I few years ago I started a mini mission, to see the every film on the 101 films to see before you die list, which I have pretty much completed besides the few I just can’t bring myself to watch past the first five minutes of Blue Velvet anybody. Since then though I’ve realised there’s about 20 films which I cycle through non – stop, so I though I’d give a little run down.
1. Fight Club – David Fincer, Brad Pitts abs, Helena Bonham Carter, Ed Norton and meat loaf gets boobs what more can you honestly want from a film.
2. Trainspotting – Englands slight less glossy though overall happier version of Requiem for a Dream, an early Danny Boyle directing what I reckon is his best film set in Scotland, Heroin addicts, a cat and Johny Lee Miller looking fine.
3 Recess Schools Out – genuinely though quality is quality and this is pure quality. If you haven’t seen it you really should
4. In the Name of the Father – A group of people wrongly accused of committing the Guilford bombings carried out by the IRA in the 70’s. Heart renching, made all the worse by the fact that its a true story. That an epic performances by Emma Thompson, Daniel Day Lewis, and Pete Posthwaite (spell?)
5. Passport to Pimlico – if you haven’t seen this you really should, its just after the war Pimlico a London borough finds out its part of Burgundy – No more rations, no more tax – chaos ensues – classic English comedy at its best. If i’m feeling down – 1 tub of cookie dough + this = Happy Lily
6. Cool Runnings- We Got Rhythm We Got Rhyme Get on Down it Bobsleigh Time – I love John Candy – again true storys always break my heart and this is so bloody qouteable!
7.The Usual Suspects – just watch it – best twist ending ever, it actually inspired the Scary movie twist – so you know its good
8. Pulp Fiction – I believe the world divided in to two groups people how prefer Pulp Fiction and those who prefer fight club, obviously fight club is better, and if you don’t like either I honestly don’t know if I want to know you …
9. The Boat that Rocks – One of the best soundtracks to a film ever and I love it when Britain does what it does best, and makes classic movies that are so perfectly understated that there just amazing
10. Requiem for a Dream – see Pulp fiction, replace pulp fiction with Requiem and then fight club with trainspotting, also I’m now scared of fridges…
to be continued..