Ferris-bueller Back in January, I made a New Year’s Resolution. Not to go to the gym or floss more regularly or anything even remotely self-improving. No. My resolution was that in 2009 I would watch 100 movies I’ve never seen before.

We’re now just past the halfway mark, and I’m on the hunt for more movie recommendations.

I’ve made a pretty good start but I’ve fallen a little behind since April – partly because I’ve been sidelined by some TV box sets (True Blood – OMG  it’s amazing) and partly because work has been so chaotic.

I’m also a bit short on inspiration, frankly. Which is where you come in, lovely readers. What movies should I definitely see? What classics or little-known gems would you share with the world?

I’m open to most things. For context, my top three movies of all time would probably be Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Jules et Jim and Ferris Bueller. But I can’t deal with horror movies. At All.

For reference, here’s my 2009 movie viewing so far:

The “loved it” list:

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Into the Wild
Slumdog Millionaire
Lords of Dogtown
Man on Wire
Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Star Trek
The Beat that My Heart Skipped
Che Part I and II
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Let The Right One In
I’ve Loved You So Long (seriously, I cried for about two hours)
Napoleon Dynamite
Duck Soup
Run Lola Run
The Hangover

The “good but not exactly cheery” list

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Nil by Mouth
Rachel Getting Married
Saturday Night, Sunday Morning

The “not everything I hoped it might be” list:

Taxi Driver
Complete History of My Sexual Failures
Inconvenient Truth
No Way Home
March of the Penguins
Il Divo
Monsoon Wedding
Run Fat Boy Run
Wall E

The “guilty pleasure” list:

Confessions of a Shopaholic
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
17 Again
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
The Boat That Rocked
Son of Rambow
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
He’s Just Not That Into You
The Spiderwick Chronicles

The “There’s two hours of my life I’m never getting back” list:

Mamma Mia
Knowing (did the scriptwriter have an aneurism halfway through??)
Monsters versus Aliens (I blame Flea)
Night at the Museum
Bride Wars


Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She's also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world's coolest ten year old.