As the cold winter months draw in, we thought it would be useful to give you some film night inspiration. Because what’s better than a pizza & movie night in when there’s a 80mph gale & snow storm outside?!
My top 10 favourite films:
(click on the film name – this will redirect you to YouTube to watch a trailer!)
✓ Moulin Rouge: ‘Because the greatest thing you’ll ever learn is to love and to be loved in return’ and because Ewan McGregor is a darling.
✓ When Harry Met Sally: Not just because of the Meg Ryan in the restaurant scene, I promise.
✓ Man Up: One of the more recent films – because if you are not in love with Simon Pegg yet, you will be.
✓ Donnie Darko: Because it fucks you up.
✓ Amelie: For those days when you’re feeling independently French.
✓ Now is Good: Because a good exhausting cry is sometimes exactly what you need.
✓ Inglorious Bastards: For when you want to get a little more serious.
✓ Love & Death: Because Woody Allen.
✓ Hole: For when you want to poo your pants.
✓ Corpse Bride: Because Tim Burton can’t do no wrong.
Shaun’s top 10 favourite films:
✓ Forrest Gump: Because it’s the only film that you can watch whatever mood you’re in.
✓ Rocky: The paramount motivation film.
✓ Star Wars – Empire Strikes Back: Because it’s Star Wars.
✓ Braveheart: Because Braveheart set the standard for all epic historical films since.
✓ American History X: Not the lightest of viewing but a must watch as it will divide opinion like no other film.
✓ Goodfellas: It’s the gangster film for people who don’t do gangster films.
✓ Along Came Polly: The comfort film that you can watch again and again and still gives you the warm and fuzzies.
✓ Gladiator: A stellar cast who each make their case for career best performances.
✓ Man on Fire: Denzel Washington has never been in a bad film and this is his best.
✓ Labyrinth: The ultimate mixture of goblins, fantasy and David Bowie’s tight trousers.
If you’re still struggling to pick the perfect movie for a night in maybe you will find inspiration from the BFI LOVE season – rather than rushing to your local HMV to buy a DVD you can watch them online on the BFI player! You’re welcome.