29. Withnail and I (1987)

Leonard Maltin's Rating :
Should be :

IMDB Rating : 7.8

Rotten Tomatoes Rating : 92%

Rotten Tomatoes Synopsis : Bruce Robinson's semi-autobiographical account of his early years as an actor has become a cult hit of massive proportions, inspiring countless numbers of young men and women to quote stars Paul McGann and Richard E. Grant and their booze-soaked dialogue. Though not much happens in terms of plot, WITHNAIL AND I is one of the most subtly hilarious films to come out of 1980's Britain."

Leonard says in his review : "Director Robinson wrote this autobiographical film which has its amusing moments but eventually becomes monotonous."

Monotonous is not a word I would use to describe this very funny film. In 2000, readers of Total Film voted Withnail and I the third greatest comedy film of all time. In 2004 the same magazine named it the 13th greatest British film of all time. In August 2009 The Observer polled 60 eminent British film filmmakers and film critics who voted it the second best British film of the last 25 years. Not too shabby.

A film that is hard to describe but easy to love. It is definitely a film that needs to be seen.