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

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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)

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