Favourite Films

I always struggle to define what favourite film means, so below is the criteria a film needs to fulfil to be listed here.

What Makes This List
  • I have to have watched and reviewed the film since I started this blog (end of September 2008).
  • I have to have enjoyed the film enough to feel like I want to view it repeatedly in the future.
  • It has to be the film that I enjoyed - not the actor, the novel it’s based on, the message or any other single element of it. For example I enjoy re-watching most of Shahrukh Khan’s movies, but only a few of them will make this list. The same goes for the Harry Potter movies ;-P Sure, a film featuring Shahrukh Khan or Harry Potter may be somewhat more likely to make this list, but ultimately it should be a combination of things that puts the film on the list.
Feature Films: Low Budget, Independent, Art House etc.

46-okunen no koi (Japan, 2006)
Ang pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros (The Philippines, 2005)
Gohatto (Japan/France/UK, 1999)
Happy-Go-Lucky (UK, 2008)
Mysterious Skin (USA/Netherlands, 2004)
Naked (UK, 1993)
Water (Canada/India, 2005)
Y tu mamá también (Mexico, 2001)
Záhrada (Slovakia/France, 1995)

Feature Films: Large Budget, Pure Entertainment etc.

Bridget Jones’s Diary (UK/France, 2001)
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (UK/France/Germany/Ireland/USA, 2004)
Dostana (India, 2008)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (USA/UK, 2004)
The Neverending Story (West Germany/USA, 1984)
Twilight (USA/UK, 2008)

Feature Films: The Neither Here Nor There Stuff

Chak De! India (India, 2007)
The Duchess (UK/Italy/France/USA, 2008)
Hitsuji no uta (Japan, 2002)
Koi no Mon (Japan, 2004)
Slumdog Millionaire (UK/France, 2008)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (USA/UK, 2007)

Mini Series

Pride and Prejudice (UK, 1995)


The Day After Peace (UK, 2008)
Man on Wire (UK/USA, 2008)
Powódź (Poland, 1947)