Ok, I’ll admit I haven’t even seen Anchorman 2, and many of you will think right off the bat that is a huge omission from this list. But in my opinion, a movie should be around for a while before it competes in a list that includes Citizen Kane, All the Presidents Men, and Network. I know there will be those who disagree, but the original Anchorman didn’t make my top 10 either. On my original list of 22 movies, Anchorman was a contester. I put the list out to my Facebook friends; they came back with an additional 26 movies.
There were many good dramas that didn’t make the cut, such as The China Syndrome, The Year of Living Dangerously, Absence of Malice, and Frost/Nixon. And some good comedies as well, like Fletch, It Happened One Night, Bruce Almighty and The Front Page with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Let’s not forget superhero movies like Superman and Spiderman. They were newspapermen in their alternate life.
As opposed to using the objective eye of the journalist, researching all the information that was to be had, polling the general public, and reporting the conclusions, I decided to just pick my 10 favorites. So here they are. Feel free to publish yours in the comment section.