10 Directors Who Love Movies You'd Never Expect

You won't believe what Alfred Hitchcock watched as his last movie.

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Everyone has their own strange taste in movies, right? And you know that there’s that one film that you secretly love, but you would never admit it. Because it has a splat on Rotten Tomatoes. Because everyone else hates it!

Oh, but you watch it. Every time it pops up in your channel guide you are locked in! Not only that, but you also own it. You bought it digitally and you bought it on Blu-ray. You couldn’t miss out on those bonus features!

Or, maybe you do tell people you enjoy it, but only “ironically.” There’s nothing ironic about your love for this movie, though. You hear other people talk about it, and you just don’t get their criticism. Are they even watching the same movie?!

And we all know the name of this film- Fifty Shades of Grey II: Fifty Shades Darker.

Or, for you, it might be something different. But, you get the point. And, famous directors are no different. They all have movies they love that would shock and surprise you...

10. Paul Feig Could Watch Casino Royale Every Day

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Director Paul Feig is mostly known for directing female-led comedies like the very popular Bridesmaids and the polarizing Ghostbusters reboot. Oh, and more recently he directed the criminally underrated thriller A Simple Favor, which again featured a mostly female cast. And, if you haven’t watched that movie you should definitely check it out. It’s really good.

With his filmography in mind, it’s a bit surprising to discover that one of Feig’s favorite films is Casino Royale. Here’s what he told the New York Times about the film back in 2017, “...I could just watch every day. Daniel Craig is my favorite Bond. That opening parkour scene, that’s still one of the greatest action sequences in a movie.”

It’s not that Casino Royale is a bad movie. What's surprising is that Feig enjoyed a Bond movie at all. Let’s face it, the franchise has had its problems when it comes to depicting women on screen and is typically a million miles away from the movies he makes.


John is a teacher and writer living in Texas. He spends far too much time watching Star Trek. Check out more if his work at artofnarrative.com