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The 2019 Top 20.

20 films

I think these films are good.

  • A Monster Calls
  • While We're Young
  • iBoy
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • The Amazing Spider-Man

Films in which a boiling kettle is used as a metaphor for tension rising in a scene

24 films

A list of films that use my favourite lazy, obvious, cliched metaphor.


  • Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans
  • Dracula Untold
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Clash of the Titans
  • Immortals

Films in which iconic or historical figures are inexplicably Welsh

6 films

Damn all those Welsh actors who can do better American accents than Luke Evans.

  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
  • Valkyrie
  • War of the Worlds

Films in which Tom Cruise’s character has kids

3 films

Thomas Mapother Cruise IV has starred in 64 films.

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout
  • American Animals
  • Double Lover
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Isle of Dogs

The 2018 Top 20.

25 films

The 20 films I've liked more than the other films I've seen that were released in the UK this year.…

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Annie Hall
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • The Truman Show
  • Up

My Top 100 - 2018

100 films

Once a year, I've taken to updating and redrawing the list of my 100 favourite films. It always takes far…

  • Inside Out
  • Brooklyn
  • Whiplash
  • It Follows
  • Magic Mike XXL

The 2015 Top 20.

25 films

All based on UK release dates. So Whiplash, Birdman, etc qualify, a number of next year's awards movies won't. Obviously…

  • Toni Erdmann
  • Okja
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Personal Shopper
  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

The 2017 Top 20.

25 films

UK releases. So, none of the films I saw at TIFF shall be added until on general release in Blighty.…

  • Boyhood
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Lego Movie
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Under the Skin

The 2014 Top 20

25 films

All on UK release dates, rather than 'general' year dates, so 12 Years a Slave, Her, etc qualify, but the…

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Annie Hall
  • Frances Ha
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • The Truman Show

My Top 100 Films - 2017

100 films

It's an absurdly hard task. Condensing every film I've ever seen down into 100. As such, most of the list…

  • Trance
  • Filth
  • X-Men: First Class
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • X-Men: Apocalypse

James McAvoy is a man slowly losing his mind

8 films

Don't worry, he does this all the time.

ALSO SEE: His modern-day BBC TV adaptation of Macbeth, Hamlet on stage,…

  • Oldboy
  • Kill List
  • Drive
  • The Raid
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Hammer-based violence

12 films

My favourite.