John Lurie’s Top 10

John Lurie’s Top10

John Lurie, whose band, the Lounge Lizards, was one of the most acclaimed jazz groups of the eighties and nineties, has recorded twenty-two albums and has acted in several films, including Stranger Than Paradise, Down by Law, and The Last Temptation of Christ. Lurie also wrote, directed, and starred in the television series Fishing with John, which was shown on IFC and Bravo. For the last four years, he has been concentrating primarily on his painting, which can be seen at

Nov 21, 2008
  • 1

    The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

    John Cassavetes

  • 2

    The Last Temptation of Christ

    Martin Scorsese

  • 3


    Mike Leigh

  • 4

    Burden of Dreams

    Les Blank

  • 5

    Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    Rainer Werner Fassbinder

  • 6

    Fishing with John

    John Lurie

  • 7

    The Naked Kiss

    Samuel Fuller

  • 8

    Opening Night

    John Cassavetes

  • 9

    The Pornographers

    Shohei Imamura

  • 10

    The Wages of Fear

    Henri-Georges Clouzot