Top 5 best David Fincher movies | Ranked

5 best david fincher movies ranked

Does anybody here remember Benjamin Button? Or perhaps that one horrifying detective movie where Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman starred? I know, I know, great films, right? Well if you’ve said so then I bet you have great taste in movies. Did you know the master behind these? Now if you’ve said David Fincher then you’ve guessed right! He not only received four Primetime Emmy Awards, Two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA award, and a Golden Globe Award, but he also received 40 Academy Award nominations including three Best Director nominations. Fincher not only ran movies, but he also directed MV’s of big stars such as Madonna’s “Express Yourself” and “Vogue”. Here’s our list of the top 5 David Fincher movies of all time. Sit back and enjoy!

5. The Social Network (2010)

Released in 2010, David Fincher’s “The Social Network” is a biographical drama film that chronicles the creation and rise of the social media giant Facebook as well as the people behind it. The film primarily focuses on the tumultuous relationship between Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg), and his co-founder Eduardo Saverin (portrayed by Andrew Garfield).

Eisenberg and Garfield’s performances were great and really took it to a whole new level. If you’re in engineering, IT, or studying any computer-related course, this should be on your list of must-watch films. With over 96% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, The Social Network truly belongs in the top 5 David Fincher projects.

4. The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)

Based loosely on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story of the same name, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button won three categories at the Academy Awards namely Best Achievement in Art Direction, Best Achievement in Makeup, and Best Achievement in Visual Effects. It was also nominated in ten other categories.

The movie follows Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt), who was born under peculiar circumstances. Despite being a child, Benjamin appears as an older man at a nursing home in New Orleans and ages backward. Meaning, that as he gets older, his face and physical appearance look younger and younger. He encounters Daisy (Cate Blanchett), a little girl who enters and exits his life. Although he has had a variety of strange yet fascinating experiences throughout his life, Benjamin is motivated by his bond with Daisy and the hope that their paths will cross at the ideal moment. Although the film is an absolute tear-jerker, it’s a great family movie that should be rated higher. The movie is given a critic score of 71% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.8/10 score on IMDB.

3. Zodiac (2007)

Zodiac is based on a true story, an unsolved mystery of a famous serial killer that no one has closed to this day. The film tackles the challenges faced by law enforcement and the media in their attempts to track down the elusive criminal. As the investigation unfolds over several years, it takes a toll on the lives and sanity of those involved, leading to strained relationships, paranoia, and obsession. Based on the true story of the hunt for the infamous Zodiac Killer, a serial killer who terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The film follows the efforts of a group of individuals, including newspaper cartoonist Robert Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhaal), newspaper reporter Paul Avery (Robert Downey Jr.), and police detectives Dave Toschi (Mark Ruffalo) and William Armstrong (Anthony Edwards), as they try to decipher the cryptic messages and clues sent by the unhinged Zodiac Killer. Unfortunately, both Graysmith and Avery succumb to depression as they fail to unmask the truth while investigating Zodiac’s string of brutal murders. This movie is certified fresh and currently metered at 90% on Rotten Tomatoes’s Tomatometer.

2. Gone Girl (2014)

Formerly headquartered in New York, writer Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) and his gorgeous wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) present a picture of a happy marriage to the general public. However, Nick is the main suspect in Amy’s abduction when she goes missing on the couple’s fifth wedding anniversary. The Dunnes’ portrayal of a blissful marriage breaks down as a result of the police pressure and media craze, raising intriguing doubts about Nick and Amy’s true identities.

With his wife’s disappearance having become the subject of an enormous media circus, a man finds himself in the spotlight when it is assumed that he is not innocent. Well, Gone Girl has one of the most jaw-dropping twists, one you should definitely see for yourself. With a critic score of 99% on Tomatometer, Gone Girl was a critical and commercial success, grossing $369 million worldwide against a $61 million budget, to become Fincher’s highest-grossing film. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn. Obviously, David Fincher loves suspense, thrill, and unexpected endings and Gone Girl packaged all of that into one.

1. Se7en (1995)

Two detectives, a rookie, and a veteran, track down a serial killer with the Seven Deadly Sins as their driving force. As retired police detective William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) solves one last case with the help of newly transferred David Mills (Brad Pitt), they uncover a number of complex murders that shook the whole city.

They quickly realize that they are dealing with a serial killer (Kevin Spacey) who is targeting people he believes represent each of the Seven Deadly Sins. Se7en has one of the most memorable and unforgettable scenes in cinema where Mills and Somerset already cornered the serial killer named John Doe. What’s in the box?! John Doe said he took a souvenir from Mills’ wife, but we really never saw it, have we? Well, almost 30 years later, and we’re still horrified by that scene.

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