There is no doubt that Midnight Cowboy is one of the greatest American films ever made. It is the only X-rated movie to win an Oscar. Of course, this isn't saying much considering when examining other “great” American films. Midnight Cowboy actually deserves the recognition it has acquired since its debut. It even beats out its historical competitors The Graduate and Easy Rider. Midnight Cowboy is by far the most extreme of the three.
Midnight Cowboy also features one of those late 1960’s movie soundtracks that works perfectly with the film but you would never listen to on your own free time. The late 1960s (and its music) sparked the end of old American and beginning of new so-called “progressive”
Midnight Cowboy almost makes me proud to be