These are movies I remember watching with my dad. It was his death that inspired my feature film debut Come to Daddy.
I think my father liked the tough guys of cinema. He grew up around hardy stoic southern folk. Actions-speak-louder types. He also liked to toss a few drinks down in his day and he enjoyed the off-screen pursuits of hell-raisers like Oliver Reed, Richard Burton and Richard Harris as much as their on-screen roles.
Dad was a busy man, so going to the movies with him was a rare treat. Most of the films we watched together were on television. These are some of the ones I can recall. They’re all very good films and some have escalated into the rarified pantheon of all time favourites.
Ant Timpson is a film festival programmer, director, and producer of films including 'The Greasy Strangler', 'Turbo Kid' and 'The ABCs of Death'.