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Jim Jarmusch

Director, Actor

Permanent VacationPermanent Vacation (1980)
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
Feat. Chris Parker, John Lurie
Directorial debut feature for future icon Jim Jarmusch, who made this on the cusp of graduating from film school. Set around the wanderings of a…
Stranger than ParadiseStranger than Paradise (1984) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
Feat. John Lurie
Jarmusch's breakthrough and best film is the shaggy dog tale of three deadbeats, a slavic grandmother and one endless trip to Florida. The style is…
Straight to HellStraight to Hell (1987)
Dir. Alex Cox
Feat. Joe Strummer, Sy Richardson, Dennis Hopper
Spaghetti western parody, featuring the Pogues, Joe Strummer, Elvis Costello and other rock star types.
Down by LawDown by Law (1988) Recommended
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
Feat. Tom Waits, Roberto Benigni, John Lurie
Three disparate misfits become friends after sharing an escape from a crummy Southern jail. Art and humour rarely mix better than in this eccentric…
Mystery TrainMystery Train (1989) Recommended
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
Feat. Joe Strummer, Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Three consecutive stories that take place at the same time and place; one night in a seedy Memphis hotel. Quirky and thought–provoking with…
Leningrad Cowboys Go AmericaLeningrad Cowboys Go America (Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses, Total Balalaika Show) (1989) Recommended
Dir. Aki Kaurismaki
Feat. Jim Jarmusch
Laconic, often funny road movie follows an awful Soviet rock group with outlandish hairstyles across backwater USA. Director is Europe's answer to…
Night On EarthNight On Earth (1991) Recommended
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
Feat. Winona Ryder, Beatrice Dalle, Roberto Benigni
An exotic excursion through five cities in five taxis; Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Rome and Helsinki. The clever blend of pathos, humour and…
In the SoupIn the Soup (1992)
Dir. Alexandre Rockwell
Feat. Steve Buscemi, Seymour Cassel, Jennifer Beals
Steve Buscemi lends his bug–eyed innocence as a wannabee film–maker who becomes involved with a charismatic hood who promises to raise…
Fishing with John (TV Series)Fishing with John (TV Series) (1992)
Dir. John Lurie
Feat. Matt Dillon, Willem Dafoe, Dennis Hopper
Neo–beatnik musician John Lurie hosts his own candid, off–beat TV show in which he takes a hipster celebrity pal on an exotic fishing…
Dead ManDead Man (1995) Recommended
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
Feat. Johnny Depp, Iggy Pop, Lance Henriksen
A unique meditation on the mystique of the Wild West, branded with the distinctive marks of dir. Jarmusch's dilatory tempo and playful eccentricity.…
Blue in the FaceBlue in the Face (1995)
Dir. Paul Auster, Wayne Wang
Feat. Harvey Keitel, Michael J. Fox, Roseanne
Shortly after SMOKE had cleared, the cast and crew of that very movie decided to throw together a pseudo–sequel based around Auggie Wren's…
Year of the HorseYear of the Horse (1998) Recommended
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
After Neil Young added guitar grunge to the soundtrack to DEAD MAN, Jim Jarmusch repaid the favour with this consciously gnarly doco of Crazy Horse's…
Ghost DogGhost Dog (1999)
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
Feat. Forest Whitaker, John Tormey, Cliff Gorman
Dir. Jim Jarmusch refines his zen–like poise in this weird, laidback comedy. Solemn hitman Forest Whitaker follows an ancient samurai code,…
Coffee and CigarettesCoffee and Cigarettes (2004)
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
Feat. Roberto Benigni, Steve Buscemi, Iggy Pop
A compendium of whimsical b&w shorts from lapsidaisical indie auteur Jim Jarmusch, set around various celebrity encounters over nicotine and…
Broken FlowersBroken Flowers (2005) Recommended
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
Feat. Bill Murray, Julie Delpy, Frances Conroy
A beguiling middle–age lament starring Bill Murray, unfurled in typical low gear by the world's 'coolest' director, Jim Jarmusch. Playing an…
Limits of Control, TheLimits of Control, The (2009)
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
Feat. Isaach de Bankole, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton
Indie King Jim Jarmusch directs this mysterious and moody crime thriller, in which a Lone Man wanders through Madrid and Seville on an undisclosed…
Only Lovers Left AliveOnly Lovers Left Alive (2013) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
Feat. Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Anton Yelchin
Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston are sublimely cast as sophisticated vampire lovers who reunite after centuries in this stylish and imaginative new…
PatersonPaterson (2016) Recommended
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
Feat. Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani
A profound ode to small–town life and the beauty found within everyday simplicity, director Jim Jarmusch here creates a masterful, carefully…
Gimme DangerGimme Danger (2016)
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
Feat. Iggy Pop
Director Jim Jarmuschs' self–described love letter to The Stooges, one of the most influential American bands of all time. Focusing on the…
Dead Don't Die, TheDead Don't Die, The (2019) Recommended
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
Feat. Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton
Zom–com from indie favourite Jim Jarmusch, assembling a stunning ensemble cast and following the police force of a small town as they struggle…

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