On this page I show a list of my favorite movies.
Once upon a time in the west (1968)
Director: Sergio Leone
Starring: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson
Once Upon a Time in the West (C’era una volta il West) remains my favorite movie after all these years. The title suggests a fairytale but actually it’s a spaghetti western with beautiful cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli and fantastic music by Ennio Morricone.
The Wall (1982)
Director: Alan Parker
Starring: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves
This is a film based on the 1979 Pink Floyd album The Wall. The screenplay was written by Roger Waters of Pink Floyd.
The Lord of the Rings
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen
Three movies, based on the famous books by J.R.R. Tolkien 1892 – 1973). The books are among my favorites, and the movies are just as good.
Directors: Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell, David Yates
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Maggie Smith, Richard Harris, Alan Rickman, Michael Gambon
The eight Harry Potter movies are based on the famous series of Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling. In all cases the books are better than the movie, but I still rank them among my favorites because of the magic.
Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth
Very romantic story based on the book “Tess of the D’Urbervilles” by Thomas Hardy.
The secret garden (1997)
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Starring: Kate Maberly, Maggie Smith
Soundtrack by: Zbigniew Preisner
This movie is based on the book “The secret garden” (1911) by Frances Hodgson Burnett. One reason why I like this movie so much is the beautiful music by Zbigniew Preisner.
The good, the bad and the ugly (1967)
Director: Sergio Leone
Starring: Eli Wallach, Clint Eastwood, Lee van Cleef
Music by: Ennio Morricone
A spaghetti western ending with the famous Mexican stand-off where Good, Bad and Ugly face each other in the middle of a graveyard. Great music by Ennio Morricone.
Director: Milos Forman
Movie about the life and death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1791) who lived in Vienna, Austria.
The Magic Flute (1975)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
This is a beautiful film version of the opera “Die Zauberflöte” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The original was in German, but this movie version of the opera is sung in Swedish.
Meet the Parents (2000) and Meet the Fockers (2004)
Director: Jay Roach
Starring: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Barbara Streisand
Two very funny movies.
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels
The most funny movie I know. I keep watching it again and again, and I keep laughing. “I hate goodbyes.”
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Maggie Smith
An adventure movie with pirates (Dustin Hoffman as captain Hook) and fairies (Julia Roberts as Tinkerbell) which I can see again and again.
Director: Werner Herzog
Starring: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani
In my opinion this is the best version of the famous Dracula tale, based on the book “Dracula” (1897) by Irish author Bram Stoker.
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
This is Disney’s animated version of the classic tale “Beauty and the Beast”. It’s an enchanting fairytale; a musical with lovely characters and beautifal music. The highlight of the movie is the song “tale as old as time” (Beauty and the Beast). The story is based on the fairy tale “La Belle et la Bête” by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont.
Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie (1997)
Director: Mel Smith
Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol
Very funny movie with Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean. My favorite quote: “Nice frame”.
My name is Nobody (1974)
Director: Sergio Leone, Tonino Valerii
Starring: Terence Hill, Henry Fonda
One of the better “spaghetti westerns”, because Nobody shoots faster than him.
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Director: Richard LaGravenese
Starring: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Lisa Kudrow, Gina Gershon, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kathy Bates
A very beautiful and romantic movie. It will make you cry.
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Director: Joe Wright
Starring: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Tom Hollander, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, Judi Dench
Just as good as the book, which is rare for a movie.