By defining an era, conjuring up nostalgia or making us look at life a little differently, there are certain films that have a lasting impression. Here are our top 10 most influential cinematic releases:
No1: Life is Beautiful
The story of a father who shelters his son from the horrors of WWII in a Nazi concentration camp, 'Life is Beautiful' is a sentimental classic that teaches us to be optimistic no matter what life throws at us.
No 2: The Wizard of Oz
With ground breaking visuals and inspiring story line, 'The Wizard of Oz' has become a cultural touchstone and a must see for all ages. An innocent farm girl is whisked from her home and transported into an imaginative land and finds some interesting friends!
“There is no place like home.”
No 3: Citizen Kane
Orson Welle's epic tale of a publishing tycoon's rise and fall has earned it's reputation as a landmark achievement in film. The exciting storyline is both thought provoking and heartfelt.
No 4: Breakfast at Tiffany's
More than 50 years on, the romantic comedy starring Audrey Hepburn, remains a classic. A struggling writer becomes enchanted with his neighbour, a socialite with a love of fashion and wild parties. Hepburn in 'The Little Black Dress' by Givenchy, her hair in a high chignon and holding an oversized cigarette is one of the most iconic images of 20th century cinema.
“I'm crazy about Tiffany's... Nothing very bad could happen to you there!”
No 5: The Godfather
Critically acclaimed, 'The Godfather' follows the fictional Corleone Mafia family in America. The iconic trilogy is regarded as the greatest and most influential crime films ever made.
“I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.”
No 6: The Breakfast Club
John Hughes defined the 80's with his brat pack films and his most famous, 'The 'Breakfast Club' is still widely watched today. The story of five stereotype teens spending the afternoon in detention find that they are not all that different. An inspirational film with a fantastic soundtrack and ending!
“We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it. That's all.”
No 7: E.T.
One of Spielberg's finest films, E.T. is a magical sci-fi adventure about a young boys friendship with a homesick alien. A touching portrayal of childhood, loyalty and friendship, I challenge you not to tear up!
No 8: The Shawshank Redemption
The uplifting prison drama about a man wrongly accused of murder shows the unquenchable human spirit through an intelligent and heartfelt story line.
“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
No 9: Fight Club
The brutality and harshness of 'Fight Club' highlights consumerism and materialistic self-absorption. This revolutionary film that will get you thinking about what is truly important in life.
“We buy things we don't need with money we don't have to impress people we don't like.”
No 10: UP
This imaginative animation tells the story of a pensioner who, after losing his wife, finally pursues his life long dream of travelling to South America. A heartfelt tale brimming with adventure, humour and heart. A film that proves that it is never too late to follow your dreams.
“Adventure is out there.”
Stephanie (Forever Bespoke Marketing Team)