Some Films That Will Be Referred To In the Lectures

Films that are available in the NUS Library are indicated with asterisks. You need not, of course, watch all the films or even most of them. As a guide, films that will be used relatively more extensively (and hence are recommended viewing) are indicated with the tilde symbol (˜). As mentioned in the homepage for this module, you can bring in your knowledge of other films, including films not listed here, in discussing and thinking about some of the issues broached in the module. A listing of the following films according to their directors' names is also available.

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore*, Martin Scorsese (1974)

All Quiet on the Western Front*, Lewis Milestone (1930)

American Beauty*, Sam Mendes (1999)

Avatar, James Cameron (2009)

Badlands*˜, Terrence Malick (1973)

Baran, Majid Majidi (2001)

The Big Red One, Samuel Fuller (1980)

Bronco Billy, Clint Eastwood (1980)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid*˜, George Roy Hill (1969)

Casablanca*˜, Michael Curtiz (1942)

To Catch a Thief, Alfred Hitchcock (1955)

Citizen Kane*˜, Orson Welles (1941)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon*˜, Ang Lee (2000)

Days of Heaven*˜, Terrence Malick (1978)

The Deer Hunter*, Michael Cimino (1978)

The Departed*, Martin Scorsese (2006)

Destry Rides Again*, George Marshall (1939)

Doctor Zhivago*˜, David Lean (1965)

El Dorado, Howard Hawks (1966)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind*, Michel Gondry (2004)

Fahrenheit 9/11*, Michael Moore (2004)

Fight Club*˜, David Fincher (1999)

Finding Nemo*, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich (2003)

Flags of Our Fathers*, Clint Eastwood (2006)

Frenzy*, Alfred Hitchcock (1972)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes*, Howard Hawks (1953)

The Godfather: Part II*˜, Francis Ford Coppola (1974)

The Godfather: Part III*, Francis Ford Coppola (1990)

Gone With the Wind*, Victor Fleming (1939)

The Gold Rush*, Charles Chaplin (1925)

Goodfellas*˜, Martin Scorsese (1990)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly*, Sergio Leone (1966)

The Grapes of Wrath*˜, John Ford (1940)

Hamlet*, Kenneth Branagh (1996)

A Hard Day's Night*, Richard Lester (1964)

High Noon*, Fred Zinnemann (1952)

High Plains Drifter, Clint Eastwood (1973)

How Green Was My Valley*˜, John Ford (1941)

Kung Fu Hustle*˜, Stephen Chow (2004)

The Last Picture Show*, Peter Bogdanovich (1971)

La vie en rose, Olivier Dahan (2007)

Lawrence of Arabia*˜, David Lean (1962)

Letters from Iwo Jima*, Clint Eastwood (2006)

Limelight*, Charles Chaplin (1952)

Little Miss Sunshine*, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (2006)

Lost in Translation*, Sofia Coppola (2003)

The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow (2008)

The Maltese Falcon*, John Huston (1941)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance*, John Ford (1962)

March of the Penguins, Luc Jacquet (2005)

The Matrix*, Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski (1999)

Memento*˜, Christopher Nolan (2000)

Million Dollar Baby*, Clint Eastwood (2004)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail*, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones (1975)

The Motorcycle Diaries, Walter Salles (2004)

Moulin Rouge*˜, Baz Luhrmann (2001)

My Left Foot*, Noel Pearson (1989)

Mystic River, Clint Eastwood (2003)

The Navigator*, Donald Crisp and Buster Keaton (1924)

The New World ˜, Terrence Malick (2005)

Once Upon a Time in the West ˜, Sergio Leone (1968)

Out of Africa*, Sydney Pollack (1985)

Paint Your Wagon, Joshua Logan (1969)

The Passion of the Christ, Mel Gibson (2004)

Patton*, Franklin J. Schaffner (1970)

A Place in the Sun, George Stevens (1951)

The Portrait of a Lady*, Jane Campion (1996)

Pulp Fiction*, Quentin Tarantino (1994)

The Purple Rose of Cairo, Woody Allen (1984)

Raging Bull*˜, Martin Scorsese (1980)

Rear Window*˜, Alfred Hitchcock (1954)

Rebel Without a Cause*, Nicholas Ray (1955)

The Return of the Pink Panther, Blake Edwards (1975)

Rio Grande ˜, John Ford (1950)

Romeo + Juliet*˜, Baz Luhrmann (1996)

Schindler's List*, Steven Spielberg (1993)

The Seven Year Itch*, Billy Wilder (1955)

Sepet*, Yasmin Ahmad (2005)

Shadow of a Doubt*, Alfred Hitchcock (1943)

Shane*, George Stevens (1953)

Shark Tale, Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenson and Rob Letterman (2004)

Shrek, Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson (2001)

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Kerry Conran (2004)

Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle (2008)

Some Like It Hot*, Billy Wilder (1959)

The Sound of Music*, Robert Wise (1965)

Spider-Man 2 ˜, Sam Raimi (2004)

Stage Fright*, Alfred Hitchcock (1950)

Sunset Boulevard*, Billy Wilder (1950)

Superman II*, Richard Lester (1980)

Taxi Driver*, Martin Scorsese (1976)

The Ten Commandments*˜, Cecil B. DeMille (1955)

The Thin Red Line*˜, Terrence Malick (1998)

The Third Man*˜, Carol Reed (1950)

A Time for Drunken Horses ˜, Bahman Ghobadi (2000)

Touch of Evil*˜, Orson Welles (1957)

The Truman Show*, Peter Weir (1998)

Unforgiven*˜, Clint Eastwood (1992)

Vertigo*, Alfred Hitchcock (1958)

‘Viva Zapata!*, Elia Kazan (1952)

The Wild Bunch*˜, Sam Peckinpah (1969)

The Wizard of Oz*˜, Victor Fleming (1939)

Young Frankenstein*, Mel Brooks (1974)

Zazie dans le mιtro*, Louis Malle (1960)

Zelig*, Woody Allen (1983)

Zodiac*, David Fincher (2007)

Last revised: 03-Feb-2012