Lorcan Finnegan


Voted for

2001: A Space Odyssey1968Stanley Kubrick
Don't Look Now1973Nicolas Roeg
Jaws1975Steven Spielberg
Apocalypse Now1979Francis Ford Coppola
The Wizard of Oz1939Victor Fleming
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind2004Michel Gondry
The Conformist1970Bernardo Bertolucci
Alien1979Ridley Scott
Rosemary's Baby1968Roman Polanski
Gremlins1984Joe Dante


2001: A Space Odyssey

1968 USA, United Kingdom

I saw this film when I was very young, maybe seven or eight, and it changed me forever. The use of colour, the design, the existential terror, the hallucinatory qualities. Just incredible.

Don't Look Now

1973 United Kingdom, Italy

The performances, the editing, the locations, the horror, the way the story comes together in a way that only Roeg can pull off. I love everything about this film.


1975 USA

Everything about Jaws is amazing. The story structure, the cast, the practical SFX, the music, the tension. Such a masterpiece.

Apocalypse Now

1979 USA

Epic filmmaking on a scale unheard of these days. The photography, use of sound design, performances, locations. Just that it got made and the results were so phenomenal.

The Wizard of Oz

1939 USA

Still an incredible film. The use of colour, the themes, the costumes, the matte paintings, the dreamlike quality.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

2004 USA

An amazing collaboration between Gondry and Charlie Kaufman. Such a unique love story, with powerful performances and Gondry's visual mastery at its heights. Such a rare gem of a film.

The Conformist

1970 Italy, France, Federal Republic of Germany

Every frame is beautiful and elegant. The costumes, the wardrobe, the lighting, just pitch perfect filmmaking.


1979 USA, United Kingdom

The absolute best alien science fiction film that has inspired so many other films. Scott's collaboration with Giger created cinema magic. Original, genre-defining, psychological as well as physical terror. And Sigourney Weaver!

Rosemary's Baby

1968 USA

Strange, brilliantly off kilter, frightening. A classic horror film that uses all of Polanski's talents to wonderful effect. Incredible performances, colour, compositions, pacing and a lovely undercurrent of dark humour throughout.


1984 USA

Funny, scary, inventive and exciting. A brilliant score by Jerry Goldsmith too. This was the first film I saw in the cinema and I still love it.