In one of our previous articles, we wrote about architecture and cinema. Cinema is an art of perception. Architecture is the scenery of the cinema. Landscapes, houses, and cities consist the frames where filmmakers insert people, lives, and feelings. Film and the architecture share a dimension of living, that is, the space of one’s lived experiences. One of our questions was: Can we begin to use film and filmmaking processes to guide the architectural process by better understanding how film directors have manipulated the medium and the user, to create experiences in multi – dimensional space that have a lasting impact on our real world?
Thereupon we did a research on films where architecture plays the key role in the storytelling or forms the background of the stories of the people producing it, the architects. The following list is a selection of films that we think every architect or architecture student should see, including films suggested by you.