these are some of the films that have had an impact on me over the years.
there are many different genres.
like any true film fan i dont have a favourite film but like many different films for different reasons
Once Were Warriors
(1995) Starring:Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Rena Owen Director:Lee Tamahori Certificate:
This powerful drama was a major hit in its native New Zealand, outgrossing Jurassic Park in Kiwi cinemas. Jake and Beth Heke (Temurea Morrison and Rena Owen) are a couple of Maori descent who are living in a slum in Aukland. While it's obvious that they still love each other, Jake's alcoholism has ..read more »
film speaks for itself.
many of the lines from this film have become a part of popular culture.
if you havn't seen it do so soon.
(1994) Starring:John Travolta, Christopher Walken, Ving Rhames Director:Quentin Tarantino Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Writer and director Quentin Tarantino's hugely successful follow-up to 'Reservoir Dogs' melds three dime-store stories set in lowlife LA into one cohesive thriller. Butch (Bruce Willis) is an over-the-hill boxer paid to take a fall, who instead does a runner with mobster Merselius's (Ving Rhames) ..read more »
contraversial upon its release accused of glamorising heroin addiction. watch the movie judge for yourself. personally i think its more of an anti-drugs film and documents the road to hell many addicts travel.
(1995) Starring:Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller Director:Danny Boyle Certificate:
Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor), a young man with few prospects and fewer ambitions, lives in economically depressed Edinburgh. Like most of his friends, Renton is a heroin addict who loves the drug's blissful nothingness; financing his habit also provides excitement and challenges that his life ..read more »
(2003) Starring:Laura Linney, Laurence Fishburne, Sean Penn Director:Clint Eastwood Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
When they were kids growing up together in a rough section of Boston, Jimmy Markum, Dave Boyle and Sean Devine spent their days playing stickball on the street, the way most boys did in their blue-collar neighborhood of East Buckingham. Nothing much out of the ordinary ever happened, until a moment'..read more »
(1998) Starring:Rob Schneider, Henry Winkler, Blake Clark Director:Frank Coraci Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Bobby Boucher (Adam Sandler) is just a mild-mannered country boy whose lifelong dream extends no further than serving water to the football team during breaks in play. The team don't always appreciate Bobby's value and treat him little better than a slave, but things change when coach Klein (Henry ..read more »
classics stand the test of time. this film will be around forever. rent it to find out why.
12 Angry Men
(1957) Starring:E.G. Marshall, Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb Director:Sidney Lumet Certificate:
Adapted from Reginald Rose's television play, this film marked the directing debut of Sidney Lumet. At the end of a murder trial in New York City, the twelve jurors retire to consider the verdict. The man in the dock is a young Puerto Rican accused of killing his father, and eleven of the twelve ..read more »
comedy classic. takes me back to my youth especially jamie lee curtis.
(1983) Starring:Don Ameche, Jamie Lee Curtis, Denholm Elliott Director:John Landis Certificate:
Bored, millionaire brothers Randolph and Mortimer Duke (Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche) make a wager on whether two people from opposite ends of the social spectrum can adjust successfully if they trade places. To this end, they engineer the rise of streetwise tramp Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) ..read more »
everyone who has compiled a list probabaly has deniro in it somewhere
The Deer Hunter
(1978) Starring:Rutanya Alda, John Savage, Shirley Stoler Director:Michael Cimino Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
One of several 1978 films dealing with the Vietnam War (including Hal Ashby's Oscar-winning Coming Home), Michael Cimino's epic second feature The Deer Hunter was both renowned for its tough portrayal of the war's effect on American working class steel workers and notorious for its ahistorical use ..read more »
just a brilliant slice of british family life. great performances by entire cast and superb writing.
Life Is Sweet
(1990) Starring:Moya Brady, Stephen Rea, Jim Broadbent Director:Mike Leigh Certificate:
Mike Leigh's situation comedy about a lower middle-class family in the London suburbs is a slice-of-life chronicle that subtly reveals the pain and rage underneath the surface of day-to-day conventions. The youngish parents, Wendy (Alison Steadman) and Andy (Jim Broadbent) live with their 20-..read more »