Back to IndieWire

Guillermo del Toro’s Favorite Movies: 25 Films the Director Wants You to See

From silent movie classics like "Nosferatu" to a recent Alfonso Cuarón masterpiece, here are great films that have del Toro's stamp of approval.

Guillermo del Toro Favorite Films

Guillermo del Toro

Shutterstock/Criterion/A24

Guillermo del Toro’s movies wear their influences on their sleeves, and what incredible influences they are. Del Toro is one of the most avid cinephiles on the planet, often using interviews and social media to champion the movies from the past and present he loves most. Be it the silent horror films he watched as a child or the contemporary masterpieces he’s seen since winning an Oscar and becoming one of the most beloved directors working today, del Toro’s career is defined as much by his own directorial efforts as it is by the movies he loves.

After taking a break following “The Shape of Water,” del Toro is now gearing up to direct major projects such as his stop-motion passion project “Pinocchio” and a fresh take on “Nightmare Alley.” Might these new works be inspired by some of his favorite movies? Knowing del Toro, the answer is definitely yes. Take a look at a handful of the director’s favorite movies in the list below.

 

Popular on Indiewire

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: Film and tagged , ,

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox

Newswire