The Next Picture Shows That Weren't

UPDATE (April 2022): I've put this list on hiatus--simply because I've lost interest in keeping it up to date. Still love the podcast that inspired it though.

I love the Next Picture Show podcast, where every other week ex-Dissolve critics Tasha Robinson, Scott Tobias, Keith Phipps and Genevieve Koski compare a recent release to a classic.

I also love the idea of parallel universes.

With this list, I decided to combine the two, trying to figure out what pairings the TNPS team would have come up with if they hadn't come up with the ones they did.

Just so it's clear, I don't at all think this list is "better" than the list of pairings we did get: TNPS has…

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  • House of Usher

    1

  • Crimson Peak

    2

  • Brief Encounter

    3

  • Carol

    4

  • Rocky

    5

  • Creed

    6

  • Ravenous

    7

  • The Hateful Eight

    8

  • Schindler's List

    9

  • Son of Saul

    10

  • Lost in Translation

    11

  • Anomalisa

    12

  • Grey Gardens

    13

  • Room

    14

  • Chinatown

    15

  • Zootopia

    16

  • Burden of Dreams

    17

  • Embrace of the Serpent

    18

  • The Celebration

    19

  • Krisha

    20

  • The Commitments

    21

  • Sing Street

    22

  • Dazed and Confused

    23

  • Everybody Wants Some!!

    24

  • The 400 Blows

    25

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    26

  • Wait Until Dark

    27

  • Hush

    28

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    29

  • Money Monster

    30

  • Cold Comfort Farm

    31

  • Love & Friendship

    32

  • The Witches

    33

  • The BFG

    34

  • They Live

    35

  • The Purge: Election Year

    36

  • Running on Empty

    37

  • Captain Fantastic

    38

  • [REC]

    39

  • Train to Busan

    40

  • Bonnie and Clyde

    41

  • Hell or High Water

    42

  • Five Easy Pieces

    43

  • Certain Women

    44

  • Rosemary's Baby

    45

  • Under the Shadow

    46

  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

    47

  • The Handmaiden

    48

  • Red Desert

    49

  • Nocturnal Animals

    50

  • Three Colors: Blue

    51

  • Manchester by the Sea

    52

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    53

  • Jackie

    54

  • The Battle of Algiers

    55

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    56

  • The Last Temptation of Christ

    57

  • Silence

    58

  • La Haine

    59

  • Divines

    60

  • Unbreakable

    61

  • Split

    62

  • Le Samouraï

    63

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    64

  • Ginger Snaps

    65

  • Raw

    66

  • Shane

    67

  • Logan

    68

  • Trainspotting

    69

  • T2 Trainspotting

    70

  • The Lake House

    71

  • Your Name.

    72

  • Godzilla

    73

  • Colossal

    74

  • Raising Arizona

    75

  • I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    76

  • Island of Lost Souls

    77

  • Alien: Covenant

    78

  • Rebecca

    79

  • My Cousin Rachel

    80

  • The Beguiled

    81

  • The Beguiled

    82

  • The Italian Job

    83

  • Baby Driver

    84

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    85

  • Dunkirk

    86

  • Bridesmaids

    87

  • Girls Trip

    88

  • After Hours

    89

  • Good Time

    90

  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    91

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    92

  • Paris, Texas

    93

  • Lucky

    94

  • Riot in Cell Block 11

    95

  • Brawl in Cell Block 99

    96

  • Paper Moon

    97

  • The Florida Project

    98

  • Big Trouble in Little China

    99

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    100