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Best fugitive films

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You know there is a 'Best and Worst' film board on IMDb which should be more helpful as to that. But...Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and The Getaway (1972) are good ones.


"Did you make coffee...? Make it!"--Cheyenne.

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Don't forget "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." Remember the recurring line, "Who are those guys?"

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Here's another very good one: Lonely Are the Brave.


"Did you make coffee...? Make it!"--Cheyenne.

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The Fugitive (1993)- 8/10

Volker Flenske: (While torturing David) I don't know why you're doing this to yourself!

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Cool Hand Luke
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
The Brain from Planet Arous

Okay, that last one is one of the worst . . .

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"The past is never dead. It's not even past." - William Faulkner

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Thelma and Louise (1991) Probably Ridley Scott's finest picture, better than Alien, Blade Runner, or Gladiator. Extremely entertaining, and the character motivations are all transparent and logically follow the course of events of the film. The gradual power shift in the duo from Louise to Thelma is wonderfully played out, and the character arc for Thelma in particular is completely believable and nakedly honest. Brad Pitt made the leap from pretty boy to serious actor and movie star with unassuming charm. Harvey Keitel plays against type as the sympathetic police officer who tries to ward off disaster. Michael Madsen comes dangerously close to taking down the entire movie with his inept handling of the role of Louise's rocker boyfriend. His scene with Susan Sarandon in the hotel room is excruciating to watch, especially when contrasted with the antics going on in the other hotel room. The only other serious flaw of Thelma and Louise is the absurd yet invigorating Smokey-and-the-Bandit-on-steroids climax. But it then turns right around and redeems itself with the only possible ending that makes sense, given the character development for Thelma. The movie stirred great unrest among anti-feminists and insecure male potentates in the media. 9/10

You can't roll over and die every time somethin' goes south...

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The Defiant Ones Curtis and Poitier ... !!!

Lonely Are the Brave Kirk Douglas not being Kirk'y

Tiger Bay
Whistle Down the Wind
both British films with Hayley Mills before Disney kidnapped her.

The Little Fugitive lost little gem about a boy at Coney Island in the 50's

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Do they have to be fugitives from the police or can they just be "on the run"?

Here are some that I don't think have been mentioned:

It Happened One Night
Some Like It Hot
White Heat
Gloria
One False Move
Badlands

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Bonnie And Clyde
In Cold Blood
Badlands

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It is easy to overlook movies such as


Tabu (Friedrich Murnau)

You Only Live Once (Fritz Lang)

Les miserables (Jean Chanois)

Les miserables (Claude Bernard)

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Dukhtar (Pakistan; note the similarity of this title and the German word "Tochter").

"The Turné Actors" (Greece; Thedor Angelopoulos)


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