It's NOT A FREAKING COMEDY! But it IS one of the best, most original movies ever made.
The Truman Show
(1998) Starring:Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich Director:Peter Weir Certificate:
Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) has a seemingly idyllic lifestyle: a secure job, a loving family and a peaceful home. Yet, unbeknownst to him, his entire existence has been one long TV series, the people around him Hollywood actors, the town a massive studio set, and the whole show orchestrated by a ..read more »
Probably the most original film I've ever seen, and done in a way deserving of the term "artful".
(2000) Starring:Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano Director:Christopher Nolan Certificate:
Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce) is suffering from acute short-term memory loss and is unable to remember anything for more than a few minutes at a time. This means that not only does he have no idea who he is, but that also, whenever he meets someone, a few minutes later he will have forgotten who they ..read more »
Don't watch this film until you've seen Firefly. However, even as a stand alone product, it's the best sci-fi movie since Star Wars. Probably even better.
Serenity(2005) Starring:Ron Glass, David Krumhol, Alan Tudyk Director:Joss Whedon Certificate:
Epic sci-fi adventure from writer-director Joss Whedon, based on his short-lived television series 'Firefly'. 500 years in the future, after a galactic civil war has united all the space colonies under the repressive Alliance, former rebel soldier Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) captains the ..read more »
Dauntingly complicated, but captivating and brilliantly acted.
(2006) Starring:Piper Perabo, Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman Director:Christopher Nolan Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Thriller starring Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale. Rupert Angier (Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Bale) are London-based magicians of the highest order, both blessed with spectacular powers of deception and both cursed with unrelenting envy for one another's skills. When Alfred performs an awe-..read more »
Seldom (if ever) has the subject of time been delt with in such a belieable manner.
(2000) Starring:Noah Emmerich, Elizabeth Mitchell, James Caviezel Director:Gregory Hoblit Certificate:
In 1999, policeman John Sullivan (Jim Caviezel) sets up his late father's ham radio - only to make contact with his dad, Frank (Dennis Quaid), who is also on the radio thirty years earlier! John tells Frank, a firefighter, that he is going to die in a blaze the next day, and armed with this warning ..read more »
The second best fantasy film ever made. Charming, Pratchett-style parody of fairy-tale heroics.
The Princess Bride
(1987) Starring:Peter Falk, Peter Cook, Billy Crystal Director:Rob Reiner Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Comical fantasy tale of beautiful princesses, foul villains and dashing heroes from director Rob Reiner. The Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright Penn) is saddened by the disappearance of her true-love Westley (Cary Elwes), and finds that she now has no choice but to become engaged to the evil Prince ..read more »
A soberingly realistic desert-island adventure. A mark of excellence, from the music (or sometimes a lack thereof), to the directing and the acting. Wiiiiiiiilson!
(2000) Starring:Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Christopher Noth Director:Robert Zemeckis Certificate:
Systems engineer Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) says goodbye to his girlfriend Kelly (Helen Hunt) and heads off on a flight to South America. En route the plane crashes into the Pacific Ocean, leaving Chuck as its only survivor. Luckily, there is an uninhabited island nearby and Chuck manages to swim to ..read more »
Murrey is at his best in this dryly presented take on the repeating day. Funny as hell, and heartwarming to boot.
(1993) Starring:Robin Duke, Brian Doyle Murray, Angela Paton Director:Harold Ramis Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Cynical TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) has nothing but disdain for the population of Punxatawney, Pennsylvania, the nowhere town he has to visit every year in order to cover the traditional Groundhog Day festivities. Even the attractive company of new producer Rita (Andie MacDowell) doesn'..read more »
Totally insane, wacky comedy with an excellent pace, and a certain dry wit that only a few will apreciate. If you liked Monty Python, you'll like this.
(2006) Starring:Jack Black, Peter Stormare, Ana Dela Reguera Director:Jared Hess Certificate:
Comedy starring Jack Black. Nacho (Black) is a man without skills. After being raised in a Mexican monastery, he is now a grown man and the monastery's cook, but doesn't seem to fit in. Nacho cares deeply for the orphans he feeds, but his food is terrible. He realises he must hatch a plan to make ..read more »
I rarely laugh so much during the course of a film. Shockingly funny!
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
(1988) Starring:Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly Director:Frank Oz Certificate:
When small-time con-artist Freddy Benson (Steve Martin) invades the lucrative Riviera turf of old pro Lawrence Jamieson (Michael Caine), the latter agrees to take him on and tutor him in the methods of fleecing wealthy widows. However, it is not long before Freddy is chafing at the second banana ..read more »