Recommended English Films

Films are a great way to improve your English.  Going to the cinema is ok, and hiring DVDs is even better, because then you are in control. 

Watching them alone is okay, but watching them with your friends and then talking about them is even better.

You can discuss the films you've seen on the forum:-

English films / movies

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How to use a DVD player to help improve your English

by Patrick O'Connor

THE Irish actress Saoirse Ronan was one of the youngest actresses ever to be nominated for an Oscar when she played a key role in the 2007 film Atonement.

Now the 19 year old is the focal point for this love story set against the backdrop of a nuclear attack on Britain.

I Give It A Year

by Patrick O'Connor

 

EVER been to a wedding and wondered if the couple were right for each other?

That's the premise behind I Give It A Year, a pleasing British rom-com with more than a passing eye on the American market.

Wild Bill

by Patrick O'Connor

 

A first glance at the synopsis of this film could easily put you off – drug dealer returns home on parole after eight years banged up to find that his wife has walked out on their two sons aged 15 and 11 leaving them to fend for themselves.

A Field In England

by Patrick O'Connor

 

THIS latest offering by director Ben Wheatley, who had a cult hit last year with the bizarre black comedy Sightseers, seems to have split viewers and critics right down the middle.

Wheatley is renowned for coming up with projects which hop between genres. Prior to Sightseers, in which a caravanning couple go on a murder spree, Wheatley had impressed with two low-budget efforts Kill List and Down Terrace which defied categorisation.

Skyfall

by Patrick O'Connor

 

I'M not a great lover of James Bond films, finding them too contrived and flimsy. In the past, they have been a classic example of style over substance but I have to admit to having being won over by the latest in the franchise, Skyfall.

Of course, many of the usual Bond ingredients are there – the hyper-exciting opening sequence and chase; the spectacular settings and the obligatory super-arch villain.