Five Favorite Films

Five Favorite Films with Rupert Grint

The star of Harry Potter and this week's Wild Target reveals the movies that work their magic on him.

by | October 27, 2010 | Comments

Rupert Grint

He’s instantly recognizable to millions of fans as the redoubtable Ron Weasley, loyal sidekick to Harry Potter and romantic interest to Hermione Granger in the films of J.K. Rowling’s series; a phenomenon that will soon reach fever pitch with the November release of the penultimate Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I. But 22-year-old Rupert Grint has also been putting together a resume of smaller, character-driven films on the side, the latest of which, Wild Target, opens in US theaters this week. In this very British crime caper, Grint plays a kid who stumbles upon a deadly scenario and inadvertently becomes an apprentice hitman to Bill Nighy, all while getting to snuggle up to Emily Blunt and trade quips with the likes of Martin Freeman and Rupert Everett. RT was lucky enough to catch Rupert recently and pose that eternal question: “Will there ever be a rainbow?” We then asked him his Five Favorite Films.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971, 90% Tomatometer)

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

I have never gotten this film out of my head. The disturbing humor and strong characters make it one of the favorites that I regularly watch.

Eraserhead (1977, 90% Tomatometer)


Watching Eraserhead is like living in a nightmare: quite uncomfortable, and a distressing experience — which is why I love it.

Dead Man’s Shoes (2004,
58% Tomatometer)

Dead Man’s Shoes

I really like [director] Shane Meadows, and any film with a revenge storyline. I love the soundtrack, and it has a great cast and a really unexpected twist at the end.

Arthur (1981,
89% Tomatometer)


Dudley Moore is a legend. I only discovered this film recently but I fell in love with it.

The Stuff (1985,
63% Tomatometer)

The Stuff

I’m a big ‘B’ movie fan, and for me this ticks every ‘B’ movie box. It must be the most original idea for a monster — an evil mass-produced dessert. It’s got the strangest characters I’ve ever seen in a film, which makes it a forever favorite of mine.

Wild Target is in theaters October 29.

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