My Ten Favorite American Movies

There are probably 50 to 100 great classic films that I love and hundreds more that I really like, but I must choose these as my favorites of the favorites, using both subjective and objective criteria. There are films that I watch more and enjoy for special, p ersonal reasons, but the following I must take as my all-around "peak films." (Despite some of their DVD and tape boxes, they are all in black and white.) Here I have presented the list in alphabetical order.


Best Years of Our Lives (1946)


Casablanca (1942)


Citizen Cane (1941)


The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)


Grand Hotel (1932)


It's a Wonderful Life (1946)


Laura (1944)


Sunset Boulevard (1950)


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)


The Uninvited (1944)