Films I love

If you’re thinking about doing one of my screenwriting courses, it’s probably a good idea for you to see whether I like the sort of films you want to make. Here is a list of films I love. It is by no means exhaustive but it should give you some sense of my sensibility.

  • A Clockwork Orange
  • A Day at the Races
  • A Fish Called Wanda
  • After Hours
  • American Beauty
  • Annie Hall
  • An Officer & a Gentleman
  • The Apartment (Billy Wilder’s 1960 version)
  • Arthur
  • As it is in Heaven
  • Bad Boy Bubby
  • Back to the Future
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Being There
  • Belleville Rendezvous (Les triplettes de Belleville)
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • The Bicycle Thieves
  • The Big Sleep
  • The Birdcage
  • Blood Simple
  • Blues Brothers
  • Body Heat
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Bull Durham
  • Buried
  • Casablanca
  • Chariots of Fire
  • Chinatown
  • Cocoon
  • The Conversation
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • Dead Calm
  • Dead Man Walking
  • Dead Poets Society
  • Delicatessan
  • Dial M for Murder
  • Dirty Harry
  • Diva
  • Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder’s original)
  • Duck soup
  • The Elephant Man
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about sex
  • Fargo
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Festen
  • 50/50
  • Flying High! (Airplane!)
  • Four Lions
  • Full Monty
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • Funny Bones
  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather Part II
  • The Goodbye Girl
  • The Graduate
  • The Great Escape
  • The Great Santini
  • Goodfellas
  • Grease
  • Grosse Point Blank
  • Groundhog Day
  • The Hangover
  • High Fidelity
  • The Incredibles
  • Il Postino
  • In Bruges
  • It Happened One Night
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Jagged Edge
  • Jaws
  • Juno
  • The King’s Speech
  • Kramer vs Kramer
  • LA Confidential
  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • The Last Seduction
  • Les Ripoux
  • Life is Sweet
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • The Lives of Others
  • Local Hero
  • Looking for Eric
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Manhattan
  • Meet the Parents
  • Metropolitan
  • Midnight Run
  • Mississippi Burning
  • Monsieur Hire
  • Moonstruck
  • My Fair Lady
  • North by Northwest
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • The Others
  • Parenthood
  • Philomena
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Priest
  • Psycho
  • The Prophet
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Quiz Show
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Rear Window
  • Remains of the Day
  • Reuben, Reuben
  • Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
  • Rocky
  • Ruthless People
  • Saturday Night Fever
  • Schindler’s List
  • Sea of Love
  • Serpico
  • Shrek
  • Sideways
  • Silent Movie
  • Sleeper
  • The Snapper
  • The Social Network
  • Some like it hot
  • The Sound of Music
  • Stalag 17
  • Stand by me
  • Star Wars
  • Strangers on a Train
  • Strictly Ballroom
  • Superbad
  • The Sweet Hereafter
  • 10 Things I hate about you
  • 13 Days
  • To kill a mockingbird
  • The 39 Steps
  • Tootsie
  • Toy Story
  • Toy Story 3
  • Trading Places
  • Twelve Angry Men
  • Up
  • The Verdict
  • Vertigo
  • Waltzing Regitze
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Withnail & I
  • Witness
  • Witness for the Prosecution
  • The Year My Voice Broke
  • You Can Count On Me

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