The films



The 100 films included in
Teaching with Film
are listed below.

About a Boy
(UK/USA/France/Germany, 2002)
Written by Peter Hedges & Paul Weitz & Chris Weitz based on the novel by Nick Hornby. Directed by Paul Weitz & Chris Weitz.

Accidental Tourist, The
(USA, 1988)
Written by Frank Galati & Lawrence Kasdan based on the novel by Anne Tyler. Directed by Lawrence Kasdan.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence
(USA, 2001)
Written by Steven Spielberg & Ian Watson based on the short story Super Toys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

All the President's Men
(USA, 1976)
Written by William Goldman based on the book by Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward. Directed by Alan J. Pakula.

Annie Hall
(USA, 1977)
Written by Woody Allen & Marshall Brickman. Directed by Woody Allen.

Apollo 13
(USA, 1995)
Written by William Broyles, Jr. & Al Reinert based on the book Lost Moon by Jim Lovell & Jeffrey Kluger. Directed by Ron Howard.

Atonement
(UK/France, 2007)
Written by Christopher Hampton based on the novel by Ian McEwan. Directed by Joe Wright.

Aviator, The
(USA/Germany, 2004)
Written by John Logan. Directed by Martin Scorsese.

Basquiat
(USA, 1996)
Written and directed by Julian Schnabel.

Before Sunrise
(USA/Austria/Switzerland, 1995)
Written by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan. Directed by Richard Linklater.

Being John Malkovich
(USA, 1999)
Written by Charlie Kaufman. Directed by Spike Jonze.

Bend it Like Beckham
(UK/Germany/USA, 2002)
Written by Gurinder Chadha & Guljit Bindra & Paul Mayeda Berges. Directed by Gurinder Chadha.

Big Lebowski, The
(USA/UK, 1998)
Written by Ethan & Joel Coen. Directed by Joel Coen.

Billy Elliot
(UK/France, 2000)
Written by Lee Hall. Directed by Stephen Daldry.

Blind Side, The
(USA, 2009)
Written by John Lee Hancock based on the book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis. Directed by John Lee Hancock.

Bridges of Madison County, The
(USA, 1995)
Written by Richard LaGravenese based on the novel by Robert James Waller. Directed by Clint Eastwood.

Bridget Jones's Diary
(UK/Ireland/France, 2001)
Written by Helen Fielding & Andrew Davies & Richard Curtis based on the novel by Helen Fielding. Directed by Sharon Maguire.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
(UK/Ireland/France, 2005)
Written by Helen Fielding & Andrew Davies & Richard Curtis & Adam Brooks based on the novel by Helen Fielding. Directed by Beeban Kidron.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
(USA, 1969)
Written by William Goldman. Directed by George Roy Hill.

Cast Away
(USA, 2000)
Written by William Broyles, Jr. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Couch in New York, A
(USA/France/Germany/Belgium, 1996)
Written by Chantal Akerman & Jean-Luis Benoit. Directed by Chantal Akerman.

Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The
(USA, 2008)
Written by Eric Roth & Robin Swicord based on the story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Directed by David Fincher.

Dances with Wolves
(USA/UK, 1990)
Written by Michael Blake based on his novel. Directed by Kevin Costner.

Dead Poets Society
(USA, 1989)
Written by Tom Schulman. Directed by Peter Weir.

Desert Flower
(UK/Austria/Germany, 2009)
Written and directed by Sherry Hormann based on the autobiography by Waris Dirie.

Devil Wears Prada, The
(USA, 2006)
Written by Aline Brosh McKenna based on the novel by Lauren Weisberger. Directed by David Frankel.

Dog Day Afternoon
(USA, 1975)
Written by Frank Pierson. Directed by Sidney Lumet.

Election
(USA, 1999)
Written by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor based on the novel by Tom Perrotta. Directed by Alexander Payne.

Elizabethtown
(USA, 2005)
Written and directed by Cameron Crowe.

Empire Strikes Back, The
(USA, 1980)
Written by Leigh Brackett & Lawrence Kasdan based on the story by George Lucas. Directed by Irvin Kershner.

Erin Brockovich
(USA, 2000)
Written by Susannah Grant. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Everything is Illuminated
(USA, 2005)
Written and directed by Liev Schreiber based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer.

Field of Dreams
(USA, 1989)
Written and directed by Phil Alden Robinson based on the novel by W.P. Kinsella.

Flags of our Fathers
(USA, 2006)
Written by William Broyles, Jr. & Paul Haggis based on the book by James Bradley & Ron Powers. Directed by Clint Eastwood.

Forrest Gump
(USA, 1994)
Written by Eric Roth based on the novel by Winston Groom. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Four Weddings and a Funeral
(UK, 1994)
Written by Richard Curtis. Directed by Mike Newell.

French Kiss
(USA/UK, 1995)
Written by Adam Brooks. Directed by Lawrence Kasdan.

Frida
(USA/Canada/Mexico, 2002)
Written by Clancy Sigal & Diane Lake & Gregory Nava & Anna Thomas based on the book by Hayden Herrera. Directed by Julie Taymor.

Game, The
(USA, 1997)
Written by John Brancato & Michael Ferris. Directed by David Fincher.

Gandhi
(UK/India, 1982)
Written by John Briley. Directed by Richard Attenborough.

Gattaca
(USA, 1997)
Written and directed by Andrew Niccol.

Ghost, The
(UK/France/Germany, 2010)
Written by Robert Harris & Roman Polanski based on the novel by Robert Harris. Directed by Roman Polanski.

Girl in the Café, The
(UK, 2005)
Written by Richard Curtis. Directed by David Yates.

Good Will Hunting
(USA, 1997)
Written by Matt Damon & Ben Affleck. Directed by Gus Van Sant.

Gran Torino
(USA, 2008)
Written by Nick Schenk & Dave Johannson. Directed by Clint Eastwood.

Green Card
(USA/Australia/France, 1990)
Written and directed by Peter Weir.

Happy-Go-Lucky
(UK, 2008)
Written and directed by Mike Leigh.

Horse Whisperer, The
(USA, 1998)
Written by Eric Roth & Richard LaGravenese based on the novel by Nicholas Evans. Directed by Robert Redford.

Hudsucker Proxy, The
(USA/UK/Germany, 1994)
Written by Ethan Coen & Joel Coen & Sam Raimi. Directed by Joel Coen.

Ides of March, The
(USA, 2011)
Written by Beau Willimon & George Clooney & Grant Heslov based on the stageplay Farragut North by Beau Willimon. Directed by George Clooney.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
(USA, 2008)
Written by David Koepp. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

Insider, The
(USA, 1999)
Written by Eric Roth & Michael Mann based on the Vanity Fair article The Man Who Knew Too Much by Marie Brenner. Directed by Michael Mann.

Insomnia
(USA/Canada, 2002)
Written by Hillary Seitz based on the screenplay by Nikolaj Frobenius & Erik Skjoldbjærg. Directed by Christopher Nolan.

In the Valley of Elah
(USA, 2007)
Written by Paul Haggis & Mark Boal. Directed by Paul Haggis.

It Could Happen to You
(USA, 1994)
Written by Jane Anderson. Directed by Andrew Bergman.

Jane Eyre
(UK/USA, 2011)
Written by Moira Buffini based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga.

Jaws
(USA, 1975)
Written by Peter Benchley & Carl Gottlieb based on the novel by Peter Benchley. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

Jerry Maguire
(USA, 1996)
Written and directed by Cameron Crowe.

Jersey Girl
(USA, 2004)
Written and directed by Kevin Smith.

Julie & Julia
(USA, 2009)
Written and directed by Nora Ephron based on the books Julie & Julia by Julie Powell & My Life in France by Julia Child & Alex Prud'homme.

Juno
(USA, 2007)
Written by Diablo Cody. Directed by Jason Reitman.

Kramer vs. Kramer
(USA, 1979)
Written and directed by Robert Benton.

Life is Sweet
(UK, 1990)
Written and directed by Mike Leigh.

Little Miss Sunshine
(USA, 2006)
Written by Michael Arndt. Directed by Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris.

Lost in Translation
(USA/Japan, 2003)
Written and directed by Sofia Coppola.

Love, Actually
(UK/USA, 2003)
Written and directed by Richard Curtis.

Manhattan
(USA, 1979)
Written by Woody Allen & Marshall Brickman. Directed by Woody Allen.

Marvin's Room
(USA, 1996)
Written by Scott McPherson based on his stageplay. Directed by Jerry Zaks.

Mexican, The
(USA, 2001)
Written by J.H. Wyman. Directed by Gore Verbinski.

Minority Report
(USA, 2002)
Written by Scott Frank & Jon Cohen based on the short story by Philip K. Dick. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

Mirror has Two Faces, The
(USA, 1996)
Written by Richard LaGravenese based on the film Le Miroir a Deux Faces by André Cayatte & Gérard Oury. Directed by Barbra Streisand.

Moonstruck
(USA, 1987)
Written by John Patrick Shanley. Directed by Norman Jewison.

Morning Glory
(USA, 2011)
Written by Aline Brosh McKenna. Directed by Roger Michell.

Music and Lyrics
(USA, 2007)
Written and directed by Marc Lawrence.

Notting Hill
(UK/USA, 1999)
Written by Richard Curtis. Directed by Roger Michell.

One Fine Day
(USA, 1996)
Written by Terrel Seltzer & Ellen Simon. Directed by Michael Hoffman.

Out of Africa
(USA, 1985)
Written by Kurt Luedtke based on the books Out of Africa, Shadows on the Grass and Letters From Africa by Isak Dinesen; Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller by Judith Thurman; Silence Will Speak by Errol Trzebinski. Directed by Sydney Pollack.

Panic Room
(USA, 2002)
Written by David Koepp. Directed by David Fincher.

Play it Again, Sam
(USA, 1972)
Written by Woody Allen based on his stageplay. Directed by Herbert Ross.

Pride and Prejudice
(UK/France, 2005)
Written by Deborah Moggach based on the novel by Jane Austen. Directed by Joe Wright.

Pursuit of Happyness, The
(USA, 2006)
Written by Steven Conrad. Directed by Gabriele Muccino.

Revolutionary Road
(USA/UK, 2008)
Written by Justin Haythe based on the novel by Richard Yates. Directed by Sam Mendes.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
(UK, 2011)
Written by Simon Beaufoy based on the novel by Paul Torday. Directed by Lasse Hallström.

Serendipity
(USA, 2001)
Written by Marc Klein. Directed by Peter Chelsom.

Seven
(USA, 1995)
Written by Andrew Kevin Walker. Directed by David Fincher.

Shawshank Redemption, The
(USA, 1994)
Written and directed by Frank Darabont based on the short story Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King.

Sherlock Holmes
(USA/Germany, 2009)
Written by Michael Robert Johnson & Anthony Peckham & Simon Kinberg based on a screen story by Lionel Wigram & Michael Robert Johnson. Directed by Guy Ritchie.

Six Days, Seven Nights
(USA, 1998)
Written by Michael Browning. Directed by Ivan Reitman.

Smoke
(USA/Japan/Germany, 1995)
Written by Paul Auster. Directed by Wayne Wang & Paul Auster.

Social Network, The
(USA, 2010)
Written by Aaron Sorkin based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich. Directed by David Fincher.

Stanley & Iris
(USA, 1989)
Written by Harriet Frank, Jr. & Irving Ravetch based on the novel Union Street by Pat Barker. Directed by Martin Ritt.

Tin Cup
(USA, 1996)
Written by John Norville & Ron Shelton. Directed by Ron Shelton.

Trainspotting
(UK, 1996)
Written by John Hodge based on the novel by Irvine Welsh. Directed by Danny Boyle.

True Grit
(USA, 2010)
Written and directed by Joel & Ethan Coen based on the novel by Charles Portis.

Untouchables, The
(USA, 1987)
Written by David Mamet. Directed by Brian de Palma.

Up in the Air
(USA, 2009)
Written by Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner based on the novel by Walter Kirn. Directed by Jason Reitman.

Walk the Line
(USA/Germany, 2005)
Written by Gill Dennis & James Mangold based on the books Man in Black and Cash: The Autobiography by Johnny Cash. Directed by James Mangold.

What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
(USA, 1993)
Written by Peter Hedges based on his novel. Directed by Lasse Hallström.

What Women Want
(USA, 2000)
Written by Josh Goldsmith & Cathy Yuspa & Diane Drake. Directed by Nancy Meyers.

Witness
(USA, 1985)
Written by Earl W. Wallace & William Kelley based on the story by Earl W. Wallace & William Kelley & Pamela Wallace. Directed by Peter Weir.


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"American cinema is international like the fairytales were international."
Bernard Tavernier
French filmmaker