‘Old Acquaintance’ (1943) and 9 other great movies I watched in 2016


My wife and I watch a lot of films. There isn’t a Saturday that goes by that we don’t sit down on our sofa and watch three or four motion pictures. It’s rare we head to the local theater (we see about three brand new releases per year).

Because of this, we likely consume around 200 movies a year. This means, we have seen some great pictures, some mediocre pictures and some downright awful pictures.

Here are 10 great movies that I watched in 2016 for the very first time (in no particular order):

  • “This Sporting Life” (1963)
  • “Only Angels Have Wings” (1939)
  • “A Man Escaped” (1956)
  • “The Big Combo” (1955)
  • “The Testament of Dr. Mabuse” (1933)
  • “Old Acquaintance” (1943)
  • “Rocco & His Brothers” (1960)
  • “The Last Hurrah” (1958)
  • “Narrow Margin” (1952)
  • “Leon Morin, Priest” (1961)

Here are five honourable mentions:

  • “The Browning Version” (1951)
  • “Force of Evil” (1948)
  • “Sea Wolf” (1941)
  • “The Girl With Green Eyes” (1964)
  • “Casque D’Or” (1952)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s