Best ever ( or your favourite ) films

Axholme Lion

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A great list - The Ipcress File probably belonged in mine as did the dummy episode in Dead of Night whilst And Soon the Darkness is greatly under-rated.

But especially Green for Danger - indeed I could easily have included almost everything with Alistair Sim a great presence in film after film.
He certainly was.

John Mills was also another great who was in countless class films. I enjoyed The Long Memory which had a scene where he tracked down the villain of the piece in his hideout in Shad Thames.

He also played a German spy in Cottage to Let, a wartime thriller featuring a fourteen year old protege of Alistair Sim in his first screen role called George Cole. George played a teenage version of Flash Harry/Arthur Daley!
 

kevrelles

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Frankenstein (1931)
The Public Enemy (1931)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)
The Mummy (1932)
King Kong (1933)
Sons of the Desert (1933)
The Invisible Man (1933)
A Night at the Opera (1935)
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
A Day at the Races (1937)
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Way Out West (1938)
The Roaring Twenties (1939)
Casablanca (1942)
Went the Day Well? (1942)
Double Indemnity (1944)
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Treasure of the Silver Madre (1948)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
White Heat (1949)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
The African Queen (1951)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
Don’t Bother to Knock (1952)
High Noon (1952)
Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Niagara (1953)
Roman Holiday (1953)
The Big Heat (1953)
The War of the Worlds (1953)
On the Waterfront (1954)
Sabrina (1954)
The Ladykillers (1955)
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
To Catch a Thief (1955)
The Searchers (1956)
The Ten Commandments (1956)
Hell Drivers (1957)
Night of the Demon (1957)
Quatermass II (1957)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
The Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
A Night to Remember (1958)
Dracula (1958)
Ben-Hur (1959)
I’m All Right, Jack (1959)
Too Many Crooks (1959)
North by Northwest (1959)
The Angry Silence (1959)
The Mummy (1959)
Peeping Tom (1960)
Psycho (1960)
School for Scoundrels (1960)
Spartacus (1960)
The Apartment (1960)
The Brides of Dracula (1960)
The League of Gentlemen (1960)
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
The Frightened City (1961)
Dr. No (1962)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Dr. Strangelove (1963)
From Russia with Love (1963)
The Great Escape (1963)
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
Carry on Cleo (1964)
Goldfinger (1964)
Zulu (1964)
The Hill (1965)
The Ipcress File (1965)
Thunderball (1965)
Alfie (1966)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Robbery (1967)
Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
The Graduate (1967)
The Jungle Book (1967)
The Producers (1967)
The Devil Rides Out (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Bullitt (1968)
Carry on Up the Khyber (1968)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
Where Eagles Dare (1968)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Frankenstein Must be Destroyed (1969)
Kes (1969)
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
The Italian Job (1969)
Dirty Harry (1971)
Get Carter (1971)
Play Misty for Me (1971)
The French Connection (1971)
The House that Dripped Blood (1971)
The Godfather (1972)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
American Graffiti (1973)
High Plains Drifter (1973)
Live and Let Die (1973)
Magnum Force (1973)
Serpico (1973)
Theatre of Blood (1973)
The Exorcist (1973)
The Sting (1973)
The Godfather Part 2 (1974)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Jaws (1975)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1976)
Rocky (1976)
Taxi Driver (1976)
The Omen (1976)
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Annie Hall (1977)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Star Wars (1977)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Grease (1978)
Halloween (1978)
Superman (1978)
Alien (1979)
Life of Brian (1979)
Quadrophenia (1979)
Rocky II (1979)
Scum (1979)
Friday the 13th (1980)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The Long Good Friday (1980)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan (1981)
The Howling (1981)
The Thing (1982)
Rocky III (1983)
Scarface (1983)
Trading Places (1983)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
This is Spinal Tap (1984)
The Terminator (1984)
Back to the Future (1985)
Aliens (1986)
Highlander (1986)
Die Hard (1987)
RoboCop (1987)
The Living Daylights (1987)
The Untouchables (1987)
A Fish called Wanda (1988)
Midnight Run (1988)
Batman (1989)
GoodFellas (1990)
Terminator 2 Judgment Day (1991)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Speed (1994)
Scream (1996)
Trainspotting (1996)
The Full Monty (1997)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Spider-Man (2002)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Batman Begins (2005)
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
Hot Fuzz (2007)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Kingsman The Secret Service (2015)

Just a few off the top of my head! 🤣
What about the pre 1931 films.they were the best :grinning:
 

kevrelles

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MY 100 Fav British films
1917
A Cottage on Dartmoor
A Kind of Loving
A Man For All Seasons
A Matter of Life or Death
A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Night to Remember
A Room With a View
A Taste of Honey
American Friends
Another Year
Billy Budd
Black Narcissus
Blue Murder at St Trinians
Bridge on the River Kwai
Brief Encounter
Clockwise
Comfort and Joy
Conspiracy
Darkest Hour
Distant Voices Still Lives
Dr Zhivago
Dreamchild
Dunkirk
Educating Rita
Far From the Madding Crowd
Get Carter
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Great expectations
Gumshoe
Hamlet (Branagh)
Hamlet (Olivier)
Henry V (Branagh)
Henry V (Oivier)
Hobson's Choice
Howard's End
Ice Cold in Alex
Jane Eyre
Kind Hearts and Coronets
King Lear
The Lady Vanishes
Lawrence of Arabia
Local Hero
Mona Lisa
Moon
Mrs Miniver
Much Ado About Nothing
Oliver Twist (Lean)
Outcast of the Islands
Passport to Pimlico
Persuasion
Pool of London
Rembrandt
Restless Natives
Richard II
Richard III
Rogue Male
Romeo and Juliet
Secrets and Lies
Sense and Sensibility
Shakespeare Wallah
Stage Door
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Testimony
The Amazing Mr Blunden
The Belles of St Trinians
The Browning Version
The Caretaker
The Crying Game
The Enchanted Cottage
The Fallen Idol
The Go-Between
The Happiest Days of Your Life
The Haunting
The Hill
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
The Innocents
The King's Speech
The Life and Times of Colonel Blimp
The Lion in Winter
The Long Day Closes
The Magdalene Sisters
The Man Who Knew Too Much
The Offence
The Pickwick Papers
The Railway Children
The Smallest Show on Earth
The Thief of Bagdad
The Third Man
The 39 Steps
The Wrong Trousers
This Happy Breed
Titus
Truly Madly Deeply
Twelfth Night
Went the Day Well
Whistle and I'll Come to You
The Winslow Boy
Zulu
Yes but other than that load of shit.do you like any good films:grinning:
 

The Humble One

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Yes but other than that load of shit.do you like any good films:grinning:
Now, now Kev I included your Great Expectations. Not so much Oliver! though Ron Moody and Oliver Reed are great. One of my least favourite Carol Reed films due to those cavorting about numbers that go on for days - I thought Who Will Buy would stretch out to the edge of doom. I do like The Guns of Naverone though - I just wish they'd cut a bit of David Niven moaning at Greg Peck.
 

The Humble One

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He certainly was.

John Mills was also another great who was in countless class films. I enjoyed The Long Memory which had a scene where he tracked down the villain of the piece in his hideout in Shad Thames.

He also played a German spy in Cottage to Let, a wartime thriller featuring a fourteen year old protege of Alistair Sim in his first screen role called George Cole. George played a teenage version of Flash Harry/Arthur Daley!
I know - Johnnie Mills a spy. It's a Once Upon a Time in the West moment.
 

Life with the Lions

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What about the pre 1931 films.they were the best :grinning:
Nah, can’t be doing watching a silent film with talking boards or foreign subtitles! If I concentrate on the subtitles, I miss catching an eyeful of Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve. If I watch them and miss the subtitles, then I haven‘t a fucking clue what the film’s about! 🤣

That’s why there isn’t any French, German or Italian films on my list!
 

Eamon Dunphys tackle

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Try Freeview channel 81. They have a few old westerns on through the week.
I can't stand it when they do remakes. Just eave us with the original.

Incidentally, my late parents went to the Alamo when they were on holiday in the States.
When they came home, I asked them what it was like visiting the Alamo.
My dad replied: " There is a Woolworths near it it"
Made me laugh!
 

The Humble One

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I can't stand it when they do remakes. Just eave us with the original.

Incidentally, my late parents went to the Alamo when they were on holiday in the States.
When they came home, I asked them what it was like visiting the Alamo.
My dad replied: " There is a Woolworths near it it"
Made me laugh!
In fairness The Maltese Falcon was a second remake. And the first remake, Satan Met a Lady, despite the presence of Bette Davis was a complete stinker.
 

The Humble One

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IIRC The Alamo as a site is singularly unimpressive other than historically. I liked the film though. And I'm sure the fact John Ford was visiting the shoot during the battle scenes was entirely co-incidental and he spent the day with the second unit.
 

ParisWall

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I need the help of you lads, particularly the Western buffs.

My dad took me to see a western film when I was a kid - try as I might, just cannot remember the name of the film.

It would have been around 1957-60; the one memorable scene was a house surrounded by Red Indians (sorry 😆).

As the house burnt, one of the hero's dismantled the stove, dug a hole in the floor and used the pipe in which to breath.

The film then cut to the smouldering remains of the house, and a movement of dirt and the hero's hand, followed by the rest of his body - he'd survived!

Does it ring any bells?

:hmmm:
 

Axholme Lion

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I need the help of you lads, particularly the Western buffs.

My dad took me to see a western film when I was a kid - try as I might, just cannot remember the name of the film.

It would have been around 1957-60; the one memorable scene was a house surrounded by Red Indians (sorry 😆).

As the house burnt, one of the hero's dismantled the stove, dug a hole in the floor and used the pipe in which to breath.

The film then cut to the smouldering remains of the house, and a movement of dirt and the hero's hand, followed by the rest of his body - he'd survived!

Does it ring any bells?

:hmmm:
Yes, the fire alarm bell.
 

DensLions

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I need the help of you lads, particularly the Western buffs.

My dad took me to see a western film when I was a kid - try as I might, just cannot remember the name of the film.

It would have been around 1957-60; the one memorable scene was a house surrounded by Red Indians (sorry 😆).

As the house burnt, one of the hero's dismantled the stove, dug a hole in the floor and used the pipe in which to breath.

The film then cut to the smouldering remains of the house, and a movement of dirt and the hero's hand, followed by the rest of his body - he'd survived!

Does it ring any bells?

:hmmm:
The Fire Engine