The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), because of what gold does to men’s souls, a dance and a laugh, and because “the worst ain’t so bad when it finally happens. Not half as bad as you figure it’ll be before it’s happened.”
The Man Who Would Be King (1975), because three summers and a thousand years ago those who were not little men would be kings, true safety exists only on the battlefield and because “Everything is alright then.”
The Misfits (1961), because we are all dying, a home that was better by adding a step, and because to find your way home in the dark you “just head for that big star straight on. The highway’s under it. It’ll take us right home.”
Under the Volcano (1984), because of a wasted love and a horse in the rain.
Freud: A Secret Passion (1962), for being a true film on the development of theory, Montgomery Clift’s broken gaze and because “Progress, like walking, is achieved by losing and regaining one’s balance.”