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Tim McCormick - Films/TV watched and to watch - see https://tjm.org/films for notes & how to use
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TITLEYRCOUNTRYDIRECTORCategoryNotesBFI 100 2020
BAFTA Outstanding British Film
BAFTA Best Film (any source)CANNES FILM FESTIVALDezeen 20 architecture films
Academy Awards Best Foreign Film
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TOPFirst Cow2019USAKelly Reichardt
from a screenplay by Reichardt and Jonathan Raymond based on Raymond's novel The Half Life
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TOPHairspray1988USAJohn Waters
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TOPPecker1998USAJohn Waters
recommended by Erin
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TOPJason and the Argonauts1963USADon Chaffey
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TOPLe Grand Meaulnes2006France
Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe
based on the classic novel of the same name.
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The Wanderer (French: Le Grand Meaulnes)
1967France
based on the novel Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier.
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TOP1883 (TV series)2021USATaylor Shereidan
American drama television series created by Taylor Sheridan that premiered on December 19, 2021, on Paramount+. The series stars Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sam Elliott, Isabel May, LaMonica Garrett, Marc Rissmann, Audie Rick, Eric Nelsen and James Landry Hébert. The series is a prequel to Sheridan's series Yellowstone and follows the story of how the Duttons came to own the land that would become the Yellowstone Ranch.
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TOPAndy Irons: Kissed by God2018USA
Steve and Todd Jones
documentary about the three-time world champion who died at 32 after a lifelong struggle with bipolar disorder and addiction.
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Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
2021USA
Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson
about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival.
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TOPThe French Dispatch2021USAWes Anderson
The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun is a 2021 American anthology comedy film written, directed and produced by Wes Anderson from a story he conceived with Roman Coppola, Hugo Guinness and Jason Schwartzman.
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TOPInsecure
2016-2021
USA
Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore
Insecure is an American comedy-drama television series created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, and is partially based on Rae's acclaimed web series Awkward Black Girl.
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TOPPIG2021USAMichael Sarnoski
drama film written and directed by Michael Sarnoski in his directorial debut. It stars Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff, and Adam Arkin, and follows a truffle forager whose beloved truffle-finding pig is stolen.
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TOPTitane2021FranceJulia Ducournau
horror film written and directed by Julia Ducournau. The French-Belgian co-production stars Agathe Rousselle in her feature film debut as Alexia, a woman who, after being injured in a car accident as a child, has a titanium plate fitted into her head.
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TOPSankofa1993EthiopiaHaile Gerima
centered on the Atlantic slave trade.
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Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten
2007UKJulien Temple
documentary film about Joe Strummer, the lead singer of the British punk rock band The Clash, that went on to win the British Independent Film Awards as Best British Documentary 2007
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TOPRiver's Edge1986USATim Hunter
​​American crime drama film written by Neal Jimenez, and starring Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye Leitch, Daniel Roebuck and Dennis Hopper.
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TOPNightmare Alley2021USAGuillermo del Toro
American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by from a screenplay by del Toro and Kim Morgan, based on the 1946 novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham.
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TOPThe Shape of Water2017USAGuillermo del Toro
American romantic fantasy film directed by and written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor.
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TOPWest Side Story2021USASteven Spielberg
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TOPWendy and Lucy2008USAKelly Reichardt
Reichardt and Jon Raymond adapted the screenplay from his short story Train Choir. The film stars Michelle Williams as Wendy, a homeless woman who searches for her lost dog,
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TOPLand of Plenty2004Wim Winders
starring Michelle Williams and John Diehl.
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TOPTwin Peaks: The Return2017USADavid Lynch
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TOPCruella2021USACraig Gillespie
American crime comedy film based on the character Cruella de Vil from Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians.
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TOPBram Stoker's Dracula1992USAFrancis Ford Coppola
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Building Africa: Architecture of a Continent
2005UKDavid Adjaye
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8RKb2w1yd8
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TOPBronx Gothic2017USAAndrew Rossi
documentary on Okwui Okpokwasili's 'Bronx Gothic'
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TOPTrue Romance1993USATony Scott
written by Quentin Tarantino
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TOPLittle Woods2018USANia DaCosta
crime thriller film, written and directed by Nia DaCosta in her feature directorial debut. The film stars Tessa Thompson
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TOPCandyman2018USANia DaCosta.
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TOPWolfen1981USAMichael Wadleigh
crime horror film directed by Michael Wadleigh, based on Whitley Strieber's 1978 novel The Wolfen. It stars Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Gregory Hines and Edward James Olmos.
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TOPLove on the Dole1941UKJohn Baxter
starring Deborah Kerr and Clifford Evans. It was adapted from the novel of the same name by Walter Greenwood
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TOPMurs Murs (“Walls Walls”)1980FranceAgnès Vardafilmed in LA
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TOPHamilton2020USAThomas Kail
live stage recording of the 2015 Broadway musical of the same name, which was inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. It was directed and produced by Thomas Kail and produced, written, and composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda
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TOPWinterset1936USAAlfred Santell
based on the 1935 play of the same name by Maxwell Anderson, in a loose dramatization of the Sacco and Vanzetti trial and execution in 1928. The script retains elements of the blank verse poetic meter
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Vagabond ("Sans toit ni loi," "with neither shelter nor law")
1985FranceAgnès Varda
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TOPLe Beau Serge1958FranceClaude Chabrol
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TOPLes Cousins1959FranceClaude Chabrol
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TOPLa Pointe Courte1954FranceAgnès Varda
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Vagabond ("Sans toit ni loi," "with neither shelter nor law")
1985FranceAgnès Varda
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The Thief1952USARussell Rouse
starring Ray Milland. The film is noted for having no spoken dialogue
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TOPThe Shining1980USAStanley Kubrick
psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick and co-written with novelist Diane Johnson. The film is based on Stephen King's 1977 novel
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TOPThe Blues Brothers1980USAJohn Landis
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TOPNomadland2020USAChloé Zhao
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TOPShoplifters2018Japan
Manbiki Kazoku - Hirokazu Kore-eda
2018 Palm d'Or
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TOPA Fantastic Woman2017ChileSebastián LelioWinner
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TOPA Bigger Splash2015ItalyLuca Guadagnino
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TOPThe Theory of Everything2014James Marsh
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TOPThe Great Beauty2013ItalyPaolo Sorrentino
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TOPThe American2010USAAnton Corbijn
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TOPKings2007IrelandTom Collins
written & directed by Tom Collins and based on Jimmy Murphy's play The Kings of the Kilburn High Road
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TOPWhen the Levees Broke2006USASpike Lee
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TOPThe Man Without a Past2002FinlandAki Kaurismäki2002 Grand Jury
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TOPThe Gleaners And I2000FranceAgnes Varda
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TOPBeau Travail1999FranceClair Denis
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TOPRonin1998USAJohn Frankenheimer
written by John David Zeik and David Mamet, under the pseudonym Richard Weisz.
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TOPThe Comfort of Strangers1990Italy/UKPaul Schrader
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TOPThe Last Emperor1987
Italy, UK, China
Bernardo Bertolucci1988 winner
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TOPQuerelle1982Germany
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
based on Jean Genet's novel Querelle de Brest
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TOPFitzcarraldo1982GermanyWerner Herzog
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TOPLola1981Germany
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
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TOPThe Marriage of Maria Braun1979Germany
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
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TOPDespair1978Germany
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
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TOPAny Oregon Sunday2021
15 min documentary on motorcycling in Oregon
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TOPBlack Sunday1977USAJohn Frankenheimer
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TOPThe Innocent (L'innocente)1976ItalyLuchino Visconti
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Kings of the Road (Im Lauf der Zeit)
1976GermanyWim Wenders
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TOPCoup de Grâce1976GermanyVolker Schlöndorff
Adapted from the novel Coup de Grâce by the French author Marguerite Yourcenar,
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The Wrong Move (Falsche Bewegung)
1975GermanyWim Wenders
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The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum
1975GermanyVolker Schlöndorff
adaptation of the novel of the same name by Heinrich Böll
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TOPBarry Lyndon1975UKStanley KubrickBFI #59591975 runner-up
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TOPSpace Is the Place1974USAJohn Coney
Afrofuturist science fiction film made in 1972 and released in 1974. Directed by John Coney, written by Sun Ra and Joshua Smith, and features Sun Ra and his Arkestra.
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Conversation Piece (Gruppo di famiglia in un interno)
1974ItalyLuchino Visconti
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Alice in the Cities (Alice in den Städten)
1974GermanyWim Wenders
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TOPWorld on a Wire1973Germany
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
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TOPLudwig1973ItalyLuchino Visconti
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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
1972Germany
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
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TOPAguirre, Wrath of God1972GermanyWerner HerzogBFI #9090
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TOPThe Merchant of Four Seasons1971Germany
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
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TOPThe Stranger (Lo straniero)1967ItalyLuchino Visconti
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TOPSandra (Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa)1965ItalyLuchino Visconti
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TOPMamma Roma1962ItalyPier Paolo Pasolini
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TOPTwo Women1960ItalyVittorio Da Sica
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Rocco and His Brothers (Rocco e i suoi fratelli)
1960ItalyLuchino Visconti
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Senso or The Wanton Countess (Senso)
1954ItalyLuchino Visconti
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TOPUmberto D.1952ItalyVittorio De Sica
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TOPMiracle in Milan1951ItalyVittorio De Sica
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TOPBellissima1951ItalyLuchino Visconti
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The Earth Will Tremble (La terra trema)
1948ItalyLuchino Visconti
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The Farewell2019USALulu Wang
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Les Misérables2019FranceLadj Ly
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His Dark Materials (TV)2019UK
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search/"His Dark Materials (TV)"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search/"His Dark Materials (TV)"
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Fantastic Fungi2019USALouie Schwartzberg
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Atlantics (Atlantique)2019
France, Senegal
Mati Diop2019 Grand Jury
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Skyscraper2018USA
Rawson Marshall Thurber
Dezeen 20
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Roma2018MexicoAlfonso Cuarón2018 winner
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Isle of Dogs2018US/GermanyWes AndersonDezeen 20
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Blade Runner 20492017USADenis Villeneuve
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Brooklyn2015UKJohn Crowley2015 winner