September 30, 2017
Even though he’s known for his work in sci-fi, director J.J. Abrams’ favorite films span across many different genres.
Already set direct yet another installment of the legendary Star Wars franchise, this time with Episode IX, it’s clear that J.J. Abrams is one of this generation’s major sci-fi filmmakers. However, if you take a look at the films he’s loved and been influenced by, you’ll soon realize that even though the director tends to work within the genre of intergalactic conflicts and space exploration, his taste in movies is much more diverse. Fandor takes a look at five of the films that have made an impact on Abrams, some of which you might find pretty surprising.