Some of my countdown choices are quite recent. Only time will tell if they stick with me the way Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers have done. I think Get Out (2016, dir. Jordan Peele) has a good chance of doing so, though. It’s smart, well-written, and visually appealing.
I want your eyes, man. I want those things you see through.
Like Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Get Out explores fears of possession and loss of agency. Unlike Invasion, of course, Get Out is attentive to race and the kinds of aggressions (both micro- and more overtly violent) black people face in 21st century America.
Earlier countdown entries: