This was a hard choice to make but we did it – we narrowed down the greatest movies of all time to just 5.
When Harry Met Sally
Will sex ruin a friendship? Good friends Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) fear it will. Screenwriter Nora Ephron was nominated for an Oscar for this 1989 film, which follows the close friendship of two New Yorkers. One reckless night potentially throws the idea of a platonic relationship out the window – or does it? And who could forget the famous deli scene with the line, “I’ll have what she’s having”. We still want what she’s having!
Set during the early days of World War II in Morocco, this has to be the ultimate love story. Cynical American expatriate, Rick Blaine – played by the dashing Humphrey Bogart – unexpectedly meets his ex-lover, Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman). Rick still resents Ilsa for jilting him in Paris, but after he learns why, they plan to run off together to France, thanks to priceless letters of transit that come into Rick’s hands. But the plans go awry, in the most bittersweet way.
Legends of The Fall
The film that made every ‘90s teenage girl fall in love with Brad Pitt. Living in the Montana wilderness in the early 1900s, the lives of a father (Anthony Hopkins) and his three sons are derailed after Susanna (Julia Ormond) comes into the picture. A moving story about the bond of brotherhood – and how it can be threatened by jealousy and suspicion.
A killer cast, with an unbeatable soundtrack. There’s music, fabulous costumes, out-of-this-world sets, a dangerous love triangle, and the dynamic Ewan McGregor, plus many awards – what more could we ask for? Set in the late 1800s, a young English poet, Christian (McGregor) finds himself caught up in Paris’s bohemian underworld. He frequents the Moulin Rouge – a nightclub where patrons are entertained by risqué dancers; Christian falls for one of them, Satine (Nicole Kidman), which lands him in all kinds of trouble.
This 2011 quirky art-house classic will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy. We love Audrey Tautou’s portrayal of the rather eccentric and naïve Amélie – as well as the fantastical worlds that her mind creates. After many years of getting lost in her overactive imagination (thanks to a lonely childhood), Amélie comes across an old box, hidden behind a wall in her apartment. She decides that it must be returned to its original owner, and so begins her new-found quest to help out her fellow Parisians – from her Gnome-loving father to a bitter hypochondriac. Her altruistic mission leads her to man with bones as brittle as glass, who helps her to discover love.