Marlon Brando stars as New York mafia Don Vito Corleone who sets about transferring his power to his son. Needless to say, the transition does not go smoothly. Packed with powerhouse performances and fascinating glimpses into the inner workings of the Cosa Nostra, this is one of the best films ever made.
After the heartbreakingly poor prequels, The Force Awakens swooped in to remind everyone just how fun Star Wars used to be. Gone are the tedious plot lines about trade federations and midi-chlorians, replaced by a familiar tale about the evil First Order (the baddies) building a space station/super-weapon to wipe out the New Republic (the goodies).
This superb thriller focuses on the real-life search for the Zodiac serial killer who terrorised San Francisco in the '60s and '70s, taunting police with cryptic letters (and also served as the inspiration for Dirty Harry's Scorpio killer). Despite the in-depth investigations by police and journalists, the case remains unsolved.
Alfred Hitchcock's terrifying 1960 horror sees secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) going on the run after stealing from her employer, ending up at a seedy motel owned by Norman Bates and his er, mother. An absolute triumph from the 'Master of Suspense', Psycho features some of the most shocking scenes in cinematic history.
The sequels are best left alone, but the original Matrix is a classic. Keanu Reeves stars as computer hacker Neo who learns that we're all part of a massive computer simulation created by sentient machines. With its truly groundbreaking 'bullet time' special effects, incredible fight choreography and thought-provoking premise, this remains a must-watch.
During the Invasion of Normandy in World War II, a group of American soldiers are sent on a mercy mission to retrieve a fellow soldier whose three brothers have been killed in action. Steven Spielberg's incredible war drama is probably the most gruesomely realistic portrayal of the bloody conflict ever captured on film.
Michael J. Fox stars as teenager Marty McFly, who's sent back in time to 1955 thanks to eccentric scientist Doc Brown and his time-travelling DeLorean. Marty bumps into his teenaged parents, changing the course of history, which he must put right to ensure his own future existence. In the incredibly unlikely event that you've never seen it, you're in for one hell of a treat.