THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957)

A famous war drama that is actually about something more interesting, told on a grand scale by David Lean and bunch of great actors.

HIGH NOON (1952)

A western parable in which Gary Cooper is very convinced he is right and everyone else is wrong. He would have fit right in on Twitter.

SPARTACUS (1960)

As epics of Roman battles go, Spartacus is the thinking-man’s version. It also helped break the Hollywood Blacklist.