Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Films That Stick With You

Here are the 15 films I find most memorable. Once again, these are in order by the (approximate) date that I saw them. I should add that I love all of them except number 10. I think this is an awful film that infuriates me in the way it threw out almost everything good in the original novel, and gets universally extravagant praise purely because Stanley Kubrick is treated as a god in the world of film.

Other films to which I've taken a strong dislike are Pulp Fiction (we don't need film-makers trying to make violence seem "cool"), The Evil Dead, The Descent and The Straight Story (the last one for completely different reasons to the others).

1. A Taste of Honey
2. The Knack and How to Get it
3. Bedazzled (1967 version)
4. The Wicker Man
5. Cabaret
6. Planet of the Apes (1968 version)
7. Carrie
8. Pardon Us (Laurel and Hardy)
9. The Terminator
10. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
11. A Room with a View
12. Pleasantville
13. The Sixth Sense
14. AI - Artificial Intelligence
15. Star Trek (2009)

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