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Top 6: Train Movies

Our Top 6 topic for Episode 3 is about movies that take place on, or at least prominently feature, trains. Visually dramatic, trains are rife with cinematic possibilities, from chases to robberies, action to comedy. What are your favorite train movies?

As always, we recommend you listen to the show first, before spoiling our Top 6 lists for yourself, which follow.

A quick explanatory note: for our lists, Stephen spread his net wider than I did, including movies with important train scenes but which did not necessarily involve trains throughout. Had I considered including Strangers On a Train in my own list, for example, it would have ranked #2. It turned out nice that we did that, as we wound up covering a broader range of films -- just be aware that the two lists don't necessarily compare with each other very well.

  1. The Bridge On the River Kwai (1957) and The General (1927)
  2. Strangers On a Train (1951)
  3. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  4. Le Samourai (1967)
  5. The French Connection (1971)
  6. The Great Train Robbery (1979) (aka: The First Great Train Robbery)
  1. The General (1927)
  2. The Lady Vanishes (1938)
  3. The Great Train Robbery (1979) (aka: The First Great Train Robbery)
  4. Murder On the Orient Express (1974)
  5. Danger Lights (1930) (Watch/Download For Free)
  6. North West Frontier (1959) (aka: Flame Over India)

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