In my experience train movies often struggle to inspire repeated viewings, let alone serious critical acclaim, although I have enjoyed watching a few rare gems such as the aforementioned North by Northwest and Runaway Train from time to time. In my view the true sweet spot involves movies with memorable train scenes woven into dramatic plots that stretch far beyond the rails. Depending on your perspective this can include everything from major Hollywood blockbusters like The Fugitive to relatively unknown sleepers such as Switchback.
You can never go wrong with an Alfred Hitchcock movie.
Never say never.
Although he helped create several theatrical masterpieces Alfred Hitchcock's body of work also had it's share of mistakes and missteps, some of which did not age well over time.
Netflix doesn't have it on Instant View, so I'll have to see if I can find the DVD. I bet I can get it off Amazon for a couple dollars.
$3 SD rental, $4 HD rental, $10 SD purchase, and a full $17 to "own" the HD stream.
Personally I think Silver Streak would be more appropriately priced at $0.99 rental or $5 to purchase.
If Amazon ever pulls an Enron your purchase would become useless and I think they should price accordingly.
Amazon's Prime catalog is can be an even better deal than Netflix, although it won't get you Silver Streak.
Edited by Devil's Advocate, 24 October 2013 - 05:31 PM.