Must See Movies for Comic Storytellers

Peter Merholz, who’s seen 75 of the 102 movies list, took the time to filter out the list to what he deems absolutely necessary watching for the comic artist. I’ll get right on this as soon I get myself a TV and then I’ll hopefully do a weekly showing or something.

  • “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968) Stanley Kubrick
  •  ”Aguirre, the Wrath of God” (1972) Werner Herzog
  •  ”Alien” (1979) Ridley Scott
  •  ”Apocalypse Now” (1979) Francis Ford Coppola*
  •  ”The Battleship Potemkin” (1925) Sergei Eisenstein
  •  ”Blade Runner” (1982) Ridley Scott
  •  ”Un Chien Andalou” (1928) Luis Bunuel & Salvador Dali
  •  ”Citizen Kane” (1941) Orson Welles
  •  ”A Clockwork Orange” (1971) Stanley Kubrick
  •  ”The Day the Earth Stood Still” (1951) Robert Wise
  •  ”The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie” (1972) Luis Bunuel
  •  ”Double Indemnity” (1944) Billy Wilder
  •  ”Dr. Strangelove” (1964) Stanley Kubrick
  •  ”Duck Soup” (1933) Leo McCarey
  •  ”The Exorcist” (1973) William Friedkin
  •  ”Frankenstein” (1931) James Whale
  •  ”The Graduate” (1967) Mike Nichols
  •  ”Halloween” (1978) John Carpenter
  •  ”A Hard Day’s Night” (1964) Richard Lester
  •  ”Jaws” (1975) Steven Spielberg
  •  ”M” (1931) Fritz Lang
  •  ”Mad Max 2″ / “The Road Warrior” (1981) George Miller
  •  ”The Manchurian Candidate” (1962) John Frankenheimer
  •  ”Metropolis” (1926) Fritz Lang
  •  ”Modern Times” (1936) Charles Chaplin
  •  ”The Night of the Hunter” (1955) Charles Laughton
  •  ”North by Northwest” (1959) Alfred Hitchcock
  •  ”Nosferatu” (1922) F.W. Murnau
  •  ”Rashomon” (1950) Akira Kurosawa
  •  ”Rear Window” (1954) Alfred Hitchcock
  •  ”The Seven Samurai” (1954) Akira Kurosawa
  •  ”Singin’ in the Rain” (1952) Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly
  •  ”Sunset Boulevard” (1950) Billy Wilder
  •  ”Taxi Driver” (1976) Martin Scorsese
  •  ”The Third Man” (1949) Carol Reed
  •  ”Touch of Evil” (1958) Orson Welles
  •  ”The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” (1948) John Huston
  •  ”Trouble in Paradise” (1932) Ernst Lubitsch
  •  ”Vertigo” (1958) Alfred Hitchcock

1 Comment

  1. Christopher Fahey · 8 May 06

    I’m up to 83 on that list, by my informal count. The only one on the short list I’m missing is ”Trouble in Paradise”. I’ll Netflix that!