When I meet someone new I try and get the favourite film question in fairly early, if conversation allows (and I don't trust people that don't have a favourite/s). For proper film fans this is a minefield of a conundrum. Can we name just one? Are we allowed a top five? Can we have a fave in each genre?
As a kid I use to have a top ten, listed in order of preference, but the more films I saw the more impossible it became to maintain the list. Most fans I speak to contend that it’s impossible to have a single favourite film of all time, to narrow such a vast artform down to one top ranked movie. When I'm asked the question I still give a list of ten or so films, no longer in order of preference. I like to give credit to all my favourites, Jaws (1975), Halloween (1978), Heat (1995
), and almos
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