Top Ten Outdoor Movies

Honorable Mention: Lifeboat (1944)

Lifeboat (1944)

Taking place aboard a boat full of survivors from a torpedoed ship during WWII, this Alfred Hitchcock showpiece is a brilliant meditation on survival, morality, and nationality. What makes the film truly distinctive is that it sustains a single setting-a lifeboat on the open sea-while remaining gripping and action-filled throughout. Tallulah Bankhead shines with some of the best lines in any movie, and William Bendix, Hume Cronyn, and Walter Sleazak (as the Nazi submarine officer scooped out of the sea) provide scintillating performances.


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