Most aesthetically pleasing films?

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  1. jkendrick

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    Cuaron is definitely a fan of the long take. The scene in the car really uses it effectively though. There’s a making of short on that scene that is really cool. But not only did he want the long take, he wanted the camera inside the car to convey the crampedness. It’s a really cool scene and one of my favorite action scenes of all time. I definitely recommend the making of short.
     
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    This is probably a controversial statement but I always found The Matrix to be a very photographic film.
     
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    That's awesome! Watching the trailer has definitely got my curiosity going!
     
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    Oh, i totally agree. It really raised the bar for action/dystopian films.
     
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    Several great mentions. I would add Miller's Crossing, off the top of my head.
     
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    Jean Pierre Melville movies are always very nicely shot.


    Movies where Robert Müller was cinematographer, Paris, Texas, Dead Man, Down by Law, Mystery Train, To Live and Die in LA...
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    Terry Gilliam movies are always visually interesting.
     
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    It’s not a movie I’d say I enjoyed. I kind of felt like I was tripping after watching it. But I’d definitely recommend it, if that makes sense.
     
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    The Shining. Every scene is very well composed and contributes to the overall vibe.
     
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    It's an extremely psychedelic movie, that's for sure.
     
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    My wife and I quote from Hudsucker all the time. It’s one of our favorite Coen Bros. movies. I do think it is often overlooked. It was perhaps before its time. I wonder if people who are Coen fans went back and revisited it if they’d love it as much as I do.
     
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    Funny, I say "You know, for kids..." all the time.
     
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    Not a movie, but a series that's been recently cancelled: Happy!

    I've never seen anything like it. The first season did really well, but apparently came crashing down with season 2.
     
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    Oh that’s by far our most common quote with twin seven year old boys.
     
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    AKIRA
    Sling Blade
    The Adventures of Robin Hood (Errol Flynn)
    Napoleon Dynamite
    Dazed & Confused
    No Country For Old Men
    The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Apocalypse Now
    Donnie Darko
    Goodfellas
     
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    I'm surprised Dances With Wolves hasn't been mentioned. It reminds me of Jeremiah Johnson, or What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Napoleon Dynamite or Legends of the Fall/River Runs Through It. They use open space as a character. Bottle Rocket, Gravity. .

    Cohen Bros was mentioned several times. They have a very strong cinematic vision. I'm glad Hudsucker Proxy was mentioned. It's very stylish. I think the Truman Show has some of that as well. Edward Sissorhands.

    Planes Trains and Automobiles should also get a mention. In fact, all John Hughes films use framing and color really well. Grand Budapest and Wes Anderson films are maybe an extension of that. Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, was gorgeous and offputting.

    If Fight Club hasn't been mentioned, it should. Top Gun as well (I know, ewwww). They used cinematography to support the atmosphere. Bad Day At Black Rock.

    The Harry Potter and the Pirates of the Caribbean, deserve props for mood. The Cranes Are Flying and Bicycle Thief too.

    War movies are always easy choices. But I think Jarhead has to be at the top in terms of cinematography.

    Could go on forever with lists like this.
     
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    This question made me think of The Mission with Robert DeNiro

     
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    Ghibli's already been mentioned, so I'll add Ghost in the Shell. I dig the cyberpunk aesthetic.

     
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    Barry Lyndon?
     
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    A couple that initially came to my mind:

    Amélie

    The Cell
     
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    Curse of the Golden Flower.
     

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