Backs To The Future

Backs To The Future

By Stuart Cooke
21 December 2020
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Having found out what music the Prop Forwards like to listen to, we turned our attention to the Backs to see what films they love to watch.

Building on the Top Of The Props pun, we opted for Backs To The Future when asking those players who wear numbers 1 through to 7 to name their Top 5 films. These could be the best films of all time, their guilty pleasures, or whatever films they watched the most, it was totally up to them how they came to their final 5. Thanks must go to Craig Millington for his work on the logo, something that looks so simple can in fact take quite a bit of skill, so well done Craig.

Just like for the music question, 21 players were selected to name their films, and from those we managed to name 87 different films. We ended up with quite the list, including classics, hidden gems, and probably some that have won a fair few Razzies in their time, but all in all it should give plenty of inspiration to those of us who love to settle down in front of the TV and watch a good film. The list is as follows:

8 Mile
Green Street
Mean Machine
Back To The Future
Raging Bull
Police Academy
Forrest Gump
Guest House Paradiso
Hot Fuzz
Top Gun
Inglourious Basterds
12 Angry Men
Schindler's List
The Empire Strikes Back
Return Of The Jedi
Home Alone
The Purge
The Goonies
Rocky IV
The Green Mile
This Sporting Life
Miracle On 34th Street
Mystery, Alaska
Into The Wild
The Quiet Man
Star Wars
The Secret Of My Success
The Return Of The King
American Gangster
Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels
Die Hard 2
The Dark Knight
The Hangover
Dirty Dancing
Rambo: First Blood
Man Of Steel
Hacksaw Ridge
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Walk The Line
Up 'n' Under
50 First Dates
Life Of Brian
The Ghost Train (1941)
Over The Top
The Devil's Rejects
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
Good Will Hunting
Fight Club
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas
Withnail & I
The Shawshank Redemption
Taxi Driver
Shutter Island
The 39 Steps (1935)
Full Metal Jacket
Menace II Society
The Usual Suspects
Rise Of The Footsoldier
The Godfather Part II
Pulp Fiction
This Is Spinal Tap
The Fellowship Of The Ring
It’s A Wonderful Life
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Chairman Stuart Cooke thinks he has seen 55 of the 87, or at least those that he wants to admit to, how many have you seen? Plenty of these are available on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sky Cinema, or other streaming services, so why not have a look and see how many you can get through over Christmas?

Thank you to all who took part and we hope everyone has enjoyed learning a bit more about our players. With very little Rugby League to speak about at the moment, it's been nice to dig a little deeper and see what our squad like to watch when they have some free time.

Finally, as we're nearly at the end of the year, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Let's hope 2021 is VERY different to 2020!

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