1.  " In Harm's Way"  1965 Otto Preminger.  John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Patricia Neal (a Knoxville native!), Kirk Douglas.  The Duke at his best as Captain Rockwell Torry, "The Rock."  Great Pearl Harbor sequence.  Douglas is wonderful as anti-hero.

2.  "Lonesome Dove"  1989.  Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Ricky Schroeder.  Amazing movie, the dialog between Gus and the Captain is wonderful. Music, sets, scenery all first rate.

3. "Saving Private Ryan" 1999 Steven Spielberg.  Tom Hanks, Matt Damon.  Some of the most moving sequences ever in cinema.  Emotionally draining.

4.  "Hoosiers"  1986 David Anspaugh.  Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper.  I have seen this movie maybe 25 times, and still love to watch it, especially with my daughter Jody (we like to say the lines).

5.  "Little Big Man" 1970 Arthur Penn.  Dustin Hoffman, Martin Balsam, Faye Dunaway. Epic old west, with lots of humor.  Chief Dan George as indian chief is exceptional.

6.  "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"  1962 John Ford Classic.  John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Lee Marvin, Vera Miles.  Includes the classic Duke line, "where ya goin', Pilgram?"  Lee Marvin is fantastic as sadistic killer Liberty Valance.

7.  "The Longest Day" 1962 Darryl Zanuck.  All star cast of John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Sean Connery, Eddie Albert, Richard Burton, Rod Stieger, et al.  Documentary feel, with captivating script.  Filmed on location of Omaha, Utah etc. beaches.

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