Moving on from “Favourite Recording Artists” what are everyone’s favourite films?
I must admit that I find it extraordinarily hard to rank films that I enjoy, simply because there are so many levels on which to look at a film, so many different ways to analyse why they are good (or bad) that it is impossible to come up with a single “best” - I don’t know how to separate out all the different "best"s.
I certainly enjoy modern blockbusters, but they often lack depth - a couple of hours entertainment but not much more so not many figure in the following list.
The list itself, in no particular order (and omitting many) of the 30-odd** films that are most significant to me is:
In the Heat of the Night
The Ipcress Files
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Good the Bad and the Ugly
The Day of the Jackal
The French Connection
Milou en Mai
Bladerunner (Director’s cut)
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Little Shop of Horrors
Cool Hand Luke
The Wicker Man
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
A Few Good Men
The Italian Job
There are loads more, some I have probably forgotten but all of the above have been watched at least three or four times, sometimes many more and all have left a lasting impression.
** it was going to be 10, then 20, then I found I needed 30 before I got even close to “OK, perhaps I could leave that out of my absolute favourite films list”.
EDIT: For Get Carter and The Italian Job obviously the versions starring Michael Caine - not the woeful remakes.