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No1285 My Saving Mr Banks minimal movie poster

Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. Director: John Lee…

No1255 My As Good as It Gets minimal movie poster

A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery. Director: James L. Brooks…

No1160 My Little Women minimal movie poster

Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters – four young…

No1097 My The Witches of Eastwick minimal movie poster

Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted, at a cost, when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives. Director: George Miller Stars:…

No1013 My Before Midnight minimal movie poster

We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna. Director: Richard Linklater…

No1012 My Before Sunset minimal movie poster

Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse’s book tour. Director: Richard Linklater Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie…

No1011 My Before Sunrise minimal movie poster

A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be…

No967 My Gullivers Travels minimal movie poster

Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Lilliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens. Director: Rob Letterman Stars:…

No962 My Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them minimal movie poster

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. Director: David Yates…

No918 My Das Leben der Anderen minimal movie poster

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives. Director: Florian…

No893 My A Futile and Stupid Gesture minimal movie poster

In the 1970s and ’80s, National Lampoon’s success and influence creates a new media empire overseen in part by the brilliant and troubled Doug Kenney. Director: David Wain…

No830 My Secret Window minimal movie poster

A writer is accused of plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for “justice.” Director: David Koepp Stars: Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro Wannahave…

No828 My Limitless minimal movie poster

With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it…

No805 My By the Sea minimal movie poster

A couple tries to repair their marriage while staying at a hotel in France. Director: Angelina Jolie (as Angelina Jolie Pitt) Stars: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Mélanie Laurent…

No732 My Romancing the Stone minimal movie poster

A romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure. Director: Robert Zemeckis Stars: Michael…

No671 My Capote minimal movie poster

In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold…

No033 MY The Making of Americans Book Icon poster

33. Once an angry man dragged his father along the ground through his own orchard. “Stop!” cried the groaning old man at last, “Stop! I did not drag…

No032 MY The Unnamable Book Icon poster

32. Where now? Who now? When now? —Samuel Beckett, The Unnamable (1953; trans. Patrick Bowles) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from Novels project. First lines are…

No031 MY Notes from Underground Book Icon poster

31. I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man. —Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground (1864; trans. Michael R. Katz) Part of my 100…

No030 MY Neuromancer Book Icon poster

30. The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. —William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from…

No029 MY Waiting Book Icon poster

29. Every summer Lin Kong returned to Goose Village to divorce his wife, Shuyu. —Ha Jin, Waiting (1999) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from Novels project….

No028 MY The Stranger Book Icon poster

28. Mother died today. —Albert Camus, The Stranger (1942; trans. Stuart Gilbert) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from Novels project. First lines are powerful. It’s the…

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