#70. King of the Hill (1993)


Wildwood Enterprises

– Director: Steven Soderbergh

– Stacker score: 87.4

– Metascore: 86

– IMDb user rating: 7.4

– Runtime: 103 minutes

Based on a memoir by A.E. Hotchner of the same name, “King of the Hill” tells the story of a boy who must survive in a seedy hotel after his mother is placed in a sanatorium and his father takes work as a traveling salesman in the 1930s. Writing for The Dissolve, Noel Murray notes, “King of the Hill balances an incident-packed script with muted tones, painting a rich, absorbing picture of one boy’s struggle to live by his wits.”