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THE FILM LIST 1AFRICAN QUEEN (1951) You’ve been out on the water all day, or partying hard all night, now you just want to chill out. Kick back in front of the state-of- the-art, surround sound screen in your suite, or take up position in the dedicated media lounge or on board cinema. Perhaps you’d like to recline on deck as the film is projected supersize onto an outdoor movie screen or curl up in your favourite armchair with your iPad and headphones. With the film lists and sophisticated entertainment systems on board superyachts these days, your options are virtually unlimited. Dan Borgonon is a film festival judge and editor for feature films at Channel 4, the UK TV broadcaster and sponsor of great British cinema. He has selected his top 30 films for essential on board viewing, picking them for their spirit of adventure, cinematography and variety. With locations ranging from the Caribbean and Mediterranean to Australia and beyond, you’ll find something to suit every age and every mood in this selection. Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn sizzle in this classic war romance set on the backwaters of German-occupied Congo. 2 THE ENGLISH PATIENT (1996) Anthony Minghella’s epic romance with Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas expertly captures the spirit of adventure with both its dramatic narrative and breathtaking Saharan and rural Italian locations. 3SOME PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL (2003) Tropical family adventure on the high seas as Johnny Depp stars as the eccentric pirate Captain Jack Sparrow in the first and best of the box office-friendly film franchise. Filmed on location in the Grenadines and the Dominican Republic. 4 DR. NO (1962) Set on the tropical Island of Jamaica, the original and arguably one of the best Bond movies stars Sean Connery and Ursula Andress turning up the heat as they attempt to foil the planned sabotage of the US space programme. 5 MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (2003) Filmed around the beautiful Galapagos Islands, this classic tall ship drama set during the Napoleonic Wars stars Russell Crowe as the bold British captain pursuing his French nemesis across the high seas. 6SOME BIG BLUE (1988) The stunning underwater photography is the real star in this beautiful tale of friendship and love set against the backdrop of Sicily, Greece and the Virgin Islands. By notorious French director Luc Besson. 7 THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (2011) A heart-warming film in which the Rajasthan region of Northern India shines and a group of pensioners in their twilight years seek adventure, escapism and a new lease of life. Starring a stellar British cast including Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. 8SOME WHALE RIDER (2002) A contemporary update of an ancient Maori legend, this beautiful coming of age drama is entwined with the breath-taking scenery of its New Zealand North Island setting. lifestyle { 64 }


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