The Dam Busters 1954
Jeremey Irons vs Rupert Graves
Dances with Wolves 1990
In which Kevin Kostner got it right as performer and director
Dangerous Liaisons 1988
From Christopher Hampton’s play
Danny Champion of the World 1989
Jeremy Irons with his son Samuel in Roald Dahl’s book.
Gerard Depardieu – I liked it!
The Dark Crystal 1982
My older brother adored it for some reason and got his hands on a programme. One for the kids. Shows what can be done with puppets.
With Kevin Kline
David Copperfield 1934
Never bettered. With W.C. Fields as the definitive Mr Micawber.
In 1914 Brussels, Nurse Edith Cavel helps 210 English solders to escape before the Germans catch and execute her. (Maybe available at the IWM?)
The Dawn Patrol 1930 (remade 1938)
1938 Version with Errol Flyn and David Niven … supposedly on video.
The Day after Tomorrow 2004
Roland Emmerich gets it right again.
With Denis Quaid.
Day for Night 1973
Francois Truffaut. One I should see. For several years I read everything I could on Truffaut: biographies, letters and scripts.
The Day of the Jackal 1973
Edward Fox in his best film.
Days of Glory 1944
Gregory Peck as a Russian Peasant! On mid-afternoon BBC2 recently
Days of Thunder 1990
A Tom Cruise flop.
The Dead 1987
John Huston’s last
Dead Calm 1988
Nicole Kidman, Same Neill and Billy Zane. Simple and effective horror on a yacht.
Dead End 2003
A car accident horror film.
Dead of Night 1945
Dead Poets Society 1989
Robin Williams directed by Peter Weir
Dead Ringers 1988
Jeremy Irons in two roles in this weird horror from David Cronenberg.
Death Becomes Her 1992
Meryl Streept and Goldie Hawn.
Death in Venice 1971
Dirk Bogarde fancies a boy in Venince
Death on the Nile 1978
Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot. Often on TV.
Death Race 2000 1975
My car made brother loved this cult car race movie.
Death Wish +2/3/4
Michael Winner directs Charles Bronson.
Deep Impact 1998
This one with Robert Duval rather than Bruce Willis.
The Deer Hunter 1978
A classic with Robert De Niro and Christopher Walkern.
Brilliance from Jean-Pierre Jeunet
John Borman gets it right with Burt Reynoldm Jon Voigt and Ned Beatty.
Demetrius and the Gladiators 1954
Victor Mature gets the Robe. Often shown around Christmas.
Demolition Man 1993
It works and introduces the lovely Sandra Bullock.
The Desert Fox 1950
James Mason as Rommel.
Desperately Seeking Susan 1985
A lively cast caught up in a silly situation. With Madonna, Aidan Quinn and Rosanna Arquette.
Diamonds are Forever 1971
Sean Connery as Bond.
The Diary of Ann Frank 1959
Dick Tracy 1990
Starts and directed by Warren Beaty
Die Another Day 2002
Piers Brosnan as Bond.
Die Hard 1988
Bruce Willis saves the day
Die Hard 2 1990
Died Hard with a Vengeance 1995
Against Jeremy Irons
Disney antics. Cost $ 127m to make. Made $318m
Dirty Dancing 1987
A great dating film. You always wanted to get laid afterwards. Patrick Swayze does it with Jennifer Grey.
The Dirty Dozen 1967
Lee Marvin et al.
Dirty Harry 1971
Dirty Work 1933
Laurel and Hardy cause havoc
Demi Moore seduces Michael Douglas … but he’s having nothing of it. Michael Crichton nonsense.
The Dish 2000
With Sam Neill
Jean –Jacques Beineix at his best. Loved Richard Bohringer as Gorodech. For a long time my favourite movie of all time.
Divided We Fall 2000
Saw this while attending EAVE in 2001
Doc Hollywood 1991
With the diminutive Michael J Fox
Doctor at Large 1957
Dr Dolittle 1967
Rex Harrison in a film we saw on a rare family outing before the parents split up. Parked in the multi-storey behind the Odean on Northuberland Street, ate at the ‘Milk Maid’ around the corner … may have queued and sat in the Circle (never the stalls).
Doctor in Distress 1963
Dirk Bogarde and James Robertson Justice in a GB classic.
Doctor in Love 1960
This one memorable for the presence of Leslie Phillips
Doctor in the House 1954
The first in the series with Dirk Bogard and Kenneth More and James Robertson Justice. Sequels (some of which I may have caught on telly: At Seam, At Large, In Clover, In Trouble.)
Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde 1931
A scary classic
Doctor No 1960
Sean Connery in the first Bond movie of this lengthy, unstoppable series.
Dr Strangelove 1963
Peter Sellers in the brilliant hands of Stanley Kubrick.
Dr Who and the Darleks 1965
With Peter Cushing. Awful. Ricketty sets and black and white TV were better.
Doctor Zhivago 1965
Omar Sharif and Julie Christie directed by David Lean
A strange one wiht Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.
Donnie Brasco 1997
Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. One to see.
Donnie Darko 2001
Weirdfilm, great song from ‘Tears for Fears.’
Don’t Look Now 1973
Scary stuff, but great sex between Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie.
One of Nicolas Roeg’s best.
The Double Life of Veronique 1991
Brilliance from Krzysztof Kiieslowski with Irene Jacob. Wonderful music from Zbigniew Preisner
Bruno Ganz as Hitler in his final days.
Downhill Racer 1969
Robert Redford skies.
Caspar Berry, Bharat Nalluri and Richard Johns make their first feature film … and succeed.
Peter Cushing as Val Helsing
Dracula. Dead and Loving it 1995
A hoot with Leslie Nielsen
Dracula Prince of Darkness 1966
Christopher Lee’s turn
Dennis Quaid and Sean Connery (as the Dragon)
Dennis Quaid and Max von Sydow.
Drop Dead Fred 1991
Phoebe Cates is driven mad (and so are we) by Rik Mayall
Drowning by Number 1998
Peter Greenaway with compelling music from Michael Nyman.
The Duellists 1977
Ridley’s Scott’s first movie outing.