What are your favourite classic movies ( 40's-70's) OT ?

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#1 Edited by indzman (26945 posts) -

Say from 40's-70's ( Black and White counts too ) ...

Charlie Chaplin Comedy

Laurel and Hardy Comedy

Roman Holiday

Casablanca

Guns of Navaronne

Where Eagle Dares

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

The Godfather

The Great Escape

Rocky

Dr No.

ETC ...

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#2 Edited by EPICCOMMANDER (1103 posts) -

I'll add North by Northwest. That and Rebecca are the only two Hitchcock movies I've seen. Other than that, yeah Rocky and the Godfather are both great.

Oh, and the Omen was pretty stellar.

And the Exorcist. The Exorcist was...............beyond words. I walked on those stairs once, and they're pretty dangerous in real life walking normally.

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#3 Posted by Solid_Link22 (5698 posts) -

8 1/2

Double Indemnity

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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#4 Edited by Hallenbeck77 (15260 posts) -

Just about anything with the Marx Bros., particularly A Night at the Opera, and one of my favorites, A Day at the Races.

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#5 Posted by elkoldo (1775 posts) -

In addition to every movie the dudes have already mention above and will later mention below, Johnny Got His Gun (1971).

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#6 Edited by hippiesanta (10299 posts) -

Planet of the Apes

Ben Hur

Exorcist

Woodstock 69

Freaks

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#7 Edited by lamprey263 (34380 posts) -

Bad News Bears (1976)

Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Some Like It Hot (1959)

Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

Psycho (1960)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Taxi Driver (1976)

Exorcist (1973)

Probably most of the older films I saw growing up were from Disney, like Pinocchio (1940), Dumbo (1941), Cinderella (1950), Alice In Wonderland (1951), Lady and the Tramp (1955), Robin Hood (1973).

If we throw the 30s in there I'll add Animal Crackers (1930) and Duck Soup (1933) into it.

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#8 Edited by TruthTellers (3393 posts) -

Rio Bravo

Dr. Strangelove

The Ten Commandments

The Godfather

True Grit

Red River

Forbidden Planet

etc.

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#9 Edited by indzman (26945 posts) -

@EPICCOMMANDER said:

I'll add North by Northwest. That and Rebecca are the only two Hitchcock movies I've seen. Other than that, yeah Rocky and the Godfather are both great.

Oh, and the Omen was pretty stellar.

And the Exorcist. The Exorcist was...............beyond words. I walked on those stairs once, and they're pretty dangerous in real life walking normally.

Since you loved Hitchcock movies you will enjoy Pshyco, Dial M for Murder and Birds as well :)

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#10 Edited by indzman (26945 posts) -

I enjoy all of steve mcqueens filmography ( cooler king ) :)

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#11 Posted by bowchicka07 (1104 posts) -
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Psycho
  • Cold Hand Luke
  • Goldfinger

Almost anything with John Wayne and Clint Eastwood. When I think of oldies I usually think of westerns.

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#12 Posted by Zelda99 (767 posts) -

12 Angry Men, Ben-Hur, One flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Of Mice and Men

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#13 Edited by commander (14000 posts) -

Forbidden planet

A clockwork orange

2001: A space odyssey

Deliverance

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#14 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (22069 posts) -

Zulu Dawn. I've always been fascinated by that warrior culture. It's also my favorite movie, period.

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#17 Posted by elkoldo (1775 posts) -

@Iszdope: Hippiesanta mentioned Woodstock 69 .For a second I thought it was you! :|

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#19 Posted by indzman (26945 posts) -

@Iszdope said:

Flash Gordon (yes I know it's 1980).

That is all.

Ooh, maybe Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Yeah.

Flah Gordon dosen't count, sorry =P

BTW For ya :

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#21 Posted by hippiesanta (10299 posts) -

@Iszdope said:

@elkoldo: Heh.

69 dude!

Edit: fun fact: Hippiesanta was born on the exact same day as me. No shit Shirley.

hihihi .... 4 more days to go

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#23 Posted by jasean79 (2593 posts) -

The Time Machine

Escape from Alcatraz

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Serpico

Heaven Can Wait

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#24 Posted by LittleMac19 (1638 posts) -

Planet of the Apes:

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-Taxi Driver

-Godfather 1 & 2

-Any Western Clint Eastwood film

-Escape from Alcatraz

-Star Wars: A New Hope

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#25 Edited by SaintLeonidas (26735 posts) -

@indzman said:

( Black and White counts too ) ...

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#26 Edited by indzman (26945 posts) -

@SaintLeonidas said:

@indzman said:

( Black and White counts too ) ...

LOL !!!

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#27 Posted by AFBrat77 (26255 posts) -

Godfather 1 and 2

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

2001: A Space Odyssee

Most of Hitchcocks 40's and 50's films as well as Psycho and The Birds

The Good The Bad and The Ugly

High Plains Drifter

Sean Connerys Bond movies, Roger Moore's Live and Let Die and The Spy who Loved Me

The Exorcist (still the most powerful horror movie to date)

Night of the Living dead (one of the most influential horror movies ever made and black dude as a bad-ass protagonist in 1968!)

Casablanca (duh)

Citizen Kane

Carnival of Souls

Taxi Driver

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (another major influential horror movie)

....plenty of others can't think of now

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#28 Edited by Detroit222 (5371 posts) -

SO MANY GOOD movies but I will narrow it down to three a decade:

Casablanca/Grapes of Wrath/Fantasia - 40s

Ben Hur/12 Angry Men/Some Like It Hot - 50s

Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid/Bonnie and Clyde/To Kill a Mockingbird - 60s

Jaws/Star Wars/Godfather I/II - 70s

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#29 Edited by yokofox33 (30774 posts) -

Planet of the Apes. Brilliant film. I though the second one was actually good, so really the first two.

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#30 Posted by LoG-Sacrament (20397 posts) -

from that range, i'd go with barry lyndon, 2001, bring me the head of alfredo garcia, the wild bunch, kiss me deadly, the friends of eddie coyle, and the night of the hunter.

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#31 Edited by CrimsonBrute (24972 posts) -
@LittleMac19 said:
-Star Wars: A New Hope

Wow. I can't believe it took so many replies before Star Wars was included.

LittleMac19, I tip my hat to you.

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#32 Edited by ferrari2001 (17760 posts) -

12 Angry Men (1957). Not only one of my favorite classics but one of my favorites of all time.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) is another personal favorite.

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#33 Posted by sukraj (27231 posts) -

Rocky

Night of the Living dead

Dawn of the Dead - Orginal

I spit on your Grave - Orginal

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#34 Posted by RyviusARC (5644 posts) -

Alien.

I liked it more than Aliens.

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#35 Edited by uninspiredcup (24734 posts) -

Alot of them have already been mentioned. Add "The Seven Samurai" and "A Dew Dollars" more to that list.