I've seen all but MM's docu, and A Night to Remember is tied for second place.
A Night to Remember (Film)
Drama-documentary based on the events of April 14, 1912. Luxury liner Titanic is five days to sea. Its staterooms crowded with the rich, talented and fashionable of Europe and America, the ship is the pride of Second Officer Herbert Lightoller and Thomas Andrews, its designer. Yet when a giant iceberg looms, the 'unsinkable' ship is doomed, and Andrews knows it.
Director: Roy Ward Baker, Richard Wallace
Starring: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman, Anthony Bushell, John Cairney
(Black and White, Subtitles, 1958, 12, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
The African Queen (Film)
John Huston's classic Oscar-winning tough comedy adventure is set in First World War Africa. Humphrey Bogart plays Charlie Allnut, the hard-drinking, woman-hating owner of The African Queen, a decrepit steamer that trades up and down the river. Katharine Hepburn plays Rose Sayer, the strait-laced spinster sister of missionary Rev. Samuel Sayer, whom Charlie has agreed to take back to civilisation. But when the Reverend dies after the mission is attacked by German troops, Charlie and Rose set off on a journey of escape that turns into one of revenge as the disparate couple reach a touching accord.
Director: John Huston
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Theodore Bikel, Walter Gotell
(Subtitles, Audio Described, 1951, U, 5 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
Terry Gilliam's surreal Orwellian fantasy. Sam Lowry is happy in his job at the Ministry of Information, where frequent daydreams transport him from drab reality. Then the worst occurs: a mistake in the system! Before he knows it, Sam meets the girl of his dreams and finds himself in a nightmare world of renegade heating engineers, storm troopers, terrorists and torturers.
Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Robert de Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Michael Palin
(Stereo, Widescreen, Subtitles, 1985, 15, 5 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Film)
Tale of self-discovery based on the true story of a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg in 1828 and later claimed to have been locked away in a tower since birth. When found, he can barely walk or speak and has no concept of social behaviour. Eventually he learns to read, write, talk, perform in society and think for himself. But he remains an outsider, a mystery to both the town and himself.
Director: Werner Herzog
Starring: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira, Willy Semmelrogge, Michael Kroecher, Hans Musäus
(Stereo, Widescreen, Subtitles, 1974, PG, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Film)
Lavish adaptation of the first book in JRR Tolkien's epic fantasy trilogy about a young hobbit who inherits a ring with dark powers and embarks upon a dangerous quest to destroy it. Accompanied by eight others who have sworn to help him in his task, he journeys towards the land of Mordor with the terrifying servants of the Dark Lord Sauron in pursuit attempting to reclaim their master's ring.
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm, Sean Bean
(Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 2001, PG, 5 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
Capitalism: A Love Story (Film)
Michael Moore's timely film looks at the successes and failures of the American capitalist system, where the richest one per cent have more than the bottom 95% combined; a system that claims to reward free enterprise but in fact rewards greed. He coaxes an explanation of what derivatives are from experts and explains "dead peasant insurance", where companies can take out life insurance on their employees, claim if they die while still working and keep the money. There are also the Moore hallmark moments, using a loudhailer on Wall Street to ask for his money back and cordoning off the Stock Exchange as a crime scene. But beneath the grandstanding is a passionate exposure of the causes of the financial collapse.
Director: Michael Moore
Starring: Michael Moore, John McCain, Jimmy Carter, Sarah Palin, Ronald Reagan, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Editor's Choice, Premiere, Widescreen, Subtitles, 2009, 12, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
The Man Who Wasn't There (Film)
Billy Bob Thornton plays Ed Crane, a barber in a sleepy 1940s town whose wife Doris is having an affair with her boss Big Dave. But when he's offered a get-rich-quick scheme, his plans to raise the money lead to blackmail, murder, Death Row for his wife, an expensive city lawyer Freddy Riedenschneider and then, by a savage irony, his own appointment with the electric chair for a crime he didn't commit. The Coen brothers' Oscar-nominated Hitchcockian tribute to the film noir genre is sparked with humour, darkness and outstanding performances.
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, James Gandolfini, Katherine Borowitz
(Black and White, Widescreen, Subtitles, 2001, 15, 3 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
Bad Lieutenant (Film)
A raw, gripping, controversial classic from the 90s. "The Lieutenant" is addicted to drugs, alcohol and gambling, and is up to his neck in debt. He's also one of New York's finest, and when a nun is brutally raped, his desire to find the rapist is made larger by the $50,000 reward on offer. Abel Ferrara pulls out of Keitel one of his finest performances.
Director: Abel Ferrara
Starring: Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Paul Calderon, Leonard L. Thomas, Robin Burrows, Frankie Thorn
(Subtitles, 1992, 18, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)