Blew me away when I first saw it. Uncompromising and full of utterly unforgettable scenes.
(1972) Starring:Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty, Jon Voight Director:John Boorman Certificate:
Adapted from James Dickey's popular novel, John Boorman's 1972 movie recounts the grueling psychological and physical journey taken by four city slickers down a river in the backwoods of Georgia. At the behest of Iron John-esque Lewis (Burt Reynolds), the less adventuresome Ed (Jon Voight), Bobby (..read more »
(2002) Starring:Mehmet Emin Toprak, Muzaffer Ozdemir Director:Nuri Bilge Ceylan Certificate:
Translated into English as 'Distant', this bleak and poignant drama directed by Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan reflects on the loneliness and neuroses of modern urban life. Mahmut (Muzaffer Özdemir) is a middle-aged photographer living and working in Istanbul, whose tidy habits and cool ..read more »
Not the most original choice, but the most original, genre bending film ever.
(2001) Starring:Noah Wyle, Holmes Osborne, Jena Malone Director:Richard Kelly Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
The directorial debut of Richard Kelly is a comic mixture of 80s sci-fi, horror and teen movie genres. October 1988 and small-town USA is about to witness the end of the world. Well, that's according to Frank, a giant, talking rabbit that only Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal), a brilliant but ..read more »
As far from Disney as you can get. Superbly detailed and highly eccentric.
Belleville Rendez-vous(2003) Director:Sylvain Chomet Certificate:
It is the 1960s in France, and a young boy called Champion lives with his grandmother, Madame Souza, dreaming of winning the Tour de France. But before he competes he is kidnapped by the Mafia and taken to Belleville where his cycling skills are utilised. Madame Souza plans to rescue Champion with ..read more »
The definitive horror. The definitive Sci-fi. The definitive film.
(1979) Starring:Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt Director:Ridley Scott Certificate:
When Kane (John Hurt) and the crew of the spaceship 'Nostromo' investigate a transmission from a deserted planet, he is attacked by an unknown organism which attaches itself to his face. The crew cut the creature off, but not before it has made Kane the host of a monstrous alien killer, one which ..read more »