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

James Mac "Jamesy"
 
Ben-Hur - 3-Disc Edition [Blu-ray] [1959] [Region Free]
Ben-Hur - 3-Disc Edition [Blu-ray] [1959] [Region Free]
"The ultimate epic that everyone should see, and much underrated despite its success at the Oscars."
It's a Wonderful Life (Black & White and Colourised Versions) [Blu-ray] [1946]
It's a Wonderful Life (Black & White and Colourised Versions) [Blu-ray] [1946]
"The ultimate feel good movie, classic Frank Capra, if you don't cry at the end, see a doctor!!"
Blue Velvet (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD]
Blue Velvet (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD]
"David Lynch at his most masterful and accessible - a film of many levels."
2001 - A Space Odyssey [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
2001 - A Space Odyssey [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
"The ultimate Science fiction experience, but read the book first  - effects still hold out after over 40 years!!"
Great Expectations [DVD]
Great Expectations [DVD]
"Probably David Lean's best film overall, a masterclass of British film making."
The 39 Steps: Special Edition [Blu-ray]
The 39 Steps: Special Edition [Blu-ray]
"Hitchcock's best British film by a country mile, would love to see a colourised version of this film."
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs Combi Pack (2 Blu-ray Discs + DVD)
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs Combi Pack (2 Blu-ray Discs + DVD)
"Became the highest grossing film in the world upon release in 1939, and it deserved it; a blueprint for all animation films to follow."
A Matter Of Life And Death [DVD]
A Matter Of Life And Death [DVD]
"Classic Powell and Pressburger, one of the very best British films, despite its propaganda origins."
Goldfinger [Blu-ray] [1964]
Goldfinger [Blu-ray] [1964]
"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!!"
Star Wars IV: A New Hope (Limited Edition) [DVD]
Star Wars IV: A New Hope (Limited Edition) [DVD]
"Such a landmark on first release, this is the closest to the original theatrical release that started it all."
Grave of the Fireflies [DVD]
Grave of the Fireflies [DVD]
"One of the most realistic and mature animations that I have seen, truly imaginative and emotionally powerful - another one to watch with tissues nearby."
Blade Runner - The Final Cut (5-Disc Ultimate Collectors' Edition) (Cardboard Edition) [1982] [DVD]
Blade Runner - The Final Cut (5-Disc Ultimate Collectors' Edition) (Cardboard Edition) [1982] [DVD]
"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."
Memento [Blu-ray] [2000]
Memento [Blu-ray] [2000]
"Truly groundbeaking film-making, if you have difficulty following it, watch a second time in chronological order by finding the "easter egg"."
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan [Blu-ray] [1982]
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan [Blu-ray] [1982]
"The best version of the best Star Trek film to date, and the closest to the flavour of the series."
Dances With Wolves [Blu-ray] [1990] [Region Free]
Dances With Wolves [Blu-ray] [1990] [Region Free]
"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."
Rear Window [DVD] [1954]
Rear Window [DVD] [1954]
"Such a unique film in its day, revolutionary direction and utterly engrossing."
The Wizard Of Oz [Sing-Along Edition] [2 Blu-ray discs + DVD] [1939]
The Wizard Of Oz [Sing-Along Edition] [2 Blu-ray discs + DVD] [1939]
"It has to be in there! The all-time classic in glorious high definition."
Terminator 2 - Judgment Day (Skynet Edition)  [1991] [Blu-ray]
Terminator 2 - Judgment Day (Skynet Edition) [1991] [Blu-ray]
"Fantastic sci-fi  / action flick, one giant rollercoaster form star to finish."
Lawrence of Arabia - Two Disc Set [DVD]
Lawrence of Arabia - Two Disc Set [DVD]
"A master class in epic film making, until we get the blu ray version, this is the best way to experience this classic."
Harold and Maude [1971] [DVD]
Harold and Maude [1971] [DVD]
"Often considered a cult black comedy but this film still allows us to laugh about a difficult subject."
Lilya 4-Ever [DVD] [2002]
Lilya 4-Ever [DVD] [2002]
"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"
Platoon [Blu-ray] [1986]
Platoon [Blu-ray] [1986]
"Easily Oliver Stone's best film, a harrowing account of the human horrors Vietnam war"
Indiana Jones - Raiders Of The Lost Ark - Special Edition [DVD]
Indiana Jones - Raiders Of The Lost Ark - Special Edition [DVD]
"The first and best of the series, a great adventure from start to finish."
Toy Story (Special Edition) (Blu-ray / DVD)
Toy Story (Special Edition) (Blu-ray / DVD)
"Ground breaking when first released, a true family classic."
The Shawshank Redemption [Blu-ray]
The Shawshank Redemption [Blu-ray]
"Deservedly hailed as a classic, although it took a few years."