20.Deep Blue Sea (IMDB 5.9/10)
Searching for a cure to Alzheimer’s disease, a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the prey, as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back. I really like this film as it is really tense and some jumpy moment, it not like a B movie as it got a real story behind it and there are characters that you actually care about.
19.Eat Prey Love (IMDB 5.8/10)
A married woman realizes how unhappy her married really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a around the world journey to find herself. This is life affirming and you can connect with this film, the acting is superb and it just melt your heart. The cinematographer is stunning and this film portrait real life event that you left in tears but for the right reason.
18.Poseidon (IMDB 5.7/10)
On New Year’s Eve, the luxury ocean liner Poseidon capsizes after being swamped by a rogue wave. The survivors are left to fight for their lives as they determined to escape from the sinking ship. This is a tense, suspense with an all stars cast in this thrilling film from start to finish, the pace of this film is superb and start questioning when the wave started to come.
17.Wild Wild West (IMDB 4.9/10)
The two best special agents in the Wild West must save President Grant from the clutches of a wheelchair bound steampunk savvy, confederate scientist bent on revenge for losing the Civil War. This is a buddy comedy with the likes of Bad Boys, Men In Black, Lethal Weapon as this is generally funny with an eccentric villain, The chemistry between the actors and actress are top notch from an all stars cast.
16.Fantasic 4 (IMDB 5.6/10)
A group of astronauts gain superpowers after a cosmic radiation exposure and go after villains. This is an action-packed action film with dept and heart, The characters are likable with good chemistry together and this is generally funny as well. I really like both films are they really distinctive.
15.The Dark Is Rising (IMDB 4.8/10)
A boy’s life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark. I really like this film as it is eye catching and there are characters development, I also like the back story and the storytelling of the film and the pacing is superb as well. The acting is superb and it blended the dark element with light and shade.
14.The Three Musketeers (IMDB 5.7/10)
The hot headed young D’Artagnan along with three former legendary must battle a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war. This is a rip-roaring action film with colourful characters, this is generally funny and really engrossing with an all stars cast which are superb.
13.Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters (IMDB 5.9/10)
A teenager discovers he’s the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an ongoing battle between the gods. This is a rip – roaring good-looking film with a strong cast which are superb, this is generally funny with a really good story and it really good with pacing which blended light and darkness with a bit of comedy in.
12.The Perfect Man (IMDB 5.5/10)
A daughter try to cheer up her mum by using a fake romantic email and creative a perfect man for her mum. I do love a good romantic film and this is it with a well intention modern We Got Mail type of story, the acting is superb and this film is really uplifting and with a good message.
11.The Haunted Mansion (IMDB 5.0/10)
A real estate agent and his wife plus his kids are summoned to a mansion which is supposed to be haunted. While they attempt to escape, he learns an important lesson about the family he has neglected. This is a colourful film with eccentric and lovable characters, I like the way that they balance the comedy with darker element of the film but not as suitable for younger kids with mildly scary scene but everybody like Eddie Murphy.
10.Beastly (IMDB 5.6/10)
A modern day take on the Beauty and the Beast tale where a judgemental, arrogant and a womaniser teen is transformed into a hideous monster in order to find true love. The reason why I love this film is the message of appearances isn’t everything and needed to love yourself in the process and becoming a better man, The acting is superb and that is the type of film you would watch on a date night.
9.Journey 1,2 2008 – 2012 (IMDB 5.8/10)
After going to the centre of the Earth, seventeen-year-old Sean Anderson goes on a journey to find The Mysterious Island with numerous characters. I really like both films a lot as they are visual stunning and the storytelling spot on, the acting is superb and the comedy in both films are top notch and the cinematographer is brilliant.
8.Scooby Doo 1, 2 2002 – 2004 (IMDB 5.1/10)
The Mystery Inc must battle numerous monsters and travels places to places and getting to know each other. This is madcap but subtle film that just made you happy and smiley, if you love dogs you will love this. The acting is brilliant and CGI and the special effect are superb and this for rainy day and a mini pick me up.
7.Cats & Dogs 2001 – 2010 (IMDB 5.1/10)
A look at the top secret, high tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, of which their human owners are blissfully unaware. In this energetic and fun film that brim with one liner and all stars cast but with their voices, this is generally funny and a colourful tale and keep you smiling from start to finish.
6.Yogi Bear (IMDB 4.6/10)
A documentary filmmaker travels to Jellystone Park to shoot a project and suddenly meet by accident a colourful bear named Yogi Bear and his sidekick Boo – Boo and Ranger Smith. I really like this film as it is suitable for all ages and this is generally funny and it ticked all boxes, Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake are absolutely hilarious and got chemistry as well, as it balance comedy with mid perils scene.
5.Racing Stripes (IMDB 5.2/10)
A young zebra accidentally abandoned by the circus, but is found by a man and his daughter. On their farm, they joined by an eccentric group of animals, the young girl set out to achieve her dream of being in the Kentucky Open horse race. For me personally it about being different and being true to yourself and I can connect with that, All the characters and all the acting are superb and this is poignant tale that always being remember with being a perfect family film.
4.Herbie Fully Loaded (IMDB 4.8/10)
A teenager find a magical car with a mind of its own but her overprotective father refuses and forbid her to ride at NASCAR competitor despite its her dream. I really like this film as the message is believe in yourself and don’t give up and I can connect with that aspect, it is simply hilarious with some of Herbie antics and it just a perfect family film for all ages.
3.Annie (IMDB 5.3/10)
In this modern remake of the classic Broadway show ANNIE, a foster kid who lives with her mean foster mum, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York City mayoral candidate Will Stacks. I just like this film as it just generally moving and I do love a good musical, it got a good story with catchy tunes and the acting is superb and you can connect with this film of believing in yourself message, this is a perfect family film for all ages.
2.Hotel For Dogs (IMDB 5.4/10)
16-year-old Andi and her younger brother race to find a home for their loyal dog Friday. Fortunately for Friday, there’s an abandoned hotel just around the corner. This is a cute and heart-warming story that you would connect to especially the likable characters, the acting is brilliant and generally funny moment, so this is a perfect family film that suitable for all ages and both adult and kid alike.
1.Earth To Echo (IMDB 5.8/10)
A group of kids embark on a life affirming journey with mystery and adventure with an alien who needs their help of building a spaceship. This is a beautiful found footage type of film that explore friendship and being on a journey with them, the acting is superb and it’s all nonprofessional actors and actress which are amazing and it like the next generation of ET as the alien is cute. In my eyes every kid should see this undiscovered gem of a film that even adults and kids will enjoy this and it is generally moving.
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Believe it or not Mark, I have not seen any of those films so can’t comment on your judgement of them. I will do my list of films that I like and others don’t and post it tomorrow for you.
Ok Mark. Here are my suggestions for you. Although some of them score quite high (7 & above) on IMDB when I have played them for other people they have not liked them.
1. Being There – Peter Sellers as chance the gardener and his unlikely rise in the political arena because of his words of wisdom. One of the few times Sellers played it straight which makes it all the funnier (for me).
2. Jabberwocky – Michael Palin as another unlikely hero. A great mix of medieval style realism and silliness directed by Terry Gilliam.
3. Ed Wood – directed by Tim Burton and based on the true story of a hapless director played by Johnny Depp. Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi is brilliant and deservedly won the Oscar for best supporting actor.
4. Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid – a detective story starring Steve Martin who appears to be interacting with film stars from previous detective films.
Some historical based films for you now.
5. Waterloo – 1970 film of the fascinating story of the build up to and the playing out of the battle. Great acting by Rod Steiger and Christopher Plummer in the lead roles. Great battle scenes and done done before CGI with a cast of thousands!
6. Peterloo – Mike Leigh’s film about the massacre of protesters in Manchester. Most people complain that it is too long winded but I think it gives all the details necessary to understand the build up to the event.
7. The Charge of the Light Brigade – the 1968 version directed by Tony Richardson. Another film that takes it time to build up to the event but some fascinating details. Even mixes in some animation.
Some more modern films now.
8. Vernon Florida – documentary film directed by the great Errol Morris about oddball characters in one town in Florida.
9. Coffee and Cigarettes – 11 short vignettes directed by Jim Jarmusch and all involving coffee and cigarettes. People either love it or hate it.
10. The Story of the Weeping Camel – Springtime in the Gobi Desert, South Mongolia. A family of nomadic shepherds assists the births of their camel herd. One of the camels has an excruciatingly difficult delivery but, with help from the family, out comes a rare white colt. Despite the efforts of the shepherds, the mother rejects the newborn, refusing it her milk and her motherly love. When any hope for the little one seems to have vanished, the nomads send their two young boys on a journey through the desert, to a a backwater town in search of a musician who is their only hope for saving the colt’s life. Sounds an unlikely plot for a movie but it is a fascinating true story. Was a nominee for the best documentary Oscar in 2005.
See what you think!
I have seen four of these films which Mark and I enjoyed together there are another couple that sound that they may be worth watching.