Amy Seimetz

writer, Director, Actor

Voted for

All the President's Men1976Alan J. Pakula
A Woman under the Influence1974John Cassavetes
Wanda1970Barbara Loden
The Exorcist1973William Friedkin
Point Break1991Kathryn Bigelow
Giant1956George Stevens
Boogie Nights1997Paul Thomas Anderson
Moonlight2016Barry Jenkins
Vagabond1985Agnès Varda
MIRYANG2007Lee Chang-dong


All the President's Men

1976 USA

I am torn - I wanted to put Starting Over with Burt Reynolds and Candice Bergen and Jill Clayburgh.... Or Klute... But it's an election year so I am going with All the President's Men.

A Woman under the Influence

1974 USA

Feels like family.


1970 USA

The story, the character, the style and even the behind-the-scenes making of the film are so incredibly inspiring to me as a filmmaker...

The Exorcist

1973 USA

I rewatched this recently for Halloween. NOTHING has come close to being this vile and disturbing yet unbelievably grounded.... Plus Ellen Burstyn. You should do just an Ellen Burstyn favourite movie list.

Point Break

1991 USA



1956 USA

I have never listed this movie before but I keep circling back to it thematically so I need to put it on the list....

Boogie Nights

1997 USA

I am not sure if I need an explanation....


2016 USA

It feels unfair to put this on the list - because I dearly love Barry Jenkins and Adele Romanski and all my FSU family who made this film... But it continues to grow in importance as time goes on....


1985 France, United Kingdom

This movie encapsulates a wandering spirit in me I have to watch out for - a side that leaves me teetering on a razor's edge...


2007 Republic of Korea

Best to go in with no expectations... but the best film I have ever seen about grieving and forgiveness....

Further remarks

It's impossible to make a definitive list. Ask me in a week. It will be different.