These were the films I enjoyed watching most this year. Of course, they weren’t all made this year. Just a heads up!!
1. Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) Fantastic film about Bathsheba Everdeen, who has to succeed in a man’s world in 19th century Dorset while having to fend off the attentions of three vastly different suitors.
2. Gallipoli (1981) Two Australian sprinters end up on the front line of World War I, where they both become messengers during the bloodiest battle of the war.
3. The First of the Few (1942) Fantastic biographical movie about spitfire designer, RJ Mitchell, and his test pilot, Geoffrey Crisp. Starring Leslie Howard and David Niven. A very moving film.
4. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) A young cartographer joins a group of explorers in order to discover the lost underworld city of Atlantis. A super movie, with amazing visuals and above-par characterization.
5. Lilo and Stitch (2002) A young Hawaiian girl befriends a “dog” named Stitch who is actually a genetic experiment from outerspace. She teaches him how to love.
6. Forrest Gump (1994) Movie about the kind-hearted but slow Forrest Gump who is eluded by the love of his life, Jenny, but still manages to be present at many important events in 20th century American history.
7. SPECTRE (2015) Latest addition to the Bond franchise. This is the first Bond film I’ve watched properly but I still found it thrilling to watch.
8. Whiplash (2014) A young drummer at a top music school comes under the tutelage of a cutthroat mentor. A brilliant movie about ambition, and not just for those who are musically inclined.
9. A Beautiful Mind (2001) Intelligent mathematician John Nash’s mind and life both become nightmarish when he begins working a secretive cryptography job.
10. Rabbit Proof Fence (2002) Three Aboriginal girls travel along the State Barrier Fence of Australia after being separated from their families, with the authorities in hot pursuit. Perhaps a bit too sentimental to be taken seriously but a really great visual film nonetheless.
PHEW! The list this year was harder to compile because I’d seen so many great movies. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this list. What are your top 10 films of 2016? Comment below. I’d love to read them x