Zack Snyder reveals playlist of his favorite movies on HBO Max

Zack Sndyer filming Army of the Dead
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For those who can't get enough of what's going on in Zack Snyder's head, the director has curated a special list of some of his very favorite movies. The list contains over 30 titles and can be found on the home menu of HBO Max, where you would usually browse what to watch next. The director credits all of the movies for changing the way that consumers think about cinema and highlights a host of award-winning content. 

The director – who recently released his version of Justice League – put together a video discussing some of the films, as well as outlining the whole list of pictures. In it, he breaks down things like what makes Seven Samurai special, and how Mad Max: Fury Road shines for its action-packed narrative. You can check out both the full video and broken out list below – and see if you can spot the sneaky TV show that made the cut.

HBO Max has labeled the creation a "watchlist of Snyder's favorite titles". Titles span from the '50s and into the last decade and feature everything from Hollywood classics to modern masterpieces. You can check out the director's full list below, and you can view all the content in full from your HBO Max account. (Check out the best HBO Max prices if you don't have one.) 

  • Zack Snyder’s Justice League
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Blade Runner: The Final Cut
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Dangerous Liaisons
  • Down By Law
  • Dunkirk
  • The English Patient
  • Escape from New York
  • Jacob’s Ladder
  • Little Children
  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Matrix
  • Michael Clayton
  • Mulholland Dr.
  • My Left Foot
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Paris, Texas
  • The Player
  • Rashomon
  • Rick and Morty
  • Se7en
  • Seven Samurai
  • The Shining
  • Stranger Than Paradise
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Throne of Blood
  • Time Bandits
  • True Detective
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Unforgiven
  • The Wages of Fear
  • Wings of Desire
  • Yojimbo

For more from Snyder, be sure to read our pieces on what the filmmaker wanted to do with Justice League 2, and our deep dive into every Justice League Easter egg.

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Amelia is now the Streaming Editor for IGN, but formerly worked for What To Watch, and GamesRadar. She writes about all things TV and movies.