IMDb Top 250: #232 The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor (uncredited)
Writers: Noel Langley (screenplay), Florence Ryerson (screenplay)
Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.


Hard to find words to describe this movie? A masterpiece? And old relic from a different time? A nostalgic combination of comedy and musical? Maybe it’s a little bit of all.

This movie is old. It is older than my grandparents. And somehow, I still enjoyed watching it again. It brought back childhood memories. It sort of keeps the innocence you had when you grow up. It can be found in its charming characters.

I remember that this was the first book I read. I think I was 8 years old and it took me more than a month. It was pretty hard to go from children books to a real book, but I wanted to do it. The first time I actually put myself to a test. And why did I do that? Because I adored the movie. I used to look at it at least once a week on VHS.

Not many people will find this movie entertaining right now. Most will think that it’s just boring and old. But for a walk down memory lane to a better moment in life, it is a must see.

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