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    I'm gettin paper Homer Bailey's Avatar
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    Classic movies (suggestions)

    I have gotten into classic movies a bit this summer, and am really trying to see all of the top movies of all time. Here's what I've seen so far.

    Dr Strangelove
    The Searchers
    Apocalypse Now
    Rear Window
    Citizen Kane
    12 Angry Men
    The Man Who Knew too much
    The Untouchables
    Godfather Trilogy (already seen)
    Goodfellas (already seen)
    Taxi Driver
    The Graduate

    Movies I'm trying to see:

    North By Northwest
    Schindler's List

    Probably more that I can't think of, but what other suggestions do you folks have?
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    Re: Classic movies (suggestions)

    It looks like you're into dramas...& Hitchcock (will you try comedies (you do have Dr. Strangelove... or musicals?):

    Here's some classic dramas or dramedies I have:

    The Quiet Man
    The Adventures of Robin Hood
    The Mark of Zorro (w/Tyrone Power)
    Lawrence of Arabia (get the WS version)
    Ben Hur
    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
    A Christmas Carol (1952 w/Alastir Sim)

    If you'll try musicals...

    Singing in the Rain
    Top Hat
    West Side Story
    An American In Paris
    A Hard Days Night
    Holiday Inn
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    Re: Classic movies (suggestions)

    North By Northwest
    THE best Hitchcock movie IMHO - if just for the crop dusting scene.
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    Re: Classic movies (suggestions)

    Casablanca is a must!
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    Re: Classic movies (suggestions)

    The Third Man
    The Maltese Falcon
    Some Like It Hot
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    Re: Classic movies (suggestions)

    2001 and 2010
    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
    Stalker (Russian movie)
    Once Upon A Time In The West
    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
    The Seven Samurai
    The Little Dictator
    The General (Buster Keaton)
    Duck Soup
    The French Connection

    Those are some "must sees" across the board that I can think of off the top of my head.

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    Re: Classic movies (suggestions)

    it's early so all I can think is All Quiet on the Western Front
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    Re: Classic movies (suggestions)

    One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
    A Clockwork Orange
    Groundhog Day (no, seriously)

    Four just off the top of my head in a few different genres.
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    Re: Classic movies (suggestions)


    High Noon w/ Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly
    The Westerner w/ Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan (a definite classic)
    Dodge City w/ Errol Flynn
    Winchester 73 w/ Jimmy Stewart

    Grapes of Wrath w/ Henry Fonda
    The Caine Mutiny w/ Humphrey Bogart

    War Flicks....

    The Longest Day
    Battle of the Bulge
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    Re: Classic movies (suggestions)

    It's funny how thinking about favorite movies leads from one to another:

    African Queen
    Maltese Falcon
    Caine Mutiny
    Double Indemnity
    Twelve Angry Men
    Tora Tora Tora!
    Catch 22
    The In Laws (original)
    Cape Fear (Mitchum not that stupid thing with De Niro)
    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
    Roman Holiday
    Wait Until Dark
    The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming!
    The Great Escape
    Dirty Dozen
    Kelly's Heroes
    Longest Day
    Lawrence of Arabia
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    Re: Classic movies (suggestions)

    Mr Roberts
    The Apartment
    Blackboard Jungle
    Days of Wine and Roses
    White Heat
    Touch of Evil
    Best Years of our Lives
    Magnificent Obsession
    Double Indemnity
    Key Largo
    Sunset Boulevard
    DOA (original)
    Rules of the Game

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    Re: Classic movies (suggestions)

    Check out Maxim magazine, one of the last two issues had a list of like 300 or so classic movies, like 20 or so in various categories. I'm not saying I agreed whole-heartedly with their choices but the majority are classics IMO. I don't know if the list came out on line.
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    Re: Classic movies (suggestions)

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Double Indemnity
    Walter: Afraid, baby?
    Phyllis: Yes, I'm afraid. But not of Keyes. I'm afraid of us. We're not the same anymore. We did it so we could be together but instead of that, it's pulling us apart, isn't it, Walter?
    Walter: What are you talking about?
    Phyllis: And you don't really care whether we see each other or not.
    Walter: [kissing her] Shut up, baby.

    in terms of foreign oldies and goodies:
    Fritz Lang's "M"
    Costa-Gavras "Z" (Oliver Stone borrowed a lot)
    Werner Herzog's "Fitzcarraldo"
    Kurosawa's "Rashomon"
    Mack Jenkins's Pants

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    Re: Classic movies (suggestions)

    A classic that I don't see mentioned yet is "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" directed by John Ford and starring Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne and Lee Marvin. Superficially it is just a good Western... but it is actually far deeper than that, with stories within stories.

    To quote Alfred Hitchcock on who the best three American directors were:

    "John Ford, John Ford and John Ford."

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    Re: Classic movies (suggestions)

    The Capras being
    Mr Smith Goes to Washington
    Its A Wonderful Life
    Mr Deeds

    Miracle on 34th Street
    Mr Blandings Builds a House

    * A Warning - these are all in black & white

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