100 Favourite Films of a UK Filmmaker for hire

Matthew Cooper Writer/Script Consultant
Matthew Cooper Writer/Script Consultant

Hi and welcome back to the blog.

As a UK Script Writer and Filmmaker for hire I often get asked about my favourite films and influences on my script writing.

So, with that in mind, in the next 100 or so blogposts I’m going to look at my favourite 100 films. Not in any particular order, although I’ll try and stay as organised as I can.

The list will range widely through genre’s and decades. They’ll be some very old films and some fairly new ones. I expect the list to focus on films that have had a lasting influence.

Hopefully, they’ll be some films that you’ve never heard of and that I’ll be able to throw some light on them for you.

I’ll try to find the trailers online too so you can get a sense of what I’m talking about.

I’ll continue to blog about my script writing and filmmaking work too.

First blogpost of this new series will be up at the weekend.

Thanks again for reading.

Matthew Cooper has written for Emmerdale, Eastenders, Hollyoaks and Family Affairs. He was winner of the first ever Lloyds Bank Channel Four Film Challenge and the Oscar Moore Screenplay Prize. His first short film starred a then unknown Ewan McGregor and was picked up by Channel Four when Matthew was 19 years old. He’s been a script writer and filmmaker for over 20 years.