Midnight Cowboy

Lists: Drama, Academy Award Best Picture Winners - All Time, Best Picture Winners from the 1960s, AFI 100 (2007), Best Picture nominee 1960 to 1969

Brief Synopsis: "A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City."

Overall Ranking: 2073 (Rank from 1969: # 5)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 20%
Regular 40%
Half-Popped 20%
Stale 0%
Burnt 20%


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Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium88(full review)
Thomas Pollock80
David Baruffi80
Rob from GuysFilmQuest62
Ryan from Ten Stars Or Less10(full review)

People Involved

  • Dustin Hoffman (Ratso Rizzo)
  • Jon Voight (Joe Buck)
  • Sylvia Miles (Cass)
  • John McGiver (Mr. ODaniel)
  • Brenda Vaccaro (Shirley)
  • Barnard Hughes (Towny)
  • Ruth White (Sally Buck - Texas)
  • Jennifer Salt (Annie - Texas)
  • Gilman Rankin (Woodsy Niles - Texas (as Gil Rankin))
  • T. Tom Marlow (Little Joe - Texas)
  • George Eppersen (Ralph - Texas)
  • Georgann Johnson (Rich Lady - New York)
  • Bob Balaban (The Young Student - New York)
  • John Schlesinger (Director)