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David Lynch's Favorite Films

Here's a collection of films that David Lynch has singled out in interviews, exhibitions, and/or works as his favorites. Lynch mentions Stanley Kubrick's Lolita and Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard most often. Links to references are listed in my notes.

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  • 8½
  • The Apartment
  • Jour de fête
  • The Blood of a Poet
  • Boogie Nights
  • The Bourne Identity
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Chinatown
  • Deep End
  • Dogtooth
  • Dreams That Money Can Buy
  • Emak-Bakia
  • Ghosts Before Breakfast
  • Hour of the Wolf
  • It's a Gift
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • I Vitelloni
  • La Strada
  • Lolita
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • The Man Without a Past
  • Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
  • Mon Oncle
  • Persona
  • PlayTime
  • Rear Window
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • Roma
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • The Shining
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Stroszek
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Trafic
  • Vertigo
  • Wise Blood
  • The Wizard of Oz