And because we’re not all pliant subjects here are five films to escape the Platinum Jubilee.
And other ideas will follow through the week.
Cabaret: And because it’s only the best film ever made.
From the opening credits of the MC and Sally Bowles singing Wilkommen you will be drawn into 1930s Nazi Berlin.
It is musical, historical, tragic and comic. In a word it is Magic.
American Pie: And this is like having to choose your favourite child (btw, it’s the one who buys you the biggest gift).
Who can pass Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, Some Like It Hot, Gregory’s Girl, Monty Python and The In Betweeners?
But on the grounds that there are three of these.
Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe: And the title lives up to its billing in this Deep South Classic from Juliette, Georgia.
Juliette, 56 miles from Atlanta, is where the action takes place and you can still visit The Whistle Stop Cafe.
And no, they don’t put on a barbecue.
A Street Cat Named Bob: Now we’ve all binged on movies on transatlantic flights… and often fallen asleep during some.
And a tip here… if you’ve worked out that you can fit in three movies, always pick the one you least want to watch as the last in case you do nod off.
I’m glad to say that I picked A Street Cat Named Bob as my first movie on the way over to LA… and cried.
It is set around Covent Garden in London and deals with a drug addict homeless man who is saved by a stray cat. And it proves that cats really are better than humans.
The Exorcist: And scarier still than the cutesie little girl who turns evil, spins her head and chucks priests down stairs with the power of her mind, is that its true.
The author William Peter Blatty agreed with the family to change the child’s sex from male to female to defend their anonymity.
There are tales too that the actress Linda Blair was psychologically damaged by playing the part.
You can visit the area where it was shot in Washington DC. Head for Georgetown.
So that’s five films to escape the Platinum Jubilee, and we’ll come up with another listicle to plan your altenative Platinum Jubilee weekend.