Individual Films

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The following is a selective list of bibliographies about individual fictional films (movies). Most of the books and journal articles cited in these bibliographies are owned by the UC Berkeley Library. Bibliographies are generally compiled only for those films owned by the Center. To see if there is a bibliography available for a film not listed below, check the MRC Movie Database

Bibliographies of works about Individual filmmakers
Documentary and ethnographic film bibliography (for short bibliographies on individual documentary films/filmmakers)

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Adaptation (Spike Jonze, 2002)

L'Âge d'Or (Luis Buñuel, 1930)

Age of Innocence (Martin Scorsese, 1993)

Aladdin (Disney, 1992)

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Angst essen Seele auf) (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974)

Alien Quadrilogy (Alien: Ridley Scott, 1979; Aliens: James Cameron, 1986; Alien 3: David Fincher, 1992; Alien Resurrection, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1997)

All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) (Pedro Almodóvar, 1965)

Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965)

Amadeus (Milos Forman, 1984)

Amarcord (Federico Fellini, 1973)

American Psycho (Mary Harron, 2000)

Amistad (Steven Spielberg, 1997)

Apocalypse Now!(Francis Ford Copplola, 1979)

Au Revoir Les Enfants (Louis Malle, 1987)

L'Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960)


Babette's Feast (Babettes gætebud) (Gabriel Axel, 1987)

Bamboozled (Spike Lee, 2000)

Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 1975)

Basic Instinct (Paul Verhoeven, 1992)

Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri) (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966)

Battleship Potemkin (Bronenosets Potyomkin) (Sergei M. Eisenstein, 1925)

A Beautiful Mind (Ron Howard, 2001)

Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la bête) (Jean Cocteau, 1946)

Beauty and the Beast (Disney, 1991)

Being John Malkovitch (Spike Jonze, 1999)

Bend It Like Beckham (Gurinder Chadha, 2002)

Bhaji On The Beach (Gurinder Chadha, 1993)

The Bicycle Thief (Ladri di biciclette) (Vittorio De Sica, 1948)

The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, 1946)

The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963)

Birth of a Nation (D.W. Griffith, 1915)

Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)

Blow Up (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966)

Blue Angel (Der Blaue Engel) (Josef von Sternberg, 1930)

Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986)

Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967)

Borat (Larry Charles, 2006)

Born on the Fourth of July (Oliver Stone, 1989)

Boyz in the Hood (John Singleton, 1991)

Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)

Breathless (À bout de souffle) (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)

Broken Blossoms (D.W. Griffith, 1919)

Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)

Broken English (Gregor Nicholas, 1996)


Cabaret (Bob Fosse, 1972)

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) (Robert Wiene, 1920)

Carrie (Brian De Palma, 1976)

Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)

Cat People (Jacques Tourneur, 1942)

The Cheat (Cecil B. DeMille, 1915)

Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis) (Marcel Carné, 1945)

Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)

Un Chien Andalou (Luis Buñuel, 1929)

Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)

Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977)

Color Purple (Steven Spielberg, 1985)

The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover (Peter Greenaway, 1989)

Crash (David Cronenberg. 1996)

Crash (Paul Haggis, 2004)

Cries and Whispers (Viskningar och rop) (Ingmar Bergman, 1972)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long) (Ang Lee, 2000)

The Crying Game (Neil Jordan, 1992)


Dances With Wolves (Kevin Costner, 1990)

Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, 1991)

Dead Man Walking (Tim Robbins, 1995)

Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg, 1988)

The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino, 1978)

Desert Hearts (Donna Deitch, 1985)

Diary of a Country Priest (Le Journal d'un Curé de Campagne (Robert Bresson, 1951)

La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini, 1960)

Do The Right Thing (Spike Lee. 1989)

Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)

Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)

Dracula (various directors)

Dracula (Tod Browning)

Dreams (Akira Kurosawa, 1990)


Easy Rider (Dennis Hopper, 1962)

8 1/2 (Federico Fellini, 1963)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)

eXistenZ (David Cronenberg, 1999)

The Exorcist (William Friedkin, 1973)

Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick, 1999)

Eyes Without a Face (Les Yeux Sans Visage) (Georges Franju, 1960)

Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman, 1982)

Far From Heaven (Todd Haynes, 2002)

Farewell My Concubine (Ba wang bie ji) (Kaige Chen, 1993)

Fargo (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1996)

Fatal Attraction (Adrian Lyne, 1987)

Fear Eats the Soul (Angst essen Seele auf) (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974)

Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)

Fires In the Mirror (George C. Wolfe, TV, 1993)

The Fly (David Cronenberg, 1986)

Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis, 1994)

Frankenstein (James Whale, 1931; Kenneth Branagh, 1994)

Freaks (Tod Browning, 1932)

Four Hundred Blows (Les Quatre cents coups) (François Truffaut, 1959)

Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick, 1987)


Gangs of New York (Martin Scorsese, 2002)

Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini) (Vittorio De Sica, 1970)

The Godfather Trilogy (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972-1990)

The Gold Rush (Charles Chaplin, 1925)

Gone With the Wind (Victor Fleming, 1939)

Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990)

The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)

The Great Dictator (Charles Chaplin, 1940)

The Green Mile (Frank Darabont, 1999)

Hail Mary (Je Vous Salue, Marie) (Jean-Luc Godard, 1985)

Hate (La Haine) (Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995)

Heaven & Earth (Oliver Stone, 1993)

Heimat (1-2) ( (Edgar Reitz, 1984)

Hester Street (Joan Micklin Silver, 1975)

High Noon (Fred Zinnemann, 1952)

Hiroshima Mon Amour (Alain Resnais, 1959)

Imitation of Life (Douglas Sirk, 1959)

Imitation of Life (John Stahl, 1934)

India Song (Marguerite Duras, 1975)

Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)

Intolerance (D.W. Griffith, 1916)

It's a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946)


Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)

The Jazz Singer (Alan Crosland, 1927)

La Jetée (Chris Marker, 1962)

JFK (Oliver Stone, 1991)

Joy Luck Club (Wayne Wang, 1993)

Juliet of the Sprits (Giulietta degli spiriti) (Federico Fellini, 1965)

Jules and Jim (François Truffaut, 1962)

Jungle Fever (Spike Lee, 1991)

Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg, 1993)

Kill Bill (Quentin Tarantino, 2004)

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L.A. Confidential (Oliver Stone, 1995)

Land Without Bread (Las Hurdes) (Luis Buñuel, 1933)

The Last Emperor (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1987)

Last Tango in Paris (Ultimo tango a Parigi) (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1972)

Last Temptation of Christ (Martin Scorsese, 1988)

Last Year At Marienbad (L'année dernière à Marienbad) (Alain Resnais, 1961)

Life is Beautiful (Vita è bella) (Roberto Benigni, 1997)

Like Water for Chocolate (Como Agua Para Chocolate) (Alfonso Arau, 1992)

Lone Star (John Sayles, 1996)

Lord of the Rings (Peter Jackson, 1978-2003)

M (Fritz Lang, 1931)

M Butterfly (David Cronenberg, 1993)

Malcolm X (Spike Lee, 1992)

Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941)

Man With a Movie Camera (Chelovek s kino-apparatom) (Dziga Vertov, 1929)

The Marriage of Maria Braun (Die Ehe der Maria Braun) (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1979)

The Matrix Trilogy

McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)

Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese, 1973)

Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927)

Midnight Cowboy (John Schlesinger, 1969)

Mildred Pierce (Michael Curtiz, 1945)

Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood, 2004)

Mississippi Burning (Alan Parker, 1988)

Mississippi Masala (Mira Nair, 1991)

Modern Times (Charles Chaplin, 1936)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Frank Capra, 1939)

Monster's Ball (Marc Forster, 2001)

My Beautiful Laundrette (Stephen Frears, 1985)

My Darling Clementine (John Ford, 1946)


Night and Fog (Nuit et Bruillard) (Alain Resnais, 1955)

Nixon (Oliver Stone, 1995)

North By Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)

Nosferatu (Werner Herzog, 1979; F.W. Murneau, 1922)


O Brother Where Art Thou? (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2000)

Los Olvidados (The Young and the Damned) (Luis Buñuel, 1950)

On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954)

Orlando (Sally Potter, 1992)

Orpheus (Orphée) (Jean Cocteau, 1950)

Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur, 1947)

Passage to India (David Lean, 1984)

The Passenger (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1975)

The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc) (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)

The Passion of the Christ (Mel Gibson, 2004)

The Pawnbroker (Sidney Lumet, 1964)

Peeping Tom (Michael Powell, 1960)

The People vs Larry Flynt (Milos Forman, 1996)

Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)

The Piano (Jane Campion, 1993)

Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir, 1975)

Platoon (Oliver Stone, 1986)

The Player (Jane Campion, 1993)

Pocahontas (Disney, 1995)

The Portrait of a Lady (Jane Campion, 1996)

Prospero's Book (Peter Greenaway, 1991)

Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)

Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)


The Quiet American (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1958; Phillip Noyce. 2002)

Raging Bull (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)

Ran (Akira Kurosawa, 1985)

Rashômon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)

Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)

Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940)

Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955)

Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1992)

Roger & Me (Michael Moore, 1989)

Russian Ark (Russkiy kovcheg) (Aleksandr Sokurov, 2002)


Safe (Todd Haynes, 1995)

Salt of the Earth (Herbert J. Biberman, 1954)

Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg, 1998)

Scarlet Street (Fritz Lang, 1945)

Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg, 1993)

The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)

Sense & Sensibility(Ang Lee, 1995)

The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde inseglet) (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)

Shakespeare in Love (John Madden, 1998)

The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)

Shoah (Claude Lanzmann, 1985)

The Silence (Tystnaden) (Ingmar Bergman, 1963)

Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991)

The Simpsons (TV program)

Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen; Gene Kelley, 1952)

Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle, 2008)

Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens leende) (Ingmar Bergman, 1955)

Snow White (Disney, 1937)

The Sopranos (HBO)

Spartacus (Stanley Kubrick, 1960)

Stagecoach (John Ford, 1939)

Star Trek (TV and films)

Star Wars (George Lucas, 1977 - 2002)

Strawberry and Chocolate (Fresa y chocolate) (Tom?s Gutiérrez Alea, 1994)

Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder, 1950)


Talk to Her (Hable con ella) (Pedro Almódovar, 2002)

Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)

The Ten Commandments (Cecil B. DeMille, 1956)

Thelma & Louise (Ridley Scott, 1991)

The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, 1998)

The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949)

Throne of Blood (Kumonosu jô) (Akira Kurosawa, 1957)

Titanic (James Cameron, 1997)

Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958)

Traffic in Souls (George Loane Tucker, 1913)

Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, 1996)

Triumph of the Will (Triumph des Willens) (Leni Riefenstahl, 1934)

2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)


Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood, 1992)

Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)

The Virgin Spring (Jungfrukällan) (Ingmar Bergman, 1960)

Waltz with Bashir (Ari Folman, 2008)

We Were Soldiers (Randall Wallace, 2002)

The Wedding Banquet (Xi yan) (Ang Lee, 1993)

The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1969)

Wild Strawberries (Smultronstället) (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)

Wings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin ) (Wim Wenders, 1987)

The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939)

Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios) (Pedro Almódovar, 1988)

The X-Files (TV program)

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