|Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Amélie, 2001|
Have we mentioned that we love a good list? Maybe it’s something about consolidating the endless options the world now provides or maybe it’s the concept of ticking things off that evokes that sense of achievement. Whatever it is, there’s no denying it, we enjoy a sharp, defined creative list to chew our teeth into like nothing else. Now Artshub have done all the dirty work for us, compiling this super spectacular list of 25 films you must see before you die. This is a considerably strong statement and knowing their credibility and the uncertainty of when that time may come, we advise you start watching. Making number one, is the magic of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amélie. With a soundtrack that makes you melt accompaning Audrey Tautou as the lead in that saturated green cinematography that has been edited to make you feel like you're in some frenzied dream state.. How can one not fall in love!? Amélie calms our nerves as we learn that having a little weird in us, isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Number 1 is now ticked off and we are off to a swell start – now it’s time to move down the list. Life Is Beautiful makes number two, sitting just in front of Cinema Paradiso. Coming it at number four is the foreign masterpiece Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and just sliding in to the top five is City of God. We didn’t want to overwhelm so we've just listed five for now, but when you’re ready the full 25 can be found here.