The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
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Agree with Duke of Omnium. It's well acted, well written, well executed film. Nearly flawless. But most importantly it leaves you with a happy feeling for the rest of your day. I can't imagine anyone hating this movie.
I'm pretty sure this would have been my favorite movie if I was a kid in the late 30s. It reminded me of The Princess Bride. It's got something for everyone.
What's not to like? Great script, great (and plausible) stunts, great cast. Looks great in Technicolor (though a bit oversaturated, like all US Technicolor films). Nearly a perfect movie.
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This movie ranks #1 in Action! The Action Movie A-Z
This movie ranks #3 in 501 Must See Movies
This movie ranks #7 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
This movie ranks #8 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
This movie ranks #15 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #20 in IMDb's 1930s Top 50
This movie ranks #33 in 100 Must-See Films Of The 20th Century
This movie ranks #47 in Best Of Rotten Tomatoes
This movie ranks #84 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
This movie ranks #100 in AFI's 100 years...100 thrills
This movie ranks #112 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
This movie ranks #113 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #166 in National Film Registry
This movie ranks #196 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
This movie ranks #222 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
This movie ranks #865 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?