(Bobby Moore’s shirt is right there on the table.)
Here are my top 10 of all time, by the way. (This list was chosen by a group of you; I may have forgot someone famous or someone infamous.) I will leave this list open here for another entry on my blog. You could edit and add to it or edit my list to your liking. This will be my first “book” (just one, really.) This is still a work in progress!
1. The Man Who Would Be King (1929)
A great movie about a woman in a man’s world that changes her life.
2. The Wild Bunch (1960)
A classic of the silent-era western with the best line from each actor in it: “You know I’m right, don’t you, Burt?”
3. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
A classic of the classic American novel about the trials and tribulations of a black young woman, in this case Scout Finch, at the turn of the 20th century.
4. Gone With the Wind (1939)
This movie is considered the first Hollywood movie with female leading characters. Women in movies were unheard-of in the 1920s. The movie was shot with a black woman at the star-crossed daughter (Carmen Stuart) of two wealthy white men who make a tragic discovery about the love of their lives (Julius Caesar and Marlene Dietrich). Their tragedy turns out to be the key to the real love story of the film, and so much more.
5. The Great Dictator (1972)
An excellent film documenting the struggle of a man who is a strong leader of his people, but ends up being replaced by another man.
6. The Godfather (1972)
A classic mafia film that gave us some of the coolest scenes ever.
7. The Searchers (1956)
A classic Western that explores American history with a love story, in this case the relationship between the father and his son. A really great movie for anyone who is in love with their family history.
8. Dirty Harry (1992)
A wonderful look into the lives of characters who are trying to make the world a better place. It takes a realist look at the violence of this time and shows what happens when people want to be violent, even in the name of
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