1) A Man For all Seasons (1966) Many Academy Awards - Including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Screenplay.
If I had to pick my favorite movie of all time, this would be it. The actor in the lead role gave the best singular performance I have ever seen and the entire movie was full of solid actors (Robert Shaw, John Hurt, etc.) and not a sour note from anyone in the film. As close to perfection as I have ever seen. Based on true events concerning King Henry VIII and Sir Thomas More.
2) Where Eagles Dare - WWII flick staring Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood. No matter how many times I see it, if I am channel surfing and it is on, I cannot not watch it. It was reported that there were 10,000 rounds of ammo (blanks. of course) used in the film.
Great photography, great music )which hooks from the first opening frame) and a good plot, although it seems simplistic, it works.
3) Big Wednesday - a bomb when it was released long ago, but it has developed a cult following. Starring a young Jan Michael Vincent, a young Willliam Katt, and a young Gary Busey, and others you might recognize. The movie is set to a surfing backdrop, but it is not really a surfing movie, per se. It is the ultimate movie about friendship and how both people and their friendships change over the years.
Highly recommend the movie. Great movie score too.
4) The WInd and the Lion - A historical movie based on true events, with an element or two changed for a better story. Starring Sean Connery, Candace Bergen, and Brian Keith as Teddy Roosevelt (his portrayal of TR is worth the price of admission..
5.) Bringing Up Baby - Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn (only one of two roles I like from Kate) . Made in the 1930's and is widely considered the best screwball comedy ever made. Another one that if is on, it is near impossible not to start watching. No need to tell you the plot line, it would spoil the fun and you just need to trust me on this one. Watch it.
Edited by brat, 09 July 2018 - 09:02 PM.