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Some objects are better than others. For instance, a loaf of bread is much more appetizing than a snakeā€™s discarded skin, a guitar is way more interesting than a crumpled ball of greasy aluminum foil, and a fidget spinner, fellow kids, is far more worthwhile than the 10 dollar bill you traded to get it.

In the spirit of determining which objects are best, CineFix has compiled a list of the top 10 movie props of all time. Starting with film, though still ambitious, is a good idea. The world is filled with objects to sort, after all, and itā€™s best not to get overwhelmed at the beginning of this leviathan undertaking.

The video, rather than argue over the relative merits of, say, Yodaā€™s lifeless puppet body and the piles of cocaine that power so many Scorsese movies, is intelligently broken down into 10 larger categories.


The lightsaber takes top honor as ā€œbest movie weapon,ā€ Pulp Fictionā€™s briefcase as ā€œbest MacGuffin,ā€ Kikuchiyo from Seven Samuraiā€™s enormous sword as the ā€œbest character-defining prop,ā€ and Castawayā€™s Wilson volleyball as the best version of a movie prop as character.

If thereā€™s one noticeable slip-up, itā€™s an early reference to Vito Corleoneā€™s cat as something that can be included in this introductory effort to categorize the world. A cat is not an object, CineFix, it is a creature of free will. There are many actual objects to deal with; letā€™s not bring delightful animals into our work.

[via Mashable]