fincher makes great films. Fact. He does the whole thiriller/crime/mysetry/dark thing very well, and those kind of films tend to be my favourites so it's no surprise that I'm a big fan of most of his work. Here are my top five favourites, counting down to the best.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

5. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Although I do prefer the original Swedish version, Fincher's English re-make of the crime thriller was very well done. It kept the mystery and grittiness of the original version and didn't stray too far from the story. I'm not really a fan of Daniel Craig though, so would have preferred someone else to play Mikael.

The Game

4. The Game
This is such an under-rated film in my opinion. Michael Douglas stars as Nicholas, whose brother gets him involved in a live-action game is a birthday present. He soon struggles to distinguish between the game and reality, and this is a thriller that will keep you guessing until the end.


3. Zodiac
By looking at this list, it's clear I love a good mystery crime movie. Zodiac is based on the true story of the Zodiac killer (which is actually very fascinating, if you're interested in that sort of thing), who sent cryptic codes to his local newspaper about his killings. The film focuses more on the detectives and journalists who became obsessed with cracking the killer's codes, and the effect that obsession had on their own lives.


2. Se7en
Another film about a serial killer - I swear I'm not weird. This follows two detectives on their search for a serial killer whose crimes represent each of the seven deadly sins. The film explores the relationship between the two very different detectives and how they have to learn to work together in order to stop the killer before he completes all seven murders. Fincher knows how to do good endings, and Se7en is a great example of that.

Fight Club

1. Fight Club
Of course Fight Club takes the number one spot. It's so clever and well-made, and that twist! (No spoilers!) It's one of those films where you pick up on something new every time you watch it. If you haven't read the trivia for this film on IMDB I highly recommend doing so - there's loads of interesting things! I think Fight Club is definitely a film that everyone just has to see, so if you haven't already, get watching!

What's your favourite David Fincher film? Are there any other directors you'd like me to feature?

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