Favourite Films

Here are some of my favourite/favorite* films/movies* (*with respect to American English) in no particular order. Those marked with a red *** are certainly recommended. I include TV films and other TV material that might be available on DVD or Video sites, such as Amazon, http://amazon.com or http://amazon.co.uk and check the details of the films at http://www.imdb.com/ .

Wizard of Oz

East of Ipswich (TV film)

All the Presidents Men

Waterloo Bridge

Midnight Cowboy

The Waltons (film and TV series)

2001 a Space Odyssey

Dr. Strangelove

Reflections (TV film)

Metroland (TV documentary about the building of houses west of London along the Metropolitan railway corridor)

Scales of Justice ('B' film fillers from the 1960s)

After Pilkington (TV film)

The Green Man

The Chain (TV film)

The Long Arm (Scotland Yard detective mystery) ***

Heart of the Country (TV drama in four parts)

Fantastic Voyage

The 39 Steps (1939)

Easter Parade

Holiday Inn

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers


Hornblower (and TV films)

Murder at the Gallop

Carry Me Back ***

Oh Mr. Porter !

Ten Rillington Place (based on fact)

Forbidden Planet

White Christmas

Hotel du Lac (TV film)

A Matter of Life and Death

Sound of Music

Play it again Sam

Goldiggers of 1935 ***

Titfield Thunderbolt

Singing in the Rain

The Third Man

Indiana Jones


Star Wars (the first film)

Brief Encounter ***


Heat and Dust

School for Scoundrels

Ice Cold in Alex ***

A Passage to India


The Vikings


Dr. No (the first and the best)

Only Five Came Back

The Four Feathers

Fandango ***

Henry V

The Big Country

North by Northwest

Nuts in May (TV film)

Rich and Famous

The Young Ones

Oh Lucky Man

You Only Live Twice


Peggy Sue got Married ***

The Black Velvet Crown

Point Blank (1967) ***


The Black Candle

National Lampoons European Vacation

National Lampoons - Wally World

Far from the Madding Crowd ***

Waterloo Bridge ***

This Island Earth


AI: Artificial Intelligence ***

and many others, bought on DVD and Videotape. These will be added to this listing in due course.