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The Ultimate 25 Movies For Your Collection

J. Johnston
 
The Shining [DVD] [1980]
The Shining [DVD] [1980]
"Much more than just a horror movie, this is more psychological than anything else. A truly disturbing vision realised by one of the most important and distinguishable directors of all time."
Catch Me If You Can [DVD]
Catch Me If You Can [DVD]
"A modern masterpiece in modern storytelling that has been hugely underrated and sadly forgotten by most since it's release. Great performances by all, most notably Christopher Walken who won a bafta."
Happiness [DVD] [1999]
Happiness [DVD] [1999]
"With it's ironic title and outstanding cast, this is one of THE best character studies of recent years, that will make you laugh, cry and give you a high level of discomfort all at the same time."
Blue Velvet [1986] [DVD]
Blue Velvet [1986] [DVD]
"One of the most unsettling films of all time, and also one of the most unique. It's a career defining film from the visionary director David Lynch, and is as terrifying as it is intriguing."
Clerks - 10th Anniversary Edition (3 Disc Special Edition Box Set) [DVD]
Clerks - 10th Anniversary Edition (3 Disc Special Edition Box Set) [DVD]
"One of the defining indie movies of the 90's, Clerks was made on basically no money, but has fast become a recognised and beloved film for many fans, and gave the world Jay and silent Bob."
Ghostbusters/Ghostbusters 2 [DVD] [2005]
Ghostbusters/Ghostbusters 2 [DVD] [2005]
"Now for a change, and one of the ultimate movies from my childhood that made me laugh as much as it scared me. With its  smart, funny and cynical script and endless creativity, its a great fun mix."
Pulp Fiction [DVD]
Pulp Fiction [DVD]
"Another defining  movie of the 90's, and Tarantino's best to date, Pulp Fiction is clever, slick, and is paced so well there's never a dull moment, even when they discuss what French Mcdonalds is like"
Magnolia (2 Disc Box Set) [1999] [DVD]
Magnolia (2 Disc Box Set) [1999] [DVD]
"Magnolia is an epic, 3 hour movie that cleverly links the lives of seemingly unrelated strangers through coincidence, chance and an unexplainable, surreal event. Basically, it's a modern masterpiece"
The Big Lebowski [DVD] [1998]
The Big Lebowski [DVD] [1998]
"The coens best movie to date, with the best characters and fantastically unlikely story. The movie with such a big cult following, there's actually a convention for the movie. It deserves one."
Rushmore [DVD] [1999]
Rushmore [DVD] [1999]
"A fantastically quotable and quirky indie comedy, from sundance legend Wes Anderson. Personally, my favourite of his flicks."
American Psycho [DVD] [2000]
American Psycho [DVD] [2000]
"Should we be laughing or scared? the line blurs between terrifying and  satirically funny, as we see a man's sanity decline until he is 'simply not there.'  great movie, great book."
Mulholland Drive - Special Edition [DVD]
Mulholland Drive - Special Edition [DVD]
"Confusing, disturbing and very David Lynch. It's a film unlike any other that becomes more and more rewarding when you think you've decoded it, though you probably haven't."
Ghost World [DVD]
Ghost World [DVD]
"A movie for anyone who ever felt alienated, an outsider or that people are stupid. Sums up these feelings accurately and funnily making it essential for anyone who has ever been called 'freak'."
Monty Python's Life of Brian [DVD] [1979]
Monty Python's Life of Brian [DVD] [1979]
"Obviously The best python movie, and one that was so brilliantly quotable and smartly satirical on religion, that it is essential for your collection, if you have a sense of humour."
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (2 Disc Special Edition) [1975] [DVD]
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (2 Disc Special Edition) [1975] [DVD]
"Another great turn from Jack Nicholson, in a movie so moving, and so brilliantly written and executed that it should go down as one of the classic movies of all time."
Requiem for a Dream [DVD] [2001]
Requiem for a Dream [DVD] [2001]
"Probably the most powerful movie i've seen, thanks to the haunting soundtrack, the unforgettable performances and the artful camera work that make this one movie that will stay with me for a long time"
Annie Hall [DVD] [1977]
Annie Hall [DVD] [1977]
"Annie Hall is Woody Allen at the peak of his career, the inner most thoughts of one of the most influential, iconic and hilarious writers in the last decades."
Sideways [DVD] [2004]
Sideways [DVD] [2004]
"An hilariously beautiful movie, a sort of coming of age movie for 40 year olds. Two great lead performances and a solid tragicomedy script make this one of the best movies of recent years."
King Kong [DVD] [1933]
King Kong [DVD] [1933]
"where it all started. The epic that's inspired hundreds of remakes, spin offs and copycats. sure, it inspired some brilliant movies (cloverfield), but nothing can overthrow this undisputed classic."
Being John Malkovich [DVD] [2000]
Being John Malkovich [DVD] [2000]
"Unique, surreal, funny and beautiful, being John Malkovich showcases the brilliance of Spike Jonze and proves that originality still exists in the movie world."
The Squid And The Whale [DVD] [2006]
The Squid And The Whale [DVD] [2006]
"An accurate moving and  funny portrayal of a messy divorce and the effect it has on the kids. A must for anyone who has been through  this and a fascinating insight for anyone who hasn't a masterpiece"
True Romance (1993) [DVD]
True Romance (1993) [DVD]
"Fast, funny, scary and fun- it's pulp fiction on the road. A brilliant script and some suprisingly beautiful moments. though directed by Tony Scott, this is vintage Tarantino."
Little Miss Sunshine [DVD] [2006]
Little Miss Sunshine [DVD] [2006]
"a perfect indie movie, that still manages to show true originality. The great cast and perfect Devotchka soundtrack are reason enough to see it but it also throws on great script and is truly moving"
The Rules Of Attraction [DVD]
The Rules Of Attraction [DVD]
"A smart, fast and memorable movie, that is from the author of American Psycho. A great insight into a world where the people are too young and and wealthy and don't know what to do with it."
Truman Show - Sce [DVD]
Truman Show - Sce [DVD]
"Proving Jim Carrey can act, the truman show is a moving and smart movie that is very definatley a commentary on today's television and lack of privacy."