I have written on this blog many times about movies that I think are perfect. I thought making a list of what I think are perfect or four-star movies would be fun and maybe start some good film talk. Let me know what you think.
If a movie is on this list, it’s because I think all elements of the film come together to make you laugh, feel emotion or feel thrills or whatever those involved in making of the film wanted to accomplish. Some of these movies tried to push the outside of the creative envelope and succeeded big time.
If it’s not on the list, obviously I might not like the film, I haven’t seen it or only seen part of it or I think it’s a good film but doesn’t reach the level of perfection. Here goes. . .

1928 — The Passion of Joan of Arc
1932 — I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
1935 — A Night at the Opera
1939 — Gone With the Wind
1939 — Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
1939 — Stagecoach
1940 — The Philadelphia Story
1942 — Mrs. Miniver
1943 — Casablanca
1946 — The Best Years of Our Lives
1946 — It’s a Wonderful Life
1949 — All the King’s Men
1949 — Battleground
1949 — 12 O’Clock High
1950 — Sunset Boulevard
1951 — An American in Paris
1952 — The Quiet Man
1953 — From Here to Eternity
1954 — On the Waterfront
1955 — Picnic
1957 — The Bridge on the River Kwai
1957 — Peyton Place
1957 — A Face in the Crowd
1958 — Auntie Mame
1960 — The Magnificent Seven
1961 — West Side Story
1962 — The Great Escape
1964 — Goldfinger
1966 — The Sand Pebbles
1968 — Bullitt
1971 — The French Connection
1973 — The Sting
1976 — All the President’s Men
1977 — Star Wars
1978 — Animal House
1979 — Caddyshack
1980 — Airplane
1981 — For Your Eyes Only
1983 — The Big Chill
1983 — The Right Stuff
1983 — National Lampoon’s Vacation
1984 — The Killing Fields
1985 — Silverado
1986 — Hoosiers
1989 — National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
1989 — When Harry Met Sally
1990 — Dances with Wolves
1990 — Goodfellas
1992 — The Last of the Mohicans
1993 — Schindler’s List
1994 — Quiz Show
1996 — The English Patient
1996 — Evita
2010 — The King’s Speech
2012 — Skyfall
2015 — Spotlight

I might have forgotten some to include on the list. But if and when they come to me, I’ll let you know. Again, let me know what you think.

UNTIL NEXT TIME. . .

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