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Frank Ocean Shares His Favorite Films, Including Tarkovsky, PTA, Kurosawa, Lynch, Kubrick & More

Written by on August 23, 2016 

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After a few delays, Frank Ocean‘s Channel Orange follow-up, Blond, has now arrived and, with it, not only an additional visual album, but Boys Don’t Cry, a magazine that only a select few were able to get their hands on. (Although, if you believe the artist’s mom, we can expect a wider release soon.) In between a personal statement about his new work and a Kanye West poem about McDonalds, Ocean also listed his favorite films of all-time and we have the full list today.

Clocking at 207.23 hours, as Ocean notes, his list includes classics from Andrei Tarkovsky, David Lynch, Ingmar Bergman, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Orson Welles, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jean Cocteau, Alfred Hitchcock, Francis Ford Coppola, Fritz Lang, Werner Herzog, Akira Kurosawa, Ridley Scott, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sergei Eisenstein, F. W. Murnau, Luis Buñuel, and more.

As for some more recent titles, it looks like The Royal Tenenbaums  and Rushmore are his favorites from Wes Anderson, while Blood SimpleNo Country for Old Men, and Miller’s Crossing are his top Coen brothers picks, and even showed love to The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford. There’s also a healthy dose of Paul Thomas Anderson, Wong Kar-wai, Brian De Palma (Phantom of the Paradise!), and Quentin Tarantino.

Check out the list below (via Genius), which evidently proves that Forrest Gump may not always be running on his mind.

ATL (“atl is not the best movie lol but ok,” writes Ocean.)
Un Chien Andalou
Blue Velvet
Barry Lyndon
Battleship Potemkin
Eraserhead
Chungking Express
Raging Bull
The Conformist
Bicycle Thieves
Taxi Driver
A Clockwork Orange
Mean Streets
Gods of the Plague
Persona
Mulholland Dr.
Happy Together
Fallen Angels
Apocalypse Now
The Last Laugh
Pi
Full Metal Jacket
No Country For Old Men
Wild at Heart
Memento
Metropolis
Rushmore
The Royal Tenenbaums
Miller’s Crossing
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Blood Simple
Rashomon
Orpheus
L.A. Confidential
Reservoir Dogs
Eastern Promise
2001: A Space Odyssey
Battle Royale
The Passion of Anna
Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia
Oldboy (2003)
Django Unchained
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
The Godfather
M
Scarface (1932)
Scarface (1983)
Blade Runner
Citizen Kane
On The Waterfront
Annie Hall
Psycho
Dr. Strangelove
The French Connection
The Deer Hunter
Wild Strawberries
Fargo
The Sacrifice
El Topo
Holy Mountain
The Shining
Pulp Fiction
Fitzcarraldo
American Beauty
Solaris (1972)
True Romance
Elephant Man
Seven Samurai
Woyzeck
Jackie Brown
Aguirre, the Wrath Of God
Paris, Texas
Devil in a Blue Dress
Inglorious Basterds
Serpico
Alien
Ed Wood
Hard Eight
The Seventh Seal
Sonatine
Paths Of Glory
There Will Be Blood
Spartacus
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Fight Club
Brazil
Throne of Blood
The Master
Dog Day Afternoon
Rosemary’s Baby
Phantom of The Paradise
Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
Malcolm X
Scorpio Rising
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
Puce Moment
Nosferatu (1922)
Basquiat
The King of Comedy

Frank Ocean also shared his favorite songs, which can be heard in the Spotify playlist below:

Do you share any favorites with Ocean?


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