Top 20

After a great deal of agonising, I've managed to assemble my top 20 favourite films. This list will evolve and change over the years, being subject to new great films I see, mood swings, life experiences, errors in judgement, relationships ending or beginning, changes in perspective, influences and maturity, and so on.

There were so many titles I had to exclude. 20 is such a small and restrictive number when you love movies. This list is not the 20 best films ever made, but it's a list of films I've embraced for reasons that are personal and mysterious even to me, films that have helped me to understand myself.

  • The 400 Blows

    1

  • On the Waterfront

    2

  • Rosemary's Baby

    3

  • Ordinary People

    4

  • Amadeus

    5

  • Apocalypse Now

    6

  • Jules and Jim

    7

  • Jaws

    8

  • mother!

    9

  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

    10

  • Sunset Boulevard

    11

  • The Godfather: Part II

    12

  • Alien

    13

  • Psycho

    14

  • All About Eve

    15

  • Requiem for a Dream

    16

  • Bright Star

    17

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    18

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    19

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

    20