Top 15 'when I'm ill' Films.

The top 15 best rewatchable films for a Wednesday afternoon under the duvet
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Jaws (1975)
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A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down. (124 mins.)
“ A film you really can watch over and over again. Such an amazingly told story. I 'feel' for every single person in this film. Richard Dreyfuss' finest hour. An absolute masterclass in film making, and also a brilliant example of technical constraints leading to greater creativity (the shark that kept breaking down) ” - philmash
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
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A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. (133 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ There is such an sense of atmosphere in this film. A really well paced film, and one that continues to inspire me. The fishing boat scene is one of my favourite moments ever in cinema history. And OMGness I get so angry with Nurse Ratchet at the end, its hard to think of her as only a fictional character. ” - philmash
Dead Man (1995)
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On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world. (121 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
“ An unusual/art house take on the western genre ironically makes a much more realistic western in my opinion. Jim Jarmusch' best film. Johnny Depp's character William Blake builds so well from 'mild mannered accountant' into... well I won't spoil it... And the score by Neil Young is fab. ” - philmash
The Graduate (1967)
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A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter. (106 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ This film captures the disillusionment of youth so well. That feeling of not wanting to do what your parents want you to do, but not sure what the alternatives actually are. Some great iconic moments too; his birthday present he doesn't really want to wear is just brilliant. ” - philmash
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well. (102 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ Classic film. Those flying monkeys are still too scary for my kids. And it still makes me cry. "I'll miss you most of all Scarecrow." ” - philmash
American Beauty (1999)
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A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ Such a brilliant script. Such well rounded characters. Still disagree with the choice of the opening scene of the daughter and boyfriends home video. Other than that its faultless. ” - philmash
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
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Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites. (136 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ The ultimate chick-flick. And it's aged so much better than other Jane Austen period pieces due to it being directed by Ang Lee, with the naturalistic lighting and production design. Great acting. Worthy of its Screen Writing Oscar. ” - philmash
Withnail & I (1987)
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At the end of the 1960's, two substance-abusing, unemployed actors retreat to the countryside for a holiday that proves disastrous. (107 mins.)
Director: Bruce Robinson
“ Most people like this film, but its the English who think its amazing. And its become a cult classic. I quote it all the time. So so funny. It's so well written, but so badly directed. The interesting thing is that the very simple camerawork and simple direction make it look much older than it actually is, which works in its favour, as its a period piece. ” - philmash
Groundhog Day (1993)
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A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. (101 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
“ Often called 'A modern classic' or modern day version of 'Its a wonderful life'. An ultimate feelgood movie. An ultimate comedy. An ultimate moment where Andie Macdowell is actually very good. ” - philmash
Chinatown (1974)
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A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder. (130 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ My favourite Polanski film. Such a brilliant story, such subtle direction. When I first saw it I couldn't understand why, during a quiet intimate scene, he made Faye Dunaway lean so far forwards as to hit the car horn with her head... That is until I saw the final scene. He's a genius. ” - philmash
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
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Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. (129 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
“ I wish I had a dad like Atticus Finch. I wish I grew up in that town and played with those kids. My ultimate 'film crying moment' is when Atticus is leaving the court room and the Pastor says 'Jem. Scout. Stand up! Your daddy is passing'.... (sob!) ” - philmash
Blade Runner (1982)
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A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Such a beautiful film. Make sure you watch the directors cut. One of the few examples of a directors cut being better. So much atmosphere, so much angst. ” - philmash
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
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A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ Can't watch many oldies without taking my finger off the fast-forward button but this is one of them. Truely brilliant story. ” - philmash
Apocalypse Now (1979)
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During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. (153 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
“ The only war film on the list cos its more than just a war film. Its a film about the human condition. Don't watch directors cut its not nearly as good. "Terminate with extreme prejudice".... ” - philmash
Toy Story (1995)
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A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room. (81 mins.)
Director: John Lasseter
“ A film that changed our cinema forever. Such an amazing story. The moment where Buzz comes to terms with his own mortality is right up there with Hamlets 'To be or not to be' speech for me. ” - philmash