Another Reader Names His Favorite Films

God is My Co-PilotGuest blogger Racer Bob writes:

I have always liked movies for the good things they let me experience.  I have found that at different stages of my life my mind had a different level of appreciation or standard that I judged by. 

Sometimes a later viewing makes me wonder what I found so great about a particular movie (West Side Story), and other times something that I wouldn’t even watch before I have enjoyed very much (The African Queen).  I was born in 1936, so I have seen a lot of movies, been through a lot of maturing phases, and been subjected to a lot of trends in movie production.  

I can’t automatically think of the the best movies I have seen (ones that I like, in other words) but they were certainly not all black-and-white movies from the 1940s.  Off the top of my head right now, ones that come to mind are:

God Is My Co-Pilot

Birdman of Alcatraz

The Hunters

Grand Prix

The Music Man

Forrest Gump

Magnificent Obsession


The World’s Fastest Indian



A Man Called Peter

Love Is a Many Splendored Thing

High Road to China


Jim Thorpe–All-American

Apollo 13

Teacher’s Pet

A former aerospace worker and National Guardsman who built his own plane and has competed in air races across America, Racer Bob plans to compete again this year–and win–in memory of his late wife Jeanine. He’s also a loyal MovieFanFare reader who submitted this article for your enjoyment. If you’d like to submit an article, click here for our submission guidelines. What are some of your favorite movies? Tell us in the comments!