Each year, Turner Classic Movies crafts a tribute to actors,
At their core, famous directors are movie lovers like you and me. Here are 11 famous directors and their favorite movies. Some of these picks might surprise you.
2. Stanley Kubrick‘s favorite movie is White Men Can’t Jump.
3. Martin Scorsese‘s favorite movie is 8 1/2.
4. Francis Ford Coppola‘s favorite movie is The Apartment.
5. Michael Man‘s favorite movie is Avatar.
6. Edgar Wright‘s favorite movie is The Super Cops.
“I’m going to put it in my top ten of classic cop films. It’s very memorable, and it deserves to be seen. It’s got a great script, the central performance is fantastic, and really deserves to be celebrated a lot more. No, wait, let’s put it in my top five. It keeps going up. I won’t be shy about singing its praises.”
7. Spike Lee‘s favorite movie is District 9.
8. Danny Boyle‘s favorite movie is Eureka.
“…the film is virtually unknown. That is a wrong, a severe injustice in the cinematic world. It’s an extremely wild pleasure.”
9. Kevin Smith‘s favorite movie is A Man for All Seasons.
On his first viewing, “I was hooked. I was so roped in, literally leaning over the arm of the couch, knees on the couch, almost in that face-in-hands, resting-on-elbows position, like a ’50s schoolgirl would pine over Ricky Nelson.”
10. David Fincher‘s favorite movie is Animal House.
11. Terry Gilliam‘s favorite movie is South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut.
Source: Best Film Never Seen