Edgar Wright's To-View List For THE WORLD’S END


It's always intriguing to match a film's DNA back to its influences, and for The World's End Edgar Wright has handed this to us on a platter before the film's release. Wright assembled a "To View" list to highlight suggestions for viewers to check out. He organized the films as double-billings - and made them reality by programming screenings at the New Beverly.

Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz, the previous entries in the Three Flavours/Cornetto Trilogy, weren't included in Wright's list but I'm adding them since their inclusion is tacitly obvious.

Source: www.edgarwrighthere.com/2013/08/05/the-new-beverly-cinema-presents-the-worlds-end-is-nigh-season-curated-by-edgar-wright

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  • After Hours
  • Into the Night
  • American Graffiti
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Westworld
  • The Terminator
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Dead & Buried
  • It's Always Fair Weather
  • The Big Chill
  • Last Night
  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
  • Withnail & I
  • 24 Hour Party People
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Hot Fuzz
  • The World's End


  • Already seen 5 of these.

  • Batting .500 - Gonna try to squeeze in a few more before the 22nd, as well as rewatch Dead & Buried. I remember it having an awesome atmosphere but not much else.

  • I'm delighted that Wright listed After Hours! It's a fantastic display of adventurous late-night madness, and looking back at the clips shown of The World's End, it seems that he's going for that arresting atmosphere.

  • Sweeeet, the half of these that I've seen are great and the others all sound pretty cool too!

  • Is American Graffiti the movie that the sampled audio at the beginning of The World's End comes from? It was really familiar, but I couldn't place it...

  • Thanks for all the likes! First time I've had a list featured in the Top 3 "Popular This Week" section on Letterboxd.

  • seen me 8 o' these

  • He did these double billing screenings over a week at The Bloor Cinema when he was in Toronto shooting Scott Pilgrim. It was pretty cool because he wanted the cast to see these films as well so they were usually up in the balcony and he did an intro for each film. I wish I could remember all the films, but I can only recall Last Night, Riki-Oh, The Wanderers, Phantom of the Paradise and Head

  • Going to the Cornetto trilogy tonight! Managed to hit 14/16 of these in time.

  • Having seen (and loved) The World’s End, I'm gonna finish this list. Also, I see you and I are in the minority that likes Shaun of the Dead more than Hot Fuzz. You made me break my rule of following people who don't follow me first.

  • At this point I've seen all except Last Night. Some I liked, some I didn't, but The Big Chill really impressed me, just a really solid story about adults coming to grips with getting older.

    Wright is still batting 1.000 in my book, I love all of his films. So while I do give Hot Fuzz a slight edge, it's all just varying degrees of greatness!

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