Movies + Media

📅 Updated 3/31/22

Running top five movies

  1. The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Peter Jackson. Childhood favorite and core to my being. "The Two Towers" if pressed for a specific film.
  2. Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola
  3. The Shining, Stanley Kubrick
  4. Saving Private Ryan, Stephen Spielberg
  5. Warrior, Gavin O'Connor

Runners Up

  • Forrest Gump, Robert Zemeckis
  • The Silence of the Lambs, Jonathan Demme
  • 1917, Sam Mendes
  • Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino
  • The Matrix, Lana and Lilly Wachowski
  • The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola
  • Goodfellas, Martin Scorsese
  • Interstellar, Christopher Nolan
  • Gladiator, Ridley Scott
  • Whiplash, Damien Chazelle
  • Joker, Todd Phillips
  • Alien, Ridley Scott
  • The Star Wars series, George Lucas
  • Dune, Denis Villeneuve

Running top-five podcasts

  1. Hardcore History, Dan Carlin
  2. Conversations with Tyler, Tyler Cowen
  3. Naval, Naval Ravikant
  4. Modern War Institute Podcast, West Point
  5. The Fighter Pilot Podcast, Vincent Aiello

Runners Up

  • The Afterburn, John "Rain" Waters
  • Conversations with Coleman, Coleman Hughes
  • Modern Finance, Kevin Rose
  • 99% Invisible, Roman Mars
  • This American Life, Ira Glass

Running top-five YouTube channels

  1. Field Days (Adventure/fishing/survival)
  2. Binkov's Battlegrounds (Current/past military matchup analysis)
  3. Videogamedunkey (Video game reviews)
  4. Pecos Hank (Tornadoes, severe weather)
  5. BBC Earth (Nature)

Runners Up

  • Adam Something (Politics, military analysis, culture)
  • Growling Sidewinder (DCS/Aviation)
  • Mike Patey (Aviation)
  • Trent Palmer (Aviation)
  • NileRed (Chemistry)
  • Cool 3D World (Bizarro animation)
  • Lunar Lander Xplor (Rav-4 Overlanding)

Favorite email newsletters/blogs

Favorite twitter thread

Full archive of movies

Work in progress. I haven't tracked my movie watching as religiously as books and other aspects of my life. I've bolded ones that I'd especially recommend.

2022

  • Fresh (Mimi Cave)
  • Free Guy
  • Kimi (meh)
  • 14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible
  • Pig (Nicolas Cage)
  • Don't Look Up

Before 2022

  • A Clockwork Orange
  • The Godfather Part II
  • The Dark Knight
  • Schindlers List
  • Every Harry Potter film
  • Inception
  • Se7en
  • The Green Mile
  • Parasite
  • Terminator
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • American History X
  • The Departed
  • Rear Window
  • Django Unchained
  • Inglorious Basterds
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Kill Bill Vol.1
  • Kill Bill Vol. 2
  • Natural Born Killers
  • Fight Club
  • WALL-E
  • Princess Mononoke
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Aliens
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • The Avengers
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Iron Man
  • Iron Man II
  • Iron Man III
  • Black Panther
  • Shang Chi: Legend of the 10 Rings
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Thor
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • American Beauty
  • Toy Story
  • Toy Story II
  • Toy Story III
  • Braveheart
  • The Patriot
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Amelie
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Die Hard
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Monty Python: Life of Brian
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Every Daniel Craig James Bond movie
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • The Seventh Seal
  • The Truman Show
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Lost World
  • Jurassic Park III
  • V for Vendetta
  • Bladerunner
  • Bladerunner 2049
  • Trainspotting
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Gran Torino
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • Room
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Logan
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Into the Wild
  • The Princess Bride
  • Jumanji
  • Rocky
  • Nobody
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • The Matrix Revolutions