Phil’s Top 5… Carry On Films

Phil’s Top 5… Carry On Films

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: Carry On Films>

I have a real soft spot for the Carry On Films, very much watched in my youth.  So here are my five favourites!


Close but no cigar: Carry On Nurse, Carry On Doctor, Carry On Girls, Carry On Spying

5 – Carry On England
Universally hated, I’ve always had a soft spot for the 28th Carry On film set in the depths of the Second World War.  Windsor Davies especially shines even if the film has aged worse than most.


4 – Carry On At Your Convenience
An oddly political Carry On film with unions, factory works and strikes at it’s heart.  A box office bomb at the time, it was a product of it’s time for sure yet now remains strangely relevant in 2017 Britain.


3 – Carry On Cleo
Kenneth Williams as Julius Caesar? Sid James as Mark Anthony?  Sold.  The 10th Carry On is well regarded and considered by most of be a series highlight.


2 – Carry On Up The Khyber
The 16th Carry On Film with James, Williams, Hawtrey, Sims all back alongside Jim Dale and Terry Scott.  It’s all silly fun but actually stands as a clever spoof of the colonial films of the time.


1 – Carry On Camping
Made for just over £200k, 17th film in the series Carry On Camping is regarded by many (and myself) to be a series highlight.  Barbara Windsor shines and Sid James is on top form.  The story works well and the film is full of memorable moments.  Not least the oft referenced exercise scene.



About Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden
Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years and now writes and edits for his own site Phil's Quick Capsule Review...