The best film I have ever seen. I can't imagine anyone ever making anything to top it. Al Pacino--best screen acting of all time in this, although Marlon Brando comes a close second. Part 1 is the best.
(1972) Starring:Marlon Brando, Richard Conte, James Caan Director:Francis Ford Coppola Certificate:
Francis Ford Coppola's epic masterpiece features Marlon Brando in his Oscar winning role as the patriarch of the Corleone family. Director Coppola paints a chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan's rise and near fall from power in America, masterfully balancing the story between the Corleone's ..read more »
(1991) Starring:Dianne Wiest, Winona Ryder, Alan Arkin Director:Tim Burton Certificate:
A gothic love story from Tim Burton. When Avon lady Peg Boggs (Dianne Wiest) pays a call to the local castle, she discovers Edward (Johnny Depp) - a half-finished, mechanical boy with scissors for hands. She takes him home to her suburban neighbourhood, where his exotic appeal and prodigious ..read more »
Wonderful film, especially for fans of the novel In Cold Blood.
(2005) Starring:Dan Futterman, Bruce Greenwood, Bob Balaban Director:Bennett Miller Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Oscar-winning drama based on a true story. In 1959, Truman Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a popular writer for The New Yorker, learns about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Holcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story material, Capote and his partner, Nelle Harper Lee (Catherine ..read more »
Monty Python's Life Of Brian
(1979) Starring:Charles McKeown, Gwen Taylor, Terry Jones Director:Terry Jones Certificate:
On a midnight clear 2,000 years ago, three wise men enter a manger where a babe is wrapped in swaddling clothes. It is an infant called Brian...and the three wise men are in the wrong manger. For the rest of his life, Brian (Graham Chapman) finds himself regarded as something of a messiah -- yet he'..read more »
The film that made me realise Angelina Jolie could actually act.
(1999) Starring:Winona Ryder, Brittany Murphy, Angelina Jolie Director:James Mangold Certificate:
New England, the 1960s. 17-year-old Susanna (Winona Ryder) is diagnosed as suffering a borderline personality disorder and sent to Claymore psychiatric hospital. Once there, she rejects the treatment of psychiatrist Dr Wick (Vanessa Redgrave) and nurse Valerie (Whoopi Goldberg), turning instead to ..read more »
Whats not to love? Joy Division are one of my favourite bands. And Sam Riley is now one of my favourite actors.
(2007) Starring:Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Craig Parkinson Director:Anton Corbijn Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
A profile of Ian Curtis (Riley), the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.
Endlessly heartbreaking. The speech at the end always has me in floods.
A Beautiful Mind
(2001) Starring:Josh Lucas, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer Director:Ron Howard Certificate:
Russell Crowe takes the lead role in this award-winning biopic based on the life of the groundbreaking mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash. Arriving at Princeton in 1947, Nash resolves to make an important new contribution to his field and begins developing his insights into game ..read more »
The Sound Of Music
(1965) Starring:Eleanor Parker, Anna Lee, Richard Haydn Director:Robert Wise Certificate:
Austria in the 1930s. Ex-nun Maria (Julie Andrews) becomes the governess for a family of seven children who live in the shadow of their domineering and repressed widower father (Christopher Plummer). She brings love, music and excitement into the children's lives and also eventually begins to have ..read more »
They should show this on giant screens in rehab in a double bill with 'Requiem for a Dream'
(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 »
(2004) Starring:Natalie Portman, Clive Owen, Jude Law Director:Mike Nichols Certificate:
Drama about four strangers (Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman and Clive Owen), their chance meetings, instant attractions and brutal betrayals. Dan (Jude Law) is a writer in London who wants to finish a novel, but in the meantime supports himself by writing obituaries. One day he meets Alice ..read more »