Paul Thomas Anderson’s Favorite Films

Missing: 
Tell Them Johnny Wadd Was Here (1976)
The Opening of Misty Beethoven (1976)
The Jade Pussycat (1977)
China Cat (1978)
Amanda by Night (1981)
Workaholics (2011)

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  • Taxi Driver
  • Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight
  • Network
  • Rocky
  • The Bad News Bears
  • Tunnel Vision
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training
  • Days of Heaven
  • Being There
  • Breaking Away
  • Fast Break
  • The Black Stallion
  • The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
  • Melvin and Howard
  • Ordinary People
  • Popeye
  • Raging Bull
  • The Ninth Configuration
  • The Shining
  • Exhausted: John C. Holmes, the Real Story
  • Prince of the City
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Koyaanisqatsi
  • The Last American Virgin
  • The Verdict
  • Terms of Endearment
  • Zelig
  • Repo Man
  • Secret Honor
  • Stop Making Sense
  • Swing Shift
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • Top Secret!
  • Under the Volcano
  • Clue
  • Absolute Beginners
  • Blue Velvet
  • Something Wild
  • The Color of Money
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • House of Games
  • Raising Arizona
  • The Untouchables
  • Big
  • Die Hard
  • Married to the Mob
  • Midnight Run
  • Rain Man
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
  • Things Change
  • Born on the Fourth of July
  • Casualties of War
  • Major League
  • The War of the Roses
  • GoodFellas
  • Homicide
  • Wild at Heart
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • The Indian Runner
  • The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • A League of Their Own
  • Baraka
  • The Player
  • Scent of a Woman
  • Jurassic Park
  • Naked
  • Philadelphia
  • Short Cuts
  • Sworn to Vengeance
  • The Remains of the Day
  • The Age of Innocence
  • This Boy's Life
  • Three Colors: Blue
  • What's Eating Gilbert Grape
  • Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult
  • Oleanna
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Speed
  • Three Colors: White
  • Three Colors: Red
  • Billy Madison
  • Casino
  • The Basketball Diaries
  • Breaking the Waves
  • Fargo
  • Happy Gilmore
  • La Promesse
  • Mission: Impossible
  • Secrets & Lies
  • Striptease
  • The Birdcage
  • The English Patient
  • Eve's Bayou
  • Jackie Brown
  • L.A. Confidential
  • The Spanish Prisoner
  • The Big Lebowski