Tag Archives: Top 10

Top 10 Vampire Movies

My top 10 vampire movies, in no particular order:

Bram Stocker’s Dracula


The Hunger

Fright Night

Interview With The Vampire


A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night



Only Lovers Left Alive

Top 10 Recommend Me A Movie!

After much deliberation, I’ve narrowed down my fictitious list of classics for the newbie to movies.

I’ve decided to keep it to easy to watch movies, all in the English language and to also exclude silent movies (boo!).  To ensure they’re all classics, all movies will be at least 30 years old.

Without further ado:

1. All About Eve (1950)
2. Blade Runner (1982)
3. Blazing Saddles (1974)
4. Cabaret (1972)
5. Jason And The Argonauts (1963)
6. Psycho (1960)
7. Star Wars (1977)
8. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
9. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
10. Tootsie (1982)

Recommend Me A Movie!

So you build up a reputation at work as a movie buff and people start asking for your opinion on all things film.

At some point, you’ll get the dreaded questions: What essential movies do I need to see?

Or worse.

Recommend me a classic?


You see, this lays upon you a burden of unforeseen depths and a huge responsibility.

Do you get all pretentious and offer a list of greatest films that you know full well won’t be enjoyed by a novice viewer or do you compile a list of movies you think they’ll enjoy and perhaps encourage them to seek out more movies?

Here’s the thing. A film like The Godfather (which I love) isn’t perhaps the best choice for someone looking to get into the classics. It is three hours long and there are many others with a shorter running time just as enjoyable.

There’s a key word for you: joy.

It should be a pleasure to watch a movie and not a task. You need find something that supposes little to no effort and is also readily available.

I’m also thinking erring on the side of caution and not mentioning movies not in the English language.

So, I think this may call for a proper list or a top 10 and this will suppose a challenge.

Part two to follow in blog post near you.

Maybe just leave that Satantango recommendation just for now…

Top 10 Fantasy Black List

A top ten of movies I’d like to see produced and on the big screen. In no particular order:

1.  Bauhaus Biopic
I’d love to see a movie focusing on the music of the post-punk, gothic era of the 80’s.
2.  Ghostbusters
Yes, I know a remake’s due out very soon. I’ve always rooted for a full on horror version. Feel free to add on elements of comedy.
3.  Lotte Reiniger Biopic
A biopic of quite possibly, my favourite animator.
4.  Love: A User’s Guide
Based on the novel by Clare Naylor. This is a harmless romantic comedy drama.
5.  The Alchemist
Based on the novel by Paulo Coelho. This should have happened this year, such a shame it’s apparantly not.
6.  The Metamorphosis
Based on the short story by Franz Kafka. This could be interesting as a motion capture performance.
7.  The Sandman
There are plenty of Sandman stories to adapt or a new one could be created. I’ll be happy either way as long as Death is in it and Neil Gaiman’s writing.
8.  The War of the Worlds
I’d love to see this on the big screen with the story, using Jeff Wayne’s concept album.
9.  The Yellow Wallpaper
Based on the short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, preferably done by a mostly female team.
10. Wicked
Starring Edina Menzel and Kristen Chenowith. Obviously.

Top 10 WTF Movies I Enjoyed

What it says on the tin. My top ten movies that I enjoyed, in alphabetical order:

1 – Eraserhead

2 – Freaks

3 – Holy Motors

4 – Lost Highway

5 – Mulholland Drive

6 – Santa Sangre

7 – Tetsuo: The Iron Man

8 – The Happiness of the Katakuris

9 – The Wicker Man

10 – Under The Skin


Top 10 Food Movies

My 10 favourite movies about food, in alphabetical order:



Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2

Eat Drink Man Woman

Fried Green Tomatoes

Julie & Julia

Like Water For Chocolate

Mostly Martha

The Last Supper

Woman On Top

Top 10 Almodovar Movies

I was originally going to do top 10 Spanish movies. When compiling my list, I realised that there were at least 4 Almodovar films contending.

So I’ve scrapped my original list for now and in its place here are my Top 10 Almodovar movies in alphabetical order:

Atame (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!)

Carne Tremula (Live Flesh)

La Ley Del Deseo (Law Of Desire)

La Mala Educacion (Bad Education)

La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In)

Los Abrazos Rotos (Broken Embraces)

Los Amantes Pasajeros (I’m So Excited!)

Tacones Lejanos (High Heels)

Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All About My Mother)