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The Films That Inspired Filmmakers to Become Filmmakers

73 films

On Journal, we love to ask filmmakers—from directors, to writers, to actors—which films inspired them to make the celluloid craft…

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • The Seventh Seal
  • The Green Knight
  • Braveheart
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

Showdown: The Long Ships

20 films

Consensus for Showdown № 144: The Long Ships (films set in the middle ages)

  • Ponette
  • Jouer Ponette
  • Summer 1993
  • The Spirit of the Beehive
  • Naked Childhood

The Films that Influenced Eskil Vogt’s ‘The Innocents’

12 films

To mark the US release of Norweigan horror The Innocents by Eskil Vogt, fresh off his Academy Award nomination for…

  • I, Tonya
  • Lady Bird
  • Ocean's Eleven
  • Hot Rod
  • F9

The Letterboxd Show: Demi Adejuyigbe’s Four Favorites

23 films

Films mentioned in season two, episode two of The Letterboxd Show podcast, in which writer, comedian and “not a critic”…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Alcarràs
  • Love, Deutschmarks and Death
  • Fire of Love
  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

Awards Season 2022—2023

77 films

Welcome to the 2022–2023 motion picture awards season, where we keep track of the major feature film and feature documentary…

  • Holes
  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort
  • Saint Frances
  • The Fugitive

The Letterboxd Show: Four Favorites with Selome Hailu

19 films

Movies mentioned in season three, episode nine of The Letterboxd Show podcast, in which Variety reporter and Letterboxd member Selome…

  • Jane by Charlotte
  • Jane B. by Agnès V.
  • Melancholia
  • I'm Losing My Temper
  • The Wild Goose Chase

Life in Film: Charlotte Gainsbourg

26 films

Actress, musician and documentarian Charlotte Gainsbourg, who directed Jane by Charlotte, answers our Letterboxd Life in Film questionnaire.

Be sure…

  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • The Matrix
  • Evil Dead II
  • Rushmore
  • Blade II
  • The Wicker Man
  • The Other Boleyn Girl
  • Uncut Gems
  • Iron Man
  • The Right Stuff

Dating the Movies: May

31 films

A selection of films featuring dates (and events that take place on dates) that fall in the month of May—a…

  • Apocalypse Now
  • Predator
  • Jurassic Park
  • Princess Mononoke
  • The Blair Witch Project

Showdown: Sea of Trees

20 films

Consensus for Showdown № 143: Sea of Trees (films set in forests or jungles)

  • Ode to Nothing
  • Yuni
  • A Silent Voice
  • The Farewell
  • Dou kyu sei – Classmates

Asian Women Directors: The Official Top 100 Narrative Feature Films

100 films

This list of the 100 highest-rated narrative feature films directed by Asian women is current as at March 28, 2022,…

  • Your Sister's Sister
  • The Dreamers
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Vanya on 42nd Street
  • The Squid and the Whale

Casey Thomas Brown’s Conversational Comfort Films

10 films

I’ll Show You Mine, starring Casey Thomas Brown (The Kominsky Method) and Poorna Jagannathan (The Night Of, Never Have I…