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Published on September 17, 2010 By terpfan1980 In Movies & TV & Books

Someone had suggested doing a Friday 5 type thing on classic films.  I've not done the Friday 5 thing before so can't tell if I'm doing it correctly or not, but regardless, I'm going to put up a chance for others to tell me what their favorite classic films are.  You can list 5, or 10, or 1 or 3, I don't really care what number you want to list.  The only real requirement I would place on things is that if you are going to label something a classic it needs to be more than 20 years old.  Newer films may eventually be worthy of being called classics, but for now I'm more interested in older classics, from earlier eras (like, for example, the Black & White era).

So, list some favorite classics films and perhaps comment on other people's choices.

I've already listed one of my own favorites (12 Angry Men) in a previous article.  I'll list a few other choices later, and will try not to take other people's choices (though for those that have good taste in classic films, that may be inevitable).


Comments (Page 6)
on Mar 19, 2013

Scent of spam

Was never fond of the aroma, myself... and corned beef is no better.

However, though not old, Prometheus should be considered a classic... I never saw that coming... meaning the ending.  Won't spoil it for those who haven't seen it by saying what it was.  Let's just say it was 'bloomin' marvelous' [quote from 'My Fair Lady']

on Mar 20, 2013

A couple of nights ago I watched Sink the Bismarck! A classic 1960 B&W film.

on Mar 20, 2013

Fuzzy Logic
A couple of nights ago I watched Sink the Bismarck! A classic 1960 B&W film.

Geez, that was a while ago!  I remember watching that with my dad one Wintery November night in 1969 in Galmpton Village Devon, just before we moved to Australia.  It brings back fond memories, not just of my dad but the of countryside, the villages and the people.  Yeah, they were good times, good places.  We used to live in Churston Village but swapped houses with my grandmother prior to emigrating because Galmpton was/is hilly and she needed somewhere flatter [which Churston was/is] after having a hip replacement and knee surgery.

.... an' I still misses that thar scrumpy wot we used ter down by tha bucketful.... oooh arrr!

on Mar 21, 2013

Err... if it's a classic if it's older than 20 yrs then: STAR WARS !!! ( the original one)

Apart form that:

Operation Petticoat

Blade Runner

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

The Sting

Life of Brian

Murder by Death

Young Frankenstein

The Pink Panther

The Omen (Still gives me the creeps)

Planet of the Apes

Canonball

Ocean's Eleven (the original)

A Shot in the Dark

 

on Mar 21, 2013

The Wizard of Oz wayyy before my time yet i still loved it as a kid ^^

 

 

on Mar 25, 2013

Forgot Escape from NY ...

on Mar 25, 2013

Keyailim

The Wizard of Oz wayyy before my time yet i still loved it as a kid ^^
 

 

Yeah, it's a classic. I first saw it at the age of four, in its original television broadcast here in the US (1956). I remember sitting in a large chair with a bowl of buttered noodles in my lap (favorite dish at the time; it's funny what you recall), and enjoying the film a lot. Course, it was all black and white, with none of the color added to the fantasy content.

on Oct 02, 2013

Gone with the Wind

All Woody Allen and Hitchcock movies

on Oct 02, 2013

Poltergeist

Army of Darkness

Alien, Aliens

Akira

 

on Oct 02, 2013

Hell we've gotten to the point where 80's films are now "classic"

Back to the future I and III (II sucked ass)

Star Trek 1, 2, 3, and 4

Star Wars Trilogy

Raiders of the Lost Ark

The Terminator

Ferris Beuller's Day off

Ghostbusters

Cocoon

The Color Purple

 

I'm also a great fan of the real classics like the before mentioned:

The Sting

Gone with the Wind

Arsenic and Old Lace

It's a wonderful life

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

The Wizard of Oz

The Day the earth stood still

 

and many more......

 

on Jan 29, 2015

Here goes...

1. Schindler's List (1993): Set in Poland during the time of the second World War, this shows Oskar Schindler becoming gradually concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

2. Psycho (1960): A Phoenix secretary steals forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, goes on the run and then checks into a remote motel run by a young man who is dominated by his mother.

3. The Silence of the Lambs (1991): The story is set around a young FBI cadet who must confide in a manipulative killer to take his help on catching another serial killer who is accused of skinning his victims.

4. Gandhi (1982): This one is the biography of the great Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the famous leader involved in the Indian war of independence against the British rule.

5. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962): A lawyer in the depression era, Atticus Finch, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge and his kids against prejudice.

6. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969): Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when they feel the law is getting too close to them.

7. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930): Set in the soul-destroying horror of the first World War, this is the story of a young soldier facing profound disillusionment.

8. Out of Africa (1985): The story of 20th century colonial Kenya, where a Danish baroness has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.

9. Network (1976): A television network exploits a deranged former anchor's revelations about the news media for its own profit.

10. Taxi Driver (1976): A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York city where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

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