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