1. Ocean’s 11 – I love a good caper and this movie tops the list! Great ensemble cast, uber cool soundtrack, and amazing editing giving this film a real ‘rat-pack’ vibe.
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark – Who didn’t want to be Indiana Jones growing up?! Just a classic adventure film with a smattering of humour thrown in for good measure.
3. Casablanca – This film is simply a classic that every film aficionado loves. Bogart is superb and it has one of the most often mis-quoted movie lines of all time.
4. Forrest Gump – Great story, great soundtrack, great visuals, and great cast! Plus I love the cameo of Elvis and the handful of Presidents.
5. The Shawshank Redemption – I don’t think there has ever been a more powerful film in terms of the story, the setting and the cast.
6. Star Wars – Who doesn’t love this first (original) episode of the most amazing space saga ever told on the cinema screen!
7. The Italian Job – Another great caper movie but whether you enjoy the original or the remake, both versions have the same appeal in terms of entertainment value.
8. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Kubrick’s stunning space epic based on a short story from Arthur C Clarke is as relevant today as it was when it was first released.
9. Monty Python and the Holy Grail – Ni! …enough said 😉
10. Good Will Hunting – Great story, intense dialogue, and Robin Williams. What more is there to say?
What’s on your list?