Watching 50 Films to see before you die

To launch Film 4s launch on Freeview tomorrow (at last they’ll always be something to watch on telly!) Channel 4 (following in the footsteps of it’s other Top 100 programes) showed ‘50 films to see before you die’, a list complied by a panel of film experts including Lord David Puttnam (producer), Jason Solomons (film critic), Jonathan Rutter (film publicist), Tessa Ross (Channel 4 Head of Film and Drama), Karen Krizanovich (film critic) and Menhaj Huda (film director).

I’ve marked the ones I’ve seen with *, as you can see I’ve seen 26 of them, so providing I don’t get hit by a bus I’ve only 24 to see and Lost in Translation is showing on Film 4 tomorrow!

2001: A Space Odyssey *
A Bout de Souffle 
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Alien *
All About Eve *
Apartment, The *
Apocalypse Now *
Black Narcissus *
Boyz N the Hood
Brazil *
Breakfast Club, The *
Chinatown *
City of God
Come and See
Dawn of the Dead
Donnie Darko
Erin Brockovich *
Fanny and Alexander
Fight Club *
Heavenly Creatures *
Ipcress File, The *
King of Comedy, The
Ladykillers, The *
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
Lost in Translation
Manhattan *
Manhunter *
Mulholland Drive
Night at the Opera
North by Northwest *
Pink Flamingos
Player, The
Princess Mononoke
Pulp Fiction *
Raising Arizona *
Royal Tenenbaums, The
Searchers, The
Secrets and Lies
Sexy Beast *
Shawshank Redemption, The *
Terminator 2: Judgement Day *
This Sporting Life
Three Colours Blue
Touch of Evil
Trainspotting *
Walkabout *

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