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A selection of personal favourites from Winona Ryder...


Directed by Tim Burton.
Written by Caroline Thompson.
Based on the story by Tim Burton and Caroline Thompson.
Starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall and Vincent Price.

While travelling door-to-door selling Avon products around her neighbourhood, housewife Peg Boggs visits an old castle on the edge of town, where she discovers a lonely young man called Edward. The creation of an elderly scientist, who had passed away before giving the boy hands, Edward is ill-equipped to deal with the madness of modern society, yet Peg takes it upon herself to offer the man assistance, bringing him back to stay with her family. He instantly falls in love with her daughter, Kim, despite the hostility of her boyfriend Jim, and soon becomes a celebrity among their neighbours, yet before long Edward finds he is struggling to cope with the real world.


Directed by Michael Lehmann.
Written by Daniel Waters.
Starring Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, Kim Walker, Penelope Milford, Glenn Shadix, Lance Fenton, Patrick Labyorteaux , Jeremy Applegate and Jon Matthews.

Veronica Sawyer's social status within her high school has recently increased after befriending the popular-yet-malicious clique known as the Heathers. Feeling alienated from the group, Veronica embarks on a passionate affair with her elusive classmate J.D., yet soon her resentment of her so-called friends turns deadly when they kill the leader, Heather Chandler. Framing it to appear that Heather had taken her own life, Veronica is shocked to discover that suddenly suicide becomes a popular trend, prompting J.D. to murder more of their fellow students.


Directed by Tim Burton.
Written by Michael McDowell and Warren Skaaren.
Based on the story by Michael McDowell and Larry Wilson.
Starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Annie McEnroe, Michael Keaton, Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones and Winona Ryder.

Having died in a car accident shortly after moving into their new home, Barbara and Adam Maitland awake to find themselves back at their house but in the form of ghosts. An obnoxious family soon move into their house and set their sights on redesigning the interiors, but when their teenage daughter Lydia discovers the Handbook for the Recently Deceased, she comes to realise that Barbara and Adam have not yet passed onto the other side. Fearing that they will be driven from their home, the Maitlands decide to take matters into their own hands and contact the bio-exorcist known as Betelgeuse.


Directed by Ben Stiller.
Written by Helen Childress.
Starring Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo, Steve Zahn, Ben Stiller, Swoosie Kurtz, Harry O'Reilly, Susan Norfleet, Joe Don Baker and Renée Zellweger.

Twenty-something Lelaina Pierce balances her life as a wannabe filmmaker and underappreciated production assistant with spending time with her best friends; lazy and opinionated musician Troy Dyer and Sammy Gray and Vickie Miner. After accidentally causing yuppie Michael Grates to crash his car, the two become attracted to each other, despite Lelaina's repressed feelings towards Troy, while her determination to become a respected documentarian clashes with her need to make money.


Directed by Richard Linklater.
Written by Richard Linklater.
Based on the story by Philip K. Dick.
Starring Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson, Winona Ryder and Rory Cochrane.

Undercover narcotics agent Bob Arctor is one of the leading fighters against the rising menace of Substance B. He lives in a rundown home with a group of adicts, the opinionated and untrWith his true identity unknown even to his own superiors, Arctor is assigned to spy on his housemates and even himself, in the hope of discovering who is the supplier on the drug, but as he tries to balance two opposing lifestyles he finds his true identity begins to slowly unravel.


Directed by Tim Burton.
Written by John August.
Based on the story by Tim Burton.
Starring Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Winona Ryder, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer and Conchata Ferrell.

Shy and awkward Victor Frankenstein dreams of becoming a filmmaker, shooting Super-8 shorts with his pet dog, Sparky. His other passion is science, and through the influence of his new teacher, Mr. Rzykruski, he develops an interest in the mechanics of life and death. But when Sparky is run over by a car he is unable to cope with the grief and so resurrects his pet with electricity. This secret does not stay quiet for long, however, as his fellow students realise that Victor's new discovery could help with their own experiments for the upcoming science competition.

1969 (1988)

Directed by Ernest Thompson.
Written by Ernest Thompson.
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, Bruce Dern, Mariette Hartley, Winona Ryder, Joanna Cassidy, Christopher Wynne, Keller Kuhn, Steve Foster and Mert Hatfield.

As the Vietnam War rages on the other side of the world, student hippies Ralph Karr and Scott Denny try to enjoy the free love that exists in America. But when Scott's older brother, Alden, is sent away to fight, their father begins to pressure him to take responsibility and stop opposing the war.


Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Directed by Joss Whedon.
Starring Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman, Gary Dourdan, Michael Wincott, Kim Flowers, Dan Hedaya, J.E. Freeman and Brad Dourif.

Two centuries ago, Lieutenant Ellen Ripley succeeded in destroying the last remaining alien as it burst out from her stomach, forcing her to jump to her death into a large furnace. Two hundred years have gone by and scientists have managed to clone both the alien and Ripley, although now she has inherited some of its DNA. A ship of space pirates arrive with cargo which, unknown to them, contains hostages who will be impregnated with alien embryos in order to bring the species back from extinction.


Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Written by Jay Cocks and Martin Scorsese.
Based on the story by Edith Wharton.
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Linda Faye Farkas and Richard E. Grant.

In New York during the early 1870s, Newland Archer is set to marry the young and beautiful May Welland, yet despite her charm she seems somewhat naïve and conventional. His interests soon turn to her newly-arrived cousin Ellen, the Countess Olenska, who is both charming and feisty, arousing his interest and passion.


Directed by Jim McBride.
Written by Jack Baran and Jim McBride. Based on the writings of Myra Lewis and Murray Silver Jr.
Starring Dennis Quaid, Winona Ryder, John Doe, Stephen Tobolowsky and Alec Baldwin.

As rock 'n' roll begins to tear up the American charts, pianist and singer Jerry Lee Lewis slowly gains recognition for his energetic songs and eccentric personality. His life soon becomes complicated when he marries his thirteen-year-old cousin, Myra Gale Brown. Receiving both acclaim and controversy, Lewis struggles to deal with his newfound celebrity status.