My favourite film. It has a bit of everything: Comedy, romance, action, gore, thrill, Christmas, drama, suspense... Everything! I absolutely adore it!
(1988) Starring:Alan Rickman, Robert Davi, Bruce Willis Director:John McTiernan Certificate:
On Christmas Eve, New York cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) in Los Angeles, where she works. They are attending a party at Holly's high-rise office block when terrorists, led by the suave Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) break in, taking everyone ..read more »
A comic gem. The final scene may just be my favourite scene in any film.
The Full Monty
(1997) Starring:Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy Director:Peter Cattaneo Certificate:
Six guys with nothing left to lose try losing their clothing for fun and profit in this international hit comedy. Gaz (Robert Carlyle) and Dave (Mark Addy) are two former steelworkers in the British industrial town of Sheffield who have been devastated by the economic downturn in their community. ..read more »
It makes you happy! I love the music. No matter how many times I see it, Grease will never get boring.
(1978) Starring:Kelly Ward, John Travolta, Eddie Deeze Director:Randal Kleiser Certificate:
Already a runaway success on the American stage, the screen version of retro-musical 'Grease' made it a hit around the globe, cemented John Travolta's star status, and ensured the show's revival in numerous incarnations up until the present day. After their summer romance ends, Danny (Travolta) and ..read more »
The Wizard Of Oz
(1939) Starring:Jack Haley, Clara Blandick, Frank Morgan Director:Victor Fleming, King Vidor Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Classic musical adaptation of the L. Frank Baum novel starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr and Jack Haley. A tornado whisks Dorothy (Garland) and her house from Kansas to Munchkin City, squashing the Wicked Witch of the East upon landing. The Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) ..read more »
I can't explain how much I loved this film the first time I saw it. Look out for the scene with Babs & Hank near the beginning on the ship in her room; their chemistry sizzles. I wonder how the filmmakers got around the post-code censors.
The Lady Eve
(1941) Starring:Henry Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck Director:Preston Sturges Certificate:
(Preston Sturges) wrote and directed this classic romantic comedy starring Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck, who are involved in a scintillating battle of the sexes, as Sturges points up the terrors of sexual passion and the unattainability of the romantic ideal. Henry Fonda plays Charles Pike, the ..read more »
(1963) Starring:Jacques Marin, James Coburn, Cary Grant Director:Stanley Donen Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn star in this stylish comedy-thriller directed by Stanley Donen, very much in a Hitchcock vein. Grant plays Peter Joshua, who meets Reggie Lampert (Hepburn) in Paris and later offers to help her when she discovers that her husband has been murdered. After the funeral, ..read more »
(1954) Starring:James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey Director:Alfred Hitchcock Certificate:
Alfred Hitchcock playfully explores the role of the voyeur in one of his best-loved suspense thrillers. After breaking his leg during a shoot, photo-journalist L.B. 'Jeff' Jeffries (James Stewart) is forced to spend a humid summer recuperating in his Greenwich Village apartment. The wheelchair-..read more »
(1946) Starring:Reinhold Schunzel, Claude Rains, Ingrid Bergman Director:Alfred Hitchcock Certificate:
Though Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious was produced by David O. Selznick's Vanguard Films, Selznick himself had little to do with the production, which undoubtedly pleased the highly independent Hitchcock. Ingrid Bergman plays Alicia Huberman, who goes to hell in a handbasket after her father, an ..read more »
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It's A Wonderful Life
A wonderful experience. Jimmy Stewart is the best actor of his generation, and is brilliant in this film.
A childhood favourite of mine that I still love today. It doesn't hurt that it's a musical :D
Bugsy Malone(1976) Starring:Florrie Dugger, Scott Baio, John Cassini Director:Alan Parker Certificate:
Here's the basic shtick of Bugsy Malone: it's a gangster picture enacted by children. Acted out before scaled-down sets, the film details the career of Bugsy Malone (Scott Baio), who rises to the top of the criminal ladder in 1920s New York. Whenever gunfire is called for, the kiddie crooks ..read more »