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Steve McQueen - My 15 favourite performances

15 films

I need to see An Enemy of the People.

  • Anatomy of a Murder
  • Vertigo
  • Harvey
  • Rear Window
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

James Stewart - my twenty favourite performances

20 films

The American actor with the best filmography. No-one made as many stonecold classics as he did. Here's my twenty favourite…

  • His Girl Friday
  • Only Angels Have Wings
  • Notorious
  • The Awful Truth
  • The Philadelphia Story

Cary Grant - My ten favourite films.

10 films

I have spent a good chunk of the day listening to the impossibly brilliant The Secret History of Hollywood podcast…

  • Charley Varrick
  • A New Leaf
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • The Laughing Policeman
  • Cactus Flower

Walter Matthau - Ten Favourite Performances

10 films

My ten favourite Walter Matthau. A flawed list because when I started looking at his filmography I realised I had…

  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Jack Reacher
  • Collateral
  • Magnolia
  • Mission: Impossible

Tom Cruise - 20 favourite performances.

20 films

A tough, tough list to compile. A few notable films had to be left off and it took a lot…

  • The Gingerbread Man
  • The Firm
  • The Rainmaker
  • The Pelican Brief
  • A Time to Kill

John Grisham adaptations - ranked best to The Chamber

8 films

By director:

1. Altman 2. Pollack 3. Coppola 4. Pakula 5. Schumacher 6. Fleder 7. Schumacher 8. Foley

  • The Lighthouse
  • Light Sleeper
  • The Last Temptation of Christ
  • The Florida Project
  • Platoon

Willem Dafoe - 15 Favourite Performances

15 films

Harder than I thought it was going to be initially, because he had quite a few more great ones than…

  • He Got Game
  • Malcolm X
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Da 5 Bloods
  • 25th Hour

Spike Lee - a chronological watch

23 films

Going to watch all of Spike Lee's feature films in chronological order. Ongoing ranking, best to worst.

Updated a few…

  • Unforgiven
  • Play Misty for Me
  • Gran Torino
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales
  • The Mule

Clint Eastwood ranked

20 films

90 years young today. Here is my list of his 20 best films as director.

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • For a Few Dollars More
  • Dirty Harry
  • Where Eagles Dare
  • Escape From Alcatraz

Clint Eastwood ranked - as actor

10 films

90 years young. Here's Eastwood list, from his acting roles, from films he didn't direct.

  • 25th Hour
  • Fight Club
  • Down in the Valley
  • Motherless Brooklyn
  • The Painted Veil
  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • My Darling Clementine
  • The Searchers
  • Fort Apache

My favourite 25 John Ford films

25 films

Inspired by recent viewings that has reignited my cinematic love for Ford. He made an incredibly high number of great…