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101 Must See Films

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I was recently considering the fact that I like watching a good film almost as much as I love reading. In the midst of perusing an action film I was reminded that someone compiled a list of 100 books they advised everyone to read before one shuffles off this mortal coil. So I decided to compile a list of films I believe everyone should see at least once in their lifetime. A good film, much like a good book, should generate debate. There is of course the fact that many a good film was inspired by a truly excellent book but we will not be going into that here. Some of these films have made it onto my DVD shelf. I’m old school and haven’t bought into digital ownership as yet. There is however still time.

I will be posting 8 film titles each month. Your job is to watch them then feel free to weigh in and comment. Some may be fairly harrowing and I will warn you in advance, others a tad violent and others provide giggles galore. Others are purely on this list for their nostalgic value to me.

Here goes my selection for the Festive Season

West Side Story - it's a classic right and if you're trying to help your young peops understand the value of a musical then this one's a must.

The Sound of Music - nothing needs saying

The Jungle Book - the original animated version and not the CGI one voiced by the likes of Idris Alba, Scarlett Johansson and Ben Kingsley. I'm very old school people.

Monsters Inc - fluffy blue animated monster. Nough said.

Sabrina - starring Audrey Hepburn. No substitutes accepted thanks.

The Guard - this one's a comedy. Unusual for me as I find so few films funny.

Strictly Ballroom - another comedy. Trust me, you'll love it. Even if you're not that into dancing.

Wild Target - another comedy. It must be festive good cheer flooding me with endorphins or something.

Anticipating a tsunami of comments so don't let me down.

Happy Festive Viewing!


  1. So you wouldn't put in a really long watch like Ben Hur or Lawrence of Arabia or Doctor Zhivago?

    1. Make a strong enough case and we'll see what we can do to shift the list around or even delete something. But you have to convince me.


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