My Favorite Wes Anderson Films (2023 Edition)

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  1. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
  2. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
  3. Rushmore (1998)
  4. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
  5. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  6. Isle of Dogs (2018)
  7. The French Dispatch (2021)
  8. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
  9. Hotel Chevalier (2007)
  10. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
  11. Bottle Rocket (1996)
  12. Tip-Top: Aline (2021)
    (Music Video)
  13. Come Together: A Fashion Picture in Motion (2016)
  14. Castello Cavalcanti (2013)
  15. Moonrise Kingdom: Animated Book Short (2012)
  16. Cousin Ben Troop Screening with Jason Schwartzman (2012)
  17. American Express: My Life. My Card. (2006)
  18. Prada: Candy (2013)
    (co-directed with Roman Coppola)
  19. Stella Artois Le Apartomatic Commercial (2010)
  20. Softbank Commercial (2008)
  21. Bottle Rocket (1994)

15 thoughts on “My Favorite Wes Anderson Films (2023 Edition)

  1. That’s a heck of list John.
    Loved Moonrise Kingdom. Will watch that again at some point. The Grand Budapest Hotel was disappointing for me though. I’ll have to catch up on most of the others.

  2. Loved Paltrow in Tenenbaums, when her finger gets chopped off, how she just opens her mouth slightly and the cigarette falls out. No screams, nothing.
    Loved Rushmore and Bottle Rocket back in the day.
    I’ll always be an Owen Wilson fan!!!
    Fantastic Mr. Fox was so charming and sweet. I love how Mr. Fox was making his plans or whatever he was doing/saying to Mrs. Fox, and she swiped him across the face viciously, like the wild animal that she was, and how Mr. Fox was stunned and his eyes welled up with tears, not because of pain, but I guess her immense emotional reaction to him putting himself in danger. It was great. Dare I say…fantastic. πŸ™‚

  3. Moonrise Kingdom truly was masterful jcalberta πŸ™‚ I still love The Grand Budapest Hotel – sorry that you were not a fan though πŸ™‚ Yes, please do catch up with the others πŸ™‚

  4. I too remember that scene in The Royal Tenenbaums Stacy πŸ™‚ All of us watch and wonder why she does not scream πŸ™‚

    I too loved Rushmore and Bottle Rocket, but then again, I love everything that Wes Anderson has directed πŸ™‚

    Owen Wilson is an always welcome presence in Anderson’s films πŸ™‚

    As for Fantastic Mr. Fox, I love it too πŸ™‚ I remember that argument scene πŸ™‚ Remember when Mr. Fox and that one other guy were having an argument and kept saying “Are you cussin with me” to each other πŸ™‚ I just love how everything is played out πŸ™‚ It sure is fantastic πŸ™‚ Anyway, are you familiar with the films of Paul Thomas Anderson? πŸ™‚

  5. Yeah, I agree with all you say above, haha.
    As for Paul Thomas Anderson…omg, yes. I completely love and adore him. Not many people know about Punch Drunk Love, but it’s one of my little faves. I thought There Will Be Blood and Phantom Thread were masterpieces. My husband and I still shout sometimes, at crucial moments in our lives, to make a point: “I drink YOUR milkshake!” lol
    I may not have seen all his movies, but the ones I have, I’ve enjoyed. The Master wasn’t a favorite, but it was still riveting. No idea why we missed Inherent Vice. We should see it. Which ones are your favorites? πŸ™‚

  6. Oh, yeah! You already did that, but I forgot!
    And your list is MY list! lol !!
    I do not remember Licorice Pizza–need to see that one (again, possibly).
    But we’re on the same page.
    Phantom Thread… wow, what a strangely bizarrely abusive relationship those two have…that they made work somehow. And what a beautiful soundtrack….

  7. No, no, went and looked L.P. up, and we DID see that recently. I thought it was a super old movie for some reason. I think I’m mixing it up with something else. That one was REALLY odd. I enjoyed its quirkiness and how offbeat it was, but I think we were dissatisfied with the ending. It was kinda up in the air, which usually doesn’t bother me–I don’t need things tied up in a bow every single time–but for this movie, I think it needed it. But overall, very different from the usual stuff out there, so props, of course.

  8. I too remember that Stacy – remember how that one woman kept non-fatally (for lack of better word) poisoning his food so she could take care of him? And yes, Johnny Greenwood’s music score was beautiful πŸ™‚ I do not know If you know this, but Greenwood is the lead singer of the band Radiohead πŸ™‚

  9. Stacy, I read somewhere that Licorice Pizza is basically a coming-of-age comedy/drama. I read that it might have been based (or loosely) based on people Paul Thomas Anderson knew growing up. Nevertheless, I have to look more into that πŸ™‚ On a side note, Wes Anderson is coming out with a new movie in June entitled Asteroid City, here is a youtube video link to the trailer below πŸ™‚

  10. First of all, I did NOT know the musician who wrote Phantom Thread’s soundtrack was the singer in Radiohead! But it makes so much sense, John, because Radiohead’s music is often so haunting and beautiful, right? Interesting!
    Oh, and I realized what I was mixing Licorice Pizza up with: Mystic Pizza! lol. Mystic Pizza was a LONG time ago. That was where my confusion lay.
    And thanks for the clip. I did hear about Asteroid City–definitely looks like Mr. Anderson all over. Looks like lots of fun, huh? πŸ™‚

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