Five Favorite Films

Five Favorite Films with Harmony Korine

The Spring Breakers director on his all-time favorite movies.

by | April 2, 2013 | Comments

Filmmaker, provocateur, degenerate, genius: Harmony Korine is the writer of Kids and Ken Park, and the director of Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy, Mister Lonely, Trash Humpers and Spring Breakers — the latter of which also happens to be, thus far, the best American film of 2013. Here are Mr. Korine’s all-time favorite movies.

Brewster McCloud (Robert Altman, 1970; 83% Tomatometer)

After I saw this film when I was a kid, I went hang-gliding with my next door neighbor and we crashed into an abandoned missile silo. My neighbor lost his right leg. This movie was a big influence on that.

Pam & Tommy Lee: Stolen Honeymoon (Tommy Lee (uncredited), 1998; 69% Tomatometer)

I remember seeing this in a Nashville movie theater when it was first released in Dolby. I didn’t know what to expect. I still think it’s very underrated and misunderstood.

Pixote (Hector Babenco, 1981; 100% Tomatometer)

My favorite film of all time.

Battle in Heaven (Carlos Reygadas, 2005; 44% Tomatometer)

This film is next level.

Every Which Way But Loose (James Fargo, 1978; 31% Tomatometer)

It’s the first time I ever saw an orangutan drink beer out of a can.

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