10 Movies To Watch If You Want To Flirt With a Film Lover.

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Hi, I'm Anastasiya

Yes, I am a film lover, so if you want to flirt with me, here’s a breakdown of what you should know…

Just kidding, this isn’t about me.

This is for you who have your eye on a cinephile – a lover of films and want to impress them with your knowledge or have something to bond over.

Just note, that film lovers are serious about their infatuation with movies.

It may seem silly to an outsider, but it’s the world we live in, and we love it dearly.

Movies are not just 90 minutes of fluff to us, it’s everything.

It’s poetry in motion, characters that feel like our friends, a world that we wish we could live in.

So, if you’re gonna bring up movies to a movie maniac, be prepared to talk about it in depth and for hours.

If you truly like this person and want to get to know them, then it’s okay if you don’t have a vast, in-depth understanding of filmography, directors, actors, etc…

What’s most important is that you’re happy to listen and wonder with us.


  • You’re intrigued to listen to our hypotheses about the plot…
  • Or how beautifully a monologue was delivered by the lead actor…
  • Or the genius of the cinematography or screenplay…

It’s a lot, but it’s so good.

So, now that you’ve got a taste, let’s break down a cheat sheet of what you should know…

Let’s Start With Directors & Their Movies

Every cinephile has their favorites, but there’s no denying the modern-day greats.

First on the list…

Quentin Tarantino

Ah, Tarantino, the man, the myth, and the legend himself.

His movies are distinct, specific, and gruesome, but in the best cinematic way possible.

Here Are 3 of His Movies You Could Watch For Endless Discussions:

  1. Pulp Fictiona classic for a reason.
  2. The Hateful Eightmy personal favorite.
  3. Once Upon a Time In Hollywood you’ll like this one, there’s Brad Pitt.

Next we’ve got…

Greta Gerwig

If you know Barbie, you know Greta Gerwig.

The genius behind Barbie is on top when it comes to directors right now, so it’s good to know Greta’s name.

Here Are 3 of Her Movies To Know:

  1. Barbieduh.
  2. Little Womena beauty.
  3. Lady Birddelightful.

And then…

Christopher Nolan

It’s hard not to love every single Christopher Nolan movie, at least for me.

Plus, there’s no denying his greatness in writing and directing excellently made movies.

Here Are 3 Movies That May Confuse You When You Watch, But Excellent To Discuss:

  1. Inceptionjust amazing.
  2. The Dark Knightepic.
  3. Oppenheimermesmerizing.

Let’s not forget…

Martin Scorsese

You’ve probably heard of the cult classic Goodfellas, and probably can’t stop hearing about The Wolf of Wall Street

So in this case, you already have an idea of who Martin Scorsese is, one of the – if not the – most respected directors in Hollywood history.

His Directed Some of The Best, But Here Are 3 For You To Know:

  • The Wolf of Wall Streetextremely entertaining, and there’s Margot Robbie (Barbie).
  • The Departedyou’ll get extra points for this one.
  • Goodfellasit’s a classic for a reason.

A wild card on the list…

Emerald Fennell

You’re probably not familiar with Emerald Fennell, but I know you know Saltburn

Emerald has been one of the best directors for a while but hasn’t gotten the recognition she deserves, which is why she’s getting a spot on our list.

Here Are 3 Of Her Movies You’re Gonna Love:

  1. Saltburnobviously.
  2. Promising Young Womanugh, so good.
  3. Careful How You Godelicious.

Let’s Talk About The Modern-Day Classics

So, now you know a few of the great modern-day directors, but let’s make a list of movies that every cinephile can’t deny are great and worth discussing.

Here’s a Quick List of 10 Great Movies To Know:

  • Inception – directed by Christopher Nolan
  • La La Land – directed by Damien Chazelle (bonus points if you watch Babylon)
  • The Danish Girl – directed by Tom Hooper.
  • Silver Linings Playbook – directed by David O. Russell
  • The Hateful Eight – directed by Quentin Tarantino.
  • Parasite – directed by Bong Joon-ho.
  • Interstellar – directed by Christopher Nolan.
  • Step Brothers – directed by Adam McKay.
  • The Departed – directed by Martin Scorsese
  • Black Swan – directed by Darren Aronofsky.

Remember These Great Actors

Remembering movie titles and directors may be a bit tough, but we can all remember the actors and actresses that we fall in love with on & off the screen.

We all have our personal preferences and honestly, there are so many greats out there that it’s hard to make a confined list of just a few.

But, if we’re gonna talk shop and discuss movies, then there are a few actors and actresses that we can’t deny are purely excellent…

Here’s a List of 20 Undeniably Great Performers To Know:

  1. Florence Pughbest human ever.
  2. Timothée Chalametepic.
  3. Zendayaridiculously great.
  4. Natalie Portmanmesmerizing.
  5. Denzel Washingtoniconic.
  6. Penelope Cruzbeautiful.
  7. Cillian Murphybreathtaking.
  8. Daniel Craig – yes.
  9. Marion Cotillard – angelic.
  10. Joaquin Phoenixout of this world.
  11. Margot Robbieexceptional.
  12. Viola DavisG.O.A.T.
  13. Carrie Mulligancan’t take my eyes off of her.
  14. Johnny Deppjust wow.
  15. Austin Butleralready one of the greats.
  16. Christian Baleno one else like him.
  17. Scarlett Johanssonoutrageously alluring.
  18. Emma Stonestellar.
  19. Michelle Yeohincredible.
  20. Jessica Chastaintoo good to be true.

So there you have it, a little taste of conversation topics you can take with you next time you run into a film lover.

Trust me, you’ll impress them.



P.S. Wanna get some new book recommendations? Fabulous, here’s a blog post I wrote New Book Raves & Review: Tarte, Weist, and More. One of my all-time favorites is on the list…

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