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Year
1964
Runtime
170 min.
Director
George Cukor
Genres
Drama, Romance, Family, Musical
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
62,083
Checks
21,576
Favs
1,117
Dislikes
132
Favs/checks
5.2% (1:19)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. jamesmcavoy's avatar

    jamesmcavoy

    Oh my, Higgins really needs a slap in the face. 7 years 2 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    My Fair Lady is one of the all-time great musicals, no doubt about it. Hadn't seen it since I was a kid, but with adult eyes and ears, it not only still stands up, but becomes even more interesting. Its attack on the class system via language, its takedown of the elitist upper crust, its empowerment of women (note not only the suffragettes in the background but how the story doesn't resolve into the usual romantic formula) and the poor (an effect of America's lack of an aristocracy)... it's all much more socio-political a story than you'd imagine. Whether or not she sings her own songs, Audrey Hepburn is never not watchable as Eliza Doolittle, but it's Rex Harrison's Professor Higgins and his faux wife Pickering (Wilfrid Hyde-White) who are my favorites characters. Harrison in particular manages to portray an arrogant, elitist misogynist and make us like him. And the movie certainly doesn't skimp on the songs, which have particularly good rhyming schemes. Great from start to finish. 2 years 6 months ago
  3. ecnered's avatar

    ecnered

    A GREAT MUSICAL!!! 8 years 10 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #12 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions
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  2. This movie ranks #20 in BAFTA Award - Best Film
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  3. This movie ranks #21 in IMDb's Musical Top 50
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  4. This movie ranks #38 in Academy Award - Best Picture
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  5. This movie ranks #41 in Golden Globe Award - Best Motion Picture
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  6. This movie ranks #65 in Academy Award - Best Cinematography
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  7. This movie ranks #66 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Adjusted Box Office
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  8. This movie ranks #235 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
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  10. This movie ranks #288 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
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  11. This movie ranks #368 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  12. This movie ranks #369 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
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  13. This movie ranks #410 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  14. This movie ranks #585 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  15. This movie ranks #613 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  16. This movie ranks #636 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  17. This movie ranks #653 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  18. This movie ranks #798 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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