Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Best Movies

I thought that I would take a shot at listing my idea of the best movies ever.

My list is a bit different than most because I disregarded those movies that I did not like: Gone With the Wind, Citizen Kane, The Godfather, etc.  There seems to be a surplus of western movies on my list, but most movies, with budgets worth considering, have been American.  And westerns are the definitive American genre.
  1. High Noon (1952)
  2. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  3. The African Queen(1951)
  4. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  5. Seven Samurai (1954)
  6. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1966)
  7. Casablanca (1942)
  8. Shane (1953)
  9. Cowboy Bebop (2001)
  10. The Wild Bunch (1969)
  11. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Not to be confused with my favorite movies (also a surplus of westerns):
  1. Cowboy Bebop (2001)
  2. High Noon (1952)
  3. Once Upon A Time in the West (1968)
  4. The Sheepman (1958)
  5. Little Big Solider (2010)
  6. Exiled (2006)
  7. Election (2005)
  8. Double Indemnity (1944)
  9. Blazing Saddles (1974)
  10. Rocky Balboa (2006)
  11. Indiscreet (1958)
Movie I most want to see that I haven't: Gilda (1946).

My favorite actors:
Glenn Ford (The Sheepman)
Lee Van Cleef (The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly)
Claude Rains (Casablanca)
favorite actress: Barbra Staynwyk (Double Indemnity)
favorite director: Johnnie To (Exiled)

I doubt that that was of interest to anyone but me, but here we are.


  1. In the name of all that is good and decent and holy, how do you exclude "The Outlaw Josey Wales" from that list (or those lists)?

  2. Because that movie s only okay. Whereas the rest of these are great.

  3. your list sucks, this isn't even serious.