Operating on the theory that one can really get to know another individual by the kind of movies he/she likes, I have compiled a list of my favorites over the years. I actually shocked myself by coming up with 33 movies that I really love. This was a shocker because when I started this project I thought I would end up with a list of ten or so.
My all time favorite film is "The Wizard of Oz". That one is a "ten" in every regard---theme, characters, acting, humor, good vs evil, happy ending. But most of all it is timeless. I believe it is the greatest motion picture ever made.
I make no attempt to list these favorites in any particular order. Look these over---they make up an eclectic blend. What are your favorites?
1 The Wizard of Oz---Pure genius in every way
2 When Harry Met Sally
3 The Beguiled---A Clint Eastwood sleeper that is somehow overlooked
4 Platoon---Best Vietnam movie ever made---pretty much the way it was
5 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance---Along with "Shane",best western ever made
6 Gone With the Wind
7 Saving Private Ryan---Most realistic battle scenes ever filmed
9 Pulp Fiction---All men love it and all women hate it. "Too violent", they say. IT's FICTION!
10 Ray (Charles)---One of the greatest acting jobs ever by Jamie Foxx
11 The Cincinnati Kid
12 High Plains Drifter---This one grows on you. Yes, there is a deeper meaning
13 O Brother, Where Art Thou?
14 American Beauty
15 Black Snake Moan---You probably haven't seen this, but the acting is incredible and the music and storyline are over the top. Don't see it if you're a prude
16 Forrest Gump---"Wun, Fawwest, WUN!"
17 A Christmas Story---"You'll shoot your eye out, kid!"
18 Chicago---a song and dance movie that real men can love
19 Bridge on the River Kwai
20 The Godfather---The one movie that can claim to live up to the quality of the book
21 Cool Hand Luke
22 Scent of a Woman---Al Pacino's speech at the end is a classic
23 Star Wars
24 The Apostle---Has there ever been a better actor than Robert Duval?
26 The French Connection
27 The Graduate---Here's to you, Mrs Robinson
28 Midnight Cowboy
29 To Kill a Mockingbird---The world will always need more Atticus Finchs & Boos
30 An Officer and a Gentleman
31 The Goodbye Girl
32 My Fair Lady
33 Sling Blade----"Some call it a Kaiser Blade; I call it a sling-blade"