Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

20th Century Fox

We could have put a lot of Paul Newman and Robert Redford movies on this list, but we went with this one because it’s the most fun: William Goldman’s script, one of the best ever written, absolutely crackles. The film has a blend of romanticism, fatalism, melancholy and swagger that almost no other film can match.

It’s a Western, sure, but also a knowing, loving, affectionate celebration of why we love Westerns.

And it features another absolutely lovely Burt Bacharach number, “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” written with Hal David, that plays during a lovely bicycle montage between Newman and Katherine Ross.

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