My favourite films - and they should be yours too!!

A Listmania! list by James Mac "Jamesy" (U.K.)
 
Ben-Hur - 3-Disc Edition [Blu-ray] [1959] [Region Free]
1.  Ben-Hur - 3-Disc Edition [Blu-ray] [1959] [Region Free] DVD ~ Charlton Heston
The list author says:
  "The ultimate epic that everyone should see, and much underrated despite its success at the Oscars."
6.75   Used & New from: 6.05
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

It's a Wonderful Life (Black & White and Colourised Versions) [Blu-ray] [1946]
2.  It's a Wonderful Life (Black & White and Colourised Versions) [Blu-ray] [1946] DVD ~ James Stewart
The list author says:
  "The ultimate feel good movie, classic Frank Capra, if you don't cry at the end, see a doctor!!"
Used & New from: 7.73
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (516 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

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Blue Velvet [DVD]
3.  Blue Velvet [DVD] DVD ~ Isabella Rossellini
The list author says:
  "David Lynch at his most masterful and accessible - a film of many levels."
Used & New from: 2.97
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

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2001 - A Space Odyssey [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
4.  2001 - A Space Odyssey [Blu-ray] [Region Free] DVD ~ Keir Dullea
The list author says:
  "The ultimate Science fiction experience, but read the book first  - effects still hold out after over 40 years!!"
16.99   Used & New from: 7.79
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (287 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Great Expectations [DVD]
5.  Great Expectations [DVD] DVD ~ John Mills
The list author says:
  "Probably David Lean's best film overall, a masterclass of British film making."
4.46   Used & New from: 0.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The 39 Steps: Special Edition [Blu-ray]
6.  The 39 Steps: Special Edition [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Robert Donat
The list author says:
  "Hitchcock's best British film by a country mile, would love to see a colourised version of this film."
5.80
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs Combi Pack (2 Blu-ray Discs + DVD)
7.  Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs Combi Pack (2 Blu-ray Discs + DVD) DVD ~ Adriana Caselotti
The list author says:
  "Became the highest grossing film in the world upon release in 1939, and it deserved it; a blueprint for all animation films to follow."
29.99   Used & New from: 13.94
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (305 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

A Matter Of Life And Death [DVD]
8.  A Matter Of Life And Death [DVD] DVD ~ David Niven
The list author says:
  "Classic Powell and Pressburger, one of the very best British films, despite its propaganda origins."
4.90   Used & New from: 0.64
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

Goldfinger [Blu-ray] [1964]
9.  Goldfinger [Blu-ray] [1964] DVD ~ Sean Connery
The list author says:
  "Classic Bond, with Sean Connery at his manly best. Watch the blu ray and imagine what it must have been like listening to the Shirley Bassey theme tune at the start of the movie in 1964!!"
6.99   Used & New from: 2.83
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Star Wars IV: A New Hope (Limited Edition) [DVD]
10.  Star Wars IV: A New Hope (Limited Edition) [DVD] DVD ~ Mark Hamill
The list author says:
  "Such a landmark on first release, this is the closest to the original theatrical release that started it all."
18.98   Used & New from: 2.57
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Grave of the Fireflies [DVD]
11.  Grave of the Fireflies [DVD] DVD ~ Yoshio Mamiya
The list author says:
  "One of the most realistic and mature animations that I have seen, truly imaginative and emotionally powerful - another one to watch with tissues nearby."
10.66   Used & New from: 6.88
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Blade Runner - The Final Cut (5-Disc Ultimate Collectors' Edition) (Cardboard Edition) [1982] [DVD]
12.  Blade Runner - The Final Cut (5-Disc Ultimate Collectors' Edition) (Cardboard Edition) [1982] [DVD] DVD ~ Harrison Ford
The list author says:
  "I went for this version as the blu ray does not have the original version - although everyone says they hate the commentary, it's easier to follow the final cut having watched the original first."
38.99   Used & New from: 27.94
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (596 customer reviews) | 21 customer discussions

Memento [Blu-ray] [2000]
13.  Memento [Blu-ray] [2000] DVD ~ Guy Pearce
The list author says:
  "Truly groundbeaking film-making, if you have difficulty following it, watch a second time in chronological order by finding the "easter egg"."
10.05   Used & New from: 5.98
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan [Blu-ray] [1982]
14.  Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan [Blu-ray] [1982] DVD ~ William Shatner
The list author says:
  "The best version of the best Star Trek film to date, and the closest to the flavour of the series."
7.75   Used & New from: 5.68
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Dances With Wolves [Blu-ray] [1990] [Region Free]
15.  Dances With Wolves [Blu-ray] [1990] [Region Free] DVD ~ Kevin Costner
The list author says:
  "Costner has been devalued in terms of film making because of subsequent failures (Waterworld, The Postman et al) but this is true epic film making that deserved all it's Oscars."
7.75   Used & New from: 1.96
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Rear Window [DVD] [1954]
16.  Rear Window [DVD] [1954] DVD ~ James Stewart
The list author says:
  "Such a unique film in its day, revolutionary direction and utterly engrossing."
5.00   Used & New from: 1.27
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Wizard Of Oz [Sing-Along Edition] [2 Blu-ray discs + DVD] [1939]
17.  The Wizard Of Oz [Sing-Along Edition] [2 Blu-ray discs + DVD] [1939] DVD ~ Judy Garland
The list author says:
  "It has to be in there! The all-time classic in glorious high definition."
21.29   Used & New from: 5.04
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

Terminator 2 - Judgment Day (Skynet Edition)  [1991] [Blu-ray]
18.  Terminator 2 - Judgment Day (Skynet Edition) [1991] [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
The list author says:
  "Fantastic sci-fi  / action flick, one giant rollercoaster form star to finish."
7.42   Used & New from: 5.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (296 customer reviews) | 20 customer discussions

Lawrence of Arabia - Two Disc Set [DVD]
19.  Lawrence of Arabia - Two Disc Set [DVD] DVD ~ Peter O'Toole
The list author says:
  "A master class in epic film making, until we get the blu ray version, this is the best way to experience this classic."
13.99   Used & New from: 0.29
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (304 customer reviews) | 10 customer discussions

Harold and Maude [1971] [DVD]
20.  Harold and Maude [1971] [DVD] DVD ~ Ruth Gordon
The list author says:
  "Often considered a cult black comedy but this film still allows us to laugh about a difficult subject."
6.99   Used & New from: 2.73
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

Lilya 4-Ever [DVD]
21.  Lilya 4-Ever [DVD] DVD ~ Oksana Akinshina
The list author says:
  "The most difficult of all the films in this list to watch, but an eye opener about Human Trafficking and cruelty that still goes on today"
24.99   Used & New from: 6.95
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Platoon [Blu-ray] [1986]
22.  Platoon [Blu-ray] [1986] DVD ~ Charlie Sheen
The list author says:
  "Easily Oliver Stone's best film, a harrowing account of the human horrors Vietnam war"
7.44   Used & New from: 5.86
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Indiana Jones - Raiders Of The Lost Ark - Special Edition [DVD]
23.  Indiana Jones - Raiders Of The Lost Ark - Special Edition [DVD] DVD ~ Harrison Ford
The list author says:
  "The first and best of the series, a great adventure from start to finish."
5.75   Used & New from: 2.98
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

Toy Story (Special Edition) (Blu-ray / DVD)
24.  Toy Story (Special Edition) (Blu-ray / DVD) DVD ~ Tom Hanks
The list author says:
  "Ground breaking when first released, a true family classic."
12.79   Used & New from: 3.60
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

The Shawshank Redemption [Blu-ray]
25.  The Shawshank Redemption [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Tim Robbins
The list author says:
  "Deservedly hailed as a classic, although it took a few years."
6.00   Used & New from: 4.13
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (446 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

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