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Doris Day Top Ten plus Terrible Two

12 films

Doris Day was absolutely one of a kind, blessed with a sweet belter of a voice, an incomparable knack for…

  • Tootsie
  • All That Jazz
  • Frances
  • Music Box
  • Cape Fear

Jessica Lange Top Ten plus Terrible Two

12 films

In the 90s, I could've laid claim to the title of Jessica Lange's Number One Fan (Sledgehammerless Category). Then as…

  • Double Indemnity
  • Ball of Fire
  • Remember the Night
  • The Lady Eve
  • East Side, West Side

Barbara Stanwyck Top Ten plus Terrible Two

12 films

My estimation of this sassy lassie has soared in recent years. I used to think her limited but I now…

  • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
  • Two for the Road
  • Tom Jones
  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Double Indemnity
  • Some Like It Hot
  • The Apartment
  • Ace in the Hole

Billy Wilder Top Ten plus Terrible Two

12 films

This list is a challenge from a list-obsessed Letterboxer, and proved a genuine challenge. How to pick and rank a…

  • Went the Day Well?
  • A Kind of Loving
  • Term of Trial
  • The Lodger
  • Two Thousand Women

Thora Hird Top Ten plus Terrible Two

12 films

I think Thora Hird's finest cinematic hour came as the harridan mother-in-law in John Schlesinger's A Kind of Loving: "You're…

  • The Bride of Frankenstein
  • The Man in the White Suit
  • Sons and Lovers
  • The Old Dark House
  • Scrooge

Ernest Thesiger Top Ten plus Terrible Two

12 films

Having just watched My Learned Friend and discovered that Ernest Thesiger, a character actor of superb presence, isn't even listed…

  • Gosford Park
  • The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
  • The Pumpkin Eater
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  • Death on the Nile

Maggie Smith Top Ten plus Terrible Two

12 films

I love Maggie Smith more than I love my morning coffee. That's a lot. She brightens up any film in…

  • Waxworks
  • Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
  • House of Wax
  • Dracula: Prince of Darkness
  • Frankenstein Created Woman

A Virgin in HoopTober

29 films

Inspired by Tom Morton, I have decided to embark on my first Letterboxd Challenge - namely to have a horror…

  • Ryan's Daughter
  • On Chesil Beach
  • This Boy’s Life
  • The Family Way
  • Zandy's Bride

Wedding Nights from Hell

13 films

That moment after brushing the confetti from your shoulders when you think, "Oh God, what have I done?" Suggestions welcome…

  • Victim
  • Ice Cold in Alex
  • Flame in the Streets
  • The Queen
  • The Tamarind Seed

Sylvia Syms Top Ten plus Terrible Two

12 films

One of my favourite British actresses, Sylvia starred in several important films of the 50s and 60s, breaking taboos with…

  • The Lady Vanishes
  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • The General
  • The Narrow Margin
  • Rome Express

Choo Choo! Fint's Top Ten Train Movies

10 films

My favourite films set chiefly upon a locomotive. Night Mail, Night Train to Munich, Von Ryan's Express, Train to Busan…