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  • The Green Knight
  • First Cow
  • And Then We Danced
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  • The King
  • All Is True
  • Outlaw King
  • Peterloo
  • The Favourite

historical favourites

40 films

films based on historical characters and events (rather than period dramas such as jane austen adaptations)

  • The Lighthouse
  • Suspiria
  • Phantom Thread
  • mother!
  • Mary Shelley

gothic favourites

53 films

films adapted from famous gothic novels or inspired by various elements of the gothic imagination

  • The Favourite
  • Colette
  • Disobedience
  • Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
  • God's Own Country

lgbt favourites

33 films

my favourite lgbt films

  • Roma
  • Paterson
  • Mistress America
  • Her
  • Inside Llewyn Davis

quiet in the city

14 films

films about moments of solitude and the quiet spaces in loud cities

  • The King
  • King Lear
  • Ophelia
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Macbeth

shakespearean favourites

24 films

adaptations and films set in shakespeare's world

  • Wilde
  • Shakespeare in Love
  • The Hours
  • Becoming Jane
  • The Edge of Love

about the author

20 films

films inspired by the lives of renowned writers

  • Hail, Caesar!
  • La La Land
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Under the Silver Lake
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

hollywood

7 films

films set in the bizarre and enchanting world of hollywood

  • Sense and Sensibility
  • John Adams
  • A Quiet Passion
  • The Beguiled
  • Pride & Prejudice

hammershoi influence

15 films

films with shots seemingly inspired by the paintings of vilhelm hammershoi