These are some of my favourites. You might like them too. If you click on the Order button, you go straight to Amazon and (at no cost to you) I get a wee percentage that helps support this website. Thanks! 

1 Giant Leap

Rating: 3

Produced, directed and composed by Duncan Bridgeman and Jamie Catto

A visual album fusing sound, images and spoken word from around the world

12 Angry Men

Rating: 3

Starring Henry Fonda

A Beautiful Mind

Rating: 3

Starring Russell Crowe

Winner of 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, A Beautiful Mind is direct by Ron Howard and produced by Brian Grazer

A Man for all Seasons

Rating: 3

Featuring an all star cast - Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles, Susannah York and Vanessa Redgrave

"A picture that inspires admiration, courage and thought" (The New York Times)

All the President's Men

Rating: 3

Starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman

Two Washington reporters stumble upon what was to become known as the Watergate Scandal.

American Graffiti

Rating: 3

Starring Richard Dreyfuss

A Californian night in 1962 finds four young men leaving college and beginning to party.

Apollo 13

Rating: 3

Starring Tom Hanks

Drama based on the events of the Apollo 13 space flight which saw three American astronauts stranded in a crippled spacecraft miles from earth.

Billy Elliot

Rating: 3

Starring Julie Walters, Gary Lewis, Jamie Bell

When Billy Elliot chooses ballet classes over boxing lessons his life is changed forever. He decides to keep the lessons secret from his father, a coal miner, but when his ballet instructor persuades him to try out for the Royal Ballet School in London, Billy must make the choice between family responsibilities and his dreams...

Chariots of Fire

Rating: 3

The story of the intense rivalry between two British athletes as they prepare for and participate in the 1924 Olympic Games.

Children of a Lesser God

Rating: 3

Starring William Hurt and Marlee Matlin

Based on the Tony Award-winning play and nominated for five Academy Awards, this sensitive drama stars William Hurt as an idealistic tutor of the deaf who becomes involved with an angry, confused woman trying to cope with her handicap in a hearing world.

Dead Poet's Society

Rating: 3

Starring Robin Williams

Robin Williams stars as an English teacher who doesn't fit into the conservative prep school where he teaches but his charisma and love of poetry inspires several boys to revive a secret society with a bohemian bent.

Death of a Salesman

Rating: 3

by Arthur Miller

"Death of a Salesman" has been called the greatest American play of the 20th Century.

Field of Dreams

Rating: 3

Starring Kevin Costner

"If you build it, he will come". With these words, Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (played by Kevin Costner) is inspired by a voice he can't ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe.

Mr. Holland's Opus

Rating: 3

Starring Richard Dreyfuss

A composer of music shares his musical passion with his students and learns that life isn't always predictable.


Rating: 3

Starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington

Two men launch an historic and moving struggle against society's ignorance and intolerance. One man is fighting for his reputation, his life and ultimately for justice. The other is battling to overcome his own society's prejudice and fear. And they are both fighting for something uniquely important. Philadelphia is one of the most powerful and critically acclaimed movies of our time.

Stand And Deliver

Rating: 3

Starring Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris

A true story about a modern miracle.

The Celluloid Closet

Rating: 3

Narrated by Lily Tomlin

An amazing history of Hollywood's films from the perspective of the gay and lesbian stories carefully placed within well-known films.

The Shawshank Redemption

Rating: 3

Starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman

This film is an extraordinary tale of hope, friendship and survival inside a maximum security prison.

The Straight Story

Rating: 3

The true story of how seventy-three year old Alvin Straight, who is determined to make it up with his ailing elder brother, travels the three hundred miles on his lawnmower!.

Thirteen Days

Rating: 4

Starring Kevin Costner

Set over thirteen days in 1962 during the Cuban missile crisis, this film tells the story of that tense and explosive situation.

Truly Madly Deeply

Rating: 3

Starring Alan Rickman and Juliet Stevenson

Truly Madly Deeply is an intelligent, moving, and deeply funny story about love and death.

Tuesdays with Morrie

Rating: 3

Starring Jack Lemmon

"When you know how to die, you know how to live"