A fan has asked me to list a few of the movies that are considered a “must-see” from a perspective.. A few means Top 20-something. Aside from the number one movie(s) of all-time (Godfather I and II), the list is just that, a list.


The Godfather I and II

The Deer Hunter

Gone With the Wind

The Public Enemy

Angels With Dirty Faces

Animal House

The Best Years of Our Lives

Glengary Glenross

Raging Bull

Blazing Saddles


Pulp Fiction


Star Wars

White Heat

Rocky I and II


Young Frankenstein

The Wizard of Oz

Million Dollar Baby

LA Confidential

The Bridge on the River Kwai

Silver Linings Playbook

Saving Private Ryan


The Caine Mutiny


The Great Escape

Pride of the Yankees

The Sting

On the Waterfront

Yankee Doodle Dandy


Cool Hand Luke


Schindler’s List

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

The Patriot


………..and I will update this periodically. When you’ve seen the above, we can talk about movies!



American Hustle-  Great performance by Christian Bale and Amy Adams. Could win best picture. Must-see

The Wolf of Wall Street-  A little wild on the subject matter, but Leo nailed the role and could win his first Oscar. Another must-see

Dallas Buyers Club- McConaughey has a shot based on his performance, but the movie is just okay

Captain Phillips- Another great role from Tom Hanks, and the movie is worth seeing

Lone Survivor-  Entertaining, but we see it on the news every nightleomatthew-mcconaughey-dallas-buyers-club-02



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2 Responses so far.

  1. Tiswell says:

    Great list Jim!! I can only add “Grapes of Wrath” to that list. henry Fonda plays an excellent part and the story of the struggle these poor tenant farmers and what it took to survive.

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