Heads Up, Ears Down

This blog accurately identifies depictions of violence and cruelty toward animals in films. The purpose is to provide viewers with a reliable guide so that such depictions do not come as unwelcome surprises. Films will be accurately notated, providing a time cue for each incident along with a concise description of the scene and perhaps relevant context surrounding the incident. In order to serve as a useful reference tool, films having no depictions of violence to animals will be included, with an indication that there are no such scenes. This is confirmation that the films have been watched with the stated purpose in mind.


Note that the word depictions figures prominently in the objective. It is a travesty that discussions about cruelty in film usually are derailed by the largely unrelated assertion that no animals really were hurt (true only in some films, dependent upon many factors), and that all this concern is just over a simulation. Not the point, whether true or false. We do not smugly dismiss depictions of five-year-olds being raped because those scenes are only simulations. No, we are appalled that such images are even staged, and we are appropriately horrified that the notion now has been planted into the minds of the weak and cruel.


Depictions of violence or harm to animals are assessed in keeping with our dominant culture, with physical abuse, harmful neglect, and similar mistreatment serving as a base line. This blog does not address extended issues of animal welfare, and as such does not identify scenes of people eating meat or mules pulling plows. The goal is to itemize images that might cause a disturbance in a compassionate household.


These notes provide a heads-up but do not necessarily discourage watching a film because of depicted cruelty. Consuming a piece of art does not make you a supporter of the ideas presented. Your ethical self is created by your public rhetoric and your private actions, not by your willingness to sit through a filmed act of violence.

Director Index J-Z

Animal Violence Key:  Clean   Minimal   Substantial   Heavy   Extreme 


Jackson, Peter: Forgotten Silver (1997 w/Botes)The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014),
Jacobs, Ken: Little Stabs at Happiness (1963)
Jacquot, Benoît: À tout de suite (2004)
James, Steve: Hoop Dreams (1963 w/Marx & Gilbert)
Jancsó, MiklósMy Way Home (1964)Red Palm (1971)Message of Stones Part II (1994)Message of Stones Part III (1994) 
Jennings, Garth: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)  
Jennings, Humphrey: The Heart of Britain (1941)Words for Battle (1941)Listen to Britain (1941)This Is England (1941)Fires Were Started (1943)I Was a Fireman (1943)The Silent Village (1943)
Jensen, Kerry: Vincent Price: The Versatile Villain (1997)
Jeunet, Jean-PierreAlien Resurrection (1997) Amélie (2001)  ,
Jewison, Norman: The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)Rollerball (1975)
Jireš, JaromilUncle (1959), Footprints (1960)The Hall of Lost Footsteps (1960), Pearls of the Deep: Romance (1966)The Joke (1969)Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970),
Jodorowsky, Alejandro: La Cravate (1957)Fando y Lis (1968)El Topo (1970)The Holy Mountain (1973)Santa sangre (1989)The Rainbow Thief (1990), The Dance of Reality (2013)
Johnson, Mark Steven: Ghost Rider (2007)
Johnston, Joe: Jurassic Park III (2001)
Jones, Peter: Glorious Technicolor (1998)
Jonze, Spike: Her (2014)
Joost, Henry: Paranormal Activity 3 (2011 w/Landon)
Jordan, Lawrence: Hamfat Asar (1965)
Jordan, Neil: Mona Lisa (1986)
Joyce, Paul: Hell on Earth (2002)
Jutra, Claude: A Chairy Tale (1957)Mon oncle Antoine (1971)
Kagan, Jeremy: Roswell: The U.F.O. Cover-Up (1994)
Kahn, Cedric: L'Ennui (1999)
Kahn, Nathaniel: My Architect (2003)
Kaiser, Henry: Under the Ice (2007)Slide Guitar and Exorcism @ the South Pole (2007)
Kalatozov, Mikhail: Letter Never Sent (1959)
Kanter, Richard: Sensual Encounters of Every Kind (1978)
Kaplanoğlu, Semih: Süt (2008)
Karabasz, Kazimierz: The Musicians (1958) 
Karmanzinski, Nikolai: How Are You, Comrade Miner? (1932)
Katz, Aaron: Dance Party, USA (2006)Quiet City (2007)
Kaurismäki, Aki: Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989), Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses (1994), Total Balalaika Show (1994)
Kawalerowicz, Jerzy: Night Train (1959)Mother Joan of the Angels (1960)
Kawashima, Yûzô: Bakumatsu Taiyô-den (1957)
Keaton, Buster: Hollywood Handicap (1938)
Kechiche, Abdellatif: Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
Kelljan, Bob: : Scream, Blacula, Scream (1973)      
Kelly, Gene: On the Town (1949 w/Donen)Singin' in the Rain (1952 w/Donen)
Kent, Jennifer: Monster (2005)The Babadook (2014)
Kentis, Chris: Silent House (2011 w/ Laura Lau)
Kenton, Erle C.: Island of Lost Souls (1932)
Kentston, Gil: Come Deadly (1973)
Kerrigan, Lodge: Clean, Shaven (1993)Claire Dolan (1998),  Keane (2004)
Kiarostami, Abbas: The Traveler (1974)Close-Up (1990)
Kirtman, Leonard: Reunion (1976)
Kim, Boris: The Conveyor Belt (1932)
Kim, Ki-Duk: Bad Guy (2001)Pieta (2012),
Kim, Ki-Young: The Housemaid (1960)
King, Allan: Warrendale (1967)A Married Couple (1969)Come On Children (1972)
Kinoshita, Keisuke: The Ballad of Narayama (1958)
Kinugasa, Teinosuke: Gate of Hell (1953)
Kitano, "Beat Takeshi": Zatoichi (2003)
Knautz, Jon: The Shrine (2010)   
Knight, Derrick.: A Time to Heal (1963)
Knight, Steven: Locke (2013)
Knipe, Humphrey: Too Naughty to Say No (1984)Unveiled (1986)
Knowles, Bernard: Magical Mystery Tour (1967 w/The Beatles)
Kobayashi, Masaki: The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959)The Human Condition II: The Road to Eternity (1959),  The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)The Black Hair (1965)The Woman of the Snow (1965)Hoichi the Earless (1965)In a Cup of Tea (1965)Kwaidan (1965)
Koenig, Wolf: Lonely Boy (1962 w/Kroitor)
Koepp, David: Ghost Town (2008)
Kolski, Jan Jakub: Pornografia (2002)
Korda, Zoltán: The Four Feathers (1939)
Korine, Harmony: Spring Breakers (2013)
Kornbluth, Jacob & Josh: Haiku Tunnel (2001)
Kraning, Susan Pitt: Crocus (1971)
Krish, John: The Elephant Will Never Forget (1953)I Want to Go to School (1959)Return to Life (1960), They Took Us to the Sea (1961)Mr. Marsh Comes to School (1961)Our School (1962)I Think His Name Is John (1964)Unearthly Stranger(1964)
Krogstad, Karl: Jack in the Fox (1972)
Krueger, Lisa: Committed (2000)
Kubelka, Alexander: Bella (1979)
Kubrick, Stanley: Day of the Fight (1951)Flying Padre (1951)Fear and Desire (1953)The Seafarers (1953)Killer's Kiss (1955)The Killing (1956)Paths of Glory (1957)Lolita (1962)2001: A Space Odyssey (1968),
Kuchar, George: I, An Actress (1977) 
Kudláček, Martina: In the Mirror of Maya Deren (2001)
Kurahara, Koreyoshi: The Warped Ones (1960)Thirst for Love (1967)
Kurosawa, AkiraRashomon (1950)Seven Samurai (1954), The Hidden Fortress (1958),  High and Low (1963)Kagemusha (1980),
Kurosawa, KiyoshiPulse (2001)Tokyo Sonata (2008)  
Kusturica, Emir: Once Upon a Time There Was a Country (1995)  
La Cava, George Gregory: My Man Godfrey (1936)
Laloux, René: Monkey's Teeth (1960), Dead Times (1965)The Snails (1966)Fantastic Planet (1973)How Wang-Fô Was Saved (1987)The Captive (1988),
Land, Owen: New Improved Institutional Quality: In the Environment of Liquids and Nasals a Parasitic Vowel Sometimes Develops (1976)
Landis, John: Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
Lang, FritzMetropolis (1927)Spies (1928), M (1931)The Big Heat (1953)
Lanthimos, Yorgos (Giorgos): Kinetta (2005)The Lobster (2015) 
Lanzmann, Claude: Shoah (1985)A Visitor from the Living (1987)Sobibór, October 13, 1943, 4 PM (2001)The Karski Report (2010)The Last of the Unjust (2013)
Lapoujade, Robert: L'ombre de la pomme (1967)
Larraz, José Ramón: Vampyres (1974)Symptoms (1974)   
Lattałło, MartinA Trace (1996)
Lau, Wai-kenug (Andrew Lau): The Flock (2006)
Laughton, Charles: The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Laugier, Pascal: Martyrs (2008)
Lawder, Standish: Necrology (1970)
Lawrence, Marc: Pigs (1973)  
Leader, Anton: Children of the Damned (1963)
Leaf, David: You Can't Do That! The Making of A Hard Day's Night (1995)Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of Smile (2004)
Lean, DavidIn Which We Serve (1942 w/Coward)Brief Encounter (1945)Blithe Spirit (1945) Hobson's Choice (1954)      
Leconte, Patrice: The Girl on the Bridge (1999)The Hairdresser's Husband (2004)
Lee, Ang: Ride with the Devil (1999)
Lee, Bud: Tasty (1985)The Ribald Tales of Canterbury (1985)
Leigh, Julia: Sleeping Beauty (2011) 
Leigh, Mike: Probation (1975)The Birth of the Goalie of the 2001 F.A. Cup Final (1975)Old Chums (1975)A Light Snack (1975)Afternoon (1975)Life Is Sweet (1990)Secrets & Lies (1996)Topsy-Turvy (1999)
Lelouch, ClaudeA Man and a Woman (1966), Rendezvous (1976)
Lester, RichardThe Knack . . . and How to Get It (1965)A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)
Leterrier, Louis: Transporter 2 (2005)
Leth, Jørgan: The Perfect Human (1967)The Five Obstructions (2003 w/von Trier)
Levesque, Michel: Sweet Sugar (2000)  
Levine, Saul: Note to Patti (1969)
Levy, Shawn: Date Night (2010)
Levy-Hinte, Jeffrey: Soul Power (1974)
Lewin, Albert: Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
Lewis, Harry & Louis: Ladies Night (1980)Her Wcked Ways (1983)
Lewis, Herschell Gordon: Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964), Ecstasies of Women (1969), Linda and Abilene (1969)The Wizard of Gore (1970) Black Love (1971)
Li Zhang: 1911 (2011 w/Chan)
Lídon, María: Moscow Zero (2006)
Lincoln, Fred: A Place Beyond Shame (1980 w/ Sharon Mitchell)
Lindholm, Tobias: A Hijacking (2012)
Lindsay-Hogg, Michael: The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1968)
Linklater, Richard: Woodshock (1985)It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books (1988)Slacker (1991)
Lizzani, Carlo: Requiescant (1967)
Loach, Ken: The Navigators (2001)
Logan, Joshua: Bus Stop (1956) 
Lommel, Ulli: Tenderness of the Wolves (1973)
Losey, Joseph: The Go-Between (2010)Galileo (1975)
Lozinski, Marcel: Workshop Exercises (1986)
Lubitsch, Ernst: Trouble in Paradise (1932)To Be or Not To Be (1942)
Lucas, George: THX 1138 (1970) 
Lumet, Sidney: 12 Angry Men (1957)Three Plays by Tennessee Williams (1958)Moony's Kids Don't Cry (1958)The Last of the Solid Gold Watches (1958)This Property Is Condemned (1958)The Fugitive Kind (1960)Deathtrap (1982)
Lurie, John: Fishing with John (1992)
Lustig, William: Maniac (1980)Maniac Cop (1988)
Lynch, DavidSix Men Getting Sick Six Times (1966)The Alphabet (1968)The Grandmother (1970)The Amputee (1974)The Cowboy and the Frenchman (1988), Twin Peaks (1990-1992)Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)Lumière: Premonition Following an Evil Deed (1995), Mulholland Drive (2001)
Lynch, Jennifer Chambers: Boxing Helena (1993)Surveillance (2008)
Lyon, Nelson: The Telephone Book (1971)
Mackenzie, Alexander: Sweet Smell of Success (1979)
Mackenzie, John: The Long Good Friday (1979)
Maclaine, Christopher: The End (1953)
Maddin, Guy: Careful (1992)The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Mounts Toward Infinity (1995)Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary (2003)Odin's Shield Maiden (2007)My Winnipeg (2007)Sinclair (2007)My Winnipeg: Live in Toronto (2008)Spanky: To the Pier and Back (2008), Berlin (2008)Glorious (2009)Send Me to the 'lectric Chair (2009)Keyhole (2011)Only Dream Things (2012)The Hall Runner (2012)
Mailer, Richard: Physical Attraction (1984)Classical Romance (1984)
Makas, Algis: Show Biz
Makavejev, Dušan: WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971) 
Makk, Károly: Another Way (1982)
Malick, Terrence: Badlands (1973),  The New World (2005) ,
Malle, Louis: My Dinner with André (1981)Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)
Mamar, Al: Hotter Than Hell (1971)
Mamet, David: House of Games (1987)
Mankiewicz, Joseph L.: A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
Mann, Daniel: Lost in the Stars (1974)
Mann, DelbertThat Touch of Mink (1962)
Mann, MichaelThief (1981), Collateral (2005)Public Enemies (2009)
Marczewski, Wojciech: Escape from the 'Liberty' Cinema (1990)
Marins, José Mojica: At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1963)This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse (1967)The Strange World of Coffin Joe (1968)Awakening of the Beast (1970)End of Man (1970)Strange Hostel of Naked Pleasures (1976)Hellish Flesh (1977)Hallucinations of a Deranged Mind (1978)
Marker, ChrisLetter from Siberia (1957), The Sixth Side of the Pentagon (1968), Three Cheers for the Whale (1972 w/Ruspoli)Cat Listening to Music (1985-90)An Owl Is an Owl Is an Owl (1985-90)Zoo Piece (1985-90)A Bestiary (1990)SLON Tango (1993)The Last Bolshevik (1993)Bullfight in Okinawa (1994)One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich (1999)The Case of the Grinning Cat (2004)Tchaïka (2004), Owl Gets in Your Eyes (2004)Petite ceinture (2004)Three Video Haikus (2004) 
Markey, Dave: Desperate Teenage Lovedolls (1984)
Mårlind, Måns and Björn Stein: Shelter [6 Souls] (2010)
Marquis, Eric: Time Out of Mind (1968)Tomorrow's Merseysiders (1974)Time of Terror (1975)
Marshak, Phillip: Blue Ice (1985)
Marshall, Neil: The Descent (2005)
Martino, Sergio: Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972)Torso (1973)
Mason, Bob: Night of the Spanish Fly (1976)
Mastorakis, Nico: Island of Death (1976)The Zero Boys (1986),
Masuda, Toshio: Red Pier (1958)Gangster VIP (1968)
Matarazzo, Raffaello: Chains (1949)
Matsumoto, Toshio: Funeral Parade of Roses (1969)
Matsuno, Hiroshi: The Living Skeleton (1968)
Mayo, Archie: The Petrified Forest (1936)
Maysles, David/Albert, et al: With Love from Truman (1966)Salesman (1968), Christo's Valley Curtain (1974)Grey Gardens (1976)Running Fence (1978)Islands (1987)Christo in Paris (1990)The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit (1994)Umbrellas (1995)The Beales of Grey Gardens (2006)
Mazursky, Paul: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)
McAlester, Keven: You're Gonna Miss Me: A Film About Roky Erickson (2005)
McCarey, Leo: Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
McDowall, Roddy: Tam Lin (1970)
McGehee, Scott: Suture (1993 w/Siegel)
McKay, Adam: Talladega Nights (2006)
McLeglan, Andrew V.: Bandolero! (1968)
McTiernan, John: The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Medem, Julio: Room in Rome (2010)
Medvedkin, Alexander: Watch Your Health (1929)Stop, Thief! (1930)Film Journal No. 4 (1932)The Story of Titus (1932)Happiness (1934)
Megahey, Leslie: Schlacken the Painter (1979)
Megaton, Olivier: Colombiana (2011)Taken 2 (2012) 
Meirelles, Fernando: City of God (2002)The Constant Gardner (2005) 
Mekas, Jonas: Go! Go! Go! (1964)
Melville, Jean-Pierre: 24 Hours in the Life of a Clown (1946)Le Silence de la mer (1949)Le Cercle rouge (1970)
Menken, Marie: Notes on the Circus (1966)
Menzel, Jiří: Closely Observed Trains (1966), Pearls of the Deep: Mr. Baltazar's Death (1966)
Menzies, William Cameron: Things to Come (1936)
Metzger, Radley: The Lickerish Quartet (1970)Score (1973)The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann (1974)The Opening of Misty Beethoven (1975)
Middleton, Edwin: The Pool Sharks (1915)
Miike, TakashiShinjuku Triad Society (1995)Rainy Dog (1997)Ley Lines (1999) The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)Sukiyaki Western Django (2007),
Miles Christopher: The Maids (1974)
Miller, Arnold L.: London in the Raw (1964)Primitive London (1965)
Miller, GeorgeMad Max (1979), The Road Warrior (1981)Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985 w/Ogilvie)Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) 
Milt, Victor: Sherlick Holmes (1975)
Minter, Marilyn: Green Pink Caviar (2009)
Miraglia, Emilio P.: The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972)
Mishima, Yukio: Patriotism (1966 w/Dômoto)
Misumi, Kenji: The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)Return of Daimajin (1966)Sword of Vengeance (1972)
Mitchell, John Cameron: Rabbit Hole (2010)
Mizoguchi, KenjiSisters of the Gion (1936), Oyû-Sama (1951)The Life of Oharu (1952), Ugetsu monogatari (1953)Sanshô dayû (1954)
Moll, Dominik: With a Friend Like Harry (2000)
Monicelli, Mario: Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)
Monroe, Steven R.: I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
Moreau, David: Them (2013 w/Palud)
Mori, Kazuo: The Tale of Zatoichi Continues (1962)
Morris, Errol: The Thin Blue Line (1988)
Moore, Gary: Armchair Invention (1975)
Moore, Michael: Roger and Me (1989)
Moore, Randy: Escape from Tomorrow (2013)
Morel, Pierre: Taken (2008)
Morgenstern, Janusz: Goodbye, See You Tomorrow (1960)
Morris, Errol: A Brief History of Time (1991)
Morrison, BillThe Film of Her (1996), City Walk (1999)Ghost Trip (2002)Decasia: The State of Decay (2002)The Mesmerist (2003)Light Is Calling (2004)Outerborough (2005)Porch (2006)The Highwater Trilogy (2006)Who By Water (2007)Spark of Being (2010)Release (2010)Just Ancient Loops (2012)Re:Awakenings (2013)The Great Flood (2013)Beyond Zero: 1914-1918 (2014)Back to the Soil (2014)
Morrison, Phil: Junebug (2005)
Moxey, John Llewellyn: City of the Dead (1960) 
Mulligan, Robert: The Other (1972)  
Munk, Andrzej: Passenger (1963 w/Lesiewicz)
Murakami, Ryû: Tokyo Decadence (1993)
Muren, Dennis: The Equinox … A Journey into the Supernatural (1967)
Murnau, F.W.: Schloss Vogelöd (1921), Nosferatu (1922)Faust (1926)Sunrise (1927)City Girl (1930)Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1932),
Naruse, Mikio: When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1965)
Negulesco, Jean: Three Coins in the Fountain (1960)
Neill, Roy William: Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)The Woman in Green (1945)Terror by Night (1946)Dressed to Kill (1946)
Nelson, Robert: The Off-Handed Jape … & How to Pull It Off (1967 w/William T. Wiley)
Nelson, Tim Blake: Leaves of Grass (2009)
Němec, Jan: Pearls of the Deep: The Imposters (1966)A Report on the Party and Guests (1966)
Newell, Mike: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Nicol, Alex: Point of Terror (1971)
Nihonmatsu, Kazui: The X from Outer Space (1967)Genocide (1968)
Noé, Gaspar: We Fuck Alone (2006)
Noel, John: The Epic of Everest (1924)
Noguchi, Haryasu: Murder Unincorporated (1965)
Nolan, Christopher: Memento (2000)Interstellar (2015)
Nørgaard, Mikkel: Klown (2010)
Noshir, Shabaz: Angst isst Seele auf (2002)
Novaković, Radoš: Operation Titian (1964)
Novis, Celia: On Vampyres and other Symptoms (2011)
Nugent, J.C.: The Rounder (1930)
O'Bannon, Dan: The Return of the Living Dead (1984)
O'Hara, Gerry: The Pleasure Girls (1965)
O'Horgan, Tom: Rhinoceros (1973)
O'Neill, Pat: 7362 (1967)
Okamoto, Kihachi: Kill! (1968) ,
Olivier, Lawrence: Three Sisters (1970)
Ophüls, Max: Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)Le Masque (1952)La Maison Tellier (1952)Le Modèle (1952)Le Plaisir (1952)The Earrings of Madame de … (1953)Lola Montès (1955)
Oppenheimer, Joshua: Light Test (1995)
Orrom, Michael: Portrait of Queenie (1964)
Ôshima, Nagisa: Diary of Yunbogi (1965)Pleasures of the Flesh (1965)Death by Hanging (1968)
Östlund, Ruben: Guitar Mongoloid (2004), Autobiographical Scene Number 6882 (2005), Involuntary (2008)Play (2011)Force Majeure (2014)
Ozawa, Keiichi: Gangster VIP 2 (1968)Kill! (1968)
Ozon, François: 8 Women (2002)
Ozu, YasujirôTokyo Chorus (1931)I Was Born, But … (1932)Passing Fancy (1933), The Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (1941)Late Spring (1949)Tokyo Story (1953), Late Autumn (1960)
Pal, George: 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1963)
Palmer, Gail: Erotic Adventures of Candy (1978)Candy Goes to Hollywood (1979)
Panama, Norman: Knock on Wood (1953 w/Melvin)
Paradisi, Giulio: The Visitor (1978)
Pasolini, Pier Paolo: Accattone (1961), RoGoPaG: La Ricotta (1963)Love Meetings (1964)The Gospel According to Matthew (1964), Scouting in Palestine (1965)Odeipus Rex (1967), Theorem (1968), Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom (1976)
Pawlikowski, Pawel: The Woman in the Fifth (2011)Ida (2013)
Pearce, Leslie: The Dentist (1932)
Peckinpah, SamThe Wild Bunch (1974), Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
Peli, Oren: Paranormal Activity (2009)
Pennebaker, D.A.: John Lennon: Sweet Toronto (1969)
Penso, Gilles: Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)
Perry, Alex Ross: Listen Up Philip (2014)
Petersen, Wolfgang: Das Boot (1981)
Petri, Elio: Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Petrie, Daniel: Sybil (1976) 
Petzold, Christian: Phoenix (2014)
Pialat, Maurice: Van Gogh (1991)
Pietrangeli, Antonio: I Knew Her Well (1965)
Pinter, Harold: Butley (1974)
Polák, Jindřich: Ikarie XB-1 (1963)
Powell, Michael: The Lion Has Wings (1939 w/Hurst & Brunel)The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943 w/Pressburger) , The Red Shoes (1948 w/Pressburger)The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1955)
Preminger, Otto: Laura (1944)Advise & Consent (1962)
Prieto, Joseph G.: Shanty Tramp (1967)
Prince, Richard: House Call (2006)
Provenza, Paul: The Aristocrats (2005)
Prowse, John: The Changes (1975)
Quay, Stephen & Timothy: The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes (2006)
Quested, John: Philadelphia, Here I Come (1975)
Rackum, Marty: 3 in a Towel (1969)
Raimi, Sam: The Evil Dead (1981)Evil Dead II (1987)
Ramsay, Lynne: Small Deaths (1995)Kill the Day (1996)Gasman (1997), Ratcatcher (1999)Morvern Callar (2002)We Need to Talk About Kevin (2010),
Randel, Tony: Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
Rappaport, Mark: Rock Hudson's Home Movies (1992)
Ratner, Brett: The Family Man (2000)
Rawlins, John: Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)
Ray, Satyajit: Pather Panchali (1955), Aparito (1956), , Apu Sansar (1959) ,
Reed, Carol: Odd Man Out (1947)
Reeves, Matt: Cloverfield (2008)
Reggio, Godfrey: Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance (1983)
Reichardt, Kelly: Meek's Cutoff (2010)
Reiner, Rob: The Princess Bride (1987) ,
Reinert, Al: For All Mankind (1989)
Reisz, Karel: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
Renoir, Jean: On purge bébé (1931)La Grande Illusion (1937), Diary of a Chambermaid (1946)The Golden Coach (1953)French Cancan (1955)Elena and Her Men (1956),
Resnais, AlainNight and Fog (1955)Toute la mémoire du monde (1956), Le Chant du styrène (1959)Hiroshima mon amour (1959)Last Year at Marienbad (1961)Je t'aime, Je t'aime (1968)
Reygadas, CarlosSilent Light (2007), Post tenebras lux (2012),
Ribowski, Nicolas: Cours du soir (1967)
Richter, W.D.: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Riedelsheimer, Thomas: Andy Goldsworthy: Rivers and Tides (2001)
Riefenstahl, Leni: Triumph of the Will (1935)Day of Freedom: Our Armed Forces (1935)
Rifkin, Adam: Psycho Cop Returns (1992)
Rilla, Wolf: Village of the Damned (1967)
Ripley, Arthur: The Pharmacist (1933)The Barber Shop (1933)
Ripstein, Arturo: Deep Crimson (1996)
Risi, Dino: Il Sorpasso (1962)
Ritchie, Guy: Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Ritt, Martin: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)Norma Rae (1979)
Rivette, Jacques: Out 1: Noli Me Tangere (1971), La Belle Noiseuse (1991)The Story of Marie and Julien (2003)
Roach, FrankFrozen Scream (1975)
Roach, HalYoung Mr. Jazz (1919)His Royal Slyness (1920), High and Dizzy (1920)Number Please? (1920),
Robb-Grillet, Alain: Trans-Europ-Express (1967)The Man Who Lies (1968), La Belle Captive (1983)
Robinson, Bruce: Withnail and I (1986)
Roddam, Franc: Quadrophenia (1979)
Rodriquez, Robert: Sin City (2005 w/Frank Miller)
Roeg, NicolasWalkabout (1971), Don't Look Now (1973)The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)Bad Timing (1980)Insignificance (1985)
Roehler, Oskar: Atomised (2005)
Roessler, Rick: Slaughterhouse (1987)  
Rogosin, Lionel: On the Bowery (1956)Out (1957), Come Back, Africa (1959)Good Times, Wonderful Times (1964)Black Roots (1970)
Rogosin, Michael: An American in Sophiatown (2007)Bitter Sweet Stories (2007)Man's Peril (2009)A Walk Through the Bowery (2009)The Perfect Team: The Making of "On the Bowery" (2009)
Rohmer, ÉricPresentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak (1951)Nadja in Paris (1951), The Sign of Leo (1959), The Bakery Girl of Monceau (1962)Suzanne's Career (1963), A Modern Coed (1966), My Night at Maud's (1969)The Marquise of O (1976), Perceval (1978)Pauline at the Beach (1983)
Romero, Eddie: Black Mama, White Mama (1972)
Roquemore, Cliff: Petey Wheatstraw: The Devil's Son-In-Law (1977)
Roscoe, Philip: A Plantation Act (1926)
Ross, Herbert: California Suite (1978)
Rossellini, Roberto: Stromboli (1950)RoGoPaG: Ilibatezza (1963), The Age of the Medici (1972)
Roth, Murray: Trixie Friganza in "My Bag O' Tricks" (1929)Burns & Allen in "Lambchops" (1929)
Rotha, Paul: The Face of Britain (1935)
Roy, Michael: Portrait in Terror (1964)
Ruiz, Raúl: Genealogies of a Crime (1997)Klimt (2006)Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
Rumsey, Digby: The Pledge (1981)
Russell, Ken: Amelia and the Angel (1958), The Devils (1971), Mahler (1974) ,
Saakyan, Maria: Farewell (2004)The Lighthouse (2006)
Sadwith, James: Gun: Columbus Day (1997)
Saitô, Buichi: The Rambling Guitarist (1959), Tokyo Mighty Guy (1960)
Salles, Walter: Dark Water (2005)
Salvador, Julio: Crypt of the Living Dead (1973 w/Danton)  
Salvadori, Pierre: Priceless (2006)
Sandberg, David F.: Lights Out (2016)
Santi, Giancarlo: The Grand Duel (1972)
Sarne Michael: Road to Saint Tropez (1966)
Satô, Hajime: Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (1968)
Satrapi, Marjane: The Voices (2014)
Saura, Carlos: Peppermint Frappé (1967)
Sayers, Eric: Common Law Wife (1963)
Schadeberg, Jürgen: Have You seen 'Drum' Recently? (1989)
Schlesinger, John: Billy Liar (1963)Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), The Believers (1987)
Schlöndorff, Volker: Coup de grâce (1976)The Tin Drum (1979)
Schnabel, Julian: Lou Reed's Berlin (2007)
Schnéevoigt, George: Laila (1929)
Schnitzer, Robert Allen: Vernal Equinox (1968)Terminal Point (1969)A Rumbling in the Land (1969)The Premonition (1976)
Schorm, Evald: Pearls of the Deep: The House of Joy (1966)
Schorstein, John: KH-4 (1969)Mirror (1970)
Schrader, Paul: Cat People (1982) ,
Schroeder, Barbet: More (1969)Le Cochon aux patates (1971)Marquillages (1971)Sing Sing (1971), The Valley (1972),
Schumacher, Joel: Batman Forever (1995)
Schwartz, Federico: Porno Mondo (1971)
Schwartz, Terry: Dispaches from Nicaragua (2007)
Scorsese, Martin: The Last Waltz (1978)Life Lessons (1989)Shine a Light (2008)George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)
Scott, James: The Rocking Horse (1961)
Scott, Peter Graham: Night Creatures (1962)
Scott, Ridley: Alien (1979)Hannibal (2001)Prometheus (2012)
Scott, Steve: Coming West (1971)Trashy Lady (1985)
Scott, Tony: Spy Game (2001)The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
Seidenberg, Mark: Little Miss Muffet! (1974 w/Markel)
Sena, Dominic: Swordfish (2001)
Serra, Albert: Story of My Death (2013), Cube Libre (2013)
Serrador, Narciso Ibáñez: Who Can Kill a Child (1976)
Sesti, Mario: The Man with the Cigar in His Mouth (1997)
Sharits, Paul: Bad Burns (1982)
Sharp, DonKiss of the Vampire (1962), Bang! Bang! You're Dead! (1966)Psychomania (1973)
Shepitko, Larisa: Wings (1966)The Ascent (1977)
Shimane, Jane Conger Belson: Odds & Ends (1959)
Shindō, Kaneto: Kuroneko (1959)Onibaba (1964),
Shipman, Nell: Something New (1920 w/Van Tuyl)
Siegel, Don: Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)The Killers (1964)
Silberling, Brad: Lemony Snicket's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' (2004)
Simmons, Anthony: Sunday by the Sea (1953)
Simón, Juan Piquer: Slugs (1988)
Sindell, Gerald: H.O.T.S. (1979)
Singleton, John: 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Siodmak, Robert: The Killers (1946)
Sirk, Douglas: A Scandal in Paris (1946)Lured (1947)Magnificent Obsession (1954), All That Heaven Allows (1955)The Tarnished Angels (1957)
Six, Tom: The Human Centipede (2009)The Human Centipede 2 (2011)
Sjöberg, Alf: Torment (1944)
Sjöman, Vilgot: Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie (1963)
Skjoldbjærg, Erik: Insomnia (1997)Prozac Nation (2001)
Skolimowski, Jerzy: The Shout (1978)    
Slade, David: Hard Candy (2005)
Sluizer, George: The Vanishing (2001)
Smith, Harry: Film No. 3: Interwoven (1949)
Smith, Steven: Gene Tierney: A Shattered Portrait (1999)
Snyder, Zack: Sucker Punch (2011)
Soderbergh, Steven: King of the Hill (1993), K Street (2003), Contagion (2011) ,
Sonnenfeld, Barry: Men in Black (1997),
Sono, Sion: Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)Strange Circus (2005), Cold Fish (2010)Guilty of Romance (2011)Tokyo Tribe (2014)
Sorrentino, Paolo: The Great Beauty (2013)
Spasojevic, Srdjan: A Serbian Film (2010)
Speeth, Christopher: Malatesta's Carnival of Blood (1973)
Spence, Thomas: A Child's Alphabet with Casual References to DNA Replication in the Garden of Eden
Spielberg, Steven: Jurassic Park (1993)The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Saving Private Ryan (2011) ,
Spinelli, Anthony: Sex in the Comics (1972)Sex World (1977)
Spottiswoode, Roger: Tomorrow Never Dies (2002)
Stahl, John: Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
Starke, Andrew: From Barcelona to Tunbridge Wells: The Films of José Larraz (1999 w/ Tombs)
Starrett, Jack: Race with the Devil (1975)
Statler, Chuck.: In the Beginning Was the End: The Truth About De-Evolution (1976)
Stevens, Kirdy: Taboo (1980)Taboo II (1982)Taboo III (1982),
Stiller, Ben: Tropic Thunder (2008)
Strand, Chick: Fake Fruit Factory (1986)
Streeter, Rhody: Bowery Men's Shelter (1972 w/Tony Ganz)
Strickland, Peter: Berberian Sound Studio (2012)
Studzinski, Piotr: The Face (1966)
Sturges, John: The Great Escape (1963)
Sturges, Preston: Sullivan's Travels (1941)
Soska, Jen & Sylvia: American Mary (2012)
Suh, Caroline: Frontrunners (2008)
Susser, Spencer: Eugene (1963)
Suzuki, SeijunVoice Without a Shadow (1958), Youth of the Beast (1963), Gate of Flesh (1964)Story of a Prostitute (1965)Tokyo Drifter (1966), Branded to Kill (1967)Kagerô-Za (1981),
Svankmajer, Jan: Faust (1994)
Szőts, István: People of the Mountains (1942)
Szumowska, Malgorzata: Elles (2011)
Tacchella, Jean-Charles: Cousin cousine (1975)
Talbot, Lawrence: Silk, Satin, & Sex (1983)Turn on with Kelly Nichols (1984)
Tamahori, Lee: Die Another Day (2002)
Tanaka, Tokuzo: The New Tale of Zatoichi (1963)
Tanovic, Danis: Hell (2005)
Tarantino, Quentin: Kill Bill Volume 1 (2003)Kill Bill Volume 2 (2004) ,
Tarkovsky, Andrei: The Killers (1956)Ivan's Childhood (1962)Mirror (1975), Nostalghia (1983)
Tarn, Gary: Black Sun (2005)
Tarr, Béla: Hotel Magnezit (1978), The Turin Horse (2011),
Tati, Jacques: The School for Postmen (1947)M. Hulot's Holiday (1953)Play Time (1967), Trafic (1971)Forza Bastia (1978)
Tatischeff, Sophie: Dégustation maison (1978)
Tavernier, Bertrand: Death Watch (1980)
Taviani, Paolo & Vittoio: Padre Padrone (1977)
Taylor, Alan: The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)
Taylor, Sam: Safety Last! (1923 w/Newmeyer) 
Tazi'ner, Ri: The Erotic Adventures of Hercules (1971)
Teague, Lewis: Jewel of the Nile (1985)
Teshigahara, Hiroshi: Hokusai (1953)Ikebana (1956)Tokyo 1958 (1958)Pitfall (1962)Woman in the Dunes (1964)Ako (1965)The Face of Another (1966)
Thuesen, Jacob: Accused (1929)
Tobalina, Carlos: Infrasexum (1969)Mai Lin vs. Serena (1981)Oriental Hawaii (1982)
Tornatore, Giuseppe: A Pure Formality (1994)
Tourneur, Jacques: I Walked with a Zombie (1943)Cat People (1943)Night of the Demon (1957)
Trevorrow, Colin: Jurassic World (2015)
Trumball, Douglas: Silent Running (1972)
Turin, Victor: Turksib (1929)
Tykwer, Tom: Heaven (2002)
Veber, Francis: The Dinner Game (1998) 
Verneuil, Henri: Greed in the Sun (1964)
Vicas, Victor: The Wayward Bus (1957)
Vidor, Charles: A Farewell to Arms (1957)  
Villeneuve, Denis: Enemy (2014)
Vinterberg, Thomas: Submarino (2010), The Hunt (2012) 
Viola, Albert T.: One Naked Night (1965)
Visconti, Luchino: Ludwig (1972)
Vláčil, František: Marketa Lazarová (1967)The Valley of the Bees (1967)
Watkins, James: The Woman in Black (2012)
Watkins, Peter: Punishment Park (1971)
Watkins, Roger Michael: The Last House on Dead End Street (1977)  
Wenders, Wim: Paris, Texas (1984)
West, Simon: Tomb Raider (2001)
Weston, Sam: Suckula (1973)
Wertmüller, Linda: Swept Away (1974) 
Wiseman, Frederick: Titicut Follies (1960)
Woods, Jack: Equinox (1967)
Wyler, William: Dodsworth (1936), Ben-Hur (1959)
Wynorski, Jim: Big Bad Mama II (1987)
Yang, Edward: Yi Yi (2000)
Yasuda, KimiyoshiDaimajin (1966)   
Yoshida, Kijû: Eros + Massacre (1969)
Zanussi, Krzysztof: Illumination (1972)
Zeman, Karel: A Jester's Tale (1964)
Zemeckis, Robert: Romancing the Stone (1984),
Zetterling, Mai: The Girls (1968)

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