OK folks. Let's hear your top 20 Classic movies. Feel free to come back and update your list if you need to. It will help us see what other members like and maybe even give us ideas of what to check out next! Here we go:
The African Queen
Aguirre - The Wrath of God
Gaslight (both versions)
It Happened One Night
Lawrence of Arabia
Out of the Past
Strangers on a Train
The Third Man
To Kill a Mockingbird
Wages of Fear
The Woman in the Window
Last Edited on: 6/17/12 9:32 AM EST - Total times edited: 14
Well, Darwin, that is tough. I love so many of them. So I will just put down the first ten that come to mind:
THE QUIET MAN
MR SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
GONE WITH THE WIND
MR DEEDS GOES TO TOWN
YANKEE DOODLE DANDY
ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD (1951 version)
Agreed Diane. Some excellent choices you mentioned. I really enjoyed The Quiet Man and Ben-Hur. And I should really make my list a Top 11 now and add African Queen to it - love that movie.
Anyone else care to post their list?
Last Edited on: 1/15/08 6:31 PM EST - Total times edited: 1
What a great topic. My favorite 10 (at least for today) are as follows:
NB: This is only my top 10 classic movies, so I had to limit myself to pre-1960s Hollywood, except I had to include Psycho. But if I was doing top 10 movies ever it'd be a lot harder to narrow it down!
How old does a film have to be to be vintage? These are my favorites, in vague order.
Some great movies mentioned on this thread. I just got Marnie and Adam's Rib off of Netflix. I also would like to add The Philadelphia Story, It Happened One Night, Black Narcissus, The Caine Mutiny and the Big Sleep to my list.
Last Edited on: 8/9/08 6:44 PM EST - Total times edited: 1
In no particular order. . .
The African Queen
The Wizard of Oz
An American in Paris
For Love of the Game
The Electric Horseman
Saturday Night Fever
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
My wife and I just watched "It Happened One Night" for the first time. Thanks for the excellent recommendation. What a great little film. Maybe the first true screwball romantic comedy? Excellent performances by Cary Grant and Claudette Colbert. I think it could have easily won 5 Oscars that year...oh wait...it did!
P.S. - just saw Vanessa posted earlier in this thread. Thanks for the movie Vanessa. My wife and I loved it.
Last Edited on: 3/7/09 9:31 AM EST - Total times edited: 1
To all classic movie lovers:
We are just completing the "First Annual Oscar Swap" in the Game's Forum. It was great fun and a lot of excellent movies were swapped. I can't believe I didn't think to post about it in this forum until now.
Please think about joining us next year. Now that I have gotten my feet wet in my first swap game, I may think about hosting one myself in the near future for classic movies (foreign & Hollywood) if there is any interest. It's always fun to "discover" a great movie for the first time, even if that movie has already been around for 75 years. << see post above >>
Let me know if there is any interest.
Last Edited on: 3/7/09 9:38 AM EST - Total times edited: 1
may all time favorite is rebecca....i have read the book at least 3 times, and have watched both versions of the movie at least twice.
i saw what you did . .the ghost and mrs. muir. portrait of jennie. the bishops wife. the trouble with angels. a summer place. meet me in saint louis.....house of wax. the homecoming.... dial m for murder....y
1. Wuthering Heights (1939)
2. Frankenstein & Bride of Frankenstein
4. It's a Wonderful Life
6. Peter Pan (Disney)
7. The Wizard of Oz
8. The Bad Seed
9. The Little Princess (Shirley Temple)
10. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Well I just found out about a "local" theater that bills itself as "The Twin Cities Longest Continuously Operated Show House". It's specialty is classic and foreign movie presentations on the big screen. Restored to its original glory complete with motorized grande drape, crystal chandeliers with hand-painted bulbs, an orchestra pit that a huge Wurlitzer theater organ rises out of, a new screen with projection lamps in 70mm, 35mm, and 16mm formats, and a new sound system capable of producing multiple Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks.
Upcoming events include Brit Noir, a 10 week series featuring 8 film noir classics from Great Britain, all presented in rare 35mm archive prints including: The Third Man, Peeping Tom, Night and the City, The Fallen Idol, Rebecca, Gaslight, and Brighton Rock.
Checking it out for the first time next Monday. Already have tickets for a showing of "Odd Man Out" from 1947.
Have a feeling I may be spending a lot of time there watching some of my favorite classic movies and discovering others for the first time on the big screen.
Last Edited on: 2/20/12 12:47 PM EST - Total times edited: 3
Cool beans, indie theatres are the best. One of my jobs gets me discount tickets to the Lincoln Center Film Society, which just did a Charlie Chaplin double feature, Modern Times & City Lights. It was fantastic!
And there's an indie theatre not to far from where I live that has classics once a month & cult movie night every Thursday, it's the best.
My top ten are:
1. The Music Man
2. The Happiest Millionaire
4. My Fair Lady
5. Kings Row
6. On the Town
7. Cheaper By the Dozen
8. Teh Shop Around the Corner
9. Little Women
10. Leave her to Heaven
I love soo many more....maybe someone can post a forum with " Your 20 most favorite classics.."
Okay I'm going to try and go pre 60's like someone else did.And make a top 10 classic foreign movies also.
1-It's A Wonderful Life
2-My Man Godfrey (1936)
3-Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
4-The Wizard of Oz (1939)
5-The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
6-Destry Rides Again (1939)
7-Sunset Blvd. (1950)
2-Ballada o soldate (1959)
3-Les quatre cents coups (1959)
4-Ningen no jôken (1959/I)
5-Ladri di biciclette (1948)