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Check Out Frank Ocean's List of His Top 100 Movies

Katie Cannon February 25, 2016 February 23rd, 2017

Frank Ocean pulled a full-on Beyoncé last week, exploding the internet like only a surprise visual album from God’s gift to hip hop can.  After a year of angsting about the delayed release of BLONDE, then another few days of confused rage when the album still didn’t drop when it was supposed to–hungry fans’s demands were finally satisfied with the one-two punch release of the live-stream visual ENDLESS, then, at long last, the hotly anticipated BLONDE.

And along the same vein of unexpected treats, Ocean has also spoiled fans with even more insight into that beautiful mind: a list of his Top 100 movies, which he included in the magazine “Boy’s Don’t Cry,” released alongside his album. Ocean’s work is rife with cinematic references, from Kubrick to Disney to David Lynch, so it should come as no surprise that his list is pretty damn impressive–replete with old school classics, auteur master strokes, foreign imports, and some arthouse indies even we’ve never heard of.

Here’s the full list:


“Un Chien Andalou”

“Blue Velvet”

“Barry Lyndon”

“Battleship Potemkin”


“Chungking Express”

“Raging Bull”

“The Conformist”

“Bicycle Thieves”

“Taxi Driver”

“A Clockwork Orange”

“Mean Streets”

“Gods of the Plague”


“Mulholland Drive”

“Happy Together”

“Fallen Angels”

“Apocalypse Now”

“The Last Laugh”


“Full Metal Jacket”

“No Country for Old Men”

“Wild at Heart”




“The Royal Tenenbaums”

“Miller’s Crossing”

“The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie”

“Blood Simple”



“L.A. Confidential”

“Reservoir Dogs”

“Eastern Promises”

“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”


“Scarface” (1932)

“Scarface” (1983)

“Blade Runner”

“Citizen Kane”

“On the Waterfront”

“Annie Hall”


“Dr. Strangelove”

“The French Connection”

“The Deer Hunter”

“Wild Strawberries”


“The Sacrifice”

“El Topo”

“Holy Mountain”

“The Shining”

“Pulp Fiction”


“American Beauty”

“Solaris” (1972)

“True Romance”

“The Elephant Man”

“Seven Samurai”


“Jackie Brown”

“Aguirre, the Wrath Of God”

“Paris, Texas”

“Devil in a Blue Dress”

“Inglorious Basterds”



“Ed Wood”

“Hard Eight”

“The Seventh Seal”


“Paths of Glory”

“There Will Be Blood”


“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”

“Fight Club”


“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)


“The King of Comedy”


Source: Indiewire, Genius