Safdie Brothers favorite films

List copied from MUBI. Thanks to Santiago Lago O/Talk Talk for collecting their thoughts on films that inspired their vision. These are all gather from various interviews and tweets praising the film one way or another. I'm sure Benny and Josh appreciate the effort put into this list, if they aware of this site. Enjoy!

*They only mentioned Life Lessons from the anthology New York Stories (1989)
*One Night in Paris is not in the database.

FAVORITE SHOWS
- Seinfield
- Taxi
- The Wire
- The Sopranos
- Ugly George
- Midnight Blue
- The Outer Limits
- Cops
- OZ
- Candid Camera
- Entourage

FAVORITE BOOKS
- Trainspotting – Irving Welsh
- Porno – Irving Welsh
-…

  • The High Sign
  • Bed and Sofa
  • Steamboat Bill, Jr.
  • City Lights
  • Boudu Saved from Drowning
  • The Rules of the Game
  • L'Atalante
  • Rome, Open City
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Body and Soul
  • In the Street
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • The Naked City
  • Ringside
  • Night and the City
  • In a Lonely Place
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Miracle in Milan
  • He Ran All the Way
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Umberto D.
  • The Young and the Damned
  • The Quiet Man
  • Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
  • Little Fugitive
  • Glen or Glenda
  • Jail Bait
  • On the Waterfront
  • Rear Window
  • Seven Samurai
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Bride of the Monster
  • The Harder They Fall
  • On the Bowery
  • A Man Escaped
  • Elevator to the Gallows
  • The Lovers
  • Murder by Contract
  • Vertigo
  • Wind Across the Everglades
  • Plan 9 from Outer Space
  • Night of the Ghouls
  • A Hole in the Head
  • Come Back, Africa
  • The 400 Blows
  • Shadows
  • Psycho
  • Allures
  • The Connection
  • Il Posto
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Vivre Sa Vie
  • Contempt
  • The Fiancés
  • Le Petit Soldat
  • The Nutty Professor
  • Lilith
  • Nothing But a Man
  • The Pawnbroker
  • The Cool World
  • A Thousand Clowns
  • The Moment of Truth
  • Repulsion
  • Masculin Féminin
  • The War Game
  • All My Life
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Tokyo Drifter
  • Au Hasard Balthazar
  • PlayTime
  • David Holzman's Diary
  • Dont Look Back
  • Samadhi
  • Portrait of Jason
  • The Incident
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • Mouchette
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Faces
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Army of Shadows
  • Me and My Brother
  • Medium Cool
  • Coming Apart
  • A Married Couple
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • Putney Swope
  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
  • The Boys in the Band
  • Hospital
  • Husbands
  • Trafic
  • Where’s Poppa?
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • The Out-of-Towners
  • Maidstone
  • Loving
  • The Landlord
  • Deep End