If you follow the acting world at all, you will know that Robert Pattinson is one of the most famous and most followed actors of our time. The British actor has gained worldwide fame for his films and now even his favorite films have become popular all over the world. Even his most basic tastes have been admired – from the Bourne franchise, to The Lost Boys, and even horror. Here we take a look at his favorite films – ranging from classic to ultra-modern – ranked and reviewed.
1. The Lost Boys (1993)
One of the first films to cause a sensation upon its release was The Lost Boys. It was the follow-up to the hugely successful The Twilight Saga and served as a kind of prequel, focusing on the transition from childhood to manhood. Set in Sweden, the film tells the story of Peter Bergson (Robert Pattinson), a young man who moves with his family to a small Swedish town, believing it to be a better place to grow up. One day while exploring the town’s forests, Peter discovers a small cabin where he finds six of his childhood friends, living as fugitives from the law. The boys decide to stay, and to shape their new lives together. What follows is a hilarious tale of crime and punishment, which has become one of the most beloved films of all time.
2. Jurassic Park (1993)
Another of Hollywood’s biggest and most successful franchises, Jurassic Park, remains one of the most popular films of all time, with an estimated 164 million views on YouTube as of March 2021. The film is set in a post-apocalyptic world, where mankind is attempting to rebuild itself after a catastrophe which destroyed most of the planet’s ecosystems. One of the key instigators of this project is Dr. Henry Wu (Richard Attenborough), who breeds dinosaurs and attempts to give them human characteristics. When the project goes horribly wrong and the dinosaurs escape, it’s up to a group of intrepid travelers to rescue Dr. Wu and the dinosaurs from a desolate island. The film is an absolute masterpiece, with breathtaking special effects and top-notch performances from all involved.
3. Sense8 (2018)
From the makers of The Matrix and Kill Bill comes Sense8. Starring a diverse group of actors including Tilda Swinton, Daryl Hannah, Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss, and Navid Negahban, the film is a story of interconnectivity and empathy. It follows the journeys of several strangers around the world, who, after being inexplicably connected by a global neurological network, form a sense of community and work together to fight injustice. Set in present-day L.A., the film explores themes of mental illness, addiction, and loneliness through the distinct lens of eight separate storylines. The story is deeply moving, and will likely stay with you for the rest of your life. If you haven’t seen this one yet, you definitely should – it’s one of the best movies of 2018 and has been nominated for multiple awards.
4. Black Swan (2010)
If you’re a fan of Greta Gerwig, you’ll love her latest film, Black Swan. The story follows a talented young dancer, who is training for the role of a lifetime – starring opposite of Natalie Portman in the famed Swan Lake ballet. However, little does she know that she is not the only dancer vying for the role, and that another dancer – a very similar looking young woman – has plotted her rival’s murder to take the place of her own. Although Black Swan is a bit on the darker side, it is a beautiful and haunting film that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Just don’t expect the movie to be easy to watch – it will test your limits as a lover of dance and of cinema.
5. The Bourne Identity (2002)
The Bourne Identity is one of Hollywood’s biggest and most profitable series. It began in 2002 with a bang, becoming the highest-grossing film of that year. The film went on to become one of the most popular movies of all time, with nearly 200 million views on YouTube as of March 2021. The story follows the exploits of secret agent Paul Bourne, who after being betrayed by his colleagues, sets out to stop a government agency from uncovering his dark past. One of the most interesting things about The Bourne Identity is that it features the debut of future action star and martial artist Charlie Hunnam. The film is known for its high action quotient and complex storyline, which makes it a fan favorite among action movie fans. The film was followed by three more in the series, with the most recent installment, The Bourne Legacy, earning just over $100 million in 2019 and packing in over 200 million views on YouTube as of March 2021. Its stars – including Bourne himself – are also among the most followed people on Instagram, with over 50 million followers between them.
6. Kill Bill (2004)
Another hit series from Quentin Tarantulinato is Kill Bill. The original film followed a young woman named Vivienne (Uma Thurman), who after witnessing her father’s murder, sets out to avenge his death. After tracking down her father’s killers, she discovers that they are a group of criminals known as The Hand – a samurai gang who have slaughtered most of her family. Furious over her father’s murder, and determined to even the score, she vows to hunt them down, take her revenge, and teach them a bloody lesson. Thurman’s performance as Vivienne is breathtaking, and the film itself a technical masterpiece. You’ll be seeing a lot of this one when it comes up on Hulu next year.
7. The Matrix (1999)
If you’re a fan of Keanu Reeves, you’ll love his latest venture, The Matrix. The film was a bold experiment in filmmaking and received widespread critical acclaim upon its release. Set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic world dominated by machines, it tells the story of Neo (Reeves), a computer programmer who has been trapped in a virtual reality since birth. Believing that he has found the answer to the virtual world’s troubles in the real world, Neo sets out to rescue Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), his childhood sweetheart and fellow rebel who has been captured by the leader of The Matrix, the malicious Agent Smith (Lance Henriksen). The film was a huge critical and commercial success, helping to establish Reeves as a leading man and earning over $750 million worldwide. It’s considered by many to be one of the greatest films of all time, and is certainly among the most popular.
8. Gone Girl (2014)
One of the most anticipated films of 2014 and one of the most controversial as well, Gone Girl was both critically and commercially acclaimed. Based on Gillian Flynn’s best-selling 2014 novel of the same name, the film follows the story of Nick and Amy Dunbar, a seemingly perfect couple who are struggling with marital problems. When Amy begins to disappear, Nick sets out to discover what really happened to his wife. The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Festival to much fanfare, scooping up numerous award nominations and eventually winning the award for Best Actress for Rosamund Pike (Amy). The film has been a box office success, grossing over $600 million worldwide and becoming one of the most popular films of all time on YouTube with over 275 million views as of March 2021. It will be available to stream on Netflix in December 2021.
These are just some of the most well-known and well-liked films among the public. But what do you think? Which are your favorite movies of all time? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!