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Top Ten Movie Classics

  1. Jan 16, 2006 #1
    I've been hooked on AMC the last few days and wondered what everyones top ten movie classics are (pre '75)?

    Roman Holiday
    Dr. Strangelove
    Julius Caesar
    Sunset Boulevard
    12 Angry Men
    High Noon
    Seven Samurai
    Sullivan's Travels
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    Wizard Of Oz
    To Have And Have Not
    A Clockwork Orange
    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
    The Graduate
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    the dirty dozen
    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Cant think of 5 more good ones right now.
  5. Jan 16, 2006 #4

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    Police Acadamy IV
    Greese II
    Look Who's Talking 3
    Jaws 3-D
    Midway (in Sensurround!)
    Star Wars episode I
    Honey, We shrunk Ourselves!

    Sorry, I can't keep this up, didn't mean to derail the thread, sorry. I just got back from the worst vaction ever.
  6. Jan 16, 2006 #5

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    Some of my favorites:

    Some Like It Hot
    Bell, Book and Candle
    The Manchurian Candidate
    Rosemary's Baby
    Cool Hand Luke
    Blazing Saddles
    The Sound of Music
    Mary Poppins
    Miracle on 34th Street
    Breakfast at Tiffany's
  7. Jan 16, 2006 #6

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    I definitely second Dr. Strangelove, The Godfather, and A Clockwork Orange.

    Some more that I can think of right now:

    GoodFellas (This is its 15th year, so I guess we can call it a classic.)
    Superman 1,2
    Star Wars Episodes IV,V
    Rocky 1,2
    Taxi Driver
    Raging Bull (can't get enough De Niro)
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    Some of my favorites are already listed, here are some I've watched more than once.

    Mrs Miniver 1942
    South Pacific 1958
    Von Ryan's Express 1965
    The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957
    Desiree 1954
    Madame Bovary 1949
    Journey to the Center of the Earth 1959
    The Day the EarthStood Still 1951
    The Virgin Queen 1955
    Wuthering Heights 1939
    The Illustrated Man 1969
    The Haunting 1963
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    Ah, I love Blazing Saddles. :!!) Mel Brooks rocks.

    I don't have a list. I just had to add Paths of Glory because if you like Kubrick, you should see it. And if you don't like Kubrick, you should see it. Powerful stuff.
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    Hey, this is about movies PRIOR to 1975. :grumpy:
  11. Jan 16, 2006 #10
    Gone with the Wind

    Don't care if it seems old fashioned, it’s still #1 classic
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    citizen kane.

    an affair to remember. indiscreet. and most cary grant movies.
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    The Tramp
    Citizen Kane
    A Clockwork Orange
    Forbidden Planet
    Silent Running
    Born Free [as a kid anyway, haven't seen it since]
    Manchurian Candidate
    Fail Safe [may be my all time favorite]
    Wizard of Oz
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    Wow, I can't even think of like any except like...

    12 Angry Men

    I guess I'm living under a rock when it comes to this.

    When I first read the title, I was thinking "Mallrats" is definitely up there, but it doesn't date that far back.
  15. Jan 16, 2006 #14
    Dirty Harry- 1971
    The Prodcuers -1968
    The Godfather-1972
    From Russia with love-1963
    Hmmm, I have 4 more still....
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  16. Jan 16, 2006 #15
    those clint eastwood spaghetti westerns are a classic. they're heavily influenced by kurosawa's samurai movies.
    i highly recommend the good, the bad and the ugly.
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  17. Jan 16, 2006 #16
    12 angry men
    Gone with the wind
    A few good men
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    i heard little women was a great movie
  20. Jan 16, 2006 #19
    lol, you are smarter than me. I was going with classics
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    How about Disney movies, like Aristocats? :biggrin:

    Jungle Book,
    Snow White,

    Fantasia !!!!

    One could have Top 10 - drama, comedy, musical, cartoon, etc.

    I liked the Pink Panther movies with Peter Sellers,
    Monty Python - Holy Grail, Life of Brian, and others.

    I liked the old movies with Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda, James Stewart, and picking the top 10 would be really hard.

    In the past 5 years or so, the Bourne Identity and sequel are good, and Vin Diesel in The Chronicles of Riddick
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    Did you fall off of one of those mountains you like to climb?
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    The Seventh Seal (Sjunde inseglet, Det)
    A Clockwork Orange
    The Day The Earth Stood Still
    Bram Stoker's Dracula

    Ummmmm... yeah I can't think of many real classics as you can tell.
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    No but I did come close to starting an avalanche with me in the middle. I had to move very slowly, otherwise I would have been riding a rock slide for several hundred feet. It was too close.

    Otherwise, I have fallen off roofs and out of trees.
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  25. Jan 16, 2006 #24
    that explains a lot
  26. Jan 16, 2006 #25
    In no particular order:

    The Life of Brian(hilarious: 'nuff said)
    Donnie Darko(that paradox stuff is great, takes a few watches before you get the idea that the whole movie can't happen: or can it: the old lady:wink: )
    Ice Cold in Alex(great buddy movie, and a demonstration of how predudice can be overcome by adversity)
    Cassablanca(the dialogue is the sharpest and most observant I've seen in a long while)
    The African Queen(just twee but damn inspiring)
    Lord of the Rings(all three, special effects, keeping it close to Tolkein: a buffs film/s)
    The Seven Samurai(superb and brilliantly funny)
    The Sting(great twist)
    The Raiders of the Lost Ark(action movie at it's finest, and brilliantly dry humour)

    Damn I have ten more too in no particular order, too many great movies, can we extend this to 20?

    Brazil( now that film is clever and funny, if ever you meat a beureaucrat just think of this film, and his small mindedness will make you laugh)
    Monty Python and the Holy grail
    Underworld(great plot:underated IMO)
    Apocalypse now(for the Carmina Burana thing if nothing else and the quote: I love the smell of napalm in the morning)
    GoldenEye(how to do Bond well, hats off to Sean the best Bond ever, but for sheer fun this movie rates: pity they didn't follow it up with a great movie or two)
    Blade(all of them if I could)
    The Good the Bad and the Ugly( the quintessentail country and western)
    Gattica(sublime: great way of showing it's not about what you got, it's what you do with it that counts)
    Pleasentville( yes cheezy in parts but a great little tear jerker)
    The Excorcist( this is how you do horror: not matched until The Ring: Japanese or other wise) Blair Witch eat your heart out.

    Can I do top 30 in no particular order:biggrin:

    Fight club(possibly the sharpest dialogue and cleverist observation of anarchist behaviour you'll see)
    Henry IV(Kenneth Branagh version: the other one is good but too hammy: it made me want to go over to France and fight them: Orleans and st crispins day speech: some propoganda here but damn it a great piece of story telling: once more unto the breach dear friends or close the wall up with our English dead)

    Ahhh.. no I could go on all night:biggrin:
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