Having updated my Top 50 personal favourite films of all-time, I’ve decided to throw together a short list of some other flicks – films which I greatly admire, and which have made a great impression upon me.
My film degree opened my mind to a whole variety of cinematic experiences, and ever since then I’ve watched films of all varieties. I can go from a horror movie to a drama, then onwards to documentaries, animation, Oscar-grabbers, dim-witted blockbusters, exacting character studies, experimental shorts, indie flicks, or musicals, and whatever else you have from big names or no names – be they in the English language or not. The point is, if I’m interested in it, then it doesn’t matter what country or genre the film originates from.
My Top 50 list was designed for, and populated by, firm favourites that I could watch at any time, at the drop of a hat – but the following is a short list of more varied films off-the-top-of-my-head that I’ve had to be in the right mood for, but which have left a lasting impression.
Battle Royale (2000)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919)
Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
The Good, The Bad, and The Weird (2008)
The House of the Devil (2009)
Ichi the Killer (2001)
Inland Empire (2006)
La Jetee (1962)
Let the Right One In (2008)
Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Touch of Evil (1958)