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What is the most aesthetically pleasing movie you've ever seen?

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u/savantard Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 03 '21 Silver Platinum Helpful Wholesome Hugz LOVE! Starry This

The Fall was gorgeous

For clarification, the 2006 movie "The Fall"

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u/Schneetmacher Dec 02 '21

This is one of my secret favorite movies. I say "secret" because most people have never heard of it and it's criminally overlooked.

Gorgeously shot, and a beautiful story to boot.

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u/KiriDomo Dec 03 '21

I watched this for the plot.

The plot: Lee Pace

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u/demasiadotodo Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 04 '21

The costume designer was Eiko Ishioka, she also made the amazing clothes in Dracula from Bram Stoker and The Cell...

Edit: misspelled. I didn't correct the name of the movie tho

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u/die-squith Dec 03 '21

For anyone who doesn't know, Tarsem Singh, the director, did both The Fall and The Cell.

Even though it only got one season (a tragedy), I recommend NBC's Emerald City to anyone who enjoys Tarsem's work. He directed every episode. A lot of beautiful costumes on that show.

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u/Misterbellyboy Dec 02 '21

That explains Gary Oldman’s armor. The other day me and my partner were watching that one and talking about how his “armor” looks like the suit J Lo wears in The Cell.

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u/iOSIRIX-REx Dec 02 '21

Which movie is this? The 2006 one?

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u/andremont1 Dec 02 '21

Definitely. Tarsem Singh's magnum opus imo

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u/talltatanka Dec 03 '21

I've spent hours trying to find The Fall available in the US, resorted to torrent and fell in love with it all over again. The actual backstory of the girl and the rest of the actors is great to delve into. But the movie? It still stands as one of the greatest movies I have seen.

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u/PatrickKieliszek Dec 02 '21

Came here to say this. The contrast between the real world and the story is used to great effect. Every shot is beautiful.

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u/CptSeaBunny Dec 02 '21

The disconnect between what "Indian" means to the actor and the little girl cracks me up every time. Very nice touch on the storytelling.

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u/NeemaMlozi Dec 03 '21

Also that little girl was so freaking adorable I wanted to scream. And I’m not that into kids.

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u/idledaylight Dec 03 '21

Her scenes were shot chronologically so her English improves naturally through the movie. I thought that was an amazing thing about her. He’s a gem.

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u/SuspiciouslyEvil Dec 03 '21

They would also hide the camera so she didn't always know they were filming, she was just talking to "Roy".

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u/quizza616 Dec 02 '21

One of my top. This movie blew me away with the aesthetics

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u/drawfanstein Dec 02 '21 Helpful Wholesome

Kubo and the Two Strings was a beautiful movie, visually and musically

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u/MobileMoop0 Dec 03 '21

YESS Kubo was robbed at the Oscars

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u/CouldItBBetter Dec 03 '21

I still remember it was Zootopia that won. Why yes, I am still bitter about it. How'd you know?

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u/theexpertmark Dec 03 '21

The first time you see the sisters and hear “kuuuubooo” is fucking terrifying

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u/Murgatroyd314 Dec 02 '21 Silver Wholesome

The Secret of Kells. Everything by Cartoon Saloon is absolutely beautiful, but this one also has the perfect match of subject matter and art style.

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u/Green_Merlin6 Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 03 '21 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Hugz I'll Drink to That

"Hero" with Jet Li is one that comes to mind

Edit: to whomever gave me a gold award. Thank you!!

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u/Megabyte7637 Dec 02 '21

Yes. Those colors.

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u/The_Awkward_Gourd Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 03 '21

I came here to say this. That movie is a continuous dreamscape.

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u/tsaroz Dec 02 '21 Silver Wholesome

the good, the bad and the ugly is a strangely beautiful movie.

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u/allboolshite Dec 02 '21

A lot of the old spaghetti westerns are beautifully shot. And the pacing is tightly controlled to make sure you experience it. Watching these movies in my 40s when I'm more patient is a much different experience than when I was a kid and bored waiting for the gunfights.

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u/zZLeviathanZz Dec 03 '21 Silver

In a similar vein, No Country for Old Men I thought was beautiful.

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u/Weezy3zy Dec 02 '21

Sergio Leone has some of the best composition of all time.

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u/LTYBL Dec 02 '21

so glad i watched this as an adult. Amazingly well done, i still have to watch Few Dollars More.

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Song of the sea

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u/TheBlueHeron Dec 02 '21

Scrolled way too far to find a Cartoon Saloon movie. Everyones mentioning Ghibli, and they're not wrong to do so.

But Cartoon Saloon is criminally underrated. Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea, and Wolfwalkers. Some of the most visually beautiful films on the planet.

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u/ravioli_knight2 Dec 02 '21

1917 was really nice, even though it was mostly bland brown colours for the majority but the scene in croisilles wood with Jos Slovik singing "poor wayfairing stranger" is probably my favourite cinematographic moment in film

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u/Metlman13 Dec 02 '21 Helpful

The French town at night is my favorite part of that film shot-wise. Flares illuminating the ruins, the glow of burning buildings, shadows everywhere, and one small little fire-lit enclave where a hapless civilian still resides.

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u/acadoe Dec 03 '21

That was fucking gorgeous! I am sure my jaw dropped I was stunned.

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u/anony_moose9889 Dec 03 '21

This was the movie that popped into my head first. It was so well done, and even though the colors are all similar, the lighting, angle of the shot, and noise/lack of noise all made it so pleasant to watch. Especially being filmed to look like a one-shot movie, it just kept me on the edge of my seat and all the more wrapped up in the cinematography.

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Spirited Away

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u/diadorim_ Dec 02 '21

This movie makes you wanna live inside it

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u/Megabyte7637 Dec 02 '21

Most studio ghibli films make you feel that.

Why do you think that lofi girl on YouTube got so popular?

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u/Rightinthepiehole Dec 03 '21

I am not a big anime fan but watching Totoro is so deeply satisfying. Love the art style, countryside, laid back pace of the film.

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u/Yukkirei Dec 03 '21 edited Dec 03 '21

I can never forget that train scene. I always feel at ease and melancholic everytime I watch it.

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u/Weirdguy149 Dec 02 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome Hugz

Annihilation is very unsettlingly pretty.

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u/Ellemshaye Dec 02 '21

The strange beauty is one of the best aspects of the movie. It gives The Shimmer this sort of “devil-may-care” personality. The mutations occur in whatever way it seems necessary in each life form. On one hand you get these beautiful deer-like creatures with flowering branches for antlers. On the other hand — Screambear.

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u/lizardingloudly Dec 02 '21

Screambear shudder

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u/Disrupter52 Dec 03 '21

My wife and I just saw this. Was not prepared for screambear

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u/hotdog_relish Dec 03 '21

That was the closest I've ever come to just stopping a movie and walking away because it was so scary. Also the dude who... fused to the wall (or something) and his head was way up the wall.

But fuck that screambear.

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u/The_Dickasso Dec 03 '21

Screambear is the most genuinely terrifying creature concept I’ve seen in years.

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u/Buenos_Tardes_Amigos Dec 03 '21

I remember listening to NPR or something, and they were talking about the bear.

I think the idea was that when you die suffering, you may die, but your suffering lives on in other people's memories, and it haunts/harms then.

Also, if you want to see where I think the screaming comes from, take a look at the right side of the bear's head.

https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/galactic-creatures/images/5/57/Bear.jpg

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u/PettyCrocker Dec 03 '21

A lot of the metaphor and symbolism in the movie is tied to cancer, and a common fear (and reality) among cancer patients and survivors is that the last version of themselves that their loved ones will know is one that is suffering. I hadn't really thought about the bear in the context of suffering living on and the cancer themes, but it makes total sense.

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u/NoOneCallsMeChicken Dec 03 '21

Well that was absolutely terrifying thanks!

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u/Shdwzor Dec 02 '21

i love the misdirection when they find the machinegun nest. I was so sure it's an obvious setup for a fight

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u/seastarrie Dec 03 '21

If you rewatch the scene with the twin deer, one of the deer is corrupted.

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u/freedeecee Dec 03 '21

Omg yea the final scene when she sees that being and the music ahhhh so haunting. Scared the shit out of me for weeks. I thought I was just super stoned at the time but I’m glad I’m not the only one

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u/Megabyte7637 Dec 02 '21

Absolutely agree. Amazing film, I loved the scene where Tessa Thompson walked off into the garden grove & flowers started blooming from her cut marks.

She then vanished into the other humanoid plants. It was very beautiful.

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u/anxiousabtnothing Dec 03 '21

This part made me cry. It was so poignant and beautiful

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u/Kuriakon Dec 02 '21

In creepy zombie chimera bear voice "HEEElllllllP MeeeeEEEEEEEEeeeee!"

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u/ImaPhdnotarealdr Dec 03 '21

Had pneumonia and watched this. My fever dreams were horrible because of this bear. I still feel nauseous when I think of it.

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u/akaCatt Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 03 '21 Silver I'll Drink to That

Laurence of Arabia. I don’t care for long movies or deserts, and it’s still just very pretty.

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u/OldGehrman Dec 03 '21

“He was my friend.”

“I am a river unto my people.”

So many good quotes. This is my favorite film of all time.

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u/Xantayu Dec 03 '21 This

Peter O’Toole gave a performance for the ages in a film stacked with legends like Rains, Ferrer, Quinn and Guinness.

Omar Shariff would of course go on to another beautiful film and brilliant performance, Dr. Zhivago.

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u/ItStillIsntLupus Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 03 '21 Silver Wholesome Ally Timeless Beauty

Amélie

The color scheme is warm and welcoming, the storyline flows beautifully, and the soundtrack is brilliant and whimsical, not to mention how talented each actor is. This is my favorite movie.

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u/coniferous-1 Dec 03 '21

That one scene where she is skipping stones on a stream, chills every time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-kY7JEGrNI

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u/ItStillIsntLupus Dec 03 '21

Absolutely! Also the introduction scene where she cracks the top of the crime brûlée with a spoon and dips her hand into the grain. And when she melts into a puddle of water.

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u/phillippe_bastille Dec 03 '21

Bryan Fuller agrees (from BBC): The US TV writer and producer Bryan Fuller's 2007 show Pushing Daisies was inspired directly by Amélie. US network ABC was looking for a programme with a similar sense of whimsy and sparkle, and Fuller delivered an offbeat romance about a baker with the power to bring dead people back to life. Amélie just happens to be Fuller's favourite film: "All the things I love are represented in that movie. It's a movie that will make me cry based on kindness as opposed to sadness," he told the New York Times.

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u/peon47 Dec 02 '21 Silver

House of Flying Daggers.

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u/Caramel_Cappucino Dec 02 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy This

Howl’s moving castle. Especially the garden scene.

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u/BlindMarch Dec 02 '21 Wholesome

The breakfast scene scene alone is beautiful (I like food a lot)

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u/Caramel_Cappucino Dec 02 '21

Mmmm yes that bacon looked like it would give me life

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u/Redneckshinobi Dec 02 '21

I absolutely LOVE this film. I came here to say this one too!

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u/movin4call Dec 02 '21 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome

Your Name or any film by Makoto Shinkai.

It's one thing to get aesthetically pleasing films with real actors and prop settings, but to do it with animation is just surreal and mind-blowing. The attention to detail of cities, trees, leaf petals, the rain, etc.

I still rewatch every now and then because of how visually appealing those films are

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u/Barbed_Dildo Dec 03 '21

Garden of Words is stunning. Or that aerial scene in Weathering with you

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u/movin4call Dec 03 '21

That aerial scene when they are falling from that sky with that theme song (I think it's called "Grand Escape") with its climatic chorus moment just sends chills all over my body. Freaking goosebumps all over.

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u/HelloMotherCluckers Dec 02 '21 Take My Energy

I still haven't watched Your Name yet... I keep telling myself I need to watch it. Sounds like a really great film

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u/OhLemons Dec 03 '21

It's a wonderful film. The animation is beautiful. I cannot recommend it enough.

I took my wife to see it at a limited screening, she's not an anime fan and went begrudgingly- she wound up loving it too.

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u/HelloMotherCluckers Dec 03 '21

Man I wish I could see it on the big screen, I bet it was breathtaking. I need to watch it this weekend :)

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u/educatedpotato1 Dec 03 '21 Silver

Oh Brother Where Art Thou, it was just so visually unique and the slightly aged color tinting with the old music worked together so well.

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u/Klaus_Heisler87 Dec 02 '21 Silver Gold Wholesome Party Train Wholesome Seal of Approval

What Dreams May Come

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u/parallel-universe2 Dec 02 '21

This one!

This film is so beautiful and heartbreaking, I don't see why it's not as popular as other films

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u/Fang_Jolima Dec 03 '21

It is popular. But it falls squarely into the "Greatest Movie I'll Never Watch Again " category for a lot of people. I love this movie with a personal passion, it was the movie my dad was "amped" to see, but he died before he could. Needless to say, I bawled when I finally did see it. And I re-watch regularly, but because I feel a connection to it, and the sadness and hope it generates. And by God, it is beautiful.

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u/fuzzybunnyslippers08 Dec 02 '21

Dreams by Akira Kurosawa.

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Barry Lyndon

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u/guizmos Dec 03 '21 Silver

Came here looking for this one, literally every frame a painting. It makes me sad that Kubrick was never able to make his Napoleon movie, what a masterpiece that would be.

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u/Evanthekid16 Dec 02 '21 Helpful

My neighbor totoro

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u/Psycho970 Dec 02 '21

Any Ghilbli movie at that!

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u/Evanthekid16 Dec 02 '21

My aunt told me that when i was young (too young for me to remember), she got us tickets to see Spirited Away when it was first being played in cinemas.

Apparently we had to leave early cuz i cried in terror at Noface lol

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u/Midnight_Moon29 Dec 02 '21

To be fair, No Face is terrifying and I'm 33.

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u/SuchLovelyLilacs Dec 02 '21

I think my favorite in an aesthetic sense is The Secret World of Arietty.

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u/DeceptiveRelish06 Dec 02 '21

Walt Disney's Fantasia. It's old but the way they animate to the music is so graceful, especially the hippos and the devil

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Ponyo

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u/Spyblox007 Dec 02 '21

Was about to mention that one. Saw it as a kid and it's cemented in my memory. Especially the scenes where they float above the flooded road in water so calm you can see everything underneath.

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u/FairyAlpaca Dec 02 '21

The prince of Egypt. The first movie I recall being young but recognizing the beauty of the scenaries. I always return to it and pause the scenes I like the most.

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u/MerylSquirrel Dec 02 '21

Absolutely incredible soundtrack too.

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u/Nyarro Dec 03 '21

🎵Playing with the big boys now!🎵

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u/suburbanhavoc Dec 03 '21 edited Dec 03 '21

Great soundtrack, great and unique visuals, and manages to tell a foundational biblical story without feeling preachy or boring and with full acknowledgement that it's not a 100% accurate retelling. Having no interest in religion whatsoever, I still watch it a few times a year.

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u/serendipitysunshine Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 03 '21

The scenes that always jump out at me when I think of this film: the shot at the end of The Plagues with Moses and Ramses’ faces morphing/splitting (hard to describe), and the shot when the Red Sea is parted and the lighting strike reveals the whale.

And the entire scene with the Angel of Death….chilling. But beautiful.

Edit to correct myself: whale shark, not whale.

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u/HistoryCorner Dec 02 '21

If you look carefully, that's a giant shark, not a whale.

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u/BadDiplomat Dec 02 '21

Apocalypse Now has its own twisted beauty. Not sure many would call it super aesthetically pleasing, but I do.

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u/EloquentSqueakWolf Dec 03 '21

Why is this not a more popular answer? Every shot of this film is a work of art! It’s a cinematic masterpiece! The napalm, the swirling smoke over the jungle, the entire bloody crescendo to the last second before the (lack of) credits…
Just stunning. The horror …the horror.

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u/ti_picko_gegam Dec 02 '21 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Rocket Like

The grand budapest hotel

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u/thesixgun Dec 02 '21

Wes andersons movies are like visual Valium to me, there’s something so relaxing about them, the symmetry is easy and so pleasing to look at

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u/acatmaylook Dec 03 '21

Yeah, my first thought was "any Wes Anderson movie."

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u/GoddamnBourgeoisie Dec 02 '21

Was about to comment this. Tbh most of Wes Anderson's have an aesthetic that is really appealing

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u/idrwierd Dec 02 '21 Silver Helpful This

It’s like you’ve eaten a pot brownie, and woke up in a greeting card

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u/Revlon1997 Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

Well this is the description I'm giving of his movies forever.

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u/LoVeCh33s3 Dec 03 '21

The Darjeeling Limited is absolutely gorgeous. A beautiful visual train ride through India. Very underrated Anderson film.

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u/MissMabeliita Dec 02 '21

Anything by Wes Anderson, tbh…

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u/marcusjohnston Dec 02 '21

Denis Villeneuve is very good at making really aesthetically pleasing movies. Dune and Blade Runner 2049 I think were both excellent at building a world through their visuals.

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u/zachtheperson Dec 02 '21

Literally Arrival was the first thing I thought of when I read the question. Villeneuve is definitely onto something with his style

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u/DavidHewlett Dec 02 '21

Sicario and Arrival as well

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u/dndaresilly Dec 02 '21

These were the top 2 to pop into my head, and I forgot Villeneuve did both!

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u/graeuk Dec 02 '21 Silver Gold Wholesome Take My Energy Heartwarming Snek Glow Up

blade runner 2049

cinematography won an oscar

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u/go86em Dec 02 '21

Seriously think it would be hard to find a frame in that movie not wallpaper-worthy

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u/Dman125 Dec 02 '21

I’m gonna do it. I’ll be back. I’m not gonna do it to prove you wrong, I’m doing it because I’m pretty sure you’re right.

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u/santasbong Dec 03 '21

Lol I'm looking forward to seeing what you choose.

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u/USBrock Dec 03 '21

Same. But I kinda hope they choose a frame of someone blinking and talking in an unflattering pose just for fun.

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u/tstngtstngdontfuckme Dec 03 '21

I did a project on Denis Villeneuve's movies a few years ago and I ran into this exact problem.. How do you pick one frame when they're all so beautiful? Random blinking shots aside, his movies are an absolute visual treat.

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u/jewcyrubes Dec 03 '21

Fucking gorgeous. Seriously, I can't wait to see what he has coming up after Dune.

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u/SixPieceTaye Dec 02 '21

Denis Villeneuve makes pretty movies in general (Dune is also gorgeous as is Arrival). But you combine that with Roger Deakins who might be the best cinematographer of all time? Yeah.

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u/Encouragedissent Dec 03 '21

I was actually amazed to find out after watching Dune that Deakins wasnt even the cinematographer to that film. I was sure that Villeneuve had gotten him again with how amazing it looked.

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u/-Hello-_-World- Dec 03 '21

He did mention how Deakins still had a massive influence on him, and how he used what he learned from Deakins to shoot Dune with Grieg Fraser

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u/eogden1015 Dec 03 '21

The recent Dune was unbelievable.

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u/allboolshite Dec 02 '21

I was going to say the original Blade Runner. I watched it a few weeks ago and kept getting interrupted. Every time I paused the movie, the shot was compositionally beautiful and interesting. I'm a painter and planning to do some studies of both movies in the near future.

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u/Firethorn101 Dec 02 '21 Take My Energy

My husband and I watch both every new years

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u/komatiite Dec 02 '21

A River Runs Through It.

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u/reggiepd Dec 02 '21 Helpful

Last of the Mohicans

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u/Abyss_staring_back Dec 02 '21

The soundtrack for this movie is equally beautiful.

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u/onetwotree-leaf Dec 02 '21 Gold

Big Fish

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u/EHS2 Dec 03 '21

“Sandra Templeton, I love you, and I will marry you!”

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u/WorstPiesInLondon Dec 03 '21

AbsoLUTELY. There are a few standout gorgeous scenes (time standing still, daffodil field, just to name two) but the entire movie was shot in a way that gives it a larger-than-life, storybook kind of feel to it, which is exactly what the plot is.

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u/beanedjibe Dec 02 '21 Silver Starry

Shape of Water and Pan's Labyrinth

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u/Dark_sable Dec 03 '21

Surprised I had to scroll this far for Guillermo del Toro.

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u/CosmicHomunculus Dec 03 '21

Hellboy 2 and Crimson Peak are also visually stunning, Guillermo del Toro is a damn visionary and I’m surprised he’s not higher up here

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u/RS1980T Dec 02 '21 Heartwarming

Coco

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u/Taneva_Baker_Artist Dec 03 '21

I was lucky enough to see this on the big screen, and when you first cross the marigold bridge and get the first glimpse of The Land of the Dead, it’s just stunning. I still get chills thinking about it.

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u/hambonehooligan Dec 02 '21

'Requiem for a Dream' had really good cinematography and some of the shots were quite beautiful, but that movie was anything but pleasing.

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2001: A Space Odyssey

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u/lossione Dec 02 '21

Any Kubrick movie, shots in full metal jacket still blow me away with there seeming “perfectness” it’s like the camera is dancing with the architecture and the people at the same time in any one of his movies.

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u/hiro111 Dec 02 '21

This is my vote. The framing, shot composition, color palette, design and even the special effects are all immaculate.

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u/armermaid Dec 02 '21

memoirs of a geisha

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u/ohlalaexpatinfrance Dec 02 '21

Omg so happy someone had also thought of this movie. The opening scene with the red flowing in the river captivated me.

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u/LayneLowe Dec 02 '21 Helpful

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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u/4oclockinthemorning Dec 02 '21

The bamboo swaying chase/fight. Oh, and the desert :) I can feel the appeal of that hot pool in the desert

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u/apmontie Dec 02 '21 I'll Drink to That

The Fountain

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u/Njaa Dec 02 '21

Although disappointed by the length I had to scroll, I can now exit this thread in peace.

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u/betheowl Dec 03 '21

My thoughts exactly. For a moment I was wondering whether I’d have to post the film title myself. Thankfully, both this film and The Cell were mentioned, albeit quite far down the list.

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u/Allishman8 Dec 02 '21

Legends of the Fall. Absolutely beautiful.

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u/Dommlid Dec 02 '21 Helpful To The Stars

Gattaca

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u/MajorHotLips Dec 02 '21

Upvote just because I love that movie and wish more people knew about it!

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the most recent: DUNE

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u/yiffing_for_jesus Dec 02 '21

Every frame of dune could be a wallpaper

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u/datboiofculture Dec 02 '21

“Oh what’s that on your phone?”

“Mass Sarduakar upside down crucifixion”

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u/joemamma474 Dec 02 '21

Complete with throat-singing ringtone

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u/Dominus_Redditi Dec 03 '21

That fucking shit lives rent-free in my head

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u/Melanoma_Magnet Dec 03 '21

The thing I loved most about it as a book fan was the sheer SCALE of everything. Seeing this tiny wittle spec of a herald ship come out of the guild heighliner and then when it lands seeing that it’s in fact 200m tall was amazing. And then the shadows cast by the atreides ships on the people at the spaceport

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u/ipulloffmygstring Dec 02 '21

Just saw the same comment up a bit for Blade Runner 2049.

I guess Denis Villeneuve's got something going for him.

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u/lexpectopatronum Dec 02 '21

I said to my husband, "I am so confused but it's so pretty I can't stop watching."

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u/Available_Bathroom15 Dec 02 '21

The moment the movie ended it felt like someone woke me up from a beautiful dream....

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u/Jukecrim7 Dec 03 '21

"Dreams are messages from the deep"

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u/Blacknight022 Dec 02 '21 Gold Helpful Wholesome Seal of Approval

Life of Pi

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u/TheRestIs_Confetti Dec 03 '21

This needs to be much higher, the movie was amazing

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u/SiggyGraff Dec 03 '21

I love the shot of the fish that glow in dark! Saw the movie 3D in the theater and it was an amazing experience.

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u/Ghostytoastboast Dec 02 '21

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

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u/antiquasi Dec 02 '21

Legend - tom cruise

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u/rosha267 Dec 02 '21

Pleasantville

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u/leafyjack Dec 03 '21

This should really be higher up the list. The scene when the teens are driving through the blooming cherry blossom trees while so many of them still lack color is gorgeous.

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u/8-tentacles Dec 02 '21 Silver

Fantastic Mr Fox

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u/JetScreamerBaby Dec 02 '21 Helpful

Casablanca.

Every frame could be used to study film composition.

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u/kevnmartin Dec 02 '21

Fargo is beautifully shot and as for something lovely to look at I'd pick Rear Window.

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u/AGhoulsParadise Dec 03 '21

Loving Vincent (2017)

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u/Beanicus13 Dec 02 '21 This

Marie Antionette by Sofia Coppola.

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u/isingiswim Dec 03 '21

AND the soundtrack is fantastic on top of how beautiful the movie is.

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u/akaWillyDawg Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 04 '21 Wholesome This

Interstellar.

Plus an absolutely phenomenal score.

Edit: I’ve been away for two days and came back to a bunch of upvotes and positive remarks. It’s super cool to see so many people love film like this!

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u/ultravioletblueberry Dec 02 '21 Wholesome Seal of Approval

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. This movie is so incredibly beautiful and breathtaking. The music that goes along with it too… it’s just perfect.

Hands down one of the most gorgeous movies I have ever seen alongside Dune and Bladerunner 2049.

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u/Numberfour44 Dec 03 '21

I really like the title of this movie. It’s a good movie for sure, the title is just so long and direct. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

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u/mcarterphoto Dec 02 '21

Another Roger Deakins masterwork; he's so good that you just don't notice the work unless you're into it.

Hard to believe the same guy shot "Raising Arizona" and the "Blade Runner" sequel.

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u/Plantayne Dec 02 '21

Hackers

I used to search everywhere for a Windows 95 theme that looked like the GUI’s from that movie, not knowing at the time they were mock-ups or animations made specially for the movie lol

Also the wardrobe, cyberpunk-noir style lighting and color palette, and the way it made 1995 New York look like some sort of futuristic digital wasteland in so many shots were really interesting to me, I really felt like all of this was happening in some invisible alternate universe that was sort of hidden in plain sight, which contributed a lot to the themes of the film…just a great production all around from a visual perspective.

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u/allboolshite Dec 02 '21

Great soundtrack as well.

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u/lilyrosedepressed Dec 02 '21 Helpful

Call me by your name

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u/makeamessfoundation Dec 02 '21

Samsara!

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u/Chuckychinster Dec 02 '21

Amazing film. Literally changed my life when i saw it.

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u/Senalmoondog Dec 02 '21 Take My Energy

The New World (Pocahontas)

Is insanely beautiful. Every frame could be a poster.

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u/BetterThanHorus Dec 02 '21

Yes! Anything by Terrence Malick really. Every frame of his movies is framable

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u/NuclearWinterGames Dec 02 '21 Gold Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy

Cloud Atlas

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u/Tokugawa Dec 02 '21 Silver

You speak the true true.

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u/harpo-marxist Dec 02 '21 Silver Wholesome

Delicatessen - any frame of that movie could hang in a gallery

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u/Taking-Back-Saturday Dec 02 '21 Gold

Pride and Prejudice (2005)

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u/CastSoCool Dec 03 '21

And the soundtrack too!!

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u/Rogue-Journalist Dec 02 '21

I was so convinced I wouldn’t see this answer let alone so highly upvoted. It’s amazing, and no CGI or animation.

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u/bullchien Dec 03 '21

Was scrolling for this one! For me it's not even the famous cliff scene (though, obviously, it's incredible) - it's the reprisal scene where she's walking through the misty field at daybreak! I had a friend paint it for me, it's so gorgeous.

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u/badabingbadabaam Dec 03 '21

Yes! Every frame could be a painting. My favorite shots are when Elizabeth is slowly swinging in her yard and you see the snapshots of daily pastoral life--workers tossing hay, maids hanging up linen, the slow rumble of the thunder, the hiss of the rain, and then the puddles left behind in a now-muddy yard.

Just breathtaking.

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u/PlasmaGuy500 Dec 02 '21 Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

Spiderman into the spider verse: the art direction of the movie was great like straight out of a comic book

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u/BakedWizerd Dec 02 '21

My favorite detail about the animation is how they portray Miles’ competence as Spider-Man.

Early on he’s animated at 24FPS, while Peter Parker Spider-Man is 48FPS. During the scene where Peter teaches him how to properly web swing (while they’re both holding onto the case swinging through trees) Miles’ animation slowly begins to match Peter’s until he is also at 48FPS, showing that he’s gaining confidence and has become a more competent Spider-Man.

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u/Rob_Vegas Dec 03 '21 edited Dec 03 '21

It's a half of that, the film is 24fps for theatrical and Miles in 12fps.

During the Doc Ock chase Miles matches 24fps but reverts to 12 during the ALL IS LOST MOMENT

Then the What's Up Danger sequence through the finale Miles is in 24fps.

Edit: Additional fun fact, in the Miles Morales Spider-Man video game for PlayStation, you can unlock his Spider-Verse costume and there's an option to render it at half the framerate of the rest of the game. It's a trip.

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