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Best Films of the Year 2020?

60 films

I've compromised - lol - on a Top 60 this year. Why, you might ask, when so many others can…

  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  • Alice Júnior
  • All About My Mother
  • And Breathe Normally
  • Appropriate Behavior

LGBTQ+ History Month - school list of recommendations for 11-18 year olds

53 films

The list appears on a web page with lots of other resources and has a clear warning to check the…

  • Young Frankenstein
  • Willow
  • When Harry Met Sally...
  • The Wedding Singer
  • We Are the Best!

80+ Feelgood films

95 films

Films that are endlessly watchable and comforting. I'm amazed there aren't more 50s & 60s films in there so I may…

  • Honeyland
  • For Sama
  • Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Pain and Glory

Best Films of the Year 2019?

50 films

Before I made this list 2019 felt like a lackluster movie year. It felt like there were a LOT of…

  • The Old Guard
  • The Half of It
  • Lost Girls
  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
  • The Forty-Year-Old Version

International Women's Day

168 films

A resource for International Women's Day for a girl's school (age range 11-18). Part of it is a list of…

  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • The Day the Earth Caught Fire
  • The Apartment
  • Logan's Run
  • Silent Running

Most influential films of my life. Part II – aged 11 to 21

60 films

Listed again, as best as I can remember, in the order I saw them - though I have to say,…

  • For Sama
  • Honeyland
  • Shoplifters
  • Leave No Trace
  • Zama

Films of the decade - 2010s

37 films

Ongoing through 2020. Not sure how far I'll get with this but it should be fun watching favourites again and…

  • Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
  • Blinded by the Light
  • Wild Rose
  • The Lure
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Song and Dance

37 films

I'm going to watch as many musicals and dance films as I can this year. I'm going to compile the…

  • Zama
  • Leave No Trace
  • A Fantastic Woman
  • Roma
  • Shoplifters
  • Stranger on the Third Floor
  • High Sierra
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • I Wake Up Screaming

US Film Noir 1940-1959

99 films

Might be stretching 'Noir' a little, but not by much, and only to include some great films I haven't seen…

  • The Big Bird Cage
  • The Arena
  • Coffy
  • TNT Jackson
  • Stray Cat Rock: Delinquent Girl Boss

Exploitation & Blaxploitation

10 films

I started watching some of these films mainly because I'd never watched any before and I wanted to discover what…

  • The Wild Party
  • The Love Parade
  • Applause
  • The Divorcee
  • Loose Ankles

Pre-Code Hollywood must-see

75 films

Now I've began to watch some of these it seemed like a good idea to start a hit list. All…