Over the weekend, those lucky enough to get a copy of Frank Ocean’s zine Boys Don’t Cry, an accompaniment to his long-awaited album Blonde, found a list within that was a comprehensive overview of each one of the singer’s favorite songs. Well it turns out Frank didn’t stop there. The zine also contained a laundry list of all his favorite films, a catalog that adds up to a grand total of 207.23 hours.

And aside from the the coming-of-age drama ATL starring T.I., it turns out that all of Ocean’s film essentials are bona fide art-house classics. He picked nearly every single one of Stanley Kubrick’s films, and nearly every entry on David Lynch’s resume.

American cinema classics like Apocalypse Now, Taxi Driver and Citizen Kane are present, as well as some largely under-seen foreign cuts like the German silent film The Last Laugh, Swedish auteur Ingmar Bergman’s divorce drama The Passion of Anna, and the Russian sci-fi classic Solaris.

Frankly, Frank is qualified enough to teach an intro to cinema university course, or at least, he has the taste of someone who has been through one. Check out the full list of his favorite films below:

Un Chien Andalou
Blue Velvet
Barry Lyndon
Battleship Potemkin
Chungking Express
Raging Bull
The Conformist
Bicycle Thieves
Taxi Driver
A Clockwork Orange
Mean Streets
Gods of the Plague
Mulholland Dr.
Happy Together
Fallen Angels
Apocalypse Now
The Last Laugh
Full Metal Jacket
No Country For Old Men
Wild at Heart
The Royal Tenenbaums
Miller’s Crossing
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Blood Simple
L.A. Confidential
Reservoir Dogs
Eastern Promise
2001: A Space Odyssey
Battle Royale
The Passion of Anna
Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia
Oldboy (2003)
Django Unchained
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
The Godfather
Scarface (1932)
Scarface (1983)
Blade Runner
Citizen Kane
On The Waterfront
Annie Hall
Dr. Strangelove
The French Connection
The Deer Hunter
Wild Strawberries
The Sacrifice
El Topo
Holy Mountain
The Shining
Pulp Fiction
American Beauty
Solaris (1972)
True Romance
Elephant Man
Seven Samurai
Jackie Brown
Aguirre, the Wrath Of God
Paris, Texas
Devil in a Blue Dress
Inglorious Basterds
Ed Wood
Hard Eight
The Seventh Seal
Paths Of Glory
There Will Be Blood
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Fight Club
Throne of Blood
The Master
Dog Day Afternoon
Rosemary’s Baby
Phantom of The Paradise
Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
Malcolm X
Scorpio Rising
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
Puce Moment
Nosferatu (1922)
The King of Comedy

Looking at his “Nikes” video, do you think the influence of these films can be felt?

In related Frank Ocean news, his album release has spurred a huge debate on the future of ‘exclusive’ streaming releases in the music industry.

Senior Features Editor