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Frank Ocean’s List of Favorite Movies Is Full of Gems

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John Lamparski, Getty Images

Frank Ocean’s return to music is marked by the singer’s multi-media presentation which includes a visual album, Endless, and zine, Boys Don’t Cry. On Monday (Aug. 22), it was reported that Ocean has a 140 hour version of Endless, making his affinity for film as art and experience clear, and in his accompanying zine he lists many of his favorite films.

The full list is included below, with Ocean listing multiple titles from such filmmakers as Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick, the Coen Brothers, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and more. Only ATL, the 2006 movie starring T.I,. gets a note attached, the others receiving directors and/or years to clarify which version Frank prefers. As for Scarface, he lists the 1932 and 1983 versions. Read the transcribed list below with an image of Frank’s list in his zine a bit further down.

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

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