Alien: Came out just a few years after Star Wars but paints such a diametrically different picture of the future. What science fiction should be — it’s not about special effects. Giger is a visionary
Animatrix: I actually like this set of animated shorts more than the Matrix movie itself. One of my favorite shorts (the children playing in a neighborhood that suffers from the Matrix’s defects)
Donnie Darko: Well-deserved status of a cult classic
Primer: Watch it several times
The Godfather Part I and Part II: Let's end the silly debates about which is better. They are both fantastic. Godfather II gets brownie points for matching the incredibly high expectations set by the first movie.
Inception: Runs with one of these things we all ask ourselves as long as we remember (what happens if I have a dream inside of a dream?)
American Psycho : The perfect Christian Bale
Casablanca: I finally made myself watch it and loved it. It definitely exceeded my expectations
12 Angry Men: Timeless, gripping, suspenseful
Get Out: Roughly follows a formula, but pleasantly breaks with many of its conventions (such as the obligatory "research the local papers" scene). The set and the atmosphere add to the ever-so-subtle creepiness. Suspense blending into thrill but without the superfluous shock value, and with a splash of lightness. Includes a twist but not in the way you think.
Intacto: So wonderfully dark. Max Von Sydow in a perfect role of a slightly (very?) creepy head of a very (slightly?) creepy organization
Wall-E: I would have never guessed that an animated movie can start with 40 minutes of silent, beautiful love story
Watchmen: Great visuals
Open Your Eyes : A much better version than the U.S. remake
Blade Runner: The ambiance!
Back to the Future series: Made me the geek I am today
Dark City: I rewatched it recently; the movie shows its age, but the premise is fantastic
Thirteenth Floor: Has potential (which I guess is a synonym for "mildly disappointing")
Saw: Undamaged by the zillion terrible sequels
Extract: As the only "regular" comedy on the list, it's pretty good
Mr Brooks: Finally, Kevin Costner done with sci-fi movies
Run Lola Run: A little too much running, for my liking
Batman Begins: A good reboot
Children of Men : Great premise but execution falls short