Movie Madness

Movie Madness

Here at HRM HQ, we try to keep up to date with popular culture. We recently brought you our favourite albums and this week it’s time to discuss films!

Ahead of the Oscar’s taking place this weekend, we’ve put together our all-time favourite movies below – including plenty of Star Wars! So sit back, grab some popcorn and delve into our lists.

Richard Fidler, Account Director

Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994)

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (George Lucas, 1977)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981)

Top Gun (Tony Scott, 1986)

Black Hawk Down (Ridley Scott, 2001)

Susan Waple, Operations Director

Mama Mia (Phyllida Lloyd, 2008)

Pretty Woman (Garry Marshall, 1990)

Love Actually (Richard Curtis, 2003)

The Sound of Music (Robert Wise, 1965)

The Full Monty (Peter Cattaneo, 1997)

Simon Waller, Account Manager – Video and Creative

Predator (John McTiernan, 1987)

Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg, 1993)

Die Hard (John McTiernan, 1988)

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (Richard Marquand, 1983)

Aliens (James Cameron, 1986)

Allie Dransfield, Account Manager

Grease (Randal Kleiser, 1978)

Dirty Dancing (Eleanor Bergstein, 1987)

A League of Their Own (Penny Marshall, 1992)

Fried Green Tomatoes at The Whistle Stop Café (Jon Avnet, 1991)

Clueless (Amy Heckerling, 1995)

Ellie Head, Account Manager

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Adam McKay, 2004)

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (Jay Roach, 1997)

Step Brothers (Adam McKay, 2008)

Romeo & Juliet (Baz Lurhmann, 1996)

Aladdin (Ron Clements & John Musker, 1992)

Jill Theobald, Copywriter and Content Manager

The Breakfast Club (John Hughes, 1985)

Young Guns II: Blaze of Glory (Geoff Murphy, 1990)

Oldboy (Park Chan-wook, 2003)

The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky, 2008)

Beaches (Mary Agnes Donoghue, 1988)

Hannah Johnson, Senior Account Executive

Dirty Dancing (Eleanor Bergstein, 1987)

Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)

Se7en (David Fincher, 1995)

The Truman Show (Peter Weir, 1998)

Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis, 1994)

Joe Bamford, Account Executive

Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn, 2014)

This film is still to this day the best I’ve ever seen in the cinema. And it’s hard to top that soundtrack!

Yes Man (Peyton Reed, 2008)

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Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (Richard Marquand, 1983)

In fairness, I could have picked any Star Wars film but the last of the original trilogy gets the nod. My favourite film series of all time and this is the best of the bunch!

Marvel’s Avengers Assemble (Joss Whedon, 2012)

As an all-round film, this is one of the best ever. The one-liners make it!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (James Gunn, 2017)

I’ll be honest, I know it’s not been released yet but I also know it’ll literally be the greatest film ever. In my opinion.

Laura Metcalfe, Account Executive

Léon: The Professional (Luc Besson, 1994)

True Romance (Tony Scott, 1993)

Stand By Me (Rob Reiner, 1986)

The Skin I Live In (Pedro Almodóvar, 1999)

Drop Dead Fred (Ate de Jong, 1991)

Tom Butler, Intern

The Italian Job (Troy Kennedy Martin, 1969)

My absolute favourite film of all time. An all-time classic spawning a catchphrase known the world over. A stellar performance from Michael Caine and the legendary Noel Coward will cement this film as one of the all-time classics.

Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000)

One of Quentin Tarantino’s favourite films as well as mine, this incredibly controversial movie is still banned in some countries. The story is immersive considering the graphic nature; and while it has been compared to the Hunger Games, that comparison really doesn’t do this film any justice. You have to read the sub-titles if you can’t speak fluent Japanese, but to me that’s part of film’s charm.

The Big Short (Adam McKay, 2015)

With a star-studded line-up, this film is billed as a Dark Comedy, which I certainly can’t argue with. The story isn’t graphic in anyway, it’s simply a humorous take on the financial crash of 2008, emphasising the negligence of the US banking system and Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States Alan Greenspan.

Senna (Asif Kapadia, 2010)

A documentary that has a story of which is so theatrical in its presentation that it could be considered to be fictional for someone not knowledgeable in the subject of Formula 1. The story is obvious in its conclusion; however, it doesn’t diminish the overall poignancy of the finale. Senna was and still is the Brazilian peoples champion and it’s a masterpiece of a story.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (Simon West, 2001)

I appreciate that this might not be considered to be the best film of all time due to its production values and camp nature of the story but I’m really not bothered; I was a massive Tomb Raider fan growing up and this film’s camp nature is what sells it to my inner child.

Ross Keegan, Intern

Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)

Star Wars V: Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner, 1980)

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Adam McKay, 2004)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Gareth Edwards, 2016)

Fast and Furious 5 (Justin Lin, 2011)

Kimmy Levey, Intern

The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987)

Beauty and the Beast (Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise, 1991)

Pride and Prejudice (Various)

Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012)

Legally Blonde (Robert Luketic, 2001)