Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Surveillance Films

I'm compiling a necessarily incomplete list of films about surveillance. That is, films which are primarily about surveillance, where surveillance is a key element of the film, the atmosphere of the film, or plot of the film, not just films with shots of people watching each other, or occasional images of CCTV cameras. Potentially this is quite a large genre if we include police procedurals and spy films where surveillance is a matter of course. But are there specific films which seem to reflect on the act of surveillance?

I haven't categorized them, just put them alphabetically. I've included a very short list of TV programs about surveillance as well, though I'm primarily concerned about film.

Additions to the list (or objections for the inclusion of certain films on the list, I haven't watched them all) most welcome.

1984 (1956)
1984 (1984)
Blue Thunder
Body Double
Bourne Identity (&c)
Code 46
The Conversation
Deja Vu
The Departed
The End of Violence
Enemy of the State
Final Cut
The Good Shepherd
The Handmaid’s Tale
Hi, Mom!
The Lives of Others
Minority Report
The Net
The Net 2.0
Oceans 11
One Hour Photo
Panic Room
Peeping Tom
Rear Window
Red Road
Der Reise
Stakeout (& Stakeout 2)
Surveillance (2008)
Surveillance 24/7
The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse
THX 1138
The Truman Show
V For Vendetta
Winter Kills

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Anderson Tapes
The Ear (Czech film)