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A (growing) list of films to watch on an iPad.


no. 5
I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang US (1932)
Mervyn LeRoy
Sol Polito
Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Helen Vinson, Edward Ellis
Crime-Prison-Fugitive drama,
American history narrative.


no. 9
Bicycle Thieves Italian (1948)
Vittorio De Sica
Carlo Montuori
Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell,
Gino Saltamerenda, Vittorio Antonucci
Neo-realist drama, classic cinema, non-actors.


no. 13
The Wages Of Fear French (1953)
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Armand Thirard
Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck, Folco Lulli,
Vera Clouzot, William Tubbs
Suspense action thriller, South America,
anti-capitalism & exploitation


no. 15
Brazil British (1985)
Terry Gilliam
Roger Pratt
Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Michael Palin,
Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Bob Hoskins,
Peter Vaughan, Ian Holm, Jim Broadbent
Absurdist dystopian love story nightmare drama.


no. 17
Rashomon Japanese (1950)
Akira Kurosawa
Kazuo Miyagawa
Toshiro Mafuni, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Kichijiro Ueda, Noriko Honma, Daisuke Kato
Crime drama mystery. Minimalist.


no. 18
The Visitor US (2007)
Thomas McCarthy
Oliver Bokelberg
Richard Jenkins, Haas Sleiman,
Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass
Drama, migrants, heartfelt, drumming.


no. 19
Tampopo Japanese (1985)
Juzo Itami
Masaki Tamura
Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Ken Watanabe,
Koji Yakusho, Rikiya Yasuoka, Yoshi Kato
Comedy drama. Ramen (noodle) western. Foodifilm


no. 20
King Of Devil’s Island Norwegian (2010)
Marius Holst
John Andreas Andersen
Benjamin Helstad, Trond Nilssen, Stellan Skarsgård,
Kristoffer Joner, Magnus Langlete
Historical drama, young offenders prison, abuse, escape, revolt.


no. 21
Alfie British (1966)
Lewis Gilbert
Otto Heller
Michael Caine, Julia Foster, Jane Asher, Shelley Winters,
Vivien Merchant, Millicent Martin, Alfie Bass,
Denholm Elliott, Graham Stark, Murray Melvin
Drama, semi-comedy, self-centred womaniser, London.


no. 22
Cool Hand Luke US (1967)
Stuart Rosenberg
Conrad Hall
Paul Newman, George Kennedy, J D Cannon, Strother Martin,
Harry Dean Stanton, Ralph Waite, Dennis Hopper, Jo van Fleet
Drama, Road prison, Inmates, Maverick, Free spirit.


no. 23
Three Colours: White Polish-French (1994)
Krzysztof Kieślowski
Edward Kłosiński
Zbigniew Zamachowski, Janusz Gajos, Julie Delpy,
Jerzy Stuhr, Aleksander Bardini, Grzegorz Worchal
Drama, humiliation, égalité, anti-comedy.


no. 24
Three Colours: Blue French-Polish (1993)
Krzysztof Kieślowski
Sławomir Idziak
Juliette Binoche, Benoît Régent, Charlotte Véry,
Emmanuelle Riva, Florence Pernel, Yann Trégouët
Drama, loss, ties, liberté, cinematic moments, anti-tragedy.


no. 25
Three Colours: Red French-Polish (1994)
Krzysztof Kieślowski
Piotr Sobociński
Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean-Pierre Lorit
Frederique Feder, Samuel Le Bihan
Drama, consequence, parallels, fraternité, anti-romance.


no. 26
Seven Samurai Japanese (1954)
Akira Kurosawa
Asakazu Nakai
Toshiro Mafuni, Takashi Shimura, Daisuke Katō,
Isao Kimura, Seiji Miyaguchi, Minoru Chiaki,
Yoshio Inaba, Keiko Tsushima, Yoshio Tsuchiya
Drama, conflict, art of war.


no. 27
The Driver US (1978)
Walter Hill
Philip Lathrop
Ryan O’Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Ronee Blakley
Crime drama, 70s Noir, Tight plot, Sparse dialogue, Car chases.


no. 28
Kolja Czechoslovakian (1996)
Jan Svěrák
Vladimír Smutný
Andrei Chalimon, Zdeněk Svěrák, Libuše Šafránková,
Ondřej Vetchý, Stella Zázvorková
Drama, Relationships, Moving,
Towards the end of communism.


no. 29
Hell Drivers British (1957)
Cy Endfield
Geoffrey Unsworth
Stanley Baker, Patrick McGoohan, Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins, William Hartnell, Sean Connery, Sid James, Gordon Jackson, David McCallum, Jill Ireland
Drama, Action, (Before-they-were-really) great cast,
Nostalgic/historic interest.


no. 30
I’m Not Scared Italian (2003)
Gabriele Salvatores
Italo Petriccione
Giuseppe Cristiano, Mattia Di Pierro, Adriana Conserva,
Fabio Tetta, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón,
Dino Abbrescia, Diego Abatantuono
Drama, Kidnap, Suspense, Summer, Wheat, Obligation.


no. 31
THX 1138 US (1971)
George Lucas
David Myers
Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Maggie McOmie,
Don Pedro Colley, Ian Wolfe.
Sci-Fi, Lucas debut, Stark, White, Dystopia, Fugitives.


no. 32
El Cuerpo Spanish (2012)
Oriol Paulo
Oscar Faura
José Coronado, Hugo Silva, Belén Rueda, Aura Garrido,
Juan Pablo Shuk, Carlota Olcina, Miquel Gelabert
Drama, suspense, the perfect crime, with a twist.


no. 33
The Lives Of Others German (2006)
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Hagen Bogdanski
Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur,
Thomas Thieme, Hans-Uwe Bauer, Volkmar Kleinert
Drama, East Berlin, Stasi, surveillance, principles.


no. 34
The Secret In Their Eyes Argentine (2009)
Juan José Campanella
Félix Monti
Ricardo Darin, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Guillermo Francella, Rudy Romano, Javier Godino, Carla Quevedo
Drama, Crime, Legal, Urbane, Relationships, Twist.


no. 35
The Ipcress File British (1965)
Sidney J. Furie
Otto Heller
Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Guy Doleman, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson, Aubrey Richards
Spy thriller, oddball cinematography, subtle humour.


no. 36
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly US (1966)
Sergio Leone
Tonino Delli Colli
Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef,
Aldo Giuffrè, Mario Brega, Luigi Pistilli
Spaghetti western, Much More Dollars, Ennio Morricone score.


no. 37
The Isle South Korean (2000)
Ki-duk Kim
Seo-shik Hwang
Jung Suh, Yoo-suk Kim, Sung-hee Park,
Jae-hyeon Jo, Hang-seon Jang
Drama, Adult relationship, Pain & hurt, Angling, Cinematic photography, Some surreal notes.


no. 38
This Sporting Life British (1963)
Lindsay Anderson
Robby Coop
Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel,
Vanda Godsell, William Hartnell, Colin Blakely,
Arthur Lowe, Leonard Rossiter
Drama, Ambition, Kitchen sink, Social status.


no. 39
Breaking The Waves Danish (1996)
Lars von Trier
Robby Müller
Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge,
Jean-Marc Barr, Sandra Voe, Adrian Rawlins
Drama, Insular, Vulnerability, Love.


no. 40
Truly Human Danish (2001)
Åke Sandgren
Dirk Brüel
Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Peter Mygind, Susan Olsen, Troels II Munk,
Line Kruse, Clara Nepper Winther
Drama, Modern fairytale, Dogme 95, Funny, Sad, Being truly human.


no. 41
Amores Perros Mexican (2000)
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Rodrigo Prieto
Emilio Echevarría, Gael Garcia Bernal, Goya Toledo,
Vanessa Bauche, Álvaro Guerrero
Drama, gritty, life, love, loss, dogs.


no. 42
Mongol Russian (2007)
Sergei Bodrov
Sergey Trofimov, Rogier Stoffers
Tadanobu Asano, Sun Honglei,
Khulan Chuluun, Odnyam Odsuren,
Bayertsetseg Erdenebat, Ben Hon Sun
Saga, Genghis Khan, Early times, Family man, Honourable warrior.


no. 43
Billy Liar British (1963)
John Schlesinger
Denys N. Coop
Tom Courtenay, Wilfred Pickles, Mona Washbourne, Helen Fraser, Gwendolyn Watts, Leonard Rossiter, Rodney Bewes, Julie Christie
Semi-comedy, Keith Waterhouse, English suburban.


no. 44
Jamón Jamón Spanish (1992)
Bigas Luna
José Luis Alcaine
Penélope Cruz, Stefania Sandrelli, Anna Galiena,
Jordi Mollà, Javier Bardem, Juan Diego
A Tale of Ham and Passion, Class, sex and food,
Semi-comedy.


no. 45
Dag Och Natt Swedish (2004)
Simon Staho
Kim Høgh
Mikael Persbrandt, Maria Bonnevie, Michael Nyqvist,
Lena Endre, Pernilla August, Fares Fares,
Marie Göranzon, Tuva Novotny, Sam Kessel
Drama, Noir, In-car, Suicidal.


no. 46
A Bout de Souffle French (1960)
Jean-Luc Godard
François Truffaut
Raoul Coutard
Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg,
Daniel Boulanger, Jean-Luc Godard
Birth of Realism, Bratty, Lean, Watershed, Abrupt and shaky.


no. 47
Fistful Of Dollars Italian, European (1964)
Sergio Leone
Massimo Dallamano
Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Valonté, Marianne Koch, José Calvo,
Margarita Lozano, Seighardt Rupp, Mario Brega, Joseph Egger
Spaghetti western, Basic hombre banditos flick,
Ennio Morricone score.


no. 48
My Brother Is An Only Child Italian (2007)
Daniele Luchetti
Claudio Collepiccolo
Elio Germano, Riccardo Scamarcio, Angela Finocchiaro,
Massimo Popolizio, Luca Zingaretti
Drama, Polar politics, Fascism-communism, Sibling rivalry.


no. 49
Red Road British (2006)
Andrea Arnold
Robbie Ryan
Kate Dickie, Tony Curran, Natalie Press, Martin Compston
Gritty drama, Glasgow, vengeance,
low, edgy, sex.


no. 50
Hævnen Danish (2010)
Susanne Bier
Morten Søborg
Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Markus Rygaard,
William Jøhnk Juels Nielsen, Ulrich Thomsen
Drama, “The revenge”, revenge, forgiveness.


no. 51
The Hustler US (1961)
Robert Rossen
Eugen Schüfftan
Paul Newman, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Jackie Gleason,
Noir drama, pool hall,
low-life, classic, drawn out.


no. 52
Summer With Monika Swedish (1953)
Ingmar Bergman
Gunnar Fischer
Harriet Andersson, Lars Ekborg,
Dagmar Ebbesen, John Harryson
Drama, young love, teen rebellion, tears before bedtime.


no. 53
Barbara German (2012)
Christian Petzold
Hans Fromm
Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Jasna Fritzi Bauer,
Mark Waschke, Rainer Bock
Drama, slow tense thriller, oppression, desperation, altruism.


no. 54
Whatever Works US (2009)
Woody Allen
Harris Savides
Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Clarkson,
Ed Begley Jr., Henry Cavill, Conleth Hill,
Jessica Hecht, Christopher Evan Welch
Comedy, misanthropic genius, relationships.


no. 55
Le Cochon de Gaza French (2011)
Sylvain Estibal
Romain Winding
Sasson Gabai, Baya Belal, Myriam Tekaïa, Gassan Abbas,
Khalifa Natour, Maurad Saad, Lotfi Abdelli
Comedy-drama, Palestine-Israel, Gaza,
Farce, Haraam.


no. 56
Oldboy South Korean (2003)
Park Chan-wook
Jeong Jeong-hun
Choi Min-sik, Kang Hye-jung, Yoo Ji-tae, Ji Dae-han,
Oh Dal-su, Kim Byeong-ok
Drama, Thriller, Vengeance, Mystery.


no. 57
Bob le Flambeur French (1956)
Jean-Pierre Melville
Henri Decaë, Maurice Blettery
Roger Duchesne, Isabel Corey, Daniel Cauchy,
Guy Decomble, André Garet
Drama, French noir, New Wave, Gangster, Heist.


no. 58
The Skin I Live In Spanish (2011)
Pedro Almodóvar
José Luis Alcaine
Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes,
Jan Cornet, Roberto Álamo, Alberto Iglesias
Drama, Thriller, Obsession,
Abduction, Transgender.


no. 59
Broken Embraces Spanish (2009)
Pedro Almodóvar
Rodrigo Prieto
Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo,
José Luis Gómez, Rubén Ochandiano, Tamar Novas
Drama, Relationships, Affairs, Revenge.


no. 60
A Walk In The Sun US (1945)
Lewis Milestone
Russell Harlan
Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, George Tyne,
John Ireland, Lloyd Bridges, Sterling Holloway,
Herbert Rudley, Burgess Meredith
Drama, WW2, Italy, Invasion mission, understated.


no. 61
Young Adam British (2003)
David Mackenzie
Giles Nuttgens
Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan,
Emily Mortimer, Therese Bradley
Drama, 1950s, Glasgow coal barge,
grim, philanderer, conscience


no. 62
The Way US (2010)
Emilio Esteves
Juan Miguel Azpiroz
Martin Sheen, Yorick van Wageningen, Deborah Kara Unger,
James Nesbitt, Emilio Esteves
Drama, Camino de Santiago de Compostela


no. 63
Le Premier Jour Du Reste De Ta Vie French (2008)
Rémi Bezançon
Antoine Monod
Jacques Gamblin, Zabou Breitman, Déborah François,
Marc-André Grondin, Pio Marmaï, Roger Dumas
Drama, Family, Relationships, Love.


no. 64
One Hand Clapping Danish (2001)
Gert Fredholm
Lars Skree
Jens Okking, Peter Gantzier, Susanne Juhasz, Michelle Bjørn-Andersen, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Jesper Christensen, Elsebeth Steentoft
Semi-comedy, Relationships, Of Mice and Men.


no. 65
Walkabout British/Australian (1971)
Nicolas Roeg
Nicolas Roeg
Jenny Agutter, Luc Roeg,
David Gulpilil, John Meillon
Drama, life changing, nature, sparse, brutal.


no. 66
The Seventh Seal Swedish (1957)
Ingmar Bergman
Gunnar Fischer
Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bibi Andersson,
Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe, Inga Gill, Åke Fridell
Drama, Death, black death, God?


no. 67
La Proie French (2011)
Eric Valette
Vincent Mathias
Albert Dupontel, Alice Taglioni, Stéphane Debac,
Natacha Régnier, Sergi López
Drama, Action, Thriller, Fugitive, Kidnap.


no. 68
Sex And Lucia Spanish (2001)
Julio Médem
Kiko de la Rica
Paz Vega, Tristán Ulloa, Najwa Nimri,
Daniel Freire, Elena Anaya
Drama, Tangled web of relationships.


no. 69
Les Hommes Libres French (2011)
Ismaël Ferroukhi
Jérôme Alméras
Tahar Rahim, Mahmoud Shalaby, Michael Lonsdale,
Lubna Azabal, Farid Larbi, Christopher Buchholz
Drama, Paris, Immigrants, Nazi occupation.


no. 70
Downfall German (2004)
Oliver Hirschbiegel
Rainer Klausmann
Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes,
Corinna Harfouch, Juliane Köhler, Heino Ferch,
Thomas Kretchmann, Christian Berkel, André Hennicke
Historical drama, autobiographical-factual, end of Third Reich.


no. 71
The Idiots Danish (1998)
Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier
Bodil Jørgensen, Jens Albinus, Anne Louise Hassing, Troels Lyby, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Louise Mieritz
Semi-comedy, Dogme 95, Taboo, Controversial, Good Finish.


no. 72
In Darkness Polish (2011)
Agnieszka Holland
Jolanta Dylewska
Robert Więckiewicz, Benno Fürmann, Agnieszka Grochowska,
Maria Schrader, Herbert Knaup, Kinga Preis, Julia Kijowska,
Krzysztof Skonieczny, Marcin Bosak, Michał Żurawski
Historical drama, Nazi persecution, Jewish refugees, sewers.


no. 73
Mondays In The Sun Spanish (2002)
Fernando León de Aranoa
Alfredo Mayo
Javier Bardem, Luis Tosar, José Ángel Egido,
Nieve de Medina, Enrique Villén,
Celso Bugallo, Joaquín Climent, Aida Folch,
Fernando Tejero, Laura Domínguez
Drama, redundancy, shipyard, life.


no. 74
Headhunters Norwegian-Swedish (2011)
Morten Tyldum
John Andreas Andersen
Aksel Hennie, Synnøve Macody Lund,
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Eivinder Sander,
Julie R. Ølgaard, Reidar Sørensen
Thriller, art thief, manhunt.


no. 75
Frida US, Mexican (2002)
Julie Taymor
Rodrigo Prieta
Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Ashley Judd,
Antonio Banderas, Geoffrey Rush, Mia Maestro
Biopic, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera.


no. 76
Love US (2011)
William Eubank
William Eubank
Gunner Wright, Bradley Horne, Corey Richardson.
Drama, Space, Isolation, Psychological, Sci-fi


no. 77
Timecrimes Spanish (2007)
Nacho Vigalondo
Flavio Martinez Labiano
Karra Elejalde, Nacho Vigalondo,
Candela Fernández, Barbara Goenaga
Drama, Sci-fi, Time travel paradox.


no. 78
Room At The Top British (1959)
Jack Clayton
Freddie Francis
Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears,
Donald Wolfit, Donald Houston, Allan Cuthbertson.
Drama, social ambition, class, lust, love, unfaithfulness.


no. 79
A Royal Affair Danish (2012)
Nikolaj Arcel
Rasmus Videbæk
Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander, Mikkel Følsgaard,
Trine Dyrholm, David Dencik, Thomas W. Gabrielsson
Historical drama, Enlightenment, Danish monarchy.


no. 80
The Artist French (2011)
Michel Hazanavicius
Guillaume Schiffman
Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, James Cromwell,
John Goodman, Penelope Ann Miller, Uggie
Drama, comedy, retro, silent era.


no. 81
The Third Man British (1949)
Carol Reed
Robert Krasker
Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles,
Trevor Howard, Ernst Deutsch, Siegfried Breuer,
Bernard Lee, Wilfrid Hyde-White
Drama, Graham Greene, noir-mystery.


no. 82
Dracula British (1958)
Terence Fisher
Jack Asher
Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough,
Melissa Stribling, Carol Marsh, Olga Dickie,
John Van Eyssen, Valerie Gaunt
Drama, Hammer House of Horror, fangs, undead.


no. 83
Citizen Kane US (1941)
Orson Welles
Gregg Toland
Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore,
Everett Sloane, George Coulouris, Ruth Warrick
Drama, Wealth, Power.


no. 84
Turkish Delight Dutch (1973)
Paul Verhoeven
Jan de Bont
Rutger Hauer, Monique van de Ven, Tonny Huurdeman,
Wim van den Brink, Dolf de Vries, Hans Boskamp
Drama, Tragic, Love, Sexploitation.


no. 85
Skeletons British (2010)
Nick Whitfield
Zac Nicholson
Andrew Buckley, Ed Gaughan, Tuppence Middleton,
Paprika Steen, Jason Isaacs
Comedy, Skeletons-in-the-cupboard, Exorcism, Fantasy Sci-fi.


no. 89
Last Orders British (2001)
Fred Schepisi
Brian Tufano
Michael Caine, Helen Mirren, Bob Hoskins,
Tom Courtney, David Hemmings, Ray Winstone
Semi-comedy, Old chinas, Memory Lane, Road trip.


no. 93
The Informer US (1935)
John Ford
Joseph H. August
Victor McLaglen, Heather Angel, Preston Foster,
Margot Grahame, Wallace Ford,
Una O’Connor, J.M. Kerrigan
Drama, Dublin, IRA, Dodgy Accents.


no. 95
Made In Dagenham British (2010)
Nigel Cole
John de Borman
Sally Hawkins, Geraldine James, Miranda Richardson, Jaime Winstone, Andrea Riseborough, Bob Hoskins, Kenneth Cranham
True Drama, 60s Sentimental, Women’s Rights, Politics, Unions, Strikes.


no. 98
The Man In The White Suit British (1951)
Alexander Mackendrick
Douglas Slocombe
Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough,
Ernest Thesiger, Vida Hope
Ealing comedy, Lo-Sci-Fi, Trouble at mill.


no. 99
The Girl With A Pearl Earring British (2003)
Peter Webber
Eduardo Serra
Scarlet Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson,
Cillian Murphy, Judy Parfitt, Essie Davis
Period drama, Vermeer, Fictional biopic.


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