PRN: Saga Travel Unveils Favourite 50 Films at 50
Saga Travel Unveils Favourite 50 Films at 50
LONDON, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- Â Â Drama, action, adventure and Tom Hanks top the charts
Saga Travel has teamed up with LOVEFiLM to discover which films top the charts for the UK's over-50s. The top 20 strongly features drama, action and adventure. Comedy and classic blockbusters also proved popular while sci-fi, western and horror movies lagged behind.
The top 50 films are available for passengers to view free of charge on Saga's newest cruise ship, Saga Sapphire. Following a multimillion-pound investment, the small luxury ship is loaded with top-of-the-range entertainment technology, including iPads and 3D TV screens.
Securing the top spot is gritty American prison drama The Shawshank Redemption, starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. The movie also tops the charts of IMDb's (The Internet Movie Database) Top 250 Movies, which shows that everyone loves a gripping drama, irrelevant of age.
Next in the poll is the Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life, where James Stewart's character George Bailey is helped to fully appreciate his life by his guardian angel. The romantic drama Casablanca scoops third place, with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman simply smouldering on screen.
Saga Travel 50 Favourite Films at 50 Top 10
British actor Nigel Havers, who announced the results, said: "This is a great line up of movies, as well as some of the timeless classics you would expect to see there are some great adventures and poignant dramas. The choice of foreign language films also shows what a discerning bunch the over-50s are. Â I am delighted that my own Chariots of Fire is rated as the 13th most popular film!"
Tom Hanks came through as a favourite actor for many, starring in three of the top 20 hits with comedy Forrest Gump in sixth place followed by The Green Mile and Saving Private Ryan. Three foreign language films also made it onto the top 50 list: Amelie from France, German U-boat drama Das Boot and, exploring Â the magic of the movies, Cinema Paradiso from Italy.
Saga Sapphire sails to some of the world's most popular and beautiful destinations, including the Baltic States, the Caribbean and Europe. Prices from Â£950 per person.
Note to editor:
Remaining results of the Saga Travel and LOVEFiLM poll:
The poll ran from 22nd February until 11th March 2012 and collected the votes of 1,250 people.
11) The Green Mile 31) The Pianist 12) Lawrence of Arabia 32) Pulp Fiction 13) Chariots of Fire 33) Psycho 14) Gladiator 34) The Godfather: Part II 15) The Godfather 35) Citizen Kane 16) Saving Private Ryan 36) Goodfellas 17) Back to the Future 37) 2001: A Space Odyssey 18) The Sting 38) Das Boot 19) The Silence of the Lambs 39) Rear Window 20) The Bridge on the River Kwai 40) The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King 21) Braveheart 41) The Matrix 22) Amelie 42) Leon 23) The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 43) Apocalypse Now 24) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring 44) The Third Man 25) Monty Python and the Holy Grail 45) Dr Strangelove 26) North by Northwest 46) American Beauty 27) Up 47) All About Eve 28) Alien 48) Inception 29) To Kill a Mockingbird 49) The Usual Suspects 30) 12 Angry Men 50) Cinema Paradiso
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