The Best Movies by David Fincher You Should Watch

Rebecca Wilkinson

David Fincher is one of the USA’s most prolific directors. Making his debut with Alien 3 in 1992, Fincher has gone on to make some of the most critically acclaimed films of this century, including The Social Network and Gone Girl. An innovative and meticulous director, Fincher has directed everything from music videos and advertisements, and has been nominated for numerous awards. Here we list his most unmissable films.

Gone Girl

With his wife’s disappearance forcing him into the limelight of the media circus, Gone Girl‘s morally ambiguous protagonist Nick (Ben Affleck) finds his life turned upside down when his innocence is doubted. Brimming with mysteries, cliff-hangers, and excellent character portrayals, namely from lead actress, Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl is a gripping adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s popular novel of the same name. This suspense thriller is a portrait of love gone wrong, and is another example of Fincher’s ability to combine seriousness with satire, entertainment, and humour.

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GORGEOUS GUATEMALA

Gorgeous Guatemala

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1. Guatemala

An express adventure for those with limited time off. Prepare yourself incredible experiences. You will hike a volcano, visit mayan temples and witness a ceremony and take in beautiful colonial Antigua.

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BEACHY BELIZE

Beachy Belize

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2. Belize

A quick trip not too far away for those seeking a relaxing mini break. You will have plenty of free time to relax but also some awesome activities to experience the rainforest and the caribbean sea.
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COLONIAL MEXICO

Colonial Mexico

5 days . Mini
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3. Mexico

An exciting mini trip exploring the lesser known colonial towns of central Mexico. This is hte perfect trip for someone with limited time off and still wants to turn on explorer mode and do something different.
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ADVENTUROUS ECUADOR

Adventurous Ecuador

8 days . Epic
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1. Ecuador

A remarkable 8 days adventure through the Andes and the Amazon rainforest. The best choice for adventure seekers wishing to visit the 2 most iconic areas of South America, in only 1 week and no flights.

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ANCIENT PERU

Ancient Peru

9 days . Epic
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2. Peru

An alternative itinerary to classic Peru, from Cusco to Arequipa. This itinerary is great combination of highlights Cusco and Machu Picchu with the lesser known Arequipa and Colca Canyon.
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Europe

SEDUCTIVE SOUTHERN ITALY

Seductive Southern Italy

10 days . Epic
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1. Italy

The ultimate Italian experience from the vibrant streets of Naples to the breathtaking sceneries of the Amalfi Coast followed by Matera and down to Puglia with its golden beaches, intense flavours and fascinating destinations.

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EDINBURGH AND THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS BY TRAIN

Edinburgh And The Scottish Highlands By Train

7 days . Culture
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2. Scotland

Embark on this great adventure starting from London all the way to Scotland with a true Scottish experience made of breathtaking sceneries, whisky tasting and ..lots of fun! Ideal for train lovers and explorers.
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COMPLETE PORTUGAL BY TRAIN

Complete Portugal By Train

8 days . Culture
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3. Portugal

A wonderful train journey around Portugal, from the romantic city of Porto to the Douro Valley, to the beautiful Aveiro all the way to Lisbon and Sintra. The perfect trip to train, culinary and culture lovers.
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SOULFUL SOUTH KOREA

Soulful South Korea

10 days . Epic
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1. South Korea

Discover incredible temples, mountains and modern cities on this 10 day adventure. This trip is perfect for those seeking immersion in the cuisine, culture and natural wonders of South Korea.

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THAILAND, CAMBODIA & VIETNAM

Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam

11 days . Epic
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2. Thailand

From Bankgok to Angkor Wat to Ho Chi Minh City and everything in between - adventure through the heart of South-East Asia. Taste the delights, see history brought to life and unwind on a Mekong River cruise.
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SECRETS OF SRI LANKA BY TRAIN

Secrets Of Sri Lanka By Train

10 days . Culture
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3. Sri Lanka

A fantastic adventure that showcases Sri Lanka's fantastic landscapes, wildlife and flavours. With 3 epic rail journeys, 3 UNESCO heritage sites and time to relax, this trip has loads to offer at a great price
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EPIC MOROCCO

Epic Morocco

11 days . Epic
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1. Morocco

An epic journey across Morocco: from Casablanca to Marrakech, through the blue city of Chefchaouen to the wonders of the desert and deep to the High Atlas Mountains - this trip has it all! Ideal for true explorers!

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ULTIMATE EGYPT

Ultimate Egypt

9 days . Epic
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2. Egypt

From Cairo to Aswan, this trip brings the land of the pharaohs to life. You'll visit the Pyramids, Valley of the Kings and Luxor Temple and cruise down the Nile in style. This is the perfect way to explore Egypt.
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IMMERSIVE KENYA

Immersive Kenya

8 days . Epic
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3. Kenya

An immersive blend of culture and wildlife for first time travelers to Africa. Learn about Nairobi, sample local coffee in the Aberdares and finish up with a fantastic safari stay in the Masai Mara.
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Fight Club

When a depressed man suffering from insomnia (Edward Norton) meets a compelling, attractive salesman (Brad Pitt), their unlikely partnership results in their forming an underground club where men bored of their mundane lives can fight it out. Fight Club (1999) is not an easy watch; somewhat dark and disturbing, it certainly provokes a reaction, shaking the audience with its visual and emotional depth. Full of surprises, Fight Club never fails to deliver, and features masterful performances by the two leads, as well as Helena Bonham Carter.

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Seven

When a retiring police detective (Morgan Freeman) tackles a final case with the aid of a new officer (Brad Pitt), they discover a chain of elaborate and gritty murders. Soon they realise they are dealing with a serial killer who is targeting people who represent one of the seven deadly sins, murdering them in elaborate, brutal ways. Seven (1995) is also complemented by the growing friendship between the retiring detective and the pregnant wife of his new detective partner (Gwyneth Paltrow), who is afraid to raise her child in such an environment. This gripping and timeless movie still maintains its popularity today and is considered the film which truly set off Fincher’s cinematic career.

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Born under unusual circumstances, Benjamin Button lives his life in reverse – born as an old man, he slowly ages backwards towards babyhood. 12 years after his birth, he meets a child who slips in and out of his life throughout the film, and their growing relationship comes to define both their lives. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) is a uniquely original take on the short fantasy tale which, thanks to the intelligence and technical imagination of Fincher, makes almost three hours and the whole life of Benjamin Button pass by in a flash, leaving only a speechless audience.

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The Social Network

Telling the story of what many in the audience will be only too familiar with, The Social Network (2010) follows Harvard computer genius, Mark Zuckerberg, from the conceptualisation of a social networking site, to the phenomenon that is Facebook today, as well as giving an insight into the personal and legal complications of lawsuits arising from his invention, and the toll it takes on his personal life. An insightful look at a phenomenon which has come to define the 21st century, this film lacks the suspense of many of Fincher’s other works, but compensates with its in-depth portrayal of the power and isolation of modern innovation.

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Zodiac

As a serial killer terrifies the San Francisco Bay Area and taunts police with his letters, four investigators – a mix of detective and journalists – search for the murderer. The case soon turns into an obsession, as their lives and careers centre around the failures and successes in the endless search for clues. This plot-line is just as gripping for the audience as it is for the characters, tracking the real life case of one of America’s most notorious serial killers in the 1960s. Often scary and stomach-turning, Zodiac (2007) grips the audience in a similar way to the very successful Seven, yet portrays a freer and somewhat more chaotic murder, one not governed by any rule or motive, and more than willing to get his hands dirty.

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