​The 10/10 Rated Films You Have To See Before You Die, According To Reddit

Reddit has spoken. Over in the movie section of the discussion website, people have been rounding up the world's most flawless films - the perfect, 10/10 movies that you have to see before you die.

The post posed the question: "What would you consider a 10/10 movie?"

The original poster, VarrickCarter23, then explained what constituted 10/10, saying: "When I ask this I don't even really mean 'what's your favorite?' but rather one that has so few faults."

First up is Spike Jonze's 2013 romantic drama Her, in which Joaquin Phoenix plays a lonely writer who develops a relationship with an operating system, voiced by Scarlett Johansson.

Credit: Her / Warner Bros

VarrickCarter23 said: "I don't consider it one of the best things ever or anything but I think it's a near flawless piece of film. It just set things up so well that no real plot point would feel forced or out of character. I love the implications, how the year is never specified, or what the rest of the world is like.

VarrickCarter23's next best is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Michel Gondry's beautiful film about a painful breakup starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet.

Credit: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind / Focus Features

"Almost everything is done flawlessly," the post explains. "The acting is superb, the music is good, the plot is engaging, it's funny, its unique, its dramatic, it's depressing, it's lighthearted, it's surprising... it invokes almost every emotion out of me and it does it with soaring colors, literally."

Another flawless flick is John Carpenter's The Thing, the iconic 80s sci-fi horror film about a parasitic extra-terrestrial lifeform that can become anything it touches.

Credit: The Thing / Universal Pictures

JendoShabo said: "John Carpenter's The Thing. Absolutely perfect horror movie. Interesting premise, awesome characters, incredible special effects, killer soundtrack, perfectly executed tension... I can go on and on."

Also up there is 2004's The Incredibles, which user Whatzgood considers to be perfect, saying: "There isn't a single thing (whether it be plot, characterisation, humor, pacing) that i would have changed. There isn't a single flaw that I personally had with it."

Credit: The Incredibles / Buena Vista Pictures

Whatzgood adds: "It is to-date my favorite animated movie."

1987's Predator - which sees Arnold Schwarzenegger take on an extra-terrestrial warrior in the Central American jungle - is another deemed to be a 10/10 movie by Reddit users, along with Wes Anderson's kitsch classic The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.

Credit: Predator / 20th Century Fox

Groosenator2000 said: "My 10/10 movie is The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. It's such an intricate complicated character study and even after seeing it more than ten times, every time I watch it I pick up things I didn't see the previous watch."

Many of you will no doubt have seen the next one: 1971's A Clockwork Orange. It's a dystopian crime film that follows a gang of 'ultra-violent' youths, and has become something of a cult classic. The controversial movie isn't an easy watch, but according to the Redditors, it's a good'un.

Credit: A Clockwork Orange / Warner Bros

Ethan3lp said: "A Clockwork Orange - best performance ever, best screenplay ever, fantastic cinematography, flawlessly paced, the best film from the best director ever."

Another perfect film to see before you kick the bucket is Whiplash, the 2014 movie about a drummer and his aggressive, abusive mentor.

Credit: Whiplash / Sony Pictures Classics

Noah2461 said it boasts a 'great story', 'strong dialogue' and 'well developed characters (including one of the most memorable antagonists in recent films)'.

"The intensity never really fades even though I've seen it 3 or 4 times," the post also says. "I think it will be considered a classic in time."

Credit: Mad Max:Fury Road / Warner Bros

Mad Max: Fury Road is also 10/10 material - TheTjums said: "Everything just works and clicks into place so meticulously, you'd think Miller had spent his entire life thinking up and planning this movie" - as is 2007 legal thriller Michael Clayton, apparently.

Credit: Michael Clayton / Warner Bros

And that's just 10 of the best from the Reddit thread, which is packed with an absolute shedload of gems. Have a scroll through here, before dusting off that DVD player - there's a lot to get through before you bite the dust.

Which could be anytime, by the way, so you'd better get a move on. Just to end with a nice, positive thought.

Featured Image Credit: The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou / Buena Vista Pictures

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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