Sunday, January 22, 2012

JOHN CHUCKMAN: A LIST OF MEMORABLE FILMS

Updated: September, 2016

Here is a list of films I made recently for a younger friend unfamiliar with many classics. I will add to it from time to time.

THESE ARE ALL INTERESTING OR FUN FILMS. MANY ARE GREAT AND MANY ARE CLASSICS. NO EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO BE COMPREHENSIVE.

ALFRED HITCHCOCK

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (1940)
LIFEBOAT (1944)
NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
PSCHO (1960)
REAR WINDOW (1954)
SHADOW OF A DOUBT (1943)
STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951)
SUSPICION (1941)

YASUJIRO OZU

FLOATING WEEDS (JAPAN – 1959)
THE ONLY SON (JAPAN – 1936)
TOKYO STORY (JAPAN – 1953)
TOKYO TWILGHT (JAPAN – 1957)
EARLY SPRING (JAPAN – 1956)

HENRY-GEORGES CLOUZOT

DIABOLIQUE (FRENCH – 1955)
WAGES OF FEAR (FRENCH – 1953)
THE RAVEN (FRENCH 1943)

MIKHAIL KALATOZOV

LETTER NEVER SENT (RUSSIAN – 1959)
THE CRANES ARE FLYING (RUSSIAN – 1957)

STANLEY KUBRICK

2001 SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
DOCTOR STRANGELOVE (1964)
PATHS OF GLORY (1957)
BARRY LYNDON (1975)

CLAIRE DENIS

THE INTRUDER (FRENCH – 2004)
WHITE MATERIAL (FRENCH – 2009)

CLAUDE BERRI

JEAN DE FLORETTE (FRENCH – 1986)
MANON OF THE SPRING (FRENCH – 1986)
THE TWO OF US (FRENCH – 1967)

HOWARD HAWKS

MONKEY BUSINESS (1952)
THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951)

FRANK CAPRA

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (1944)
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)
MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)

JOHN HUSTON

AFRICAN QUEEN (1951)
MALTESE FALCON (1941)
TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE (1948)
THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950)

ELIA KAZAN

EAST OF EDEN (1955)
FACE IN THE CROWD (1957)
ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)

ALAIN RESNAIS

HIROSHIMA, MON AMOUR (FRENCH – 1959)
LA GUERRE EST FINIE (FRENCH – 1966)
PROVIDENCE (BRITISH-FRENCH – 1976)

CAROL REED

ODD MAN OUT (BRITISH – 1947)
THE FALLEN IDOL (BRITISH – 1948)
THE THIRD MAN (BRITISH - 1949)

DAVID LEAN

BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (BRITISH – 1957)
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (BRITISH – 1962)

KON ICHIKAWA

FIRES ON THE PLAIN (JAPAN – 1959)
THE MAKIOKA SISTERS (JAPAN - 1983)

MICHAEL HANEKE

AMOUR (FRENCH – 2012)
CACHÉ (FRENCH – 2005)


INTERESTING ODDITIES

A MAN ESCAPED (FRENCH – 1956)
ADVISE AND CONSENT (1962)
AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD (GERMAN – 1972)
ALPHAVILLE (FRENCH – 1965)
AMADEUS (1984)
AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981)
ANNA KARENINA (BRITISH – 2012)
ATLANTIC CITY FRENCH 1980)
BABETTE'S FEAST (DANISH 1987)
BARBARA (GERMAN 2012)
BLOWUP (BRITISH – 1966)
BURNT BY THE SUN (RUSSIAN - 1994)
CAMILLE CLAUDEL 1915 (FRENCH – 2013)
CINEMA PARADISO (ITALIAN - 1988)
CRACKS (BRITISH – 2009)
CYRANO DE BERGERAC (FRENCH - 1990)
DAY FOR NIGHT (FRENCH - 1974)
DECEPTION (1946)
DIARY OF A COUNTRY PRIEST (FRENCH – 1951)
DIVA (FRENCH – 1981)
DOCTOR MABUSE (GERMAN – 1922)
DOCTOR STRANGELOVE (1964)
FACE IN THE CROWD (1957)
FACES (1968)
FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS (1967)
FISTS IN THE POCKET (ITALIAN – 1965)
FLOATING WEEDS ( JAPAN – 1959)
HATFUL OF RAIN (1957)
HUSH HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE (1964)
IN THIS OUR LIFE (1942)
INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION (ITALIAN – 1970)
I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG (FRENCH – 2008)
JUNK MAIL (NORWEIGAN - 1997)
KOYAANISQUATSI (1982)
LADIES IN LAVENDER (BRITISH – 2004)
LES BONNES FEMMES (FRENCH 1960)
LETTER NEVER SENT (RUSSIAN – 1959)
LOCAL HERO (BRITISH - 1983)
MAGIC (1978)
MARRIAGE OF EVA BRAUN (GERMAN – 1979)
MILAGRO BEANFIELD WAR (1988)
MONKEY BUSINESS (1952)
MOTHER KUSTERS GOES TO HEAVEN (GERMAN – 1976)
O LUCKY MAN! (BRITISH – 1973)
OF MICE AND MEN (1939)
PARIS (FRENCH 2008)
PEOPLE ON SUNDAY (GERMAN – 1930)
REPULSION (BRITISH-FRENCH – 1965)
ROOM AT THE TOP (BRITISH - 1958)
RUN LOLA RUN (GERMAN – 1998)
SECRET SUNSHINE (KOREAN – 2007)
SEDUCTION OF MIMI (ITALIAN – 1972)
SEVEN BEAUTIES (ITALIAN – 1976)
SISTERS OR THE BALANCE OF HAPPINESS (GERMAN – 1979)
SUMMER HOURS (FRENCH – 2008)
SUNDAYS AND CYBELE (FRENCH - 1962)
TATIE DANIELLE (FRENCH -1991)
THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946)
THE CELEBRATION (DANISH – 1998)
THE CONFORMIST (FRENCH - 1970)
THE DARLING (BRITISH – 1965)
THE MAKIOKA SISTERS (JAPAN- 1983)
THE ONLY SON (JAPAN – 1936)
THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)
THE RAVEN (FRENCH 1943)
THE RED SHOES (BRITISH – 1948)
THE REMAINS OF THE DAY (BRITISH - 1993)
THE RETURN (RUSSIA – 2003)
THE SERVANT (BRITISH – 1963)
THE SET-UP (1949)
THE TENANT (FRENCH - 1976)
THE TWO OF US (FRENCH – 1967)
THE WRESTLER (2008)
TIME AFTER TIME (1979)
TIME BANDITS (1981)
TOKYO STORY (JAPANESE – 1953)
TOKYO TWILGHT (JAPAN – 1957)
TWENTY-FOUR EYES (JAPAN – 1954)
UGETSU (JAPANESE – 1953)
WAGES OF FEAR (FRENCH – 1954)
WATER (INDIA – 2005)
WOMAN IN THE DUNE (JAPANESE – 1964)

SHAKESPEARE ADAPTATIONS

CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT (1965)
HENRY V (BRITISH – 1944)
KING LEAR (BRITISH – 1983 – MADE FOR TELEVISION)
MACBETH (BRITISH – 1978 – MADE FOR TELEVISION)
RICHARD III (BRITISH – 1955)
ROMEO AND JULIET (ITALIAN-BRITISH – 1968)

JUST FUN FILMS

A HARD DAYS NIGHT (BRITISH 1964 - THE BEATLES)
ABBOT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948)
AFTER THE THIN MAN (1936)
BREAKING AWAY (1979)
BYE BYE BIRDIE (1963)
CHAMPAGNE FOR CAESAR (1950)
FRIENDLY PERSAUSION (1956)
GOOD BYE LENIN (GERMAN – 2003)
HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (BRITISH - 1939)
IT STARTED WITH EVE (1941)
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)
JOHNNY STECCHINO (ITALIAN – 1992)
LADY ON A TRAIN (1945)
LAUREL AND HARDY - THE SHORTS MADE IN 1920S (SILENTS) AND 1930S
(SOUND) CONTAIN MANY HILARIOUS SCENES – EXAMPLES: THE CHIMP,
THE MUSIC BOX. THE SOMEWHAT LONGER 60-MINUTE FILMS, LIKE SONS
OF THE DESERT AND SWISS MISS, INCLUDE SOME GREAT SCENES.THEIR
FEATURE-LENGTH FILMS WERE THIN.
MA VIE EN ROSE (FRENCH - 1997)
MISTER DEEDS GOES TO TOWN (1936)
MORGAN! (BRITISH – 1966)
MURDER, MY SWEET (1945)
MY LIFE AS A DOG (SWEDISH – 1985)
NO TIME FOR SARGEANTS (1958)
PLANES TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES (1987)
RED BALLOON (FRENCH 1956 - SHORT)
SINGING IN THE RAIN (1952)
STOLEN KISSES (FRENCH – 1968)
THE COMMITMENTS (BRITISH - 1991)
THE MAN WHO LOVED WOMEN (FRENCH – 1977)
THE SLINGSHOT (DANISH - 1993)
TRAFIC (FRENCH - 1971)

CRIME, SUSPENSE, COPS & GANGSTERS

BLOW-UP (BRITISH/ITALIAN – 1966)
BREATHLESS (FRENCH – 1959)
CACHÉ (FRENCH – 2005)
CAPE FEAR (1961)
CRIME D’AMOUR (FRENCH – 2009)
DARK PASSAGE (1947)
DAY OF THE JACKEL (BRITISH – 1973)
DEAD RECKONING (1947)
DIABOLIQUE (FRENCH - 1955)
DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)
DRAGON TATOO TRILOGY (SWEDISH – 2009)
DRESSED TO KILL (1980)
FRENCH CONNECTION (1971)
ILLEGAL (1955)
INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION (ITALIAN – 1970)
LEJOUR SE LEVE (FRENCH – 1939)
M (GERMAN – 1931)
MADIGAN (1968)
MARATHON MAN (1976)
MONSIEUR HIRE (FRENCH – 1989)
OUT OF THE PAST (1947)
PIERROT LE FOU (FRENCH – 1965)
POLICE (FRENCH – 1985)
RUNAWAY TRAIN (1985)
SIDE STREET (1950)
THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950)
THE INTRUDER (FRENCH – 2004)
THE NARROW MARGIN (1952)
THE RED HOUSE (1947)
THE SCAR (1948)
THE SET-UP (1949)
THE SNORKEL (BRITISH – 1958)
THE THIRD MAN (BRITISH -1949)
THE VANISHING (NETHERLANDS – 1988)
WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS (1956)
WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (1957)

SPY FILMS

DAY OF THE JACKAL (1973)
IPCRESS FILE (1965)
SMILEY’S PEOPLE (BRITISH - 1982 - MADE FOR TELEVISION)
SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD (1965)
THE INTRUDER (FRENCH – 2004)
TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY (BRITISH - 1979 - MADE FOR TELEVISION)

WESTERNS

HIGH NOON (1952)
ONE-EYED JACKS (1961)
SHANE (1953)

WAR FILMS

ATTACK! (1956)
BALLAD OF A SOLDIER (RUSSIAN – 1959)
BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (BRITISH - 1957)
DAS BOOT (GERMAN – 1982)
FIRES ON THE PLAIN (JAPAN – 1959)
GRAND ILLUSION (FRENCH -1937)
KING AND COUNTRY (BRITISH – 1964)
MY BOY JACK (BRITISH BBC – 2008)
PATHS OF GLORY (1957)
PLATOON (1986)
THE STEEL HELMIT (1951)
THE CRANES ARE FLYING (RUSSIAN – 1957)
WAR AND PEACE (RUSSIAN 1968)
ZULU (BRITISH 1964)

INTERESTING SCIENCE FICTION/ MILD HORROR

2001 SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
ALIEN (1979 – NONE OF THE AWFUL SEQUELS)
AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981)
BLADE RUNNER (1982)
COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT (1970)
FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS (1967)
FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956)
IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE (1957)
KING KONG (1933)
KURONEKO (JAPAN – 1968)
MOON (BRITISH – 2009)
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)
NOSFERATU (GERMAN – 1922)
PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES (ITALIAN – 1965)
QUEEN OF BLOOD (ITALIAN - 1966)
ROSEMARY'S BABY (1968)
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951)
THE LAST DAYS ON MARS (2013)
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957)
THE THING (NORWEGIAN-AMERICAN – 2011)
THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951)
TIME LAPSE (2014)

ROMANCE FILMS

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951)
BATCHELOR MOTHER (1939)
BROKEN BLOSSOMS (SILENT – 1919)
NOW, VOYAGER (1942)
ROMEO AND JULIET (ITALIAN-BRITISH – 1968)
SABRINA (1954)
SHUN LI AND THE POET (ITALIAN – 2011)
TENDER MERCIES (1983)
THE QUIET MAN (1952)
UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (FRENCH – 1964)

HISTORICAL DRAMAS AND ADAPTATIONS

ANNE OF A THOUSAND DAYS (BRITISH – 1969)
BARRY LYNDON (1975)
BUDDENBROOKS (GERMAN – 1979 – MINI-SERIES)
MARIE ANTOINETTE (2006)
MOLIERE (FRANCE – 2007)
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (BRITISH – 1995 – MINI-SERIES)
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (BRITISH – 1980 – MINI-SERIES)
THE WAY WE LIVE NOW (BRITISH - 2001 – MINI-SERIES)
UNEXPLAINED LAUGHTER (BRITISH – 1989 – MADE FOR TELEVISION)
WIVES AND DAUGHTERS (BRITISH – 1999 – MINI-SERIES)

OTHERS, UNCLASSIFIED

AMADEUS (1984)
CRACKS (BRITISH – 2009)
EVERLASTING MOMENTS (SWEDEN – 2008)
FLORIDE (FRENCH – 2015)
HOOP DREAMS (DOCUMENTARY – 1964)
ILO ILO (SINGAPORE – 2013)
INNER CIRCLE (RUSSIA - 1991)
JEAN DE FLORETTE/ MANON DES SOURCES (FRENCH 1986 – TWO FILMS)
LA FAMILLE BELIER (FRENCH – 2014)
LADY IN THE VAN (BRITISH – 2015)
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
LEVIATHON (RUSSIAN – 2014)
PELLE THE CONQUORER (DANISH - 1988)
PRECIOUS (2010)
THE LIVES OF OTHERS (GERMAN – 2007)
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)
TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL (1985)
TUNES OF GLORY (BRITISH - 1960)
TWELVE ANGRY MEN (1957)
UMBERTO D (ITALIAN – 1952)
VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE (1961)
WHITE MATERIAL (FRENCH – 2009)

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