Through the club’s official Instagram channel, we asked Blues supporters for their film recommendations. Having received hundreds of replies, we have picked out some popular choices below for you to seek out and enjoy...
Featuring a swathe of A-listers, including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Jamie Lee Curtis, a detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family, in this Agatha Christie inspired ‘whodunit’.
Kevin Costner plays Jim White, a beleaguered high school PE teacher in a poor Hispanic community in California who discovers his students have a talent for cross-country running. He then embarks on a journey to sharpen their skills, becoming closer to them and their families in the process.An inspiring film, based on a true story, and guaranteed to give you an extra spring in your step on your daily slice of permitted exercise during this lockdown!
A Beautiful Mind
Ron Howard’s biographical drama picked up four Academy Awards including Best Picture, as Russell Crowe delivered a masterful performance as John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematical genius, who finds his life changing for the worse after he accepts an assignment from Department of Defence agent William Parcher.
The film which prompts the term ‘Run Forrest, Run’ when anyone breaks into a stride!Tom Hanks plays Forrest Gump - a man with a low IQ, whose life takes us on a journey through 30 years of American history with many sweet, and many bitter surprises along the way. His enduring love for childhood sweetheart Jenny underpins the story, but her life has taken a very different path to Gump’s.
We can also thank the film for the ‘Bubba Gump’ novelty store in New York’s Times Square.
The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King)
Enjoy a thrilling ride through Middle Earth as Peter Jackson brings J.R.R Tolkien’s epic fantasy adventure to the big screen in this three-part film series. Orcs, dwarves, elves, wizards, hobbits and goblins feature in this visual spectacle, as one of the most intricate fantasy worlds ever conceived is brought to life in this masterpiece of filmmaking. It’s good versus evil with several big showdowns and battle scenes that stretch the boundaries of special effects, and keep you firmly fixed to the very edge of your seat.
The Green Mile
Based on Stephen King’s 1996 novel of the same name, the Green Mile is an American prison fantasy crime drama where the head guard, played by Tom Hanks, meets an inmate, John Coffey - a man who is accused of murdering two girls. The life of Hanks’ character changes drastically when he discovers that Coffey has a very special gift.
You can’t go wrong with a film where the story originates from the mind of Stephen King - he did, after all, provide us with the Shawshank Redemption!
‘We’re going streaking!’A lawyer on the rebound from a breakup decides to relive his glory days by setting up a fraternity house next to his former college campus. This is the film that blessed us with the character of ‘Frank the Tank’, played by Chelsea fan Will Ferrell.
Because the comedy is expertly layered in this movie, you will find something new to laugh at every time you watch it. A comedy classic, with Vince Vaughan, Luke Wilson and Will Ferrell at their very best.
Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan, in this black comedy thriller directed by Boon Joon Ho. Described as a ‘miracle of a film’, Parasite picked up four Academy Awards this year, including Best Picture.
The Imitation Game
Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing, a British mathematician, who joins the cryptography team to decipher the ‘unbreakable’ German Enigma codes during World War Two. Turing and team finally succeed and become heroes, but in 1952, the quiet genius encounters disgrace when authorities reveal he is gay and send him to prison.
Harry Potter 1-8
Eight brilliant fantasy films mapping the plight and voice-breaking of a young wizard as he endures multiple threats on his life by a dark lord, culminating in a massive good versus evil tear-up in a castle in the series finale. A fun-filled coming-of-age fantasy adventure series from the mind of J.K Rowling, who we can all thank for helping to get so many children into reading!
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