Mightier than the Sword

These are what I'd consider the most conscientious and successful screenplays I've come in contact with. In chronological order.

  • Stage Door
  • The Rules of the Game
  • The Great Dictator
  • The Red Shoes
  • Ikiru
  • Seven Samurai
  • Rear Window
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Paths of Glory
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • L'Avventura
  • La Notte
  • The Human Condition
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • La Jetée
  • L'Eclisse
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • High and Low
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Persona
  • Andrei Rublev
  • Blow-Up
  • Sing a Song of Sex
  • Zabriskie Point
  • Claire's Knee
  • Out 1
  • The Godfather
  • Solaris
  • The Heartbreak Kid
  • The Conversation
  • Nashville
  • The Travelling Players
  • Taxi Driver
  • Network
  • Mikey and Nicky
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Stalker
  • Berlin Alexanderplatz
  • Heaven's Gate
  • The Aviator's Wife
  • Agatha and the Limitless Readings
  • My Dinner with Andre
  • Blade Runner
  • Sans Soleil
  • Nostalgia
  • The Dead Zone
  • Fanny and Alexander
  • Paris, Texas
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Taipei Story
  • Come and See
  • The Sacrifice
  • Prince of Darkness
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai!
  • A City of Sadness
  • To Sleep with Anger
  • Barton Fink
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • Olivier, Olivier
  • Carlito's Way
  • Strange Days
  • Heat
  • Irma Vep
  • The Sweet Hereafter
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Eternity and a Day
  • The Straight Story
  • Bringing Out the Dead
  • Magnolia
  • Yi Yi
  • Werckmeister Harmonies
  • Donnie Darko
  • Mulholland Drive
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Bug
  • Southland Tales
  • Retribution
  • Children of Men
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Night and Day
  • 24 City
  • Burn After Reading
  • Tokyo Sonata
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Public Enemies
  • A Serious Man
  • Certified Copy
  • Meek's Cutoff
  • The Social Network
  • Melancholia
  • The Day He Arrives
  • Margaret
  • Holy Motors
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Norte, the End of History
  • Our Sunhi