Alex J. Cavanaugh is asking us to list our top ten favorite movies.
I struggled to limit it to just ten and made a longer list which included Moon, Papillon, Magnolia, Being John Malkovich, Stranger Than Fiction, There Will Be Blood, Aliens, Deconstructing Harry, Brazil among others...
Tommorrow I might have come up with a different list, so let's call this my top ten films of today:
10 - Withnail And I (1987)
An eminently quotable love letter to the end of an era.
9 - Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
Woody Allen's Greek Tragedy is a very funny, very clever and very rewarding watch.
8 - The Sword In The Stone (1963)
This is my absolute favourite animated film.
7 - Cool Hand Luke (1967)
The man the system couldn't break. They don't make anti-establishment films better than this.
6 - Four Lions (2010)
A comedy about suicide bombers could have been a horrific experience, but Four Lions deals with challenging subject matter so well that it's easy to enjoy the comedy on its own merits.
5 - Trainspotting (1996)
This inventive adaptation to a novel I would have presumed unfilmable really does have a lust for life.
4 - Son Of Rambow (2008)
A beautiful film about childhood, innocence and an obsession with a certain supersoldier. I'm always in the mood to watch this.
3 - The Wicker Man (1973)
Brilliantly bleak and your best chance to see Christopher Lee in drag.
2 - The Fisher King (1991)
Terry Gilliam's fairy tale of New York is a fantastic and heartbreaking film.
1 - The Station Agent (2003)
I adore this film.
What are your favourite films?