Movies

On this page I show a list of my favorite movies.


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.

  • Once upon a time in the west (1968)


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 Wall (1982)

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.

  • The Lord of the Rings

Director: Alfonso Cuar?n, Chris Columbus

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson

The 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.

  • Harry Potter

Director: Roman Polanski

Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth

Very romantic story based on the book “Tess of the D’Urbervilles” by Thomas Hardy.


  • Tess (1980)

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 secret garden (1997)

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.

  • The good, the bad and the ugly (1967)

Director: Milos Forman

Movie about the life and death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1791) who lived in Vienna, Austria.

  • Amadeus (1984)

Director: Ingmar Bergman

This is a beautiful film version of the opera “Die Zauberflote” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The original was in German, but this movie version of the opera is sung in Swedish.

  • The Magic Flute (1975)

Director: Jay Roach

Starring: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Barbara Streisand

Two very funny movies.

  • Meet the Parents (2000)
  • Meet the Fockers (2004)

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.”

  • Dumb and Dumber (1994)

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.

  • Hook (1991)

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.

  • Nosferatu (1979)

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 B?te” by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont.

  • Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Director: Mel Smith

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol

Very funny movie with Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean. My favorite quote: “Nice frame”.

  • Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie (1997)

Director: Sergio Leone, Tonino Valerii

Starring: Terence Hill, Henry Fonda

One of the better “spaghetti westerns”, because Nobody shoots faster than him.

  • My name is Nobody (1974)

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.

  • P.S. I Love You (2007)

 

 

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.

  • Pride & Prejudice (2005)