Director David Lynch's Favourite Films

David Lynch is most known for his surrealist films. Due to the developed his own unique cinematic style, his style has been dubbed "Lynchian". He is an American filmmaker, tv director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor. In many violent elements that he used in his films disturb and offend the audiences. Here the favourite films of David Lynch.


8.5/10

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1954

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Rear Window

Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbors. He begins to suspect that a man across the courtyard may have murdered his wife. ...

golden palm

mystery

paranoia

psychological

serial killer

social commentary

8.5/10

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1950

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Sunset Blvd.

In Hollywood of the 50's, the obscure screenplay writer Joe Gillis is not able to sell his work to the studios, is full of debts and is thinking in returning to his hometown to work in an office. While trying to escape from his creditors, he has a flat tire and parks his car in a decadent mansion in ...

black and white

drama

film noir

golden palm

melancholy

sarcasm

8.3/10

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1960

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The Apartment

Bud Baxter is a minor clerk in a huge New York insurance company, until he discovers a quick way to climb the corporate ladder. He lends out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. Although he often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits, one night he's left with ...

black and white

comedy

drama

melancholy

romance

romantic comedy

8.3/10

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1958

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Vertigo

John "Scottie" Ferguson is a retired San Francisco police detective who suffers from acrophobia and Madeleine is the lady who leads him to high places. A wealthy shipbuilder who is an acquaintance from college days approaches Scottie and asks him to follow his beautiful wife, Madeleine. He fears she ...

film noir

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melancholy

mystery

paranoia

psychological

8.1/10

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1963

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8 1/2

Guido is a film director, trying to relax after his last big hit. He can't get a moment's peace, however, with the people who have worked with him in the past constantly looking for more work. He wrestles with his conscience, but is unable to come up with a new idea. While thinking, he starts to rec ...

absurd

artistic

black and white

depression

fantasy

golden palm

8.1/10

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1954

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Strada, La

Sad story of a waif, Gelsomina, who is sold by her mother to Zampano for 10,000 lire and a few kilos of food. Zampano is a traveling showman who exhibits feats of strength by breaking a chain wrapped around his chest. He performs in village squares and then passes the hat for whatever the normally s ...

artistic

black and white

drama

golden palm

melancholy

social commentary

8/10

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1977

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Stroszek

Bruno Stroszek is released from prison and warned to stop drinking. He has few skills and fewer expectations: with a glockenspiel and an accordion, he ekes out a living as a street musician. He befriends Eva, a prostitute down on her luck. After they are harried and beaten by the thugs who have been ...

absurd

golden palm

life & death

melancholy

satirical

surreal

8/10

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1965

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The Saragossa Manuscript

In the Napoleonic wars, an officer finds an old book that relates his grandfather's story, Alfons van Worden, captain in the Walloon guard. A man of honor and courage, he seeks the shortest route through the Sierra Morena. At an inn, the Venta Quemada, he sups with two Islamic princesses. They call ...

based on book

golden palm

melancholy

8/10

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1939

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The Wizard of Oz

In this charming film based on the popular L. Frank Baum stories, Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado's path and somehow end up in the land of Oz. Here she meets some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who everyone says can help her return home and possib ...

based on book

black and white

fantasy

kids and family

music

musical

7.6/10

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1962

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Lolita

Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged British novelist who is both appalled by and attracted to the vulgarity of American culture. When he comes to stay at the boarding house run by Charlotte Haze, he soon becomes obsessed with Lolita, the woman's teenaged daughter.

based on book

black and white

controversial

depression

drama

erotic

7.6/10

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1953

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M. Hulot’s Holiday

Monsieur Hulot goes on a holiday to a seaside resort, but accidents and misunderstandings follow him where ever he goes. The peace and quiet of the hotel guests don't last very long with Hulot around, because although his intensions are good, they always turn out catastrophically.

absurd

black and white

comedy

golden palm

melancholy

sarcasm

7.4/10

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1934

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It's a Gift

The owner of a general store (Harold Bisonette) is hounded by his status-anxious wife ("That's 'Bee-soh-nay'" and "I have no maid you know"). To get some sleep he goes out on the porch where he is tormented by a little boy from the floor above (Baby Dunk) and an insurance salesman down below ("LaFon ...

comedy