Okay folks, in the spirit of the great 1,000 lists compiled by the likes of Edgar Wright, and many others, I decided to push myself and create a list of TWO THOUSAND movies that I love and enjoy.
Below is a list of films that I personally like. I’m not in anyway saying these are the best films of all time – for Christ’s sake, Condorman is on here! This is purely for the fun of pushing myself to find 2,000 films (mostly based on my own collection) that I love, adore and would recommend to anyone (yes, even Deadly Friend).
Every movie has been painstakingly organised by it’s original release date, so this doesn’t reflect any kind of preference. All I could ever tell you in that respect is that my favourite movie is The Exorcist, closely followed by Jaws.
A little bit of background on me and my obsession with movies… I first saw Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark when I was 2-years old. Before the age of five I was already watching horror movies such as An American Werewolf in London and A Nightmare On Elm Street. It was around this time that my great Uncle would introduce me to the Universal monsters, Laurel and Hardy, Chaplin, Keaton and the films of Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder and John Ford. As a teen I continually sort out classic British and American cinema, dating back to the 1920s
It was at University, where I studied Film History, that I discovered world cinema. The work of Kurosawa, Ozu, Bunel, Deren, Fellini, Truffaut… etc. To this day I continue to discover movies based on recommendations from filmmakers and critics or simply stumbling across something on TV. Cinema is my life… this is my life in 2,000 choices.
*EDIT – Due to the recent, horrid, revelations regarding THAT scene in Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris, I have removed the film from the list and replaced it with Hal Ashby’s The Last Detail.Read less