WEST SIDE STORY (1961)

About three-quarters of my favorite movie all-time, but not quite. Still sort of elemental to where musicals have gone since then.

THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (1942)

Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane” follow-up was cut-up by the studio but remains extremely impressive technically. I found myself mostly annoyed at the characters.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)

You know almost every song, but wow is this not actually a good movie. This is probably Christopher Plummer’s most famous role, but he also hated it.