I did a presentation yesterday at the University of Victoria to a group of well informed, motivated and enthusiastic young teachers. It was great fun, and I was reminded how often I use movies to describe what it's really like in London. I find that it's easier for me to describe what London is like by relating to scenes in movies - the visual memory makes more sense than a verbal one.
So in no particular order, here are the top 14 in my books (because I couldn't narrow it down to 10):
1. About a Boy
2. Bend it like Beckham
3. Bridget Jones' Diary
4. Casino Royale
5. Children of Men
6. Eastern Promises
7. A Fish Called Wanda
8. Match Point
10. Shakespeare in Love
11. Shaun of the Dead
12. Notting Hill
13. Four Weddings and a Funeral
14. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
How about you? Do you have any favourites you'd like to share with us? Please leave a comment below! Don't be shy.
If you're curious about more movies I recommend, check out this post, this one and this one.
PS) This blog post was inspired by a section in the book, Guide to Teaching in London: A Survival Guide for Canadians. You can download a free chapter here.