10.The Witches (1990)
A young boy, recently orphaned, is taken to England by his grandmother. At a hotel in which they are staying, a group of witches have gathered to prepare a plot to rid England of all children. This is a magnificently tale and the storytelling is beautifully told with fantastic acting especially Anjelica Huston who commanded the scene very well, if your kids fancy the film you should watch this film with them, the visual and the special effect is superb.
9.Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom (1984)
In 1935, Indiana Jones arrives in India, still part of the British Empire, and is asked to find a mystical stone. He then stumbles upon a secret cult committing enslavement and human sacrifices in the catacombs of an ancient palace. In this rip-roaring adventure film that would thrill you from start to finish, the storytelling and the plotting is spot on and the acting is great and the set pieces are out of this world.
8.The Truman Show (1998)
Since birth, an insurance salesman discovers his whole life is actually a reality TV show that control his life, his friends and his families. A fantastic and a usual tale that is well written, it is certainly crowd pleaser and you would connect with these characters in this well-made and a well-intentioned film.
7.Apollo 13 (1995)
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy. The casting is spot on and really convincing and the storytelling of this film is brilliant, the visual and the special effect is certainly unbelievable in this memorable film.
6.The Goonies (1985)
A group of young misfits called The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on an adventure to find a legendary pirate’s long – lost treasure. An enchanting tale of mystery and the unknown in this exciting film with amazing set pieces, also the characters in the film are likeable in this well-meaning film.
5.Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)
A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory. In a colourful romp that made the cinematographer look gorgeous and the acting is brilliant and it is spot on especially the late Gene Wilder as he capture the magic of the very person Willy Wonka, it certainly capture people imagination and the songs is really catchy and really uplifting.
4.Home Alone (1990 – 1992)
0ne year after Kevin McCallister was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself stranded in New York City – and the same criminals are not fair behind. This is generally funny, heartfelt, charming and a beautiful story that will capture people heart. The two burglars Daniel Stern and Joe Pesci are absolutely hilarious and the acting in generally is spot on.
3.Small Soldiers (1998)
After military manufactured computer chips are put in a line of action figures, they end up with minds of their own and try to invade an Ohio suburb, and do battle with another line of toys that have the same chips. This is worth watching with witty one liner, sense of an adventure and a compelling watch in this thoughtful film that is suitable for a family to watch, the voice casting is superb as the toy figures.
When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped in it for decades – and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game. A majestic and a thrilling film from start to finish and the casting is excellent and spot on, These characters in the film are likeable with a great story.
1.Homeward Bound (1993/1996)
Shadow, Sassy and Chance are back! It’s been three years since their trek through the woods and over the mountains. Now the family lives in San Francisco and they are taking a vacation in Canada. Only problem, the pets escape from the airport while being put in the cargo area of the plane. An enchanted tale of friendships and just being there for someone, this is so uplifting and a pure family film that suitable for all ages in a beautiful timeless story that capture people heart and their imagination.
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I had to admit that I had a chuckle when I saw what constituted “Golden Oldies” to you Mark. You can tell you are younger! Most of my golden oldies are black and white films, although a few in colour. If you haven’t seen these yet, I recommend that you try and catch them, probably on the Talking Pictures channel.
The Third Man and Citizen Kane – Orson Welles two best efforts, although I like his version of Macbeth too.
Casablanca, To Have and Have Not, The African Queen, and Treasure of The Sierra Madre – all featuring Humphrey Bogart. All of them contain some of the all time classic lines in films.
Jason and the Argonauts – best adventure film – and in colour! One of Ray Harryhausen’s best special effects film.
Duck Soup – the best Marx Brothers film.
Get Carter – one of Michael Caine’s early films, and one of his best (and features scenes in my home town!)