My Favourite Films

This list largely speaks for itself. As with the music lists I’ve gone for a combination of things I really enjoyed watching and things I consider artistically great. The best items here are of course both. In the case of films which have been remade, all listed are the original versions unless otherwise stated.

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 28 Days Later
  • The Adventures of Mark Twain
  • Alice (1988)
  • Alien, Aliens and Alien 3
  • Amadeus
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Assault on Precinct 13
  • Back to the Future trilogy
  • Badlands
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Batman
  • Battle Royale
  • Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  • Black Christmas
  • Blade Runner (Final Cut)
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Blue Velvet
  • Brazil
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Cabaret
  • The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
  • Carnival of Souls
  • Carrie
  • Citizen Kane
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Clue
  • The Company of Wolves
  • Coraline
  • The Crow
  • Cube
  • Dark Star
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Deliverance
  • Disco Pigs
  • Dog Soldiers
  • Donnie Darko
  • Don’t Look Now
  • The Downfall / Der Untergang
  • Duel
  • Easy Rider
  • Educating Rita
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • The Elephant Man
  • Eraserhead
  • The Exorcist
  • Fantasia
  • Fellini’s 8 1/2
  • Gaslight
  • The Ghost and Mrs Muir
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Godfather trilogy
  • The Golem (1920)
  • Ginger Snaps
  • The Goonies
  • The Graduate
  • Gremlins
  • Halloween
  • Halloween II
  • Hamlet (1990)
  • Heathers
  • Hellraiser
  • High Plains Drifter
  • Highlander
  • The History Boys
  • The Hitcher
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
  • The Hunger
  • The Innocents
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956 and 1978 versions)
  • Jaws
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space
  • King Kong
  • Labyrinth
  • The Last Unicorn
  • The Life of Brian
  • The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
  • The Lost Boys
  • Mad Max
  • Metropolis
  • Misery
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • The Name of the Rose
  • Near Dark
  • The Neverending Story
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • A Nightmare On Elm Street
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Nosferatu
  • The Omen
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Othello (1995)
  • Pi
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • The Plague Dogs
  • Predator
  • Rashomon
  • Rear Window
  • Return to Oz
  • Richard III (1995)
  • The Ring
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Robocop
  • Rocky
  • Rocky II
  • Scarface (1983)
  • Scrooge (1970)
  • Shallow Grave
  • Shine
  • The Shining
  • Silent Running
  • Solaris
  • The Spiral Staircase
  • Stand By Me
  • The Terminator
  • Terminator 2 – Judgement Day
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • The Thief of Baghdad (1940)
  • The Thing (1982)
  • The Third Man
  • This is Spinal Tap
  • Throne of Blood
  • Time Bandits
  • The Tin Drum / Die Blechtrommel
  • Touch of Evil
  • V for Vendetta
  • Voyage Dans La Lune
  • Watership Down
  • The Wicker Man
  • Withnail and I
  • Witness
  • The Wizard of Oz
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