Greatest Movie Ever?

Today in class, after somehow the discussion had wandered into my thoroughly complex dissatisfaction* with the acting of Leonardo DiCaprio, one student asked if there was any movie that I actually genuinely liked. At the time I drew a blank. My head became that little Mac spinning beach ball of death. But if I had had my wits, I would have cited this movie.

Wampa goes out for lunch
Wampa goes out for lunch

The picture comes from The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back–the coffee-table sized documentary dork-a-thon that came out this past October and which would make a wonderful Christmas present.

But between this movie and, say, Bull Durham, what other filmic experiences does one need?

*and thoroughly justified

2 thoughts on “Greatest Movie Ever?

  1. Easily — The Color Purple, 9 to 5, Gone With The Wind, Waterboy, Charlotte’s Web, and Matilda.

  2. Okay, I was with you until . . . Waterboy. (?!) Seriously? And I haven’t seen Charlotte’s Web, but the fact that Julia Roberts does the pig’s voice . . .

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