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Midnight Cowboy (1969)


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Midnight Cowboy (1969)

 

Midnight Cowboy is a supposed classic that I figured was about time that I watched to see for myself.

The film is about a wannabe cowboy named Joe Buck (Jon Voight) from Texas who moves to New York City to become a gigolo.  Joe becomes friends with a sick and crippled con man named Ratso Rizzo.  Both men struggle for survival living on the streets.

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The film was directed by John Schlesinger and the rest of the noteworthy cast includes Sylvia Miles, Bob Balaban, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro, Ruth White, and Jennifer Salt.

This movie did not really seem like it would appeal to me.  The only reason I wanted to watch it was to see Hoffman and Voight before they were really famous.  It didn’t look good and the storyline didn’t interest me at all.

I hated this movie.  It was terrible.  That might annoy some people because somehow Midnight Cowboy managed to win 3 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.  But, I don’t care.  Midnight Cowboy was a joke.

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The only decent things about the film were Dustin Hoffman’s performance, the scenery of New York City in the 1960s, and the movie’s theme song “Everybody’s Talking at me” by Harry Nilsson.

The rest of the film was stupid, messed up, a little disturbing, and most of all, pointless.  It is the misadventures of two low-life wannabe hustlers.  An uneducated man travels across the country on a bus to prostitute himself.  It does not sound good and it is not good, plain and simple.

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True Grit (1969) and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) were both far more deserving of an Academy Award for Best Picture that year.  The fact that Midnight Cowboy won is a travesty.

I rate this movie a 1 on a scale of 1-10.

Buy, rent, or run?  RUN!

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20 Best Classics Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly


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Netflix is constantly changing its movie selection.  Here is a list of 20 of the best Classics movies that are currently available to watch on Netflix Watch Instantly.  If you enjoy watching the movies of old like I do, then you have to check out the movies on this list.  They are excellent classics in every sense of the word, and I highly recommend all of them.

If the title of the movie is highlighted, you may click on it for my full review.

Here is the list:

20 Best Classics Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)

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Dracula (1931)

The Mummy Poster

The Mummy (1932)

Scarface 1932 Poster

Scarface (1932)

The Invisible Man Poster

The Invisible Man (1933)

His Girl Friday Poster

His Girl Friday (1940)

Dumbo Poster

Dumbo (1941)

The Wolfman Poster

The Wolfman (1941)

Double Indemnity Poster

Double Indemnity (1944)

I was a Male War Bride Poster

I Was A Male War Bride (1949)

People Will Talk Poster

People Will Talk (1951)

White Christmas Poster

White Christmas (1954)

House on Haunted Hill Poster

House on Haunted Hill (1959)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Poster

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Charade Poster

Charade (1963)

The Odd Couple Poster

The Odd Couple (1968)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Poster

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

True Grit Poster

True Grit (1969)

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane Poster

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

The Omen Poster

The Omen (1976)

Next time that you are sitting around trying to find a movie to watch on Netflix Watch Instantly, I recommend you choose one of these movies as part of your movie night.

If you enjoyed this list, click on other Netflix related links below:

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13 Best Gritty Action/Thriller Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

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