David Lynch Movies List: Best To Worst

The Elephant Man
PG

The Elephant Man

(1980)
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller
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R

Mulholland Drive

(2001)
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Naomi Watts, Lee Grant, Jeanne Bates, Dan Birnbaum, Laura Harring
The Straight Story
G

The Straight Story

(1999)
As:
Director
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter, Donald Wiegert, Richard Farnsworth
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Eraserhead

(1977)
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Jeanne Bates, Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Judith Roberts
Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces

Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces

(2014)
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Romance, Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kiefer Sutherland, Rick Aiello, Peggy Lipton, Chris Isaak, C.H. Evans
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R

Blue Velvet

(1986)
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Laura Dern, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Kyle MacLachlan, Hope Lange
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The Grandmother

(1970)
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short, Horror
Star Cast:
Richard White, Dorothy McGinnis, Virginia Maitland, Robert Chadwick
Lost Highway
R

Lost Highway

(1997)
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Massee, Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Henry Rollins
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Lucky

(2017)
As:
Cast
Role:
Howard
Director:
John Carroll Lynch
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Harry Dean Stanton, Tom Skerritt, Ed Begley Jr., Ron Livingston
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
R

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

(1992)
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Kiefer Sutherland, Ray Wise, Peggy Lipton, David Bowie, Dana Ashbrook
Wild at Heart
R

Wild at Heart

(1990)
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Comedy
Star Cast:
Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern, J.E. Freeman, Crispin Glover
Dune
PG-13

Dune

(1984)
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Patrick Stewart, José Ferrer, Francesca Annis, Brad Dourif, Linda Hunt
Inland Empire
R

Inland Empire

(2006)
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Jeremy Irons, Laura Dern, Justin Theroux, Karolina Gruszka, Jan Hencz
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Rabbits

(2002)
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Short, Mystery, Fantasy, Horror
Star Cast:
Naomi Watts, Scott Coffey, Laura Harring, Rebekah Del Rio
Lumière et compagnie

Lumière et compagnie

(1995)
As:
Director
Director:
Arthur Penn, Patrice Leconte, James Ivory, Ismail Merchant, David Lynch
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Romane Bohringer, Youssef Chahine, Merzak Allouache, Jeffe Alperi, Theodoros Angelopoulos
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence

Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence

(2007)
As:
Director
Director:
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Michael Cimino, David Lynch, Ken Loach
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Josh Brolin, Anouk Aimée, Isabelle Adjani, Pegah Ahangarani, Leonid Alexeenko
Heart Beat
R

Heart Beat

(1980)
As:
Cast
Director:
John Byrum
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, Ray Sharkey, John Heard, Ann Dusenberry
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R

Surveillance

(2008)
As:
Producer
Director:
Jennifer Lynch
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Bill Pullman, Michael Ironside, Julia Ormond, Caroline Aaron, Hugh Dillon
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
R

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

(2009)
As:
Producer
Director:
Werner Herzog
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Peña, Chloë Sevigny, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier, Michael Shannon
Lady Blue Shanghai

Lady Blue Shanghai

(2010)
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Short, Mystery
Star Cast:
Marion Cotillard, Gong Tao, Emily Stofle, Cheng Hong, Lu Yong
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Absurd Encounter with Fear

(1967)
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Horror, Fantasy, Short
Star Cast:
Peggy Lynch, Jack Fisk
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The Amputee

(1974)
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Nurse
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Catherine E. Coulson
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R

Nadja

(1994)
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Michael Almereyda
Genres:
Drama, Horror
Star Cast:
Jared Harris, Peter Fonda, Suzy Amis, Martin Donovan
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Fictitious Anacin Commercial

(1967)
As:
Director
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Jack Fisk
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Darkened Room

(2002)
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Jordan Ladd, Cerina Vincent, Etsuko Shikata
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Sailing with Bushnell Keeler

(1967)
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Himself
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Bushnell Keeler, Dave Keeler
Girlfriend's Day
TV-MA

Girlfriend's Day

(2017)
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Paul Stephenson
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Natasha Lyonne, Bob Odenkirk, Amber Tamblyn, Stacy Keach, Alex Karpovsky
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David Lynch Cooks Quinoa

(2007)
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short, Documentary
Star Cast:
David Lynch
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Meditation, Creativity, Peace

(2012)
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
David Lynch
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Premonition Following an Evil Deed

(1995)
As:
Director
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short, Horror
Star Cast:
Michele Carlyle, Jeff Alperi, Stan Lothridge, Russ Pearlman, Pam Pierrocish
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The 3 Rs

(2011)
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Mindy Ramaker
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Absurda

(2007)
As:
Director
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short
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42 One Dream Rush

(2010)
As:
Director
Director:
James Franco, Kenneth Anger, Asia Argento, Tadanobu Asano, Sergei Bodrov
Genres:
Fantasy, Short
Star Cast:
Kenneth Anger, Tadanobu Asano, Brian Butler, Helena Christensen, Paz de la Huerta
The Black Ghiandola

The Black Ghiandola

(2017)
As:
Cast
Role:
Man In Black
Director:
Sam Raimi, Theodore Melfi, Catherine Hardwicke
Genres:
Horror, Short
Star Cast:
Johnny Depp, Laura Dern, Richard Chamberlain, J.K. Simmons
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PG

Zelly and Me

(1988)
As:
Cast
Role:
Willie
Director:
Tina Rathborne
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Isabella Rossellini, Glynis Johns, Alexandra Johnes, Kaiulani Lee
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The King of Ads

(1991)
As:
Director
Director:
Patrice Leconte, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, David Lynch, Bob Giraldi
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Emmanuelle Seigner, Vanessa Paradis
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Lamp

(2003)
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Himself
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short, Documentary
Star Cast:
David Lynch
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Peixe Vermelho

(2009)
As:
Cast
Director:
Andreia Vigo
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Short
Star Cast:
Carina Dias, Rafael Sieg, Sandra Dani, Jairo Klein
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Bug Crawls

(2008)
As:
Director
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short, Horror
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Industrial Soundscape

(2008)
As:
Director
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short
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The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez

(1991)
As:
Producer
Director:
Peter Sellars
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Joan Cusack, Werner Klemperer, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Peter Gallagher, Ron Vawter
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The Disc of Sorrow Is Installed

(2002)
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
David Lynch
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Ballerina

(2007)
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short, Music
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Coyote

(2002)
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short, Documentary
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Dead Mouse with Ants

(2002)
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Documentary, Short
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Pierre and Sonny Jim

(2001)
As:
Director
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short, Comedy

TV Movie(s)

Mulholland Dr.

Mulholland Dr.

(1999)
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Naomi Watts, Lee Grant, Ann Miller, Robert Forster, Justin Theroux
Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted

Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted

(1990)
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Music, Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Julee Cruise, Lisa Giobbi, Félix Blaska
Un matin partout dans le monde

Un matin partout dans le monde

(2000)
As:
Director
Director:
Spike Lee
Genres:
Short

Animation(s)

Family Guy
TV-14

Family Guy (1999)

As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Shin, James Purdum, Dominic Bianchi, Pete Michels, John Holmquist
Genres:
Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Adam West, Ben Stiller, Bill Maher, Craig Ferguson, Dakota Fanning
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The Short Films of David Lynch (2002)

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Drama, Animation, Horror, Documentary
Star Cast:
Robert Chadwick, Frederic Golchan, Catherine E. Coulson, Jeffe Alperi, Eddy Dixon
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The Alphabet (1968)

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short, Animation, Horror
Star Cast:
Peggy Lynch
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Does That Hurt You? (2002)

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Agnieszka Jurek
Genres:
Short, Documentary, Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Agnieszka Jurek, Cora Jurek
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DumbLand (2002)

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
All Voices (unknown episodes)
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short, Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
David Lynch
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Six Men Getting Sick (1966)

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short, Animation, Horror
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Moby: Shot in the Back of the Head (2009)

As:
Director
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Music, Animation, Short
The Cleveland Show
TV-14

The Cleveland Show (2009)

As:
Cast
Director:
Seth MacFarlane, Anthony Lioi, Albert Calleros, Anthony Agrusa, Oreste Canestrelli
Genres:
Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Seth MacFarlane, Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jason Sudeikis
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Interpol: I Touch a Red Button (2011)

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short, Animation
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Factory Mask (2002)

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Animation, Short
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Head with Hammer (2001)

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short, Animation
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The Pig Walks (2002)

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Animation, Short

TV Shows and Videos

Arena

Arena (1975)

As:
Cast
Director:
Anthony Wall, Nigel Finch, Adam Low, Nigel Williams, David Thompson
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Alan Rickman, Colin Firth, Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Ian McKellen
Twin Peaks
TV-14

Twin Peaks (1990)

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Tim Hunter, Diane Keaton, Todd Holland, Lesli Linka Glatter, David Lynch
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
David Duchovny, Michael Ontkean, Peggy Lipton, Kyle MacLachlan, Molly Shannon
Louie
TV-MA

Louie (2010)

As:
Cast
Director:
Louis C.K.
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jimmy Fallon, Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker, Jerry Seinfeld
Twin Peaks
TV-MA

Twin Peaks (2017)

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Laura Dern, Amanda Seyfried, Naomi Watts, Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Duchovny
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Interview Project (2009)

As:
Producer
Genres:
Documentary
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On the Air (1992)

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Miguel Ferrer, Nancye Ferguson, Ian Buchanan, Gary Grossman, Mel Johnson Jr.
More Things That Happened

More Things That Happened (2007)

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Laura Dern, Nastassja Kinski, Peter J. Lucas, Karolina Gruszka, William Maier
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Eraserhead Stories (2001)

As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Himself
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Jack Nance, Catherine E. Coulson
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Nine Inch Nails: Came Back Haunted (2013)

As:
Director
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Trent Reznor
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David Lynch: Crazy Clown Time (2012)

As:
Director
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Music, Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Chris Pounders, Emily Elicia Low, Pandie Suicide
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Duran Duran: Unstaged (2014)

As:
Director
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Documentary, Music
Star Cast:
John Taylor, Simon Le Bon, Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Gerard Way
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Dynamic:01: The Best of DavidLynch.com (2007)

As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Himself
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Thriller, Documentary, Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Horror
Star Cast:
Jordan Ladd, Cerina Vincent, Etsuko Shikata, Emily Stofle
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David Lynch's Comic-Con Message (2017)

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
David Lynch
Hotel Room

Hotel Room (1993)

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Mariska Hargitay, Clark Heathcliff Brolly, Camilla Overbye Roos
Les Français vus par

Les Français vus par (1988)

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch, Luigi Comencini, Werner Herzog, Jean-Luc Godard, Andrzej Wajda
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Nance, Harry Dean Stanton, Tracey Walter, Frederic Golchan, Michael Horse
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Boat (2007)

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Horror, Mystery, Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Emily Stofle
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Chris Isaak: Wicked Game, Wild at Heart Version (1990)

As:
Director
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Chris Isaak
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Intervalometer Experiments (2004)

As:
Director
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short
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Blue Green (2007)

As:
Director
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short
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Idem Paris (2013)

As:
Director
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Documentary, Short
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Out Yonder (2007)

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Austin Jack Lynch
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Thought Gang: A Real Indication (1992)

As:
Director
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Angelo Badalamenti
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Ariana Delawari: Lion of Panjshir (2010)

As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Himself (uncredited) (voice)
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Ariana Delawari
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BlueBob: Thank You, Judge (1999)

As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Billy Groper
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Naomi Watts, Eli Roth, John Neff
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X Japan: Longing - Togireta Melody (1995)

As:
Director
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Toshimitsu Deyama, Hideto Matsumoto, Hiroshi Morie, Pata, X Japan
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Working with Marilyn Manson (2007)

As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Himself
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Documentary, Short
Star Cast:
David Lynch