Wes Anderson is one of the most idiosyncratic auteur directors working today, so it’s not too surprising to discover his favorite movies run the gamut from American classics to Japanese anime and surrealist masterpieces. Anderson has been vocal over the years about his favorite movies and the films that have inspired his visionary projects, including Akira Kurosawa and Hayao Miyazaki’s influence on his most recent release, “Isle of Dogs.”
Anderson is currently working on his 10th feature film, “The French Dispatch,” which will open in theaters in 2020 from Fox Searchlight Pictures. As Anderson’s career continues forward, IndieWire is taking some time to look back at 30 films Anderson has singled out in various interviews over the years. Below is a collection of Wes Anderson’s favorite movies, listed in alphabetical order.