David Fincher’s Favourite Films


This is part of our ongoing segment entitled Smart Creative People Recommending Good Stuff to Watch, in which we crassly scour the internet for great movie lists.

Below are master filmmaker David Fincher’s favourite 26 movies and where to watch them. Fincher wrote this list on a scrap of paper which has subsequently done the rounds on the internet for ages.

While you’re taking a moment to appreciating Fincher, check out Every Frame a Painting’s excellent rundown on his approach:


Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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Streaming Now
  • Disney+
  • Google Play
  • Apple TV

Chinatown

Streaming Now

Taxi Driver

Streaming Now

Being There

Streaming Now
  • Google Play
  • Apple TV

Alien (1979)

Streaming Now
  • Disney+
  • Google Play
  • Apple TV

Rear Window

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Streaming Now
  • Google Play
  • Apple TV

Jaws

Streaming Now

Lawrence of Arabia

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  • Google Play
  • Apple TV

Cabaret (1972)

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Paper Moon

Streaming Now
  • Google Play
  • Apple TV

All the President's Men

Streaming Now
  • Neon
  • Google Play
  • Apple TV

The Graduate

Streaming Now

Citizen Kane

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  • Google Play
  • Apple TV

Streaming Now
  • Google Play
  • Apple TV

The Exorcist

Streaming Now

American Graffiti

Streaming Now
  • Google Play
  • Apple TV

The Terminator

Streaming Now
  • Google Play
  • Apple TV

Days of Heaven

Streaming Now
  • Google Play
  • Apple TV