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Movies directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

  • There Will Be Blood

    9

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    The intersecting life stories of Daniel Plainview and Eli Sunday in early twentieth century California is presented. Miner turn oilman Daniel Plainview is a driven man who will do whatever it takes to achieve his goals. He works hard but he also takes advantage of those around him at their expense if need be. His business partner is his son H.W., who in reality he "acquired" when H.W.'s biological single father, who worked on one of Daniel's rigs, got killed in a workplace accident. Daniel is deeply protective of H.W. if only for what H.W. brings to the partnership. Eli Sunday is one in a pair of twins, whose family farm Daniel purchases for the major oil deposit located on it. Eli, the local preacher and a self-proclaimed faith healer, wants the money from the sale of the property to finance his own church. The lives of the two competitive men often clash as Daniel pumps…

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    8

    I have watched this movie four times, the latest being on .

    Barry Egan is a small business owner with seven sisters whose abuse has kept him alone and unable to fall in love. When a harmonium and a mysterious woman enter his life, his romantic journey begins.

  • The Master

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Returning from Navy service in World War II, Freddie Quell drifts through a series of PTSD-driven breakdowns. Finally he stumbles upon a cult which engages in exercises to clear emotions and he becomes deeply involved with them.

  • Boogie Nights

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The story of a young man’s adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the 1970s and 1980s.

  • Hard Eight

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    John has lost all his money. He sits outside a diner in the desert when Sydney happens along, buys him coffee, then takes him to Reno and shows him how to get a free room without losing much money. Under Sydney’s fatherly tutelage, John becomes a successful small-time professional gambler, and all is well, until he falls for Clementine, a cocktail waitress and sometimes hooker.

  • mag-no'li-a

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An epic mosaic of several interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

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