- David Lynch: The Art Life (2017)
Lynch discusses his early life, his art and his creative process. Meditative smoking and painting.
- Endless Poetry (2017)
Jodorowsky's vibrant retelling of his life continues. Chronicles personal and artistic development via magical realism.
- Red Turtle, The (2017)
A man stranded on a deserted island encounters an enormous red turtle. Dialogue-free Japanese fable.
- Torrey Pines (2016)
Stop-motion adventure of 1990s youth. Director Clyde Peterson also leads queercore band Your Heart Breaks.
- World of Tomorrow (2015)
Brilliant Don Hertzfeldt short. A little girl experiences a mind-bending tour of her distant future.
- Dance of Reality, The (2014)
Jodorowsky bares his soul through a dreamlike, mythical retelling of his childhood in Chile. Provocative.
- Song of the Sea (2014)
Magical journey of Irish siblings to free fairy creatures trapped in the modern world. Beautiful.
- Gravity (2013)
Breathtaking masterpiece inspires profound reflection on Earth and humanity. Among the greatest films ever made.
- It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
Don Hertzfeldt's feature-film version of his animated philosophical trilogy about Bill and his shattered psyche.
- How to Die in Oregon (2011)
Peter Richardson's respectful, heartbreaking documentary about physician-assisted suicide and the beauty of life.
- Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Clever graphic novel adaptation about a boy who must defeat his girlfriend's seven evil exes.
- Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
A brilliant adaptation by Wes Anderson of the classic Roald Dahl book. Fantastic stop-motion animation.
- Fall, The (2008)
Tarsem Singh, director of 'The Cell,' creates a delightful fantasy based in 1920s Los Angeles.
- Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)
A fast-moving, entertaining portrait of late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, narrated by Johnny Depp.
- Animation Show 2007, The (2007)
The touring festival's third anthology of animated shorts collected by Don Hertzfeldt and Mike Judge.
- Dynamic:01 - The Best Of DavidLynch.com (2007)
A collection of short films and interviews created for subscribing members of DavidLynch.com. Weird experiments.
- Twin Peaks - The Definitive Gold Box Edition (2007)
David Lynch's groundbreaking 1990-91 TV series. It's a paranormal murder mystery set in northern Washington.
- Amazing Screw-On Head, The (2006)
A TV pilot featuring Emperor Zombie and Lincoln. Any last words before I spark it?
- Clear Cut: The Story of Philomath, Oregon (2006)
A documentary about political conflict in an Oregon logging town, directed by Peter Richardson.
- Inland Empire (2006)
Lynch examines Hollywood and its artistic constraints in a bizarre/long jumble of movies within movies.
- V for Vendetta (2006)
The Wachowski Brothers present the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, starring Natalie Portman.
- Animation Show 2005, The (2005)
Don Hertzfeldt, Bill Plympton and other animators return in this second collection of excellent shorts.
- Best of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, The (2005)
My childhood memories, now on DVD. A first-rate reMASTERing of this moralizing homoerotic 1980s toy-advert.
- Collected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer, The (2005)
An excellent retrospective of surreal, unsettling films from the Czech animator, dating 1965 to 1992.
- Stay (2005)
The desperate psychological nightmare of a dying man. A visually rich, ghost-inhabited alternate reality.
- Before Sunset (2004)
Richard Linklater directs the sequel to Before Sunrise, set nine years later, in Paris.
- Dreamers, The (2004)
Outside, the Paris student riots of 1968 are happening. Inside, Eva Green is mesmerizing.
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories.
- Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Quentin Tarantino directs Uma Thurman as the murderous Bride bent on exacting vengeance against Bill.
- Primer (2004)
This puzzle film of time-travel paradoxes and loopholes begins with four inventors in a garage.
- Wonderfalls - The Complete Viewer Collection (2004)
Arguably the best cancelled television series ever. Only 4 of the 13 episodes actually aired.
- Animation Show, The (2003)
A collection of short films (mostly comedy) put together by Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt.
- Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Quentin Tarantino directs Uma Thurman as the Bride in a martial-arts quest of revenge.
- Lost in Translation (2003)
Unhappily married movie star Bill Murray meets neglected newlywed Scarlett Johansson in Tokyo.
- Adaptation. (2002)
A screenwriter writes himself into the screenplay he's trying to adapt from a nonfiction book.
- Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Businessman Adam Sandler begins a romantic journey with a curious woman amidst personal chaos.
- Short Films of David Lynch, The (2002)
A detailed DVD collection of Lynch's six short films, dating 1966 to 1996. Horrifically odd.
- A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
A futuristic adaptation of the tale of Pinocchio, using intelligent robots with real feelings.
- Amélie (2001)
Shy French waitress Amélie decides to be a regular do-gooder and accidentally falls in love.
- Eraserhead 2000 (2001)
David Lynch's restored first feature film. A nightmarish 1977 masterpiece of grotesque, eerie postindustrial life.
- Ghost World (2001)
A witty appraisal of America during the summer following Thora Birch's high school graduation.
- Hire Film Series Vol. 1, The (2001)
Five short BMW-commissioned films starring Clive Owen. Directors include Kar-Wai Wong and Ang Lee.
- Mulholland Drive (2001)
David Lynch directs a dark Hollywood conspiracy about the psychosis of becoming someone else.
- Royal Tenenbaums, The (2001)
Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson present a dysfunctional family reunion of former child prodigies.
- Spirited Away (2001)
Miyazaki animates an alternate nighttime universe of Japanese gods and spirits.
- Happy Accidents (2000)
Marisa Tomei wonders if her boyfriend Vincent D'Onofrio is really a time-traveler, or just delusional.
- Memento (2000)
A man with no short-term memory uses tattooed notes to hunt down his wife's killer.
- Rosetta (2000)
The Dardenne Brothers' Dogme 95 film. Young Rosetta will do anything to maintain a job.
- You Can Count on Me (2000)
Drifter Mark Ruffalo reunites with sister Laura Linney in their childhood hometown.
- eXistenZ (1999)
Game designer Jennifer Jason Leigh creates a virtual-reality experience indistinguishable from real life.
- Fight Club (1999)
This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time. Edward Norton stars.
- Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
Forest Whitaker lives on a New York rooftop, with pigeons, and follows the Samurai code.
- Go (1999)
Three different comedic perspectives on a botched drug deal. Set in L.A. and Las Vegas.
- Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)
A Dogme 95 video-art exercise about the effects of schizophrenia on family life. Poetic desperation.
- Meeting People Is Easy (1999)
A documentary about the band Radiohead. An OK Computer travelogue of the disorientation of touring.
- Office Space (1999)
I'm going to have to go ahead and ask you to come in on Sunday.
- Open Your Eyes (1999)
The brilliant Amenábar film, starring Penélope Cruz, that Tom Cruise turned into Vanilla Sky.
- Dark City (1998)
Rufus Sewell struggles to recover his memories in a nightmarish world run by telekinetic beings.
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
As your attorney, I advise you watch Johnny Depp as gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
- Following (1998)
A dark thriller by Christopher Nolan about a young writer who follows strangers around London.
- Pi (1998)
A paranoid mathematician searches for a number to unlock the universal patterns found in nature.
- Run Lola Run (1998)
A kinetic race against the clock in which small decisions domino into riches, or death.
- Six-String Samurai (1998)
In a post-apocalyptic America, samurai guitarist Buddy Holly journeys to Lost Vegas to become king.
- Contact (1997)
Jodie Foster stars in this Carl Sagan story about the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life.
- Live Flesh (1997)
Javier Bardem seeks revenge against the people he feels were responsible for his imprisonment.
- Lost Highway (1997)
David Lynch's brilliant cinematic Möbius strip of paranoia, adultery, murder, and Freudian psychology.
- Cyclo (1996)
After a Vietnamese man's bicycle-taxi is stolen, he desperately turns to the mob for work.
- Before Sunrise (1995)
- City of Lost Children, The (1995)
- Dead Man (1995)
- Twelve Monkeys (1995)
- Angel Dust (1994)
- Chungking Express (1994)
- Faust (1994)
- Léon: The Professional (1994)
- Pulp Fiction (1994)
- Three Colors: Red (1994)
- Three Colors: White (1994)
- Three Colors: Blue (1993)
- Jacob's Ladder (1990)
- Dekalog (1989)
- Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
- Alice (1988)
- Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
- My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
- Brothers Quay Collection, The (1987)
- Nostalghia (1983)
- Blade Runner (1982)
- Lathe of Heaven, The (1980)
- Annie Hall (1977)
- Eraserhead (1977)
- That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
- Logan's Run (1976)
- Taxi Driver (1976)
- Holy Mountain, The (1973)
- Topo, El (1970)
- Fando y Lis (1968)
- 8½ (1963)
- Charade (1963)
- Cravate, La (1957)
- Seventh Seal, The (1957)
- Wild Strawberries (1957)
- Seven Samurai (1954)
- Roman Holiday (1953)
- Alice in Wonderland (1951)
- Wizard of Oz, The (1939)
Films I own on DVD (complete list)
This list is the complete catalog of films Ian Cavalier owns on DVD.
Sometimes I have to buy my DVDs from Hong Kong or Korea because they have not been released domestically.
For a shorter list, see Films I own on DVD (since 1996).
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