Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Must See Films: Foreign Language, Cult and Documentary

This week's installment of Must See Films are Foreign Language (in other words, not English), Cult and Documentary. It was hard to narrow these categories down, but these are the highlights for me. Remember, the key for inclusion is: HS – Historical Significance, PF – Personal Favorite, AF – Art of Filmmaking.

Cinema Paradiso (story by Giuseppe Tornatore, screenplay by Giuseppe Tornatore, collaborating writer Vanna Paoli) - PF, AF
Delicatessen (screenplay by Gilles Adrien, Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet) - PF, AF
Amelie (scenario by Guillaume Laurant and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, dialogue by Guillaume Laurant) - PF, AF, HS
400 Blows (story by Francois Truffaut, screenplay by Marcel Moussy & Francois Truffaut) - AF, HS
Bicycle Thief (written by Cesare Zavattini & Suso D’Amico & Vittorio De Sica & Oreste Biancoli & Adolfo Franci & Gerardo Guerrieri) - AF, HS
Eat Drink Man Woman (written by Ang Lee, James Schamus and Hui-Ling Wang) - PF
Hardboiled (story by John Woo, screenplay by Barry Wong) - PF, AF
City of God (screenplay by Braulio Mantovani) - PF, AF

Rocky Horror Picture Show (screenplay by Jim Sharman and Richard O’Brien) – HS, PF
American Astronaut (written by Cory McAbee) – PF, AF
Cry Baby (written by John Waters) – PF
Trainspotting (screenplay by John Hodge) – PF, AF
Edward Scissorhands (story by Tim Burton & Caroline Thompson, screenplay by Caroline Thompson) – PF, AF, HS

The Thin Blue Line (written by Errol Morris) – HS, PF, AF
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (by Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky) – PF, AF
Roger and Me (written by Michael Moore) – HS, AF
Spellbound (by Jeffrey Blitz) – PF, AF

1 comment:

Sanket said...

You also might want to check out

-Salaam Bombay
-Satya (The Truth)
-Dil Chahta Hai (What a heart wants)
-Lagaan (The Tax)

They're available on Netflix.