Winner - The Godfather
Runner Up - On the Waterfront, Lawrence of Arabia, It Happened One Night
Commentary - For those who were wondering, there has only ever been one perfect movie. That movie of course is Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 classic The Godfather. A perfect opening scene (quite possibly one of the most extended in history. A perfect cast. A perfect directorial feat. It is mesmerizing and unassuming at the same time. It is haunting and gritty, yet somehow polished. It is long, yet you never get tired of watching it. As Tom Hanks said in the underrated You've Got Mail: "The Godfather is the I-ching. The Godfather is the sum of all wisdom. The Godfather is the answer to any question. What should I pack for my summer vacation? "Leave the gun, take the cannoli." What day of the week is it? "Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday." The Godfather is perfection.