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Movies to see once in your life

This list is originally from my Letterboxd. Screenshots are from Film-Grab, Movie-Screencaps, and some just from Google or taken by me because some films are very hard to find shots of, it turns out. Films listed in the order I remembered them.
I will update the list over time but won’t go back and adjust the text for previous entries.

1. Jurassic Park

Dinosaurs are brought back to life through DNA science and a man tries to open a dinosaur zoo. Why are you still sitting here.
If I had to narrow down only one favourite film, it would have to be this one.

How to watch: Rent on Prime Video, or Blu-Ray, DVD, or 4K. Sometimes shows up on Netflix.

2. The Big Lebowski (1998)

Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski is mistaken for another, “big” Lebowski, and dragged into a lot of weird stuff.

How to watch: Prime Video, or Blu-Ray, DVD, 4K, HD.

3. Harvey (1950)

Elwood P. Dowd is the only one who can see a rabbit-shaped Pooka named Harvey. His sister tries to commit him to a mental institution.

How to watch: Prime Video.

4. Bell, Book and Candle (1958)

Kim Novak plays a Witch who pursues her neighbour. She has a cat called Pyewacket who is my favourite.

How to watch: Prime Video, Blu-Ray and DVD also listed but showing as unavailable.

5. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

Hilarity ensues as an advertising executive decides to move his family to an old farmhouse rather than renovate their cramped apartment.

How to watch: DVD or Blu-Ray is all I can find at the time of writing.

6. The Prince of Egypt (1998)

This film makes me cry buckets time and again. Beautifully animated adaptation of the Book of Exodus. Ofra Haza provided Yoheved’s haunting voice.

How to watch: Prime Video, DVD, sometimes on Netflix, I even saw a VHS knocking around.

7. Banshee Chapter (2017)

A scene from this film pops into my mind fairly often. Based on From Beyond by H.P. Lovecraft. Weird radio signals, missing friends, MK-Ultra.

How to watch: Prime Video, DVD.

8. The Devil’s Backbone (2001)

Precursor to Pan’s Labyrinth, a boy arrives at an orphanage during the Spanish Civil War, and meets the ghost of a boy who disappeared on the night that an unexploded bomb landed in the orphanage’s courtyard.

How to watch: Blu-Ray and DVD, is listed on Prime Video but showing unavailable.

9. Black Book (2006)

I saw this film a lot later than everyone else but it is very powerful. Apparently voted the best Dutch film ever made, by the public. A young Jewish woman (played by Carice van Houten) infiltrates the Nazis.

How to watch: Currently £1.99 on Prime Video.

10. Einsatzgruppen: The Nazi Death Squads (2009)

Things that I can’t describe to you, your eyes have to see them. You think you know, but you don’t.

How to watch: Netflix here, and it is also listed on Prime Video.

11. House of Wax (2005)

This is a real guilty pleasure film of mine, full of nostalgia for my sister and I. Teenagers get trapped in an entire town rigged with wax people.

How to watch: Prime Video and DVD.

12. We Go On (2016)

Man with a fear of dying offers a reward to anyone who can prove the existence of life after death. There’s a scene in this film that gave me a hell of a chill.

How to watch: Shudder, or a disc version is on Amazon.

13. The Cleansing Hour (2019)

A group streams fake exorcisms online, until they accidentally have a real one.
This film is also on my Spooky Crew Vibes list for giving vibes of the game Obsideo.

How to watch: Shudder or Prime Video.

14: Ju-On: The Curse (2000)

It all starts with the murder of a woman, her son, and their cat. Everyone who visits the house ends up touched by it.

How to watch: The best way for getting all of the Ju-On films is now via this special Blu-Ray collection; prior to this, as far as I know, the first two films of the franchise were not available on disc in the UK, my DVDs were from Japan.
This individual film does also have a Prime Video listing here.

15: Ju-On: The Curse 2 (2000)

An estate agent who can’t shift the cursed house, asks his spiritually-receptive sister to investigate it, which sets off another string of events. Eventually, hundreds of ghost ladies end up clawing at the windows of a school. I think about it quite often.

How to watch: Prime Video or aforementioned discs.

16: Ju-On: The Grudge (2002)

Undoubtedly the film that popularised ghosts having a death rattle. Victims of the house’s curse are shown in nonlinear order, as the house causes time paradoxes. A social worker visits the elderly mother of a salaryman, and finds her living in disarray in a haunted house.

How to watch: Aforementioned discs and Prime Video.

17: Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2003)

A TV crew use the house to film one of those shows where they pretend to feel that creepy stuff is going on. Unfortunately, the real curse spreads through them. Then it gets very, VERY weird. An adult woman may or may not give birth to another adult woman.

18. The Eye (2002)

A blind woman receives cornea transplants, but discovers the previous owner of the eyes could see the dead.

How to watch: DVD. Seems to be impossible to find nowadays otherwise!

19. Ringu (1998)

This movie is responsible for a lot! A journalist investigates a rumour about a VHS tape that causes you to die 7 days after viewing it.

How to watch: Blu-ray boxset, DVD, or Prime Video. May also be on Shudder.

20. Ring 2 (1999)

The girlfriend of one of the casualties of the previous film, gets roped into a lot of spooky stuff.

How to watch: Prime Video, box sets, DVD.

21. Ring 0 (2000)

Taking place 30 years prior to the first film, the cause of the curse is revealed.

How to watch: Prime Video, DVD.

22. From the Dark (2014)

A couple in the Irish countryside hide on a farm from an actually scary vampire.

How to watch: Prime Video.

23. As Above, So Below (2014)

I did not expect to enjoy this film quite so much and return to it so many times. Explorers searching the Paris catacombs for the Flamel stone, find Hell.

How to watch: Prime Video. I think I saw it on Netflix originally but it may not still be there.

24. Hush (2016)

A deaf woman fights off a killer in her isolated home, saves her cat. This film means a lot to me as someone who became deaf in adulthood (though nowhere near as profoundly as the character), because it doesn’t end with some sappy story of her giving up independence.

How to watch: Netflix GB and US.

25. JeruZalem (2015)

I don’t want to spoil this one too much but there’s a scene with a Google Glass using face recognition and it has stayed with me for a long time.

How to watch: Prime Video. I think I originally saw it on either Netflix or Shudder.

26. The Shrine (2010)

Another one of those films with moments that have stuck with me even though the film itself isn’t overtly special. Journalists investigate tourists going missing in a Polish village, finding bodies with metal masks stuck to their faces.

How to watch: Shudder or Prime Video.

27. Insidious (2010)

Honestly one of my favourite films. A boy falls into a coma and numerous malevolent entities try to claim his body.

How to watch: Shudder, Prime Video.

28. The Vigil (2019)

I am truly spooked by the lore and demonology of my people, and this film has them in spades. A man who left the orthodox community is asked to perform shemira for an elderly man who has died. Unfortunately, that man is haunted by a terrifying Mazzik.

How to watch: I saw it through Netflix but it’s now on Prime Video.

29. [REC] (2007)

A news reporter following firemen becomes trapped in an apartment building with the victims of a cannibalistic virus.

How to watch: Prime Video or Shudder.

30. Hereditary (2018)

This is another one of those films that is hard to describe and is better off just being watched.

How to watch: Prime Video.

31. The Evil Dead (1981)

Bruce Campbell stars as one of a group of college students who go to a cabin in the woods, find the Necronomicon, and are daft enough to play some incantations. Chaos ensues.

How to watch: Prime Video, sometimes Netflix.

32. Evil Dead (2013)

Seen as a continuation rather than a remake of the original. It’s really good.

How to watch: Prime Video, sometimes Netflix.

33. Crowsnest (2012)

I don’t remember much of this film and I need to watch it again, but I do remember the cannibals going around in an RV. One of those films I can’t quite forget.

How to watch: DVD is all I can find, may return to Netflix at some point.

34. Grave Encounters (2011)

A reality TV crew become trapped in a genuinely haunted hospital.

How to watch: Shudder or Prime Video.

35. DeadTectives (2018)

A pretty hilarious comedy with a similar plot to the previous film.

How to watch: Shudder or Prime Video.

36. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

In 2029 (which is actually not that far away, what?) many humans are cybernetic, their consciousnesses referred to as “ghosts” and their bodies as “shells.” People are vulnerable to having their bodies controlled via “ghost-hacking,” and a spate of this is undertaken by a criminal referred to as the Puppet Master. A really obvious influence for The Matrix.

How to watch: Prime Video.

37. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)

A technically non-canon sequel in which sex robots carry out murders.

How to watch: Listed on Prime Video but showing unavailable, Blu-Ray or DVD.

38. The Cat Returns (2002)

A schoolgirl saves the life of a cat, and ends up visiting the Cat Kingdom.

How to watch: Netflix.

39. Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

A young Witch moves to a new town with her cat and starts a flying delivery business.

How to watch: Netflix.

40. Princess Mononoke (1997)

I love the kodama. And I imagine that if my dog spoke sentences she would have the same voice as the apes, for some reason. There’s a lot going on here but mainly, a prince trying to resolve a curse meets a woman raised by wolves.

How to watch: Netflix.

41. My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

The sentient cat-shaped bus really makes this film.

How to watch: Netflix.

42. Suspiria (1977)

This is a really weird film, and it manages to always make you feel like something is going wrong even if you’re not sure why. A woman attends a dance academy where loads of weird stuff happens. Also, carpet wallpaper.

How to watch: Prime Video.

43. PlayTime (1967)

Monsieur Hulot gets lost in Paris. All I can tell you is that I was absolutely in stitches when I saw this film.

How to watch: Blu-Ray or DVD.

44. Nosferatu (1922)

Man travels to client’s house and cuts his thumb at dinner. Client then tries to suck his thumb. Turns out client also sleeps in a coffin.

How to watch: Prime Video, I believe Plex also has it for free right now.

45. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

I have a poster for this film that is sadly not up in my house at the time of writing because so much stuff is in storage. The film was shot simultaneously in English and German. Jonathan Harker spends four weeks traveling to Transylvania to meet his client, Count Dracula. Count Dracula is a vampire, chaos ensues.

How to watch: Shudder or Prime Video.

46. House on Haunted Hill (1951)

I honestly love the entire vibe of this film so much. Vincent Price stars as an eccentric millionaire who invites 5 strangers to spend a night in his allegedly haunted house. Exterior shots use the Ennis House. The film is now in the public domain.

How to watch: As it’s in the public domain you can find it for free in places like Plex, it’s also on Shudder and Prime Video.

47. House on Haunted Hill (1999)

Another guilty pleasure of mine, this version sees a group of strangers invited to spend the night in the Vannacutt Psychiatric Institute for the Criminally Insane, which has been converted into a house.

How to watch: Prime Video.

48. The Mummy (1999)

Brendan Fraser almost died when filming this so you should really appreciate it. Explorers accidentally reanimate a mummy by reading from the Book of the Dead (why do people keep doing that?).
I also recommend the 1932 and 1959 versions!

How to watch: Prime Video.

49. The Nun (2018)

This film became one of my favourites when I saw it because I was constantly jumping and screaming. A nun is found hanging at the front of a Romanian abbey, and the Vatican sends investigators to discover how this could have happened.

How to watch: Prime Video.

50. The Conjuring (2013)

I love the use of dolly zooms in this film. A classic James Wan film, based on the stories of Ed and Lorraine Warren.

How to watch: Prime Video.

51. ISOLA: Multiple Personality Girl (2000)

A woman with extrasensory perception goes to help survivors of the Great Hanshin earthquake, and meets a girl who seems to have multiple dissociative identities, including one which is a vengeful ghost.

How to watch: I can only find this currently-unavailable DVD listing!

52. Sputnik (2020)

Sorry but the monster is very cute.

How to watch: Prime Video, I think I saw it on Netflix originally.

53. Alien (1979)

Can’t believe I didn’t remember this film until I was further down the list. You just need to watch it. I really bum retrofuturism and there’s plenty of that too.

How to watch: Prime Video.

54. Jumanji (1995)

A boy gets trapped inside a jungle-themed board game, and later brings things from inside the game back out with him.

How to watch: Prime Video, sometimes Netflix.

55. A Goofy Movie (1995)

This is just a good movie OK. Especially with those Powerline songs.

How to watch: Listed but currently unavailable on Prime Video, DVD.

56. #Alive (2020)

A videogame streamer is trapped inside his apartment during a zombie apocalypse. A very relatable film since we’ve spent so much time inside during a real disease pandemic.

How to watch: Netflix.

57. The Call (2020)

Two women living in the same house 20 years apart manage to speak to each other through an old cordless phone. Bad things happen.

How to watch: Netflix.

58. Scarecrows (1988)

A hijacked plane makes an emergency landing in a cornfield full of possessed scarecrows.

How to watch: Blu-Ray or DVD.

59. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

A kidnapped woman wakes up in a shelter with a man who says the country has been destroyed by a chemical attack.

How to watch: Prime Video.

60. Oblivion (2013)

A spacecraft crashes and makes one of the last men on earth question his reality.

How to watch: Prime Video, sometimes Netflix.

61. The Doll Master (2004)

A group goes to a doll museum in the woods after being invited to have dolls made in their image. Things ensue.

How to watch: DVD.

62. Dead Silence (2007)

I actually kind of hate this one because I hate ventriloquist dummies but at the same time, it’s one of those underrated films.

How to watch: Prime Video.

63. The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

A comedy-horror that finally explains why so many of these stories feature a cabin in the woods!

How to watch: Prime Video.

64. Burning Bright (2010)

Bad man seals his children in a house with an actual tiger. Also Meat Loaf is in it for some reason.

How to watch: Shudder, Prime Video.

65. The Ritual (2017)

After losing a friend in a robbery, four men go on a trip to Sweden in his memory, where they end up encountering a Jötunn. This film was really good at portraying the characters as normal British blokes rather than weird movie people. It’s really good.

How to watch: Shudder, Prime Video.

66. Terrified (Aterrados) (2017)

It’s hard to explain this film, but it’s good. (Not to be confused with horrible clown movie with similar name).

How to watch: Shudder, Prime Video.

67: Snatch (2000)

There’s a diamond, and a dog, and a boxing promoter, and Brad Pitt who I always forget is in this film. The best character is probably Bullet-Tooth Tony.

How to watch: Netflix or Prime Video.

68. His House (2020)

I was surprised by just how spooky this is. Sudanese refugees find something very wrong in their English house.

How to watch: Netflix.

69. 28 Days Later (2002)

A man wakes up in an empty hospital to find out that a virus has destroyed Britain.

How to watch: Has a listing on Prime Video but is showing unavailable, I’m very surprised that I can’t find it available for streaming anywhere at the time of writing. Available on DVD with its sequel.

70. 28 Weeks Later (2007)

Twenty-eight weeks after the infected begin to die of starvation, British refugees are brought into a safe zone on the Isle of Dogs. Children go and ruin it.

How to watch: Prime Video, aforementioned DVD.

71. Blood Quantum (2019)

Indigenous North Americans seem to be immune to a zombie-causing virus.

How to watch: Shudder, Prime Video.

72. Under the Shadow (2016)

A Jinn is carried on a missile to an apartment building during the Iran-Iraq war.

How to watch: Netflix.

73. Gerald’s Game (2017)

A lesson in why you don’t let anyone handcuff you to a bed. THE HAND SCENE THOUGH.

How to watch: Netflix.

74. Oculus (2013)

Where to begin with this one. It haunted me for a long time, it feels so heavy and sinister. Do not trust mirrors. Or houses full of dead plants.

How to watch: Prime Video.

75. U Turn (2016)

People making illegal u-turns on a Bangalore flyover cause accidents and later meet mysterious deaths. The film has been remade in several other Indian languages and was the first Indian film to be remade in Filipino.
I can’t find a decent screenshot of this film (I tried to take one myself from Netflix but of course, it doesn’t let you), so I’ll just include a trailer.

How to watch: Netflix.

76. Darr @ The Mall (2014)

A smoky apparition haunts a shopping centre. I just remember really enjoying this film.

How to watch: I’m surprised that the only place I can find this to watch is YouTube.

77. Annihilation (2018)

It’s the bear, OK. You need to hear what the bear does because it’s scarred me for life.

How to watch: Netflix.

78. Lake Mungo (2008)

Another case of there being a scene I’ve remembered ever since. A mockumentary about the mysterious drowning of a 16 year-old girl, where the cameras capture evidence of her double life.

How to watch: Shudder or Prime Video.

79. The Unfolding (2016)

Britain is about to enter a nuclear war, but a group winds up at a creepy old house. Another film with moments that never left me.
And another film it’s hard to find a good screenshot of!

How to watch: £1.99 on Prime Video.

80. Four Lions (2010)

A hilarious and also very sad satire on Islamic terrorism.

How to watch: Prime Video.

81. Starman (1984)

A woman meets an alien who has taken the form of her deceased husband.

How to watch: Prime Video.

82. Ghosts of Mars (2001)

Another guilty pleasure film of mine, truly unsure why it’s so underrated. Mining activities on Mars release ghost aliens.

How to watch: Prime Video.

83. The Thing (1982)

Aliens in the Antarctic.

How to watch: Prime Video.

84. Ghost Ship (2002)

A crew is sent to salvage a ship floating in the Bering Sea. It turns out to be the Antonia Graza, a ship missing since 1962.

How to watch: Prime Video.

85. City of God (2002)

Organised crime in the Cidade de Deus favela of Rio de Janeiro.

How to watch: Prime Video, but showing as currently unavailable.

86. Mulan (1998)

An animated musical adaptation of the legend of Mulan, a Xianbei warrior who disguised herself as a man to prevent her elderly father from having to go to war.

How to watch: Prime Video.

87. Die Hard (1988)

An NYPD detective arrives in Los Angeles on Christmas Eve in an attempt to reconcile with his wife, but has to spring into action when her office is taken over by terrorists.

How to watch: Prime Video.

88. Jingle All The Way (1996)

Man does Christmas shopping too late and hilarity ensues.

How to watch: Prime Video.

89. Drive (2011)

A stunt driver moonlights as a getaway driver. Really good soundtrack as well.

How to watch: Netflix.

90. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

I found this film terribly sad but it’s one of those ones you’ve just got to watch.

How to watch: Prime Video.

91. Sky Blue a.k.a. Wonderful Days (원더풀 데이즈) (2003)

A love triangle in the time of an environmental apocalypse.

How to watch: Has a Prime Video listing but showing unavailable at time of writing, DVD or Blu-Ray.

92. Hanna (2011)

A former CIA agent trains his daughter as an assassin in northern Finland.

How to watch: Prime Video.

93. The Forest (2016)

A woman searches for her missing twin in Aokigahara, a forest notorious for suicides.

How to watch: Prime Video, DVD.

94. The Little Prince (2015)

This film is so enchanting and I cried a lot. A girl in a boring world meets an eccentric neighbour who tells her stories of the Little Prince. Also the neighbour is Jeff Bridges.

How to watch: Netflix.

95. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

A comedy mockumentary about vampires sharing a house in modern New Zealand.

How to watch: Shudder, Prime Video.

96. Word War Z (2013)

A lot of people didn’t like this film when it came out but I sincerely enjoy it so much.

How to watch: Prime Video, Blu-Ray or DVD. Will probably end up on Netflix again at some point.

97. Starship Troopers (1997)

War with bugs.

How to watch: Prime Video.

98. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

Everyone needs a foundation in the original film that came before the famed TV series.

How to watch: Prime Video.

99. MouseHunt (1997)

I absolutely love this film. Idiot brothers Lars and Ernie Smuntz try to get rid of a mouse so they can renovate an inherited mansion.

How to watch: Prime Video.

100. Anastasia (1997)

Animated musical adaptation of the story of Anastasia Romanova, who we sadly now know was definitely murdered with the rest of her family by Bolsheviks. It’s a lovely film though. Apparently amateur historian Bob Atchison said that Anastasia was akin to someone making a film in which Anne Frank “moves to Orlando and opens a crocodile farm with a guy named Mort.”

How to watch: Prime Video.

101. Tears of the Black Tiger (2000)

A bonkers Thai western.

How to watch: DVD.

102. Behind the Curve (2018)

A documentary showing just how far people will go so they can still angrily believe something.

How to watch: Netflix.

103. Arahan (2004)

Sang-hwan is a hapless policeman until the “Masters of Tao” tell him he has great Qi.

How to watch: Netflix US, DVD.

104. Encounter of the Spooky Kind (1980)

Loveable Sammo Hung is up against a traditional Chinese hopping vampire.

How to watch: Blu-Ray, DVD.

105. The Prodigal Son (1981)

This is the only film I watch with the English dubbing because it’s frankly hilarious. Yuen Biao portrays a man who thinks he’s a great fighter, but unfortunately his rich father has been paying everyone to lose against him. After finding this out, he travels around, pestering martial artists to teach him.

How to watch: DVD, seems to be oddly hard to find these days which is a shame.

106. Michael Jackson’s Thriller (1983)

Perhaps a music video is an odd choice for this list, but you’re missing out if you haven’t seen it.

107. Red Shadow (2001)

Hilarious Ninja spoof.

How to watch: There’s a DVD listing on Amazon but it seems otherwise impossible to find! I’ve got a physical DVD copy of it from back in the day, it’s such a shame that there aren’t more traces of it around. Seems to be on Japanese Prime Video if you can make that work.

108. Communion (1989)

This is just such a bonkers film. I wouldn’t say it was a good film per se, but it’s one of those ones you do have to see.

How to watch: Prime Video.

109. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Man tries to get everyone in his life into a pub where they can wait for the zombie apocalypse to blow over.

How to watch: Prime Video.

110. Hot Fuzz (2007)

London policeman gets relocated to a village, hilarity ensues.

How to watch: Prime Video.

111. Ong-Bak (2003)

Unbelievable martial arts film starring Tony Jaa.

How to watch: Blu-Ray or DVD.

112. Pulse (2001)

Once again, some scenes from this are burned into my mind.

How to watch: Shudder, Prime Video.

113. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

It’s bonkers but it’s hilarious.

How to watch: Prime Video.

114. Dead Man’s Shoes (2004)

A horrible film I had to see in class a long time ago. You should see it too.

How to watch: Blu-Ray, DVD.

115. Appleseed (2004)

One of the Global War’s last survivors is taken to a utopian city named Olympus, where half of the population are biorobots.

How to watch: DVD.

116. Wind River (2017)

A film that made me cry. Neo-Western about the murder of an indigenous woman.

How to watch: Prime Video.

117. Silent House (2011)

A woman goes to fix-up a house with her father and uncle, and is ambushed by unpleasant memories and realisations.

How to watch: Prime Video.

118. The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)

Bonkers Japanese musical about a family running a guest house that people keep dying in.

How to watch: Prime Video.

119. Azumi (2003)

Eponymous woman is raised from birth to be an assassin.

How to watch: DVD.

120. The ReZort (2015)

Like Jurassic Park but with zombies, has some surprisingly decent spooky moments.

How to watch: Blu-Ray, was definitely on Netflix but currently only streaming source seems to be US YouTube.

121. FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)

A magical animated musical, a truly iconic film from childhood.

How to watch: Prime Video.

122. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)


How to watch: Prime Video.

123. The Book of Life (2014)

A song from this film was used on our wedding playlist so I’m quite fond of it. I identify a lot with the wheelchair grandma.

How to watch: Prime Video.

124. The Vault of Horror (1973)

Another film with scenes that have always stuck with me, and now I want to make them stick with the rest of you.

How to watch: DVD. Seems to be on telly fairly often too.

125. Dearest Sister (2016)

A village girl goes to care for her wealthy cousin, who is losing her sight but starting to see the dead.

How to watch: Shudder.

126. Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)

Two friends decide to fake successful lives ahead of their high school reunion, even claiming to have invented Post-Its.

How to watch: Prime Video.

127. Freaky Friday (2003)

Annoying teenager and overbearing mother swap bodies.

How to watch: Prime Video.

128. Mean Girls (2004)

Classic cinema.

How to watch: Prime Video.

129. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Another iconic childhood film.

How to watch: Prime Video.

130. Practical Magic (1998)

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen this but I’m pretty sure a bad guy dies and grows into a horrible bush.

How to watch: Prime Video.

131. Death Becomes Her (1992)

I think we all remember being able to see straight through the hole in the middle of that woman.

How to watch: Prime Video.

132. High Spirits (1988)

Fake haunted castle turns out to have real ghosts.

How to watch: Prime Video.

133. The Replacement Killers (1998)

An assassin hired by a Triad boss refuses to carry out a killing and must outrun his replacements.

How to watch: Prime Video.

134. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

As usual Jim Carrey is playing himself, but this is an iconic childhood film.

How to watch: Netflix.

135. School of Rock (2003)

Unemployed musician bluffs his way into working with children.

How to watch: Prime Video.

136. I am Legend (2007)

Man lives with beautiful dog and hides from spooky creatures.

How to watch: Prime Video.

137. I, Robot (2004)

Man hates robots but has to interact with them to solve crimes. I really enjoy this film OK.

How to watch: Prime Video.

138. Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

Nostalgic Nosferatu spoof.

How to watch: DVD.

139. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

Mainly I remember the full-body condoms.

How to watch: Prime Video.

140. Nightlight (2015)

Not an especially amazing film overall but there are scenes in it I’m still thinking about years later.

How to watch: 99p on Prime Video.

141. Angry Inuk (2016)

You are wrong about fur and this will show you why.

How to watch: National Film Board of Canada or Prime Video.

142. The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

Really well done and truly spooky.

How to watch: Prime Video.

143. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

A classic film that everyone who appreciates the history of cinema should see. Free to watch on YouTube.

144. Salomé (1922)

I am strangely drawn to Alla Nazimova. Free to watch on YouTube.

145. Bambi (1942)

Even though this one probably made us all cry as children, it truly is beautifully animated, and may well be responsible for my love of Cervids and Bovids.

How to watch: Prime Video.

146. Watership Down (1978)

So hear me out on this one; Watership Down also undoubtedly scarred many of us as children. But, like with Bambi, it is formidably animated. I don’t entirely remember the plot of this film at the time of writing; the last time I saw it was with my now-husband, and I was tripping a bit on account of getting very ill (I later went to the hospital), so I’m not sure how many of the scenes of nature and electricity pylons are accurately recalled, or if the rabbits I saw running around at night while I was being loaded into an ambulance were really there or if I had just absolutely lost my mind. But anyway, in my infinite wisdom I have decided this is another essential film.

How to watch: UHD, Blu-Ray, DVD.

147. The Pyramid (2014)

I genuinely enjoy this film so much. Despite being ordered to evacuate Egypt, an archaeological team enter a buried pyramid they discover, only to realise it is a prison for something much bigger than them.

How to watch: Prime Video.

148. Scintilla a.k.a. The Hybrid (2014)

Another film I really enjoy that doesn’t seem to be very popular. A group of mercenaries enter an ex-Soviet base in search of mysterious research below.

How to watch: DVD, sometimes Netflix.

149. Jew Bashing: The New Antisemitism

A hidden-camera documentary capturing things that are simply unbelievable if you don’t see them yourself. Nothing I can say here can do a better job than footage of people speaking their own words.
In four parts covering Pakistan and the Middle East, Europe, the USA, and Canada.

How to watch: It’s on YouTube, but currently the Europe segment is removed. I might try and see if I can find and put it up myself, because honestly, everyone on the planet should see this. See trailer on producer’s website here.

150. Missing 411 (2017)

Based on the books about fascinating and bizarre missing persons cases in national parks. This is currently available on YouTube, and I also recommend Mr Ballen’s related series.

151. Missing 411: The Hunted (2019)

I wasn’t planning to add the sequel to this list, but man. Although I want to believe there are rational explanations, some of this has gotta be Mazzik shit.

How to watch: YouTube.

152. The Deep House (2021)

Sorry for yet another horror on this list, but this is a unique film. My friends and I are submechanophobes and so an underwater horror film seemed like the perfect thing to taunt ourselves with. The main guy is an idiot who can’t tell the difference between a pentagram and a demon sigil, but aside from that, enjoy.

How to watch: Prime Video!

153. Deep Blue Sea (1999)

Barmy but amazing, can’t believe it took me this long to add it to the list! Featuring LL Cool J, this film sees sharks go on a rampage against an underwater facility.

How to watch: Prime Video.

154. Jews Don’t Count (2022)

I hate talking about this kind of thing but things are so bad right now and similar entries on this list don’t quite cover the same things, so unfortunately I do have to add this.

How to watch: Channel 4.

155. Satan’s Slaves

I’m sneaking two films in here; Indonesian gothic horror Satan’s Slaves (2017) and its sequel. The first film is a “remake-prequel” to the 1980 film Satan’s Slave.
Pocong are very spooky.

How to watch: As far as I know both films are still on Shudder GB and US, you can also see then on Prime Video, and get DVD or Blu-Ray.

Now see Part 2 here, because trying to add more to this one freezes my laptop.

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