Put quite simply could this be the best British Thriller ever?, deserves multiple viewings and a place in everyone's collection. Don't ever bully a paratrooper's brother!!!. One of my favourite film's ever made.
Dead Man's Shoes
(2004) Starring:Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell, Paddy Considine Director:Shane Meadows Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
A blend of horror, the supernatural, comedy and social realism. Richard (Paddy Considine) has always protected his simple-minded younger brother, Anthony (Tony Kebbell), but when Richard leaves his rural Midlands' village to join the army, Anthony is taken in by Sonny (Gary Stretch), a vicious ..read more »
(2003) Starring:Tony Jaa, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Pumwaree Yodkamol Director:Prachya Pinkaew Certificate:
Martial arts action set in Thailand. When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, young Ting (Tony Raa) is selected by the villagers to travel to Bangkok and rescue the relic in time for an important ceremony that they hope will aleviate the drought in their region. Left on the temple ..read more »
(2001) Starring:Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Yolande Moreau Director:Jean-Pierre Jeunet Certificate:
When Montmartre-dwelling Amelie Poulain (Audrey Tautou) discovers a hidden collection of childhood toys in her apartment and conspires to return them to their now-elderly owner, the happiness on the old man's face is enough to start her on a campaign of further good works. Thus she sends her father'..read more »
Based on a true story, great battle scenes and a rousing John Barry score.
(1964) Starring:Jack Hawkins, Stanley Baker, Michael Caine Director:Cyril Endfield Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
Filmed on a grand scale, Zulu is a rousing recreation of the January 22, 1879, siege of Rorke's Drift in Natal, Africa. An army of 4,000 Zulu warriors have already decimated a huge British garrison; now they are on their way to the much smaller Rorke's Drift. A Royal Engineers officer (Stanley ..read more »
War is hell, great story and acting this film will suck you in, another Kubrick classic.
Paths Of Glory
(1957) Starring:Wayne Morris, Kirk Douglas, Timothy Carey Director:Stanley Kubrick Certificate:
During the First World War, the French Army attempts to break the military stalemate by attacking a German position known as Ant Hill. The orders are received by Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas), who is aware that the task is virtually impossible and will result in many deaths. The mission takes place ..read more »
Great book and a brilliant film adaptation, I'd put this in the great films you've never heard of category.
A Simple Plan
(1998) Starring:Bill Paxton, Brent Briscoe, Bridget Fonda Director:Sam Raimi Certificate:
Hank Mitchell (Bill Paxton) is a humble hardware store manager who, along with his simple brother Jacob (Billy Bob Thornton) and their friend Lou, stumble upon $4.4 million in the smouldering wreck of a crashed plane. They reveal the discovery to Hank's wife Sarah (Bridget Fonda) and she agrees ..read more »
Another Shane Meadows classic, young boy growing up in the skinhead era circa England 1983.
This Is England
(2006) Starring:Stephen Graham, Frank Harper, Joseph Gilgun Director:Shane Meadows Certificate:
July, 1983. School’s out and 12 year-old Shaun (Turgoose) falls in with an amiable gang of skinheads and mods. Then National Front nut Combo (Graham) arrives on the scene, and being a little skinhead suddenly becomes far more than a fashion statement...
Once again Meadow's delivers the goods, starts off innocently enough then takes a distinctly dark turn and topped off by a brilliant performance by Paddy Considine.
A Room For Romeo Brass
(1999) Starring:Frank Harper, Andrew Shim, Vicky McClure Director:Shane Meadows Certificate:
Low-budget British comedy-drama from director Shane Meadows. When a stranger saves 12-year-old friends Romeo and Gavin from being badly beaten up, they agree to exchange the favour by helping the stranger date Romeo's sister. However, their new 'friend' then proceeds to draw the two youngsters into ..read more »
Fully deserving of its Oscar, beautifully told, acted and shot, another classic by the master Kurosawa.
(1950) Starring:Machiko Kyo, Toshiro Mifune, Masayuki Mori Director:Akira Kurosawa Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Set in feudal Japan, this film presents an intriguing tale of violent crime in the woods, told from the perspective of four different characters -- a bandit, a woman, her husband and a woodcutter. Only two things about the incident seem to be clear -- the woman was raped and her husband is now dead...read more »