When I was at college, I worked at a cinema. It was definitely one of my best ever jobs – apart from the polyester uniform. I used to love being able to sneak into the back of the movie to watch.
I’ve never been a big watcher of ‘The Classic’ movies in black and white, but I have a few Classics of my own from the latter end of the 20th century that I loved.
Now is a good time to catch up on a few movies, so here are a few I would recommend:
- Boys on the Side – my favourite ever chick flick. A love story about the unbreakable bond between friends. A young, shirtless Matthew McConnaughey is a little bonus.
- Highlander – An 80s epic A story like nothing we had ever seen before. Great cast, scenery, soundtrack made it an epic movie. The sequels however were questionable at best!
- Karate Kid – I’m sure dojos around the world tripled their membership the day this movie came out. Who will every forget the epic line ‘wax on, wax off’ – I bet you are making the hand gestures whilst you are reading this and saying it in Mr Miagi’s accent!
- Sense and Sensibility – OK so it is a proper classic re-telling of the Jane Austen book, starring my favourite actress Emma Thompson in this romantic tale.
- Se7en – an absolutely terrifying serial killer tale that had me and friends up all night talking about it. Even 25 years on it is still gripping viewing.
- Ferris Buellers Day Off – for anyone who has ever bunked a day off school, this is a must watch.
- Dirty Dancing – needs no explanation.
- The Untouchables – back in the days when anything Kevin Costner touched was gold. A long movie but worth the commitment. Sean Connery at his best.
- The Commitments – my first introduction to Irish humour in this absolutely epic film, my favourite of the Barrytown Trilogy.
- East is East – an absolutely hilarious movie, tinged with the sad reality of families where arranged marriage is an expectation that many people often cannot avoid.