When I came to look over my favourite movies list I felt a bit bad that no Westerns or War movies made the cut. It’s not that I don’t like films in these genres, I just don’t tend to get the urge to re-watch them. The ones I’ve liked best over the years have definitely been the classics like – in Westerns – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly and The Magnificent Seven, and – in War – Bridge over the River Kwai and For Whom The Bell Tolls.
There is also a suspicious absence of Horror films in my list (I’m guessing Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Seven don’t really count), but that’s because I don’t really enjoy them. The shock and gore ones leave me a bit cold and, while I like the creepy films more, I get tired of the formulaic plots and stereotyped characters. Also, I have trouble caring about characters when I know they’re cannon fodder.