To Kill A Mockingbird

Lists: Drama, Crime / Heist, Courtroom battle, Legal battle, AFI 100 (2007), Best Picture nominee 1960 to 1969, Classics

Brief Synopsis: "To Kill A Mockingbird is the film adaptation of the classic book by Harper Lee. The film tells the story of a child in a small American town in the 1930’s where color prejudice, racial hatred, and taking the law into your own hands were everyday events. Gregory Peck would receive an Oscar for his excellent portrayal of a single father named Atticus Finch."

Overall Ranking: 117 (Rank from 1962: # 3)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 80%
Regular 20%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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David Baruffi97
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin97(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman95 - A true classic
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Warning Sign90(full review)
Bryan Lienesch69 - One of the first and most notable films to be adapted from a book. And, like so many that have followed, the book is much better. Still, though, Mr. Peck is im-peck-able.

People Involved

  • Gregory Peck (Atticus Finch)
  • Mary Badham (Jean Louise Scout Finch)
  • Phillip Alford (Jeremy Jem Finch)
  • Robert Duvall (Arthur Boo Radley)
  • John Megna (Charles Baker Dill Harris)
  • Frank Overton (Sheriff Heck Tate)
  • Rosemary Murphy (Maudie Atkinson)
  • Ruth White (Mrs. Dubose)
  • Brock Peters (Tom Robinson)
  • Estelle Evans (Calpurnia)
  • Alice Ghostley (Aunt Stephanie Crawford)
  • Paul Fix (Judge Taylor)
  • Collin Wilcox Paxton (Mayella Violet Ewell)
  • James Anderson (Robert E. Lee Bob Ewell)
  • William Windom (Prosecutor Mr. Gilmer)
  • Robert Mulligan (Director)