Film critics pick the 50 best movies of all time
Endless lists have been made, and it's a great way to start an argument at a party. What's better, 'Chinatown' or 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'? 'The Wizard of Oz' or 'Singin' in the Rain'? Everyone's picks are different, but for their new book 'The Greatest Movies Ever,' film critics Gail Kinn and Jim Piazza selected their choices for the best 101 movies of all time. First published in 2008, this edition of the book is revised with new picks like 'Slumdog Millionaire.' Here's a sampler -- the 50 films that got the top spots on Kinn and Piazza's list.
50. 'Bonnie and Clyde'
"For the thrill-struck, radiant young couple on the run, the Great Depression is over," the critics wrote of the 1967 film directed by Arthur Penn. "They're racing into the sunrise of an anti-Hollywood revolution. A vast new youth audience suspicious of war and the politicians who make it are hungry for antiheroes." Actress Jane Fonda passed on the role of Bonnie. A member of the actual Barrow gang, W.D. Jones, said the movie made the adventures look "glamorous," but that the real thing was far otherwise.