72. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
directed by Robert Mulligan
In To Kill a Mockingbird, screenwriter Horton Foote offers us one of the finest literary adaptations of all time. The film beautifully captures the attitude towards childhood tenderly expressed in Harper Lee’s novel. We also find some of Hollywood’s finest acting, not only from Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, but also from the children who portray Jem and Scout. The film perfectly re-creates a time and place that viewers yearn to return to again and again.