Thursday Movie Picks: Outlaws

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Today we’re talking about some flicks featuring outlaws!

#1 Ned Kelly

The first thing I thought of when I read today’s topic was this film with Heath Ledger. It’s been at least 15 years since I saw this film and literally the only thing I can remember about it is my darling Heath.

#2 Cat Ballou

A classic. Jane Fonda is just brilliant as Cat Ballou – I need to rewatch it soon!

#3 Robin Hood

Finally, an outlaw from my childhood. There are so many movies about there about Robin Hood but the Disney version is my favorite.

What’s your favorite film about an outlaw? Let me know in the comments!

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14 thoughts on “Thursday Movie Picks: Outlaws

  1. I love, Love, LOVE Cat Ballou!!! Such a fun, zesty comedy with Jane just perfection in the lead. I never quite understood Lee Marvin winning an Oscar for Kid Shaleen but he is terrific. Perhaps because it was a dual role. Nat King Cole and Stubby Kaye add so much flavor to the picture as the strolling Greek chorus.

    While the Technicolor 30’s Errol Flynn/Olivia de Havilland version of Robin Hood will always be my favorite this Disney version is very cute and charming.

    I haven’t seen this version of Ned Kelly just the original 1970 one with Mick Jagger in the lead. That one was pretty good and told the story well so I never felt a pull to seek out the other.

    I did a bit of a theme within the theme, all women outlaws or in the case of my last-one who is a major player in her film, and thought of Cat Ballou of course but I’d used it before much to my chagrin.

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)-Pussycat Club go-go dancers Varla (Tura Satana), Rosie (Haji) and Billie (Lori Williams) head out to the desert to drag race and raise some hell. When they meet a young hot-rodding couple they dispatch the guy, take the girl hostage and head to the hills on the hunt for rumored hidden fortune guarded by a disabled old letch (Stuart Lancaster) and The Vegetable (Dennis Busch) his hulking infantile son. They blaze in figuring an easy score, but the men have plans of their own. Pure exploitation is one big wild ride.

    Deadlier Than the Male (1967)-Glamorous paid assassins Irma (Elke Sommer) and Penelope (Sylva Koscina) entice prominent businessmen with their wiles then off them for big bucks until insurance investigator “Bulldog” Drummond (Richard Johnson) and his mod nephew, Robert (Steve Carlson) jump on their trail. The twosome circles the globe hopping from one exotic locale to the next to bring the lethal lovelies to justice!

    The Getaway (1972)-When career criminal Doc McCoy (Steve McQueen) is refused parole he convinces his wife Carol (Ali MacGraw) to strike a bargain with corrupt businessman Jack Benyon (Ben Johnson). Benyon agrees to get him sprung on the condition Doc pulls a bank heist with his gang. All goes as planned but double crosses and betrayals abound. The result-Doc and Carol try to flee to Mexico with both the money and their lives crossing Texas as both cops and outlaws pursue them, leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. McQueen and MacGraw fell in love during the filming, left their respective spouses and embarked on a high profile tempestuously short-lived marriage.

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  2. I have seen Robin Hood as that was a film I grew up on. I only saw some of Ned Kelly as there was a recent version of that story that just came out that I want to see. Cat Ballou is a film that I want to see as that was one of my dad’s favorite films.

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  3. I was so, so, so close to choosing Cat Ballou. I am so glad you chose this funny movie and, personally, I think the horse deserved an Oscar too. I have not seen Ned Kelly but you put it back on my radar since I love (an really miss) Heath Ledger. I still have to see this Robin Hood and it is one Disney film I really want to see since I have a soft spot for foxes. My fav is still Errol Flynn as Robin Hood.

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