Underrated Movie #271 ~ McCabe & Mrs. Miller

McCabe & Mrs. Miller

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From director Robert Altman comes an original and unusual Western capturing the essence of frontier life while overturning Old West myths. John McCabe (Warren Beatty), an entrepreneurial vagabond, moves to a ramshackle Pacific Northwest town to establish a saloon/brothel. He soon meets the shrewd Mrs. Miller (Julie Christie), a professional madam with years of experience; together, they start a booming business and a blossoming relationship. (Netflix) This movie features maybe the best bad guy in movie history. On Roger Ebert’s list of “Great Movies” — click on the “Review” button to read his review. My Rating: 4.9 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #252 ~ The Missing

The Missing

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When Maggie Gilkeson’s oldest daughter is abducted by a witch doctor turned bandit, Maggie enlists her estranged father’s help to find her. But they soon discover that other girls have gone missing — and that time’s running out. (Netflix) Watch it instantly now on Netflix. My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #128 ~ Open Range

Open Range

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Kevin Costner directs and stars in this Western about four free-grazing ranchers whose cattle meander close to a small town ruled by a greedy businessman (Michael Gambon) and his cronies. Forced to defend their way of life, the cowboys take on the corrupt leaders. (Netflix) My Rating: 5 out of 5. Internet Movie Database

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