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Top Films from Selected Screenwriters

The lists below include films based on work previous written by the screenwriter in question.

Jean-Claude Carričre

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 1972 Luis Buńuel 316
2 Belle de Jour 1967 Luis Buńuel 317
3 The Tin Drum 1979 Volker Schlöndorff 980
4 That Obscure Object of Desire 1977 Luis Buńuel 1273
5 The Unbearable Lightness of Being 1988 Philip Kaufman 1601
6 Cyrano de Bergerac 1990 Jean-Paul Rappeneau 1641
7 The Phantom of Liberty 1974 Luis Buńuel 1799
8 Birth 2004 Jonathan Glazer 2672

Ennio Flaiano

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 8 1/2 1963 Federico Fellini 74
2 La Dolce Vita 1960 Federico Fellini 86
3 La Strada 1954 Federico Fellini 276
4 Nights of Cabiria 1957 Federico Fellini 496
5 I Vitelloni 1953 Federico Fellini 1343
6 La Notte 1961 Michelangelo Antonioni 1400
7 Juliet of the Spirits 1965 Federico Fellini 2109
8 Not on Your Life 1963 Luis García Berlanga 2210

William Goldman

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Princess Bride 1987 Rob Reiner 96
2 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 George Roy Hill 136
3 All the President's Men 1976 Alan J. Pakula 290
4 Misery 1990 Rob Reiner 745
5 Marathon Man 1976 John Schlesinger 1403
6 A Bridge Too Far 1977 Richard Attenborough 2099
7 Chaplin 1992 Richard Attenborough 2770

Tonino Guerra

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 L'Avventura 1960 Michelangelo Antonioni 195
2 Blow-Up 1966 Michelangelo Antonioni 246
3 Amarcord 1973 Federico Fellini 367
4 L'Eclisse 1962 Michelangelo Antonioni 596
5 Nostalgia 1983 Andrei Tarkovsky 943
6 La Notte 1961 Michelangelo Antonioni 1400
7 The Red Desert 1964 Michelangelo Antonioni 1415
8 Landscape in the Mist 1988 Theodoros Angelopoulos 1744
9 Zabriskie Point 1970 Michelangelo Antonioni 2624
10 Ulysses' Gaze 1995 Theodoros Angelopoulos 2781

Ben Hecht

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Gone with the Wind 1939 Victor Fleming 32
2 His Girl Friday 1940 Howard Hawks 87
3 Notorious 1946 Alfred Hitchcock 126
4 Stagecoach 1939 John Ford 140
5 Scarface 1983 Brian De Palma 202
6 Strangers on a Train 1951 Alfred Hitchcock 263
7 The Shop around the Corner 1940 Ernst Lubitsch 345
8 Scarface 1932 Howard Hawks 534
9 Rope 1948 Alfred Hitchcock 669
10 Gilda 1946 Charles Vidor 719
11 The Thing from Another World 1951 Christian Nyby 762
12 Wuthering Heights 1939 William Wyler 1136
13 Gunga Din 1939 George Stevens 1213
14 Duel in the Sun 1946 King Vidor 1285
15 Angels with Dirty Faces 1938 Michael Curtiz 1382
16 The Man with the Golden Arm 1955 Otto Preminger 1383
17 Queen Christina 1933 Rouben Mamoulian 1462
18 Guys and Dolls 1955 Joseph L. Mankiewicz 1470
19 Kiss of Death 1947 Henry Hathaway 1555
20 Cleopatra 1963 Joseph L. Mankiewicz 1654
21 Twentieth Century 1934 Howard Hawks 1709
22 Spellbound 1945 Alfred Hitchcock 1987
23 Foreign Correspondent 1940 Alfred Hitchcock 2232
24 Underworld 1927 Josef von Sternberg 2364
25 Design for Living 1933 Ernst Lubitsch 2451

Ryűzô Kikushima

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Yojimbo 1961 Akira Kurosawa 328
2 A Fistful of Dollars 1964 Sergio Leone 383
3 Throne of Blood 1957 Akira Kurosawa 507
4 High and Low 1963 Akira Kurosawa 662
5 Red Beard 1965 Akira Kurosawa 1225
6 The Hidden Fortress 1958 Akira Kurosawa 1238
7 Sanjuro 1962 Akira Kurosawa 1921
8 Stray Dog 1949 Akira Kurosawa 1965
9 Runaway Train 1985 Andrey Konchalovskiy 2090
10 When a Woman Ascends the Stairs 1960 Mikio Naruse 2127

Ernest Lehman

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 North by Northwest 1959 Alfred Hitchcock 40
2 West Side Story 1961 Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise 118
3 The Sound of Music 1965 Robert Wise 144
4 Sweet Smell of Success 1957 Alexander Mackendrick 173
5 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 1966 Mike Nichols 448
6 The King and I 1956 Walter Lang 997
7 Sabrina 1954 Billy Wilder 1394

Hideo Oguni

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Seven Samurai 1954 Akira Kurosawa 22
2 Ran 1985 Akira Kurosawa 197
3 Ikiru 1952 Akira Kurosawa 256
4 The Magnificent Seven 1960 John Sturges 273
5 Throne of Blood 1957 Akira Kurosawa 507
6 High and Low 1963 Akira Kurosawa 662
7 Red Beard 1965 Akira Kurosawa 1225
8 The Hidden Fortress 1958 Akira Kurosawa 1238
9 Sanjuro 1962 Akira Kurosawa 1921
10 Runaway Train 1985 Andrey Konchalovskiy 2090

Bill Peet

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Fantasia 1940 James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Ford Beebe, Norman Ferguson, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, and Paul Satterfield 266
2 Dumbo 1941 Ben Sharpsteen 616
3 One Hundred and One Dalmatians 1961 Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, and Wolfgang Reitherman 755
4 Cinderella 1950 Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske 847
5 Sleeping Beauty 1959 Clyde Geronimi 974
6 Alice in Wonderland 1951 Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske 1310
7 Peter Pan 1953 Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske 1396
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