Current Top Ten of ALL TIME

My list of favourite films often fluctuates, but it’s a list that I enjoy doing…

(as of 26/11/2017)

10.  Cruising (1980) – William Friedkin is a director that I am fascinated by.  This is one of his left loved, and less successful movies but it works for me completely.

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9. The Godfather (1972) – Possibly literally the greatest film of all time and every time it’s finished I have to take a few moments of awe-inspired silence.

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8. An American Werewolf in London (1981) – This movie is joyous.  Perfect characters, bonkers narrative and a totally fun (also jarring) experience.

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7. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) – I could talk for days about how brilliant this film is.  Alfonso Cuaron takes a franchise blockbuster and makes it something iconic.

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6. The Before Trilogy (1995, 2004, 2013) – Cheating with three films here but I like them all equally.  Simple concept that I’m infatuated with, and I could spend time with these characters all day.

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5. In Bruges (2008) – This film probably has my favourite scene of all time in it (Brendan Gleeson – Raglan Road) and continues to make me laugh/cry the more I watch it.

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4.  Children of Men (2006) – Alfonso Cuaron again; this time with a mesmerising tale that is ingeniously made.  Clive Owen is the hero we all need.

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3.  The Social Network (2010) – A film I can never tire of watching; David Fincher is giving an absolute masterclass in telling a story.  Another cool film that gives me chills in certain scenes.

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2. Fight Club (1999) – Is it a cliche to be here?  Fincher again (my favourite director) showing what you can do with an adaptation.  Every time I watch it it still amazes me – Brad Pitt, Ed Norton, Helena Bonham Carter all phenomenal in a special film.

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1.  Annie Hall (1977) – Hard to talk about Woody Allen without talking about other things, but his film-making is remarkable.  This film changed the way I look at cinema and how it can be.  It cheers me up when I’m down, and inspires me when I’m dry creatively.

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