There Will Be Blood vs. On the Waterfront

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Two powerful films. Waterfront for me.

Two of the best Lead Actor Oscar winners EVER! And it's not just the performances, but PTA and Elia Kazan direct the heck out of their respective movies, and both endings are PHENOMENAL. In short, I love both of these movies so much, and I'm going to give the slight edge to On the Waterfront.

Waterfront wins this imo. Brando's performance is up there with the best ever and in my top 3 best performance. The script is smart and extremely well written, and the direction is amazing as well. There Will Be Blood is a modern classic and one of the best movies of our time, but it doesn't beat Waterfront here