The Elephant Man
The Elephant Man is a 1980 American drama film based on the true story of
Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London. The film was directed by Lynch, who wrote the screenplay with
Eric Bergren and
Christopher De Vore.
 It stars
Hannah Gordon, and
Blue Velvet is a 1986 American mystery film written and directed by Lynch. The movie exhibits elements of both
film noir and
 The film features
Dennis Hopper, and
Wild at Heart
Wild at Heart is a 1990 American film written and directed by Lynch, and based on
Barry Gifford's 1989 novel
Wild at Heart.
 The film star
Laura Dern and
Diane Ladd; and tells the story of Sailor Ripley and Lula Pace Fortune, a young couple from Cape Fear, North Carolina who go on the run from her domineering mother.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me is a 1992 American psychological horror film directed by Lynch, who co-wrote the screenplay with
Robert Engels. The film stars
Harry Dean Stanton,
Ray Wise and
Kyle MacLachlan; and can be viewed as both prologue and epilogue to the television series
Twin Peaks, created by Lynch and
The Straight Story
The Straight Story is a 1999 film directed by Lynch. The film was edited and produced by
Mary Sweeney, who also co-wrote the script with
John E. Roach. The film stars
Sissy Spacek and
Harry Dean Stanton. The Straight Story is based on the true story of
Alvin Straight's journey across
Wisconsin on a lawnmower.
Mulholland Drive is a 2001 American neo-noir psychological thriller written and directed by Lynch, starring
Naomi Watts, and
Laura Harring. The film tells the story of an aspiring actress named Betty Elms, newly arrived in Los Angeles, California, who meets and befriends an amnesiac hiding in her aunt's apartment. The story includes several other seemingly unrelated vignettes that eventually connect in various ways, as well as some surreal scenes and images that relate to the cryptic narrative.
Inland Empire is a 2006 mystery film. The film stars
Harry Dean Stanton,
Jeremy Irons and
Diane Ladd. While remaking a Polish film that was abandoned after a mysterious tragedy, an actress finds herself falling for a fellow cast member and realises that her life is starting to echo the plot of their production.