Film Series Index

Here you will find a growing list of film series I have done on PopCult with direct links to each movie review. The symbol *** denotes a film I would recommend you watch.

20th Century Scorsese
Mean Streets | Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore | Taxi Driver *** | New York, New York | Raging Bull *** | After Hours | The Color of Money | The Last Temptation of Christ | Goodfellas *** | Cape Fear (1991) | The Age of Innocence | Casino *** | Kundun | Bringing Out the Dead

Billy Wilder: A Retrospective
Double Indemnity *** | The Lost Weekend | Sunset Boulevard *** | Ace in the Hole *** | Stalag 17 | Sabrina | The Seven Year Itch | Some Like It Hot *** | The Apartment ***

Brief Encounters with David Lean
Brief Encounter *** | Great Expectations | Oliver Twist *** | The Bridge on the River Kwai *** | Lawrence of Arabia *** | Doctor Zhivago

A Christmas Quartet
A Christmas Story | National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
The Nightmare Before Christmas | Home Alone

The Cinema of Iran
The Cow | Bashu, The Little Stranger *** | Taste of Cherry *** | The Color of Paradise *** | Ten ***

City Horror
Mimic | Candyman (1992) | Don’t Look Now *** | Seven *** | An American Werewolf in London

Classic Universal Horror
Dracula (1931) | Frankenstein (1931) | The Mummy (1932) | The Invisible Man (1933) | Bride of Frankenstein | The Wolf Man (1941)

Convergence & Destruction: The Films of Ray Lawrence
Bliss | Lantana *** | Jindabyne ***

Elementary Cinema
Kindergarten Cop | Billy Madison | Matilda *** | School of Rock | Cooties | The Kindergarten Teacher ***

The Films of Hal Ashby
The Landlord | Harold and Maude *** | The Last Detail *** | Shampoo *** | Bound for Glory | Coming Home *** | Second-hand Hearts | Lookin’ to Get Out | The Slugger’s Wife | 8 Million Ways to Die/Beverly Hill Buntz

The Films of Paddy Chayefsky
Marty *** | The Americanization of Emily | The Hospital | Network ***

Flashback to 1980
The Blues Brothers *** | Fatso | Popeye *** | Nine to Five |The Fog | Somewhere in Time *** | Ordinary People *** | The Changeling | Airplane! *** | The Empire Strikes Back ***

Flashback to 1985
Better Off Dead | Cocoon | Ladyhawke | The Jewel of the Nile |The Return of the Living Dead *** | Pee Wee’s Big Adventure *** | Santa Claus: The Movie | Return to Oz *** |Follow That Bird | Silverado | The Stuff | The Breakfast Club *** |To Live and Die in L.A. | Spies Like Us | Crimewave | Tampopo *** | The Sure Thing | The Legend of Billie Jean | Phenomena | Blood Simple *** | Desert Hearts *** | Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters | Brazil ***

Flashback to 1990
Miller’s Crossing *** | Jacob’s Ladder *** | Darkman *** | Nightbreed | Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead | Total Recall *** | Reversal of Fortune | To Sleep With Anger | The Grifters ***

Flashback to 1995
Die Hard With a Vengeance | Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight | Babe *** | Bad Boys | Dead Man Walking *** | Sense & Sensibility | Friday *** | Clueless *** | Assassins | The Indian in the Cupboard | Nixon | Leaving Las Vegas *** | The Quick and The Dead *** | A Little Princess | Heat ***

Flashback to 2000
Sexy Beast *** | Cast Away | O Brother Where Art Thou? | Gladiator | Chuck & Buck |Traffic | Billy Elliott | Erin Brockovich | Ginger Snaps | You Can Count On Me *** | The Gift

Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Decade
Dial M For Murder | Rear Window *** | To Catch a Thief | The Wrong Man | Vertigo *** | North by Northwest *** | The Birds *** | Marnie

Hope in the Midst of Darkness Part 1
To Kill a Mockingbird *** | Cinema Paradiso | Wings of Desire *** | My Left Foot *** | The Thin Red Line *** | Children of Men ***

Hope in the Midst of Darkness Part 2
Rashomon *** | World of Tomorrow *** | The Times of Harvey Milk *** | Lost in Translation *** | Lorenzo’s Oil | Paddington 2 ***

Horror Masterworks (2020)
Scream *** | Psycho *** | Halloween *** | The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari *** | The Fly (1986) *** | Possession *** | Alien *** | The Thing (1982) *** | The Exorcist ***

John Candy: Selected Works
Summer Rental | Armed and Dangerous | Planes, Trains, and Automobiles *** | The Great Outdoors | Who’s Harry Crumb? | Uncle Buck ***

KUBRICK
Killer’s Kiss | The Killing | Paths of Glory *** | Spartacus | Lolita | Dr. Strangelove *** | 2001: A Space Odyssey *** | A Clockwork Orange *** | Barry Lyndon *** | The Shining *** | Full Metal Jacket *** | Eyes Wide Shut ***

The Many Faces of Michael Myers
Halloween II *** | Halloween III | Halloween IV | Halloween V | Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers | Halloween: H20 | Halloween: Resurrection | Halloween (2007) | Halloween II (2009) | Halloween (2018) *** | Halloween Kills ***

Marx-ist Movies
Animal Crackers | Horse Feathers | Duck Soup *** | A Night at the Opera ***

Meryl Streep: An Appreciation
The Deer Hunter *** | Kramer vs. Kramer *** | Sophie’s Choice | Postcards From the Edge | Defending Your Life | Adaptation *** | The Hours | The Devil Wears Prada | Doubt ***

Nontraditional: Norman Jewison
Send Me No Flowers | The Cincinnati Kid | The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming | The Thomas Crown Affair | In the Heat of the Night *** | Fiddler on the Roof *** | Jesus Christ Superstar | Rollerball | …And Justice For All *** | Moonstruck

Renaissance Man: John Huston
The Maltese Falcon *** | The Treasure of Sierra Madre *** | Key Largo *** | The Asphalt Jungle *** | The African Queen | The Misfits *** | Fat City *** | The Man Who Would Be King *** | Annie | Prizzi’s Honor

Science Fiction Comedies
Galaxy Quest | Colossal | Evolution | Attack the Block *** | Space Station 76 | Honey, I Shrunk the Kids | Earth Girls Are Easy ***

Science Fiction Masterworks
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) | Terminator 2: Judgment Day | Akira *** | Fantastic Planet | Videodrome *** | Predator | They Live | Gattaca | Aliens | Robocop *** | Forbidden Planet *** | Planet of the Apes (1968) | The Man Who Fell to Earth *** | Moon

Sleeper Horror
Day of the Locust *** | The Children’s Hour *** | Come Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean *** | Neighbors | Elmer Gantry *** | Oldboy *** | We Need To Talk About Kevin ***

Tragedy as Comedy: The Films of Preston Sturges
The Lady Eve | Sullivan’s Travels *** | The Palm Beach Story *** | The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek | Hail the Conquering Hero *** | Unfaithfully Yours

Visions of the South
The Night of the Hunter *** | Baby Doll | A Face in the Crowd *** | Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte | Deliverance *** | Rambling Rose | Sling Blade *** | The Apostle *** | George Washington ***

We’d Rather You Forgot
Disney’s The Kid | Tiptoes | Dragonball Evolution | The Love Guru | She-Devil | Old Dogs | The Dark Tower

The Worlds of Studio Ghibli
Nausicaäa of the Valley of the Wind | My Neighbor Totoro *** | Kiki’s Delivery Service *** | Whisper of the Heart *** | Princess Mononoke *** | Spirited Away *** | Howl’s Moving Castle | The Tale of Princess Kaguya ***

Worlds on the Edge of Chaos
Stalker *** | Threads *** | The Quiet Earth *** | Last Night (1998) *** | Southland Tales (The Cannes Cut)