James' Favourites

These films bring me joy, make me think, and create wonder. Maybe they'll do that for you too.

Man on Wire (2008)

Director: James Marsh
Starring: Philippe Petit

In 1974, 24 year-old tight-rope walker Philippe Petit performed an illegal high-wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Often ref... Read more

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Angela Bassett, Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Wes Bentley, Sean Harris,...

Two years after Ethan Hunt had successfully captured Solomon Lane, the remnants of the Syndicate have reformed into another organization called the Ap... Read more

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

Director: Brad Bird
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton

In the exciting fourth entry in the successful action series, an attack on the Kremlin leaves IMF agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team falsely a... Read more

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harri...

With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndica... Read more

No Country For Old Men (2007)

Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Kelly Macdonald, T...

Four Academy Awards - including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor, went to the Coen Brothers' riveting adaptation of Cormac McCart... Read more

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Director: Gore Verbinski
Starring: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Pryce

The popular Disney theme park attraction inspired this swashbuckling, high-seas adventure from producer Jerry Bruckheimer. The roguish yet charming Ca... Read more

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Karen Allen, Harrison Ford, John Rhys-Davies, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, Denhol...

Aka "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark". Harrison Ford is an adventure-seeking archeologist after rare and well-guarded ancient artifacts.... Read more

Selma (2014)

Director: Ava DuVernay
Starring: Carmen Ejogo, David Oyelowo, Tim Roth, Tom Wilkinson, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Goodin...

This film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting right... Read more

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Director: Edgar Wright
Starring: Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Nick Frost, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, Penelope Wilton,...

There comes a day in every man's life when he has to get off the couch... and kill some zombies. When flesh-eating zombies are on the hunt for a bite... Read more

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Director: Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Bob Persichetti
Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry...

Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realitie... Read more