Handsome and I love to watch movies. Over Memorial weekend, we traveled to our favorite spot for some quiet time. TCM and a few other channels were showing lots of war movies. I watched some I had never seen before.
Not long before that, TCM hosted a series about courtroom dramas. One, Handsome had never seen, and I admitted I’d only watched part-Judgement at Nuremberg.
Handsome and I discuss our likes and dislikes after we watch the movie. After Judgement at Nuremberg, he said, “That’s a perfect movie.”
Now, we watch movies, and one of us might say, “That’s a perfect movie.”
Which got me thinking…
What are some movies I consider perfect? We all have different opinions.
Here’s my sampling:
When Harry Met Sally/romantic comedy
You’ve Got Mail/romantic comedy
Bridget Jones’s Diary/romantic comedy
Pride and Prejudice/romantic comedy
Stalag 17/WW2 drama
The Great Escape/WW2 drama
The Oxbow Incident/Western drama
Who Shot Liberty Valance/Western drama
The Quiet Man/romantic comedy
White Christmas/holiday musical
To Kill a Mockingbird/drama
Raiders of the Lost Ark/drama
The Thin Man/mystery
So what makes a perfect movie?
It’s engaging. My eyes never leave the screen. I can watch it again and again (see Raiders!). Unique characters. Emotions draw me to the conflict. No wasted dialogue. Great balance of comedy or drama or sarcasm.
I searched online for articles about perfect movies. Here’s one I found on Looper: https://www.looper.com/290456/there-are-only-eight-perfect-movies-according-to-metacritic-ratings/
From BuzzFeed: https://www.buzzfeed.com/laurengarafano/perfect-movies
I reviewed these lists…
and found several I’d seen and thought about as not being perfect at the time I watched them, but maybe they are. I also found several repeaters—Casablanca, Rear Window.
So, let’s grab some popcorn and add…
to the list. What are the movies you think are perfect? What about it makes you think perfect?
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