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. Rashomon. Singin’ In The Rain.The Blues Brothers. Ikiru. Charulata. Shooting Stars (1928). Brassed Off. The Mummy(1999). The Red Shoes. Charade. 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. Ladyhawke. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Now, Voyager. The Winslow Boy. The Age Of Innocence.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. Cry Of The City. 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. Deception. Anatomy Of A Murder. Pickup on South Street. Hell Is A City. Dodsworth. Stray Dog. It Always Rains On Sunday. Pink String And Sealing Wax. Went The Day Well. 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. Crimson Peak. 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. The Man Who Knew Too Much, 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. 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. A Raisin In The Sun. Alien. Aliens. The Wicker Man (1973). 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. Young At Heart. Pygmalion. Pimpernel Smith.Twentieth Century. White Christmas. The Bishop’s Wife. Top Hat. The Original Star Wars Trilogy. The Godfather Trilogy. Tokyo Story. Snow Cake. Four Weddings And A Funeral. Sense And Sensibility (1995). Lawrence Of Arabia. The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie. Sideways. About A Boy. The Philadelphia Story. The Bad And The Beautiful. The Sundowners. Paths Of Glory. Gilda. Hollow Triumph. La Strada. 

TV Series: The Adventures, Return and Casebook of Sherlock Holmes(starring Jeremy Brett). Callan. Blake’s 7, The Bridge. The Blacklist. Outlander. The Jewel In The Crown.Yes, Minister. Yes, Prime Minister. Taxi. 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. Line Of Duty. The Avengers. The Bill. Rome. The Duchess Of Duke Street. The House Of Eliot. Upstairs, Downstairs. House of Cards(both the British and US versions).Roger and Val Have Just Got In. UFO. Alias. George Gently. Inspector Morse. Endeavour. Game Of Thrones. Peaky Blinders. A Woman of Substance. Strangers(1978-1982). The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries. Gotham. Penny Dreadful. The Killing (Danish version). The X-Files. Reilly Ace of Spies. Quantum Leap. Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Relic Hunter. Star Trek: The Original Series. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Star Trek: The Next Generation.Star Trek:Enterprise. Brideshead Revisited. Only Fools and Horses. Friends. Frasier. Cheers. Sapphire And Steel. The Scarlet Pimpernel(1982).

Actors and Actresses: George Sanders. Claude Rains. Edward Woodward. Conrad Veidt. Lon Chaney Sr. Setsuko Hara. Peter Firth. Stanley Baker. Robert Mitchum. Takashi Shimura. Audrey Hepburn. Stephen Tompkinson. Paul Darrow. William Powell. Anthony Andrews. Leslie Howard. Kenneth More. Robert Donat. Sam Neill. Ian Holm. Fredric March. James Spader. Faye Dunaway. Marlene Dietrich. Jared Harris. Shashi Kapoor. Michael Byrne. Rutger Hauer. Cary Grant. Buster Keaton. Anthony Quayle. Alfred Molina. Basil Rathbone. Jeremy Brett. Geoffrey Rush. Judy Davis. Alan Ladd. Marie Windsor. Emily Watson. Lauren Bacall. Cate Blanchett. Ruan Lingyu. Gene Hackman. Richard Burton. Miranda Richardson. Paul Henreid. Googie Withers. Anthony Head. James Garner. Don Henderson. Ingrid Thulin. Meryl Streep. Doris Day. Vincent Price. Stanley Tucci. Edward G. Robinson. Michael Redgrave. Sidney Poitier. Jean Harlow. Stellan Skarsgard. Gong Li.  Adrian Dunbar. Edward Everett Horton. James Mason. Eleanor Parker. Toshiro Mifune. Lee Grant. Bernard Hepton. James Stewart. Spencer Tracy. Lee Remick. Denzel Washington. Gregory Peck. Christopher Lee. John Mills. Dick Powell. Glynis Johns. Eva Green. Michelle Pfeiffer. Viola Davis. Paul Giamatti. Paul Freeman. Anthony Hopkins. Joseph Cotten. Sean Pertwee. Jon Pertwee. Clara Bow. Ingrid Bergman. Eric Portman. Gary Cooper. Bryan Brown. Alan Rickman. Samantha Morton. Michael Caine. Humphrey Bogart. Sylvia Syms. Rachel Weisz. Deborah Kerr. Madhabi Mukherjee. Timothy Dalton. Victor Garber. Ian Richardson. Anna May Wong. Robert Ryan. David Warner. Alex Jennings. David Morrissey. Kate Winslet. Leslie Nielsen. Richard Conte. Toni Collette. Rita Hayworth. Dorothy Dandridge. Vivien Leigh. Ziyi Zhang. Karl Malden. George C. Scott. 

Directors: David Lean. Howard Hawks. Kenji Mizoguchi. Billy Wilder. Gillian Armstrong. Sergio Leone. Fritz Lang. Alfred Hitchcock. Guillermo Del Toro. Michael Powell. Akira Kurosawa. Yasujiro Ozu. Ida Lupino. Steven Spielberg. Mikio Naruse. Satyajit Ray. Richard Fleischer. Martin Scorsese. Stanley Kubrick. Anthony Mann. Ken Loach. Peter Weir. Kon Ichikawa. William Wyler. Cecil B. DeMille and John Ford. Alan J. Pakula.

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.