Movies from Simon Pegg

The Fifth Element

In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.
Simon Pegg
Actor
The director Luc Besson's film The Fifth Element, it's disconnected from typical Hollywood language, which makes it feel different.
Movies from Simon Pegg

Léon: The Professional

Léon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, and she considers following in Léon's footsteps.
Simon Pegg
Actor
Jean Reno plays Léon almost like a silent film star. It’s such a brilliant juxtaposition of innocence and brutality where he’s this killing machine but also like a little boy who drinks milk. He also practices good social distancing by using the sniper rifle – when you’re a really good assassin you can use a knife, but in a pandemic you’d have to use the sniper rifle
Movies from Simon Pegg

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger

Princess Farah refuses to marry Sinbad until Prince Kassim, her brother, is able to give his consent. However, the Prince's wicked stepmother, Queen Zenobia, has changed Kassim into a baboon in order to have her own son crowned as caliph. Sinbad, his crew, the Princess and the transformed Prince travel to a distant land, fighting every obstacle Zenobia places in their path, to seek the advice of a legendary wise man who can possibly tell how to end the spell.
Simon Pegg
Actor
You knew they weren’t really there with the actors but somehow it integrated well and there was a brilliant enjoyment of the artistry of it I loved as a kid. I don't think I cared, I just remember thinking “ah it's there!” and loving every moment.
Movies from Simon Pegg

Jason and the Argonauts

Jason, a fearless sailor and explorer, returns to his home land of Thessaly after a long voyage to claim his rightful throne. He learns, however, that he must first find the magical Golden Fleece. To do so, he must embark on an epic quest fraught with fantastic monsters and terrible perils.
Simon Pegg
Actor
As a piece of cinema that Ray Harryhausen did, as the animator, it was a time when stop-motion animation was utterly acceptable to us as a proxy for fantasy – it wasn't like “oh it doesn't look very real” – it didn't matter that it wasn’t real, the fact was Harryhausen just masterfully animated these things, put them in, it looked like a special effect but you bought it and you loved it because of that.
Movies from Simon Pegg

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.
Simon Pegg
Actor
He waited until he was absolutely ready and made something that was one of the best films of that year. That year you had The Force Awakens, both of which starred Oscar and Domhnall, and at the other end of the spectrum you had Ex Machina which is a smaller but no less weighty sci-fi.
Movies from Simon Pegg

Ex Machina

Caleb, a coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.
Simon Pegg
Actor
This one, it’s just a beautiful, beautiful, film; it’s like a three hander: it’s Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander. It could almost be done like a play. There are some other characters, some other sort of synthetics that exist around that little threesome, but it’s mostly them; it’s so beautifully written and shot.
Movies from Simon Pegg

Waiting for Guffman

Corky St. Clair is a director, actor and dancer in Blaine, Missouri. When it comes time to celebrate Blaine's 150th anniversary, Corky resolves to bring down the house in Broadway style.
Simon Pegg
Actor
It blew me away and subsequently watching films like Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show, they’ve always been more fun to watch.
Movies from Simon Pegg

Best in Show

The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest events of their lives -- the Mayflower Dog Show. The canine contestants and their owners are as wondrously diverse as the great country that has bred them.
Simon Pegg
Actor
It blew me away and subsequently watching films like Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show, they’ve always been more fun to watch
Movies from Simon Pegg

This Is Spinal Tap

"This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.
Simon Pegg
Actor
One of the things about This is Spinal Tap that amazed me was that when I first saw it was that I didn't even know those guys were American. I was shocked to discover they were doing accents.
Movies from Simon Pegg

Withnail & I

Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of Withnail's flamboyantly gay uncle, Monty, they encounter the unpleasant side of the English countryside: tedium, terrifying locals and torrential rain.
Simon Pegg
Actor
I saw Withnail and I in 1987 on VHS as one of those movies – as it was for many people – which was a recommendation, because nobody saw it when it came out. It’s come to be what it is entirely by recommendation and word of mouth. I saw it at a party and it was just a revelation; it was such a funny, fantastic performance piece.
Books from Simon Pegg

The Hunger Games Trilogy

The stunning Hunger Games trilogy is complete!The extraordinary, ground breaking New York Times bestsellers The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, along with the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay, are available for the first time ever in e-book. Stunning, gripping, and powerful. The trilogy is now complete!
Simon Pegg
Actor
I’ll confess to currently reading The Hunger Games, to see what the fuss is all about. I’ve enjoyed it, actually.
Books from Simon Pegg

The Wasp Factory

The polarizing literary debut by Scottish author Ian Banks, The Wasp Factory is the bizarre, imaginative, disturbing, and darkly comic look into the mind of a child psychopath.Meet Frank Cauldhame. Just sixteen, and unconventional to say the least: Two years after I killed Blyth I murdered my young brother Paul, for quite different and more fundamental reasons than I'd disposed of Blyth, and then a year after that I did for my young cousin Esmerelda, more or less on a whim. That's my score to date. Three. I haven't killed anybody for years, and don't intend to ever again. It was just a stage I was going through.
Simon Pegg
Actor
What is your favourite book? The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks.
TV Shows from Simon Pegg

Battlestar Galactica

When the 12 Colonies of Man are wiped out by a cybernetic race called the Cylons, Commander Adama and the crew of the battlestar Galactica lead a ragtag fleet of human survivors in search of a "mythical planet" called Earth.
Simon Pegg
Actor
How do you relax? Watching Battlestar Galactica.
TV Shows from Simon Pegg

The Toys That Made Us

The minds behind history's most iconic toy franchises discuss the rise -- and sometimes fall -- of their billion-dollar creations.
Simon Pegg
Actor
This was all [George] Lucas of course. There’s a great documentary about it on Netflix called The Toys that Made Us. The stories of the Star Wars figures are insane: no one wanted to do it, no toy company wanted to take it on.
Music from Simon Pegg

Eloquent Scoundrels, Vol. 2

Simon Pegg
Actor
New @hiphoptenants album is really rather fly and only frickin' free to download. Get it in yo life!
Music recommended by Simon Pegg
14 songs

Simon Pegg Favorite Music - 14 Songs

Actor Simon Pegg shared 14 of his all-time favorite tracks. Check out Simon Pegg's favorite music!
Simon Pegg
Actor
Actor Simon Pegg shared 14 of his all-time favorite tracks. Check out Simon Pegg's favorite music!
Music from Simon Pegg

I'm the Urban Spaceman - 2007 Remaster

Simon Pegg
Actor
What song do you want played at your funeral? The Urban Spaceman,” by Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. As a sci-fi buff, it sounds fairly relevant. And it’s a happy song. You don’t want a dirge at those things.
Music from Simon Pegg

David Arnold

Simon Pegg
Actor
Name a play-list on your iPod. I’ve got two snowboarding playlists, one with classical film scores by Hans Zimmer and David Arnold.
Music from Simon Pegg

Hans Zimmer

Simon Pegg
Actor
Name a play-list on your iPod. I’ve got two snowboarding playlists, one with classical film scores by Hans Zimmer and David Arnold.
Music from Simon Pegg

Cast No Shadow - Remastered

Simon Pegg
Actor
What song has helped you get over a breakup? Oasis’ “Cast No Shadow.”
Music from Simon Pegg

Florence + The Machine

Simon Pegg
Actor
Who puts you in touch with your feminine side? Björk and Florence and the Machine.
Music from Simon Pegg

Björk

Simon Pegg
Actor
Who puts you in touch with your feminine side? Björk and Florence and the Machine.
Music from Simon Pegg

Love

Simon Pegg
Actor
What’s the first album you bought with your own money? The Cult’s Love. I was 15.
Music from Simon Pegg

I Feel for You

Simon Pegg
Actor
Is there a song that you associate with your first kiss? Around the time that was happening, I remember Chaka Khan’s “I Feel for You.”
Games from Simon Pegg

Resident Evil



Simon Pegg
Actor
The PlayStation confirmed me in my gaming — Tomb Raider and, of course, Resident Evil.
Games from Simon Pegg

Tomb Raider



Simon Pegg
Actor
The PlayStation confirmed me in my gaming — Tomb Raider and, of course, Resident Evil.
Games from Simon Pegg

Half-Life 2: Episode One



Simon Pegg
Actor
Half Life 2 remains my favourite game of all time, but I don’t play games as much now, since having a child.
Games from Simon Pegg

Mario Kart 7



Simon Pegg
Actor
But my all time favourite has to be Mario Kart. It’s brilliant. My daughter plays it now, and she’s better than me, annoyingly. For sheer fun, it’s just fantastic.
Games from Simon Pegg

Road Blaster



Simon Pegg
Actor
I was never a racing game guy, because I always loved playing first-person shooters. But there was a game I really used to love in the student union at Bristol, called Road Blasters. It was very basic: a single track road, going along and picking up rocket boosters and stuff.