Tag Archives: drama

224. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Olive Hoover wins a chance to participate in the Little Miss Sunshine pageant held in Redondo Beach, California. However, due to family finances, it means taking the rundown camper van with all the dysfunctional Hoover family. So all of them … Continue reading

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223. The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

Gentleman thief Lupin has just escaped from a Monte Carlo casino with a suitcase full of cash. However he soon realises that the money is counterfeit, so he goes on a trip to the Duchy of Cagliostro, where he suspects … Continue reading

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222. American Splendor (2003)

Harvey Pekar is a regular guy with an unusual way of documenting his life – in the comic book American Splendor. Using the book as a base, Paul Giamatti plays Pekar, whilst the real man watches on. As well as … Continue reading

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221. The Guns of Navarone (1961)

Film 87 in C4 Top 100 War Films Two thousand British troops are marooned on an island in the Aegean Sea. However, due to the enormous fortifications on the neighbouring island of Navarone, it is deemed to dangerous to rescue … Continue reading

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219. The White Ribbon (2009)

A doctor’s horse is tripped with wire, injuring it and its rider; a female farmer has a fatal accident in a barn; and a local baron’s son is physically assaulted, all within a small village. When a disabled boy is … Continue reading

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218. Ran (1985)

Film 86 in C4 Top 100 War Films An old king in feudal Japan decides to abdicate in favour of his eldest son. His third son tries to warn him that this will cause in-fighting and that his older siblings … Continue reading

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217. Hell in the Pacific (1968)

Film 85 in C4 Top 100 War Films An American pilot and a Japanese officer are both marooned on a remote Pacific island. The Japanese man has become fairly self-sufficient – collecting drinking water and setting fishing traps, but the … Continue reading

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216. Regeneration (1997)

Film 84 in C4 Top 100 War Films Shell-shocked officers from the Great War are sent to Craiglockhart Hospital to recuperate. Of these men, poet Wilfred Owen meets fellow writer Siegfried Sassoon, where the latter encourages Owen to write truthfully … Continue reading

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215. Braveheart (1995)

Film 83 in C4 Top 100 War Films When young William Wallace’s father and older brother are killed fighting the hated English, he is taken to live with his uncle, a nationalist. When he grows up, he returns to his … Continue reading

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214. Master and Commander (2003)

Film 82 in C4 Top 100 War Films I wasn’t really looking forward to this much at all, as I’m not a huge Russell Crowe fan, and I’m not generally particularly keen on Hornblower-type films. However, it is actually rather … Continue reading

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