Good Old Movies

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  1. Uguel707
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    Here is a list of the 100 Greatest movies of all time. What we called "The Good Old Movies". I haven't seen all of these oldies but I know many of them were excellent. Lawrence of Arabia,The Grapes of Wrath, The Gold Rush... are among my old favourites I saw. ---Peter O'Toole's acting always fascinated me. Henry Fonda was a true actor.-- Oh! I don't know Citizen Kane... but heard it was a real smash! Of course, this is not an exhaustive list they are just the most popular...some other interesting movies aren't there.

    1. CITIZEN KANE (1941)
    2. CASABLANCA (1942)
    3. THE GODFATHER (1972)
    4. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)
    5. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
    6. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
    7. THE GRADUATE (1967)
    8. ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)
    9. SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993)
    10. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)
    11. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)
    12. SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)
    13. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957)
    14. SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
    15. STAR WARS (1977)
    16. ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)
    17. THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951)
    18. PSYCHO (1960)
    19. CHINATOWN (1974)
    20. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975)
    21. THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940)
    22. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (196:cool:
    23. THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)
    24. RAGING BULL (1980)
    25. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)
    26. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
    27. BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)
    28. APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)
    29. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)
    30. THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (194:cool:
    31. ANNIE HALL (1977)
    32. THE GODFATHER PART II (1974)
    33. HIGH NOON (1952)
    34. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)
    35. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)
    36. MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)
    37. THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946)
    38. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)
    39. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965)
    40. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
    41. WEST SIDE STORY (1961)
    42. REAR WINDOW (1954)
    43. KING KONG (1933)
    44. THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915)
    45. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951)
    46. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)
    47. TAXI DRIVER (1976)
    48. JAWS (1975)
    49. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)
    50. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)
    51. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)
    52. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)
    53. AMADEUS (1984)
    54. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)
    55. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)
    56. M*A*S*H (1970)
    57. THE THIRD MAN (1949)
    58. FANTASIA (1940)
    59. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955)
    60. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
    61. VERTIGO (195:cool:
    62. TOOTSIE (1982)
    63. STAGECOACH (1939)
    64. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)
    65. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
    66. NETWORK (1976)
    67. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962)
    68. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951)
    69. SHANE (1953)
    70. THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971)
    71. FORREST GUMP (1994)
    72. BEN-HUR (1959)
    73. WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939)
    74. THE GOLD RUSH (1925)
    75. DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990)
    76. CITY LIGHTS (1931)
    77. AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
    78. ROCKY (1976)
    79. THE DEER HUNTER (197:cool:
    80. THE WILD BUNCH (1969)
    81. MODERN TIMES (1936)
    82. GIANT (1956)
    83. PLATOON (1986)
    84. FARGO (1996)
    85. DUCK SOUP (1933)
    86. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935)
    87. FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
    88. EASY RIDER (1969)
    89. PATTON (1970)
    90. THE JAZZ SINGER (1927)
    91. MY FAIR LADY (1964)
    92. A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951)
    93. THE APARTMENT (1960)
    94. GOODFELLAS (1990)
    95. PULP FICTION (1994)
    96. THE SEARCHERS (1956)
    97. BRINGING UP BABY (193:cool:
    98. UNFORGIVEN (1992)
    99. GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER (1967)
    100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)

    --source: http://www.afi.com/tv/movies.asp-- Uguel
    :)
  2. Dan Perez
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    :) My own favorites are (in no special order)

    Bringing up Baby

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

    Dr. Strangelove

    Far from the Madding Crowd

    High Anxiety :D

    Last minute addition but I am not positive the name of the movie, I think it is "To Be or not To Be" the original version has Jack Benny and the remake had Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft but the original was far, far, better!
  3. Douglas
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    Have you stopped worrying yet? Do you love the bomb? :)

    Great movie.

    Douglas
  4. Mr.Blaze
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    all clint east wood movies lol
  5. Uguel707
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    Dan, I'll see about your movies. ;) Now, can't help putting these favourite movies pictures.

    First, Lawrence of Arabia. Starring Peter O'toole:
    What a handsome personality! :D

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    Second, The Grapes of Wrath. Starring Henry Fonda. Read the book by John Steinbeck and twas excellent too.

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    Third, The Gold Rush, starring Charlie Chaplin. Old too, but so funny:

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    I enjoy watching old black and white movies. They are so expressive! There are many contemporaries I like too but I would rather speak of the classical ones before we all forget about them, Uguel
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    All right Mr. Perez, let see what I found. If I'm mistaken, let me know ok.

    --Bringing up Baby,1938. Starring: Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant.
    --A tree Grows in Brooklyn,1945. Starring: Peggy Ann Garner and James Dunn.
    --Dr Strange Love, 1964. Starring: Peter Sellers.
    --Far from the Madding Crowd,1967. Starring: Julie Christie

    The book can be read online at:

    http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/maddingcrowd/section1.html

    High Society,1978. Starring Mel Brooks and Ron Clark

    Hope I got all dates straight.

    Also, John Wayne movies were not bad either...Twas the good old time where the good took over the bad.

    Right Mr. Blaze. Most of his movies were good. Never boring.
    I like also Indianna Jones movies. ANW I enjoy all good adventure movies! :D
    Bye, Uguel

    --Stevenson's Island...and some more classical adventure ones.--
  7. Detox
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    Where's the Blues Brothers?

    I didn't think Pulp Fiction was so great either :rolleyes:
    Guess I don't fit in well sometimes :p
  8. Uguel707
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    Well, you may be right. I don't remember Pulp Fiction so much, I can't really tell. The list I put here isn't made by myself but from this site:

    http://www.afi.com/tv/movies.asp

    There are many other good movies that aren't in this list. But these I put are among the more popular. Sure popular doesn't mean the best but rather the most widely known. If people put "their" best movies here that would be great.

    Bye. Uguel
  9. Dan Perez
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    Very good research, Ms. Uguel, although I never could get into reading any of Thomas Hardy's novels though some of his poetry is superb, esp. "Satires of Circumstance"!

    Definitely! My favorites are "Unforgiven" and "Kelly's Heroes" :D

    Right you are, Detox. I didn't notice it was'nt on the list though, personally, I have a preference towards "Animal House" . I definitely like Pulp Fiction but I don't really think it belongs on that list.
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    I see that "old" is a highly relative and very subjective term. ;)

    Anything made later than say the mid 70s isn't all that old in my book. :D

    Of the truly older movies in the list, I have to say that I was never quite able to get into CITIZEN KANE. I know, I know - they say it may be the best movie of all time... But, I guess I never quite got it.

    BTW - I think Unforgiven is on TBS tonight.
  11. Dan Perez
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    LOL, In that regard :) it is my fervent wish to never see "It's a Wonderful Life". The constant repetition of it every Christmas season is SOOOoooo annoying!
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    Right. It all depends. And popular is often confounded by the best quality. But it isn't always the best quality. it's just that is kinda "enjoyed by most people".
    As I said, it isn't an exhaustive list. Also, all movies here are in English whereas many other good movies have been made in other languages. ;) If I put all other good movies in this list it would be way too long! As I said, I never saw all of them but some of them. Of course, the thread is open to discussion.
    People can add their own too!

    Bye, Uguel
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    :D i think my fave line went something like ive killed everything that has walked or crawled on this earth i cant remember the exact line clint east wood used
  14. Dan Perez
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    "...and I'm here to kill you, Little Bill, for what you done to Ned" ;)
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    :D wow that perty cool
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    It would be unfair not to mention a few foreign movies I liked.
    --There are many more, but these are just a few-- ;)

    1. La dolce Vita by Fellini,1960.Starring: Alain Auney, Marcello Mastroianni.
    2. Angèle,1934. Starring: *Fernandel
    3. Die Blechtrommel, 1979. Mario Adorf,Daniel Olbrychski
    4.(Not so long ago) Tous les matins du monde.1991.
    Starring: Gérald Despardieu, Guillaume Despardieu

    They were good to me.*Fernandel was a funny actor with a broad smile and a Southern French accent.
    I guess it's all I remember for now.


    Uguel
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    Yeah I knew you didnt make the list yourself :) it's still not a bad list I see some good stuff...

    Pulp Fiction (im my opinion obvisouly) was just a movie witha decent enough story but they cut it up so things happened all out of order and millions of people just thought that made it some kind of awesome movie - especially when they were high or something lol... Didn;t do it for me though...

    I also must admit I'm a decent Eastwood fan... love "Hang 'em High"...
    I've always been one for seeing the bad guys get what's comin' and every time one of those guys sees the scar on Eastwood's neck when he comes to get 'em and realizes who he is... i wanna yell yeee ha lol
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    "Raindrops are fallin´on my head...." (singing)
    Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid ;) very seldom seen such a good movie except Once upon in the West.....

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  20. Dan Perez
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    Regarding foreign movies, I've seen very few and the only one I saw that I liked enough to recall (and it is definitely a movie that I like a lot!) is

    Mon Oncle (1958 - with Jacques Tati)

    The other movies with the Hulot character are good to but "Mon Oncle" is priceless!

    Oh, and I remember the shortfilm "The Red Balloon" from when I was a little kid, does that count? :D
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    :Dohhhhh i love all bruce lee movies hes buff 0 percent fat wish i was as kick but as he was
  22. Uguel707
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    ---And a very brief account:"They made two mistakes... they hanged the wrong man, and they didn't finish the job---

    ---Yes, I know that one...and the guy had a scar that made him unforgettable for his enemies.Thanks!---

    ---I still enjoy these western. They don't show them very often on TV though...Some good Rent-a-Movie shop have them. ;)---

    ---Is that the one who was working in a parisian shop, making pipes..?---


    ---That guy was almost flying. Very agile and quick.---


    Twas very interesting. And not in the list... I enjoyed the former Star Trek movies... (don't like the new series much) Mr. Spock exercised such a fascination on me when I was a kid. Think they were the best crew of ever.

    Bye, Uguel
    :)
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    And thanks a lot K®u$tÿ for the action picture

    Uguel
    ;)
  24. Dan Perez
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    Uguel,

    Mon Oncle is the one where Hulot's brother has the ridiculously ultra-modern house and where he himself lives in an old/haphazardly designed apartment building. And has the scene where the kids (including Hulot's nephew) take turns (and place bets) on tricking passersby into walking into street lamps :D No dialogue at all in the movie, just sounds/noises and the tune played on an accordion.

    I would love to get that movies on DVD but it is still only available on VHS :(

    Seeya

    Dan
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    Sounds very funny. I think I'll rent it. I'm on vacations for 2 months...
    (Oh no! you may see that Uguel too much here!)
    Nay!...I'll be away soon....Don't worry! :D

    Well, about the DVD, you are more "modern" than me. Sure, I can put a DVD in my computer...but I would rather watch it on TV for the screen is much larger. We still own a VCR but we don't have DVD reading device on the TV yet. Still, I can get the cassette at the video shop though.

    Bye! Uguel ;)
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