Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Director: George Roy Hill
Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Stroher Martin, Henry Jones, Jeff Corey, Cloris Leachman
From Bad Boys to Hot Fuzz, the pairing of two likeable male leads to enact death-defying stunts and crack lighthearted jokes is a tried and true moviemaking formula, but far too many heads neglect to acknowledge the granddaddy of them all: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, this comedic western exhibits the seamless chemistry and enjoyment factor that all subsequent clones and skillfully made homage-payers have so inconsistently captured.