Maddy’s Favourites

Here are just a few of my favourite films, series, directors, actors, and composers. From the classic era, to the present day. This list would be never ending if I included all the titles and people that I’m a fan of.

Films: The Passionate Friends. Singin’ In The Rain, Ikiru. Rashomon. Shooting Stars (1928). The Mummy(1999). The Red Shoes. The Man With No Name Trilogy. The Narrow Margin (1952). Odds Against Tomorrow. Murder, My Sweet(1944). Truck Turner. Brief Encounter. Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison. Gone With The Wind. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. The Age Of Innocence. Charulata. Down To Earth. The Princess Bride. Wolf. Begin Again. The Big City. The Fabulous Baker Boys. Late Spring. Oliver Twist(1948). The Wings Of The Dove. They Might Be Giants. Under The Clock. Girl With The Green Eyes. In The Heat Of The Night. The Secret Garden(1993). Scaramouche. The Towering Inferno. The Poseidon Adventure(1972). House Of Flying Daggers. Little Women (1949 and 1994 versions).The Life Of Oharu. This Happy Breed. Heat and Dust. Pickup on South Street. Hell Is A City. Dodsworth. Stray Dog. It Always Rains On Sunday. The Dark Corner. The Wicked Lady (1943).Millions Like Us. The Apartment. Laura. My Best Friend (2006). Daybreak(1948). Nothing But a Man. Grand Hotel. Red Dust. Cornered. There Was a Father. Sisters of the Gion(1936). The Whole Wide World. The Years Between. The Mudlark. The Magician. Blanche Fury. A Patch of Blue. Jaws. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. To Kill A Mockingbird. Priceless (2006). Nayak: The Hero. To Have and Have Not. The Big Sleep. Black Narcissus. A Matter Of Life And Death. The Innocents. The Tomb Of Ligeia. Jurassic Park. Carmen Jones. The Indiana Jones Trilogy. The Apu Trilogy. Sunday in New York. Out Of Africa. Sophie’s Choice. Falling In Love. The Ten Commandments (1956). The Remains of the Day. The Virgin Spring. The Fog. Notorious. The Birds. The Lady Vanishes. Vertigo. Marnie. The Birds. Psycho. Shadow of a Doubt. North By Northwest. How To Steal A Million. Pretty Woman. Roman Holiday. The Big Heat. Sunset Blvd. A Room With A View. Pool of London. The Naked Spur. Shenandoah.The League of Gentlemen(1960). International Velvet. Cry Of The City. The Big Chill. The Thin Man. San Francisco. The Pelican Brief. The Firm. A Night To Remember. Dog Soldiers. The Invisible Man(1933). The Others. The Changeling. Hardcore. The Blues Brothers. Zodiac. Random Harvest. The Railway Children. The Hustler. The Color Of Money. Hud. Summertime. French Kiss. How To Steal A Million. Up The Down Staircase. A Passage To India. Wings. The Thief Of Bagdad(1924). The Silence Of The Lambs. Ghostbusters(1984). Ice Cold In Alex. Bridget Jones’s Diary. My Best Friends Wedding. Shadowlands. Legends Of The Fall. Catch Me If You Can. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman. Hello Dolly. South Pacific. Hook. The Goonies. Some Kind Of Wonderful. Le Jour se Leve. Mr. Skeffington. Waterloo Bridge (1940). Portrait Of Jennie. Pink String and Sealing Wax. Alien. Aliens. Chocolat. The More The Merrier. Brooklyn. It’s Great To Be Young. Odd Man Out. Holiday. Spartacus. Key Largo. To Sir With Love. Dead Poets Society. Pygmalion. Pimpernel Smith.Twentieth Century. White Christmas. The Bishop’s Wife. Top Hat. The Original Star Wars Trilogy. The Godfather Trilogy. Tokyo Story. La Strada. Snow Cake. Four Weddings and a Funeral. Sense and Sensibility (1995). Lawrence Of Arabia. The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie. Sideways. The Philadelphia Story. The Bad And The Beautiful. The Sundowners. Paths Of Glory. Gilda. Summertime.

 

 
TV Series: The Adventures, Return and Casebook of Sherlock Holmes(starring Jeremy Brett). The Bridge. The Blacklist. Outlander. The Jewel In The Crown. Lord Peter Wimsey(starring Edward Petherbridge). The Rockford Files. Colditz. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Ripper Street. Babylon 5. Columbo. The Thorn Birds. Elizabeth R. The Twilight Zone(1959-1964). Mad Men. Spiral. Prime Suspect. The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. The Bill. Rome. The Duchess Of Duke Street. Upstairs, Downstairs. House of Cards(both the British and US versions).Roger and Val Have Just Got In. Alias. George Gently. Inspector Morse. Endeavour. Game Of Thrones. Peaky Blinders. A Woman of Substance. Gotham. Penny Dreadful. The Killing (Danish version). The X-Files. Reilly Ace of Spies. Quantum Leap. Star Trek. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Brideshead Revisited. Only Fools and Horses. Friends. Frasier. Cheers. 
Actors and Actresses: Claude Rains. Setsuko Hara. Stanley Baker. George Sanders. Leslie Howard. Sam Neill. Ian Holm. James Spader. Robert Mitchum. Marlene Dietrich. Jared Harris. Shashi Kapoor. Cary Grant. Buster Keaton. Alfred Molina. Geoffrey Rush. Emily Watson. Lauren Bacall. Cate Blanchett. Ruan Lingyu. Gene Hackman. Richard Burton. Googie Withers. James Garner. Ingrid Thulin. Meryl Streep. Doris Day. Vincent Price. Stanley Tucci. Edward G. Robinson. Michael Redgrave. Sidney Poitier. Jean Harlow. Gong Li. Takashi Shimura. Edward Everett Horton. James Mason. Bernard Hepton. James Stewart. Spencer Tracy. Denzel Washington. Gregory Peck. Christopher Lee. John Mills. Dick Powell. Glynis Johns. Eva Green. Michelle Pfeiffer. Viola Davis. Paul Giamatti. Kevin Spacey. Paul Freeman. Anthony Hopkins. Joseph Cotten. Sean Pertwee. Jon Pertwee. Lon Chaney Sr. Clara Bow. Ingrid Bergman. Eric Portman. Gary Cooper. Bryan Brown. Alan Rickman. Michael Caine. Humphrey Bogart. Rachel Weisz. Deborah Kerr. Madhabi Mukherjee. Timothy Dalton. Victor Garber. Ian Richardson. Robert Ryan. Alex Jennings. David Morrissey. Kate Winslet. Leslie Nielsen. Richard Conte. Jeremy Brett. Toni Collette. Rita Hayworth. Dorothy Dandridge. Vivien Leigh. Ziyi Zhang.
Directors: Howard Hawks. Kenji Mizoguchi. Billy Wilder. Sergio Leone. Fritz Lang. Alfred Hitchcock. Michael Powell. David Lean. Akira Kurosawa. Yasujiro Ozu. Ida Lupino. Steven Spielberg. Mikio Naruse. Satyajit Ray. Martin Scorsese. Stanley Kubrick. Anthony Mann. Ken Loach. Peter Weir. Cecil B. DeMille and John Ford.
Composers: Jerry Goldsmith. Bernard Herrmann. John Barry. Rachel Portman. John Williams. Elmer Bernstein. Danny Elfman. Thomas Newman. Ennio Morricone. Howard Shore. Alex North. Carter Burwell. Zbigniew Preisner. Alfred Newman. James Horner and Ramin Djawadi.

 

 

 

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