Movies Classic Appreciation Thread


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This thread is devoted to films that have stood the test of time and still
hold up great after all these years (i.e., pre-1980 movies). My list includes:

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
The African Queen (1951)
Bambi (1942)
The Birds (1963)
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Bus Stop (1956)
Casablanca (1942)
The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Dracula (1931)
Dumbo (1941)
Fantasia (1940)
Francis (1950)
Frankenstein (1931)
Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1956)
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Gulliver's Travels (1939)
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Help! (1965)
High Noon (1952)
The Invisible Man (1933)
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Jailhouse Rock (1957)
King Kong (1933)
King of Kings (1961)
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Li'l Abner (1959)
Maltese Falcon (1941)
Mary Poppins (1964)
McLintock! (1963)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
The Mummy (1932)
The Muppet Movie (1979)
No Time for Sergeants (1958)
The Nutty Professor (1963)
Old Yeller (1957)
101 Dalmatians (1961)
Peter Pan (1953)
Pinocchio (1940)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Psycho (1960)
Road to Bali (1952)
Rocky (1976)
The Shaggy Dog (1959)
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
Stagecoach (1939)
Star Wars (1977)
Superman the Movie (1978)
Viva Las Vegas (1964)
War of the Worlds (1953)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The Wolfman (1941)
Yellow Submarine (1968)


Sultan of Swat
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That's a pretty good list, there's some great movies in there. My favorite is probably Rocky. I personally thought it was a masterpiece. But I am probably bias since I'm a huge fan of the Rocky series. I am surprised that you don't have Ben-Hur in there. I thought it was an amazing movie, one my favorites.


/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
Gone with the Wind is one of my favorite movies. I know some cannot stand it because it's too long but I can watch it repeatedly. I see you mentioned Mary Poppins but I prefer the other Julie Andrews movie, The Sound of Music (1965).


Film Elitist
THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950). A great crime-noir film about a group of criminals who pull off a jewel heist and endear the aftermath.

I still need to see THE THIRD MAN and THE MALTESE FALCON. Two films I haven't had the pleasure of viewing yet.


Certified Shitlord
I don't see Magnificent Seven, Dirty Harry or Mr. Roberts up there, I suggest you check them out!

But I've also got to agree with Psycho, Casablanca, Superman, Star Wars and Dumbo. Good selection.


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I have a couple of favorites.
The searchers (1956)
Giant (1956)
The Shootist (1976)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)

The next three are all the same star, Danny Kaye, I think he was fantasic and these three are my top of his films.

The secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)
Hans Christian Anderson (1952)
The Court Jester (1955)
Theses films have made me laugh and my girls as well over 50 years later.


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Another few that I did not see on the list.
The French Connection (1971)
Every which way but loose/any which way you can (1978/1980)
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
The Hustler (1961)
Spartacus (1960)
I think these have stood the test of time very well, On Golden Pond would have been on the list but sadly was released in 81.