Your Favorite David Fincher Film?

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Poll: Your Favorite David Fincher Film? (14 votes)

Alien 3 (1992) 14%
Se7en (1995) 21%
The Game (1997) 0%
Fight Club (1999) 14%
Panic Room (2002) 0%
Zodiac (2007) 21%
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) 0%
The Social Network (2010) 21%
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) 7%
  • Alien 3: 6/10
  • Se7en: 10/10
  • The Game: 9/10
  • Fight Club: 8/10
  • Panic Room: 6/10
  • Zodiac: 10/10
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: 8/10
  • The Social Network: 7/10
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: 7/10

Quite a career for Mr. Fincher so far.

Se7en: Dark and gritty, original thriller. Atmosphere is memorable, strong performances all around including and underrated role for Gwyneth Paltrow. 2 great twists elevated the movie into the conversation with SOTL for best thrillers of the last 25 years.

Zodiac: This one hits you closer to home when you know it is based on true events. Makes you feel vulnerable knowing the killer hasn't been apprehended to this day. The scenes of the "car" and the "park" (those who have seen it know what I'm talking about) leave you grasping for air. No music, straight and raw makes those scene disturbing. Another highlight is the "basement" scene, you could cut the tension with a knife, terrifying.

I would take Zodiac over Se7en.

#1 Posted by dave123321 (33646 posts) -

That one where the rocket boy teams up with the hulk and iron man

#2 Posted by MrGeezer (56043 posts) -

I'm not gonna vote, because I haven't seen all of his movies (and it would be unfair to skew the results based on ignorance).

However, I can comment. Out of the movies I've seen, I place Seven (I freaking HATE when people spell it "Se7en"), Fight Club, and Zodiac right in the same league. It'd be hard for me to pick a favorite. I guess if I HAD to pick a favorite right now, it would be Fight Club (and keep in mind, "my favorite" doesn't mean "I think it's the best"). But that could vary a bit; next week I might say Seven, and in a month I might say Zodiac.

#3 Posted by Iszdope (9570 posts) -

Fight Club.

#4 Edited by LZ71 (10273 posts) -

Zodiac and The Social Network are my two personal favorites of his, though admittedly I haven't seen one or two of his films.

#5 Posted by sukraj (21902 posts) -

Panic Room

#6 Posted by knighttraviis (15 posts) -

I watch Fight Club at least once a year and never get tired of it at all.

#7 Posted by indzman (16956 posts) -

in order : Alien 3, The Social Network, The Girl with Dragon Tattoo, Panic Room, Fight Club, s7even. Haven't seen Benjamin Button, Zodiac or The game yet but on my watch list for future :)

#8 Posted by Large_Soda (8609 posts) -

@indzman said:

in order : Alien 3, The Social Network, The Girl with Dragon Tattoo, Panic Room, Fight Club, s7even. Haven't seen Benjamin Button, Zodiac or The game yet but on my watch list for future :)

In order from worst to best?

#9 Posted by SaintLeonidas (25922 posts) -

The Social Network > Zodiac > Benjamin Button > Se7en > Fight Club > The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo > Panic Room > The Game > Alien 3

#10 Posted by LoG-Sacrament (20397 posts) -

the social network and dragon tattoo are my favorites, but i'd lean more towards the social network. i like fincher's take on dragon tattoo as a thriller that doesn't really care whether or not you come along for the ride (it plays well with the usual breadcrumb approach), but i suppose a lot of it is a continuation of the social network.

i don't care much for the rest (although that's not counting the game, which i haven't seen). fight club is alright and seven is a good first watch, while the rest range from "kinda watchable" to "kinda bad."

#11 Edited by sammyjenkis898 (28012 posts) -

Zodiac
The Social network
Seven
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Benjamin Button
Fight Club
Alien 3
Panic Room
The Game

The first two are masterpieces. Seven is great. The rest range from merely good to pure crap.

#12 Edited by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2560 posts) -

I have to say the Social Network because of how utterly surprised I was that it was actually a good film. Then again, Aaron Sorkin is a meth-addled mastermind.

#13 Edited by destinhpark (4700 posts) -

Ooo, now THIS is a good topic.

Not only is "The Social Network" my absolute favorite Fincher film, but it is one of my favorite movies of all time. Of all time. I can't even count how many times I've seen it.

Gorgeously shot, impeccable acting and editing, one of the best film scores to date, and the overall pacing of the film is exceptional. There is literally nothing wrong with this film. I could go on and on.