Our comedy tastes could not be described as mainstream. Maybe Carol Burnett’s observation that “comedy is tragedy plus time” has something to do with it. Or perhaps it is just that the more off the wall a comedy is, the more true to life it seems, and the more we laugh.

1. Life of Brian

“What Jesus blatantly fails to appreciate is that it’s the meek who are the problem.”

2. The Front

“Fellas, I don’t recognize the right of this committee to ask me these kinda questions. And furthermore, you can all go fuck yourselves.”

3. Big Lebowski

Look, let me explain something to you. I’m not Mr. Lebowski. You’re Mr. Lebowski. I’m the Dude.”

4. Bad Santa

“I said, “Next,” goddamn it! This is not the DMV!”

5. Waiting for Guffman

“People say, You must have been the class clown. And I say, No, I wasn’t. But I sat next to the class clown, and I studied him.”

6. Radio Days

“Boy, that was fast! Probably helped I had the hiccups.”

7. Blazing Saddles

“Mongo only pawn in game of life.”

8. Toy Story II

“To Infinity and beyond!”

9. Blues Brothers

“I ran outta gas! I had a flat tire! I didn’t have enough money for cab fare! My tux didn’t come back from the cleaners! An old friend came in from outta town! Someone stole my car! There was an earthquake! A terrible flood! Locusts!”

10. No Surrender


Couples need not be romantic – they can be lovers or fighters, sometimes both. They can be buddies or cell-mates, just met or long married. They can even be mortal enemies. But in these great movies the two people are always more powerful on screen as a couple than individually, and their inter-action, in love or war, sets the screen on fire.
1. The Odd Couple
2. The Tall Guy
3. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
4. Romauld et Juliet
5. Sullivan’s Travels
6. Little Shop of Horrors (musical)
7. Passion Fish
8. The Mountain Men
9. Enemy Mine
10.Things Change


The classic genre of murder mystery has often been reduced in recent years to formulaic schlock TV, with hackneyed detectives plodding through thread-bare plotlines to reach predictable endings. But at its best, the murder mystery has the audience alongside the heroes, piecing together a jigsaw to unravel a dark secret that someone, somewhere wants to keep hidden.
1. Bad Day at Black Rock
2. Defence of the Realm
3. In the Heat of the Night
4. Mississippi Burning
5. Blade Runner
6. Name of the Rose
7. Lone Star
8. Fargo
9. Chinatown
10.Three Days of the Condor


Life is made up of individuals and groups, and some of the best films ever made capture the friction and interaction of both. Many of these films largely take place in a single room, a truck cab or a sinking submarine, proving that great drama is built on character as well as action.
1. 12 Angry Men
2. Glengarry Glen Ross
3. Conspiracy
4. Straight Story
5. Wages of Fear
6. Reds
7. Das Boot
8. Miller’s Crossing
9. Platoon
10.Treasure of Sierra Madre


Movies thrive on larger than life characters, both heroes and villains. And no-one is more interesting on the big screen than a complete looney-tune. The list below contains some of the baddest baddies and maddest loons in cinematic history. Don’t look now, but he’s behind you…
1. Felicia’s Journey
2. American Werewolf in London
3. Silence of the Lambs
4. Seven
5. 28 Days Later
6. The Shining
7. Downfall
8. One Flew Over Cuckoo’s Nest
9. Schindler’s List
“The list is an absolute good. The list is life. All around its margins lies the gulf.”
10.The Pledge


The human belief in justice and fairness must run very deep. Some of the great movies which deal with righting wrongs and fighting against injustice have become classics. The stories are often elemental, almost biblical in their focus on the need to set things right, or sometimes, as in many westerns, just to settle the score.

1. In the Name of the Father

2. Braveheart

3. High Plains Drifter

4. Jeremiah Johnson

5. Matewan

6. Tsotsi

7. Missing

8. Crash

9. Outlaw Josey Wales

“We thought about it for a long time, “Endeavor to persevere.” And when we had thought about it long enough, we declared war on the Union.”

10.Once upon a Time in the West

“How can you trust a man who wears both a belt and suspenders? The man can’t even trust his own pants.”

111. coming attractions…

The hundred and eleventh great film is the one that has yet to be made, but Brendan is on the case…