After being blown away by the opening train sequence from Toy Story 3 recently Sean O’Connell started to think back over the best trains in films. Over at Scene-Stealers today you can his list of Top 10 Best Trains in Movie History.
Personally I love trains in movies. I even made a little theory on the subject. It runs something like this: All things being equal, movies with trains are usually better than movies without trains. If you take two similar films (two Bond films, two Hitchcock films, etc.) the one with a train will be (there are exceptions) at least slightly superior to the one without a train.