It’s no secret that Di Robert Pattinson is one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors. The actor has been linked to many A-list celebrities, and even though he remains committed to his long-term girlfriend, Amal Clooney, rumors continue to swirl about his romantic interests.
While his dating history is fascinating, it’s his film collection that truly shows the world what type of a movie lover he is. As a self-professed movie buff, we were curious about which films he considers to be some of the best in cinematic history. The list below features eight of Di Robert Pattinson’s favorite movies, along with the reasons why he believes they’re such great pieces of art.
8. The Dark Night (2018)
After making his debut in a string of romantic comedies, including the megahit Baby Mama, the 28-year-old A-list actor took a big step towards more dramatic roles with the release of The Dark Night. Directed by Spike Jonze, who also helmed his predecessor’s Love Story, The Dark Night tells the story of an artist, Carl, who has a frightening dream about his life. Trying to figure out what it all means, he meets a girl named Elise (played by Tilda Swinton) and immediately develops a connection with her. As the night continues, their relationship becomes a battle of wits as they try to figure out what is real and what is a dream. The result is an interesting mix of psychological thriller and film noir. While not always accessible to new viewers, anyone who has even a passing interest in the arts or film classics should look into this one. It’s an ambitious project that features one of Hollywood’s most interesting couples.
7. The Revenant (2015)
Another cinematic marriage made in heaven, The Revenant is an epic love story set in the winter of 1815. Based on the novel The Revenant Girl by Michael Chabon, the film follows a professional hunter, Hugh Glass, as he sets out to capture a bear with a rifle through heavy snow and dangerous conditions. Along the way, he crosses paths with a young woman named Amelia, played by actress Maika Monroe. At first he sees her as a threat to his plans, but as the snow melts and the temperatures rise, the tables turn as he comes to realize that she could be the one to save his life. It’s a beautifully shot epic that also happens to be one of the most violent and grisly films you’ll ever see. The movie doesn’t pull any punches in its quest to entertain the audience, and it succeeds in delivering a brutal action-adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It’s a rare gift to be able to create such an immersive atmosphere without relying on special effects or action scenes; it’s all about the storytelling and how the director and screenwriter keep the audience immersed in the emotions of the characters.
6. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Speaking of storytelling, The Grand Budapest Hotel is a triumph of narrative filmmaking. Compiling a diverse cast of renowned artists and actors, Ralph Fiennes directs a splendid ensemble as they weave tales of woe and wickedness in the grand duke Gustave’s (F. Murray Abraham) posh hotel in 1930s Budapest. In addition to being one of the finest films of the year, The Grand Budapest Hotel was also nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The movie is a sumptuous period piece filled with memorable characters, exotic locations, superb costume design, and a brilliant soundtrack that will leave you wanting more. Fiennes is one of the best directors of this era, and you should add his name to your list of favorite directors immediately.
5. Beauty and The Beast (2017)
Even though Beauty and The Beast is a live-action remake of the classic animated film, it doesn’t feel like it at all. While the original film was a sweet tale about a young girl who transforms into a beautiful woman after falling under the spell of a handsome prince, the 2017 version is considerably darker. The story centers on a fierce beast (played by Dan Stevens) who takes a liking to a princess (played by Emma Watson) and teaches her to fight for what she wants. Even though the film doesn’t offer a lot of new material, it takes inspiration from the animated classic and does its best to channel the charm and style of one of Disney’s most beloved characters. It’s not often that you’ll find a live-action remake that surpasses the original in almost every way, but Beauty and The Beast is one of those films. For fans of the animated classic, this might be the ultimate gift you could give yourself on Christmas Day.
4. Dark Tower (2017)
Dark Tower is a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to storytelling. This adaptation of Stephen King’s magnum opus follows in the vein of Game of Thrones as it unravels the mysteries behind the Dark Tower and The Wizards’ stone, creating a tangled hierarchy of deadly beasts and demons. While it tries to bring something new to the table, it also feels like a direct continuation of King’s work. What’s more, Tommy Wonnacott’s typically stunning cinematography doesn’t exactly help the tale feel fresh. It’s an exercise in telling a story, not experiencing one. That being said, there is some amazing acting here, particularly from Jessica Chastain. She gives a career-defining performance as the monstrous Dollmaker, infusing her character with a terrifying soulful intensity that grounds the almost dreamlike sequences. It’s one of the most intriguing and satisfying movies of the year, and for King fans, a must-see.
3. Clouds Over Castle Roswell (2017)
Speaking of satisfying plots, Clouds Over Castle Roswell is a sharp, emotionally rich character piece about a boy named Jack who sets out to learn more about his mysterious, possibly magical, cloud gathering powers. As he explores his newfound talent, he discovers that his family’s castle is actually populated by ghosts, and it’s up to him to save the day. Director Daniel Hart shares a comedic sensibility with Tim Walker and Benjy Davis in this offbeat holiday comedy, helping to make it one of the most refreshing titles of the year. The film also stars Roisin Toghna Cosgrave, Yvonne Strahovski, Liam O’Brien, Stephanie Cox, and Oliver Jackson Blackwell, making it an enchanted cinematic event for family and friends. If you get a chance, watch this one on the Big Screen; it’s worth it.
2. Get Out (2017)
Get Out is the sort of film that feels like a cinematic breath of fresh air. A superbly cast horror movie that tells the story of a black man, Chris (played by Daniel Kaluuya), who, along with his girlfriend (played by alumna Sandra Bullock), moves to her parents’ home for Christmas. There, they become a target for her blind dad’s (played by Robert Redford) psychologically abusive ways, forcing them to flee in order to save themselves. The twist comes when they discover that her family is hiding a dark secret. Set in the suburbs of Chicago, Get Out is both frightening and hilarious, drawing on Erik Kamen’s The Willys McDonald, a humorist who wrote about unexpected surprises that come from behind the scenes. While the ending perhaps leaves something to be desired, it’s not hard to fall in love with Chris and Sandra’s adventure as they try to outwit the menacing Reddings.