We really don't have that many visionary directors working on movies scaled for the big screen anymore. One of the few is Denis Villeneuve.

Over the course of his career, he's given many interviews where he's talked about the films that have influenced him. Today, we're going to go over some of his favorite titles and look at a few quotes about each title as well. 

Denis Villeneuve's Must-See Movie List 

Villeneuve told Filmmaker Magazine, “I wanted to create a kind of feeling of vertigo, like the movie [Vertigo] I love. That’s one of my favorite films of all time. I still don’t understand some images from 2001: A Space Odyssey. There are pieces I am still struggling to try and find the real meaning of. I feel I understand different meanings of it as I grow up. It’s the power of cinema. It’s like a poem… Hitchcock was one of our inspirations—to create that kind of suspense. Vertigo was a very, very strong reference.”