List: some films I would like to watch

How on earth did I live before I started making lists? With extreme vagueness, probably. This is a reference work-in-progress for when I find myself staring blankly at the film streaming service of the moment. If it sparks a few conversations or recommendations, so much the better.

Films I haven’t seen:

Arrival (Villeneuve)

Embrace of the Serpent (Ciro Guerra)

Ghost in the Shell (Mamoru Oshii)

Grave of the Fireflies (Studio Ghibli)

Into Eternity (Michael Madsen)

Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders)

Room (Lenny Abrahamson) – “I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.” (Hamlet, II.2)

Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky)

Tale of Tales (Matteo Garrone)

The Story of the Weeping Camel

White God (Kornél Mundruczó)

Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders)


Films I’d like to see again:

Paths of Glory (Kubrick)

Tokyo Story (Ozu)





2 thoughts on “List: some films I would like to watch

  1. to which I’d add:
    Paris, Texas
    Wings of Desire
    Aguirre The Wrath of God
    Solaris (the Tarkovsky original, although the Soderburgh remake isn’t bad)


    • Aguirre and Ran are two of my favourites – the comparisons to Aguirre are part of the appeal of Embrace of the Serpent 🙂
      Alex B & I went through an epic Kurosawa phase at uni. ‘Epic’ is definitely the word for Ran.
      I’ve watched the Soderburgh Solaris but have yet to watch the original and I keep hearing about it, so, duly added to the list!


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