'To Kill a Mockingbird' is my favourite film in history. I loved the book, I loved the movie. Everything about this production is terrific. I watch it a lot and never get sick of it.
Set in the old 30's in America, the plot is built on how black men were treated and were looked upon as different back then. Peck (in his Oscar winning performance) plays Atticus Finch, a powerful lawyer who is hired to defend a black man accused of raping a young girl. Peck is the ultimate father figure and gives a memorable performance (for which he won an Oscar) that shall be remembered through this generation of filmmaking.
Shot back in 1960's it is presented in black and white, but thankfully the film hasn't dated and is still an extremely well made movie. It has great acting and great directing from Robert Mulligan (who recently died).
This masterpiece is another prime example of how such a classic movie can still be respected and looked upon as a work of cinematic art during modern days.