I like a good list I do.

Dare’s head of copy is doing an MA in screenwriting.
She’s been given a list of films to dip in and out of by her tutor. The list is not a “best of” but a list of films with interesting writing.
It’s a great list, this is:

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Stephan Elliott 1994 102 min
The Age of Innocence Martin Scorsese 1993 138 min
Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams Akira Kurosawa 1990 119 min
Alice in the Cities Wim Wenders 1974 110 min
All About My Mother Pedro Almodovar 1999 101 min
Alphaville Jean-Luc Godard 1965 98 min
American Beauty Sam Mendes 2000 103 min
Angel Neil Jordan 1982 92 min
The Apple Samira Makhmalbaf 1998 85 min

Bandit Queen Shekhar Kapur 1994 121 min
The Basketball Diaries Scott Kalvert 1995 102 min
Basic Instinct Paul Verhoeven 1992 127 min
Beetle Juice Tim Burton 1988 92 min
The Birds Alfred Hitchcock 1963 119 min
Black Cat, White Cat Emir Kusturica 1997 129 min
Blue Black Permanent Mararet Tait 1992 86 min
Brief Encounter David Lean 1945 86 min
The Butcher Boy Neil Jordan 1997 110 min
Butterfly Kiss Michael Winterbottom 1995 88 min

Cape Fear J Lee Thompson 1961 105 min
Cape Fear Martin Scorsese 1991 128 min
Central Station Walter Salles 1998 115 min
Chan Is Missing Wayne Wang 1981 80 min
Chinatown Roman Polanski 1974 131 min
Cinema Paradiso Giusseppe Tornatore 1988 123 min
Clerks Kevin Smith 1994 90 min
Code Unknown (Code Inconnu) Michael Haneke 2000 (on order)

The Dead John Huston 1987 83 min
Delicatessen 198?
The Disappearance of Finbar Sue Clayton 1997 111 min (on order)
Down By Law Jim Jarmusch 1986 107 min (on order)
The Dream Life of Angels Erick Zonka 1999

East is East Declan O’Donell 1999 96 min
Easy Rider Dennis Hopper 1969 95 min

Fanny and Alexander Ingmar Bergman 1982 189 min
Festen (The Celebration) Thomas Vinterberg 1998 105 min
Five Easy Pieces Bob Rafelson 1970 98 min
The Full Monty Peter Cattaneo 1997 91 min

Gadjo Dilo (The Crazy Stranger) Tony Gatlif 1997 100 min
Glengarry Glen Ross James Foley 1992 100 min
The Godfather Pts 1 and 2 Francis Coppola 1971, 1974 175 min, 200 min
Goodfellas Martin Scorsese 1990 145 min
The Grifters Stephen Frears 1990 110 min (on order)

La Haine Mathieu Kassovitz 1995 98 min
The Hairdressser’s Husband Patrice Leconte 1990 80 min
Heaven’s Gate Michael Cimino 1980 219 min

If… Lindasy Anderson 1968 111 min
It Always Rains on Sunday 1947 92 min
It’s a Wonderful Life Frank Capra 1946 129 min

Jackie Brown Quentin Tarantino 1997 154 min
Jagged Edge Richard Marquand 1985 109 min
Ju Dou Zhang Yimou 1990 94 min

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie John Cassavetes 1976 109 min

The Lacemaker Claude Goretta 1977 107 minutes
Last Tango in Paris Bernardo Bertolucci 1972 129 min
Letter from an Unknown Woman Max Ophuls 1948 90 min
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Guy Ritchie 1998 106 min
Lolita Stanley Kubrick 1961 153 min
Lolita Adrian Lyne 1997 137 min
The Long Good Friday 1979 114 min
Looking for Richard Al Pacino 1996 112 min
Lord of the Flies Peter Brook 1963 91 min

Magnolia Paul Thomas Anderson 2000 ? min
Malcolm X Spike Lee 1992 210 min
Man with a Movie Camera Dziga Vertov 1929 80 min
Mean Streets Martin Scorsese 1973 110 min
Memento Christopher Nolan 2000 ( on order)
Mo’ Better Blues Spike Lee 1990 129 min
Mrs Dalloway Marleen Gorris 1997 97 min
My Beautiful Launderette Stephen Frears 1985 97 min
Mystery Train Jim Jarmusch 1989 110 min
The Myth of Fingerprints Bart Freundlich 1996 90 min (on order)

Nashville Robert Altman 1975 161 min
The Nasty Girl Micheal Verhoeven 1989 94 min
The Navigator Vincent Ward 1988 91 min
Night On Earth Jim Jarmusch 1991 129 min
Nil by Mouth Gary Oldman 1997 124 min
Nothing Personal Thaddeus O’Sullivan 1995 85 min
Now, Voyager Irving Rapper 1942 117 min

On the Waterfront Elia Kazan 1954 108 min
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Milos Forman 1975 134 min
Orlando Sally Potter 1992 93 min

Padre Padrone Taviani Brothers 1977 113 min
Paris, Texas Wim Wenders 1984 148 min
Peeping Tom Michael Powell 1960 109 min
The Piano Jane Campion 1993 120 min
Poor Cow Ken Loach 1967 101 min
Providence Alan Resnais 1977 107 min
Psycho Alfred Hitchcock 1960 109 min

A Question of Silence Marleen Gorris 1982 92 min (on order)

Raging Bull Martin Scorsese 1980 129 min (on order)
Rebel Without a Cause Nicolas Ray 1955 111 min
The Remains of the Day James Ivory 1993, 134 min
Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino 1991 99 min

Safe Todd Haynes 1995 118 min
Salaam Bombay! Mira Nair 1988 114 min (on order)
Schindler’s List Steven Spielberg 1993 195 min
Secrets and Lies Mick Leigh 1995 141 min
Seven David Fincher 1995 127 min
Sex, Lies and Videotape Steven Soderbergh 1989 100 min
The Shining Stanley Kubrick
Silkwood Mike Nichols 1983 131 min
Sleeping with the Enemy Joseph Ruben 1990 99 min (on order)
Strangers on a Train Alfred Hitchcock 1951 101 min
Strictly Ballroom Baz Luhrman 1992 94 min

Three Colours Blue/White/ Red Kryzsztof Kieslowski 1993/4 98 , 92, 99 min
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Pedro Almodovar 1989 102 min
Twin Peaks ep. 1 David Lynch 50 min 1989
Twin Peaks all episodes

Under the Skin Carine Adler 1997 83 min

Les Valseuses Bertrand Blier 1974 118 min
Angi Vera Pal Gabor 1978 96 min

A Wedding Robert Altman 1978 125 min
Wings of Desire Wim Wenders 1987 128 min
Withnail and I Paul M Heller 1986 107 min
Witness Peter Weir 1985 112 min

The Year My Voice Broke John Duigan 1987 105 min

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