Paul Greengrass’s Favourite Films

Paul Greengrass is an English film director, film producer, screenwriter and former journalist. He specialises in dramatisations of real-life events and is known for his signature use of hand-held cameras. His early film Bloody Sunday won the Golden Bear at 52nd Berlin International Film Festival. Other films he has directed include three in the Bourne action/thriller series: The Bourne Supremacy (2004), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), and Jason Bourne (2016); United 93 (2006), for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Director, and received an Academy Award for Best Director nomination, Green Zone (2010) and Captain Phillips (2013). In 2004 he co-wrote and produced the film Omagh, which won British Academy Television Award.

  • The Battle of Algiers (1966, dir. Gillo Pontecorvo)
  • Battleship Potemkin (1925, dir. Sergei Eisenstein)
  • Z (1969, dir. Costa-Gavras)
  • Citizen Kane (1941, dir. Orson Welles)
  • Breathless (1960, dir. Jean-Luc Godard)
  • The War Game (1965, dir. Peter Watkins)
  • The Gospel According to St Matthew (1964, dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini)
  • Kes (1969, dir. Ken Loach)
  • Bicycle Thieves (1948, dir. Vittorio De Sica)
  • Seven Samurai (1954, dir. Akira Kurosawa)
    • Made In Britain (1982),  Rita, Sue and Bob Too! (1987) , Scum (1979)

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