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  • God's Own Country
  • Wonderstruck
  • Paper Moon
  • The Handmaiden
  • Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Into the Wild
  • First Cow
  • Embrace of the Serpent
  • The Lobster
  • Wolfwalkers

Into the woods

6 films

  • High Noon
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Children of Men
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Seven Samurai

Action Heroes

9 films

  • This Sporting Life
  • 55 Days at Peking

I was too young

2 films

Films I saw when I was too young a child to see them. I'm not talking about R- and X-rated…

  • A Chiara

Cosa Nostra

1 film

  • Hester Street
  • The Witness
  • Crooklyn
  • Wonderstruck
  • Taxi Driver

NYC Films

12 films

  • Don't Look Now
  • Walkabout
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • Rust and Bone
  • Wonderstruck

Oscar snubs

10 films

If I've listed a film that in fact did get an Oscar nomination, please make a note to let me…

  • Never Let Me Go
  • Seabiscuit
  • A Single Man
  • The Girl on the Train
  • She-Devil

The book was better

8 films

This list includes films not anywhere near as good as the books from which they were adapted.

  • The Florida Project
  • Get Out
  • North by Northwest
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Okja
  • Chinatown
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Jackie Brown
  • Nightcrawler
  • Short Cuts

LA movies

10 films

  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Blow-Up
  • Topsy-Turvy
  • Faces Places
  • Amazing Grace
  • Harry and Tonto
  • Auntie Danielle
  • About Schmidt
  • Diane
  • Gran Torino