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Classic Movies - What's your favorite?

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    klarawieckposted 7 years ago

    Every Monday night it's Classic Movie Night at my house. The only condition is that the film must be at least fifty years old. Last night I watched "Just Call Me Madam" which is a musical written by Irving Berlin. What a genius he was! Shame that most people only recognize him as the author of God Bless America and Alexander's Ragtime Band. He wrote so many beautiful songs!!!  Anyways, here is a link to one of my favorite songs written and performed by Mr. Berlin. It's from his musical "This is the Army".
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71smG5d2 … re=related

    I appreciate you sharing your dearest Classic Movies with me. If I haven't watched them, I certainly will. smile

    1. Dave Harris profile image74
      Dave Harrisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Rear Widow
      It's a Wonderful Life
      2001: A Space Odyssey
      The Great Escape
      The Seven Samurai
      North By Northwest
      Citizen Kane
      Mr Smith Goes To Washington
      Lost Horizon
      Lawrence of Arabia

  2. Ken R. Abell profile image81
    Ken R. Abellposted 7 years ago

    On The Waterfront directed by Elia Kazan, starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, & Eva Maria Saint.

    For me, as classic as classic can get.

  3. Jonathan Janco profile image67
    Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago

    Old B&W Hitchcock films are by far my faves. Lady Vanishes, 39 Steps, Foreign Correspondent & Sabotage are the most noteworthy in my opinion.

    1. PrettyPanther profile image82
      PrettyPantherposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I also love Hitchcock, especially Rear Window because Jimmy Stewart is one of my all-time favorite actors.

      Some of my other favorites:

      The Maltese Falcon
      The African Queen
      It Happened One Night
      Singin' in the Rain

      I could go on and on because I love old movies!

      1. Dave Harris profile image74
        Dave Harrisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Love Rear Window PrettyPanther , so much suspense, love it! The Simpson's spoof of it was pretty funny too! :-)

  4. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    Casablanca. timeless.

  5. Claudin_Dayo profile image60
    Claudin_Dayoposted 7 years ago

    The Classic smile ..

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    klarawieckposted 7 years ago

    @ Ken, I'll have to check out those films. Thanks.

    @ Jonathan - I've seen most Hitchcock movies and LOVE THEM! Glad to hear you have such great taste! tongue

    @ Rebekah - Yes... Casablanca! I have the script memorized! lol

  7. Jonathan Janco profile image67
    Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago

    Rear Window, first AH film I ever saw. I was ten and was lucky enough to see it on the big screen during a revival.

    1. Origin profile image62
      Originposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I liked rear window!

      Anyhooo... my list.

      Maltese Falcon
      Rear Window

    2. Dave Harris profile image74
      Dave Harrisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Rear Window is a top film and a true classic!

  8. Ladybird33 profile image61
    Ladybird33posted 7 years ago

    Top ones:

    Its a wonderful life
    African Queen
    Affair to Remember
    Old Yeller
    Peter Pan
    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
    A Star is Born
    Funny Face

    I could go on and on!!!

  9. Stevennix2001 profile image91
    Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago

    too many to really say.  i could list a lot of classic films that are my favorite.

  10. sim0n30 profile image60
    sim0n30posted 7 years ago

    All About Eve, its an absolute classic!

  11. Anath profile image76
    Anathposted 7 years ago

    One of my favourite films is "La pianiste" (2001)  An adult film about a middle aged piano teacher living with a domineering/submissive mother.

  12. rui paiva profile image59
    rui paivaposted 7 years ago

    I like many classics, I share a few:
    The Magnificent Ambersons
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Taxi Driver
    A Clockwork Orange
    Blade Runner

    Thanks. smile

  13. prettydarkhorse profile image65
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    Wuthering Heights and Gone with the Wind - you can both buy it at amazon (video on demand too)

  14. europewalker profile image75
    europewalkerposted 7 years ago

    The Grapes Of Wrath

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    klarawieckposted 7 years ago

    GIMME MORE PEOPLE!!! I've seem most of those films! lol

  16. frogdropping profile image86
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    I love some of those already mentioned and then:

    Some Like It Hot
    Streetcar Named desire
    From Here To Eternity
    20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
    Any Abbot and Costello
    Around The World In Eighty Days
    Johnny Weismuller Tarzan films
    Ten Commandments
    Roman Holiday

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    jerrylposted 7 years ago

    Try "Don Juan Demarco", with Marlon Brando and Johnny Depp.

    "The Mountain men", with Charlton Heston and Brian Keith.

    If you can find it, there was a short 1 hour film with
    Christopher Walken and Susan Sarandon called "Who am I this time?".

    A rare old tear jerker starring Red Skelton, called "The Clown".

    A made for television classic called "Shogun".  Several hours long.,
    I think there is a short version out there.

    If you are looking for action and can tolerate some salty language, try, "True Romance" Several actors including Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper, to name a couple.

    That should keep you busy for a while.

  18. Don Ship profile image79
    Don Shipposted 7 years ago

    Godfather Trilogy!

  19. Flightkeeper profile image73
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    I like all the classic oldies that everyone mentioned and want to add Now Voyager and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.  Love Bette Davis!  She made you feel sorry for Joan Crawford lol  Oh and Joan Crawford's movie Mildred Pierce.

    1. KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image78
      KoffeeKlatch Galsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think I have to go with...

      Gone With the Wind

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Love Now, Voyager. That scene where they share cigarettes...sexy smile

      Casablanca is still my favorite all-time classic movie. But I like a lot of the movies from the 40s.

  20. boosel profile image59
    booselposted 7 years ago

    I love movies by james bond...it is nice and tough

  21. rich_hayles profile image56
    rich_haylesposted 7 years ago

    12 angry men, my favorite film my a long way. Incredible acting and story based in one room. Truely brilliant.

  22. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    I really enjoy some of the old comedies, for some really vintage laughs try either:

    The Thin Man Series with William Powell & Myrna Loy


    The Topper movies with Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young and Billie Burke

  23. TomC35 profile image57
    TomC35posted 7 years ago

    His Girl Friday
    Bringing Up Baby
    Animal Crackers
    The Wizard of Oz
    It's a Wonderful Life

    If you mean classics as in movies before the 1950s..not sure how old you mean.

  24. BERN1960 profile image55
    BERN1960posted 7 years ago

    One can never say that GONE WITH THE WIND was not a great movie.  The subject, actors and scenery was really something.  Watching that movie over and over is like reading a good book over and over (I do that that many times).  There are many good and wonderful movies out there so there is plenty of entertainment to watch.  Other favorites are too many to mention.  Thanks for the interesting facts and figures of movie stars.

  25. Hyphenbird profile image91
    Hyphenbirdposted 7 years ago

    The Unfinished Dance, Penny Serenade, Mr. Skeffington, Now Voyager(saw it listed but love it), Anna Karenina with Vivien Leigh and so many more! Harvey!!!!!

  26. Daffy Duck profile image61
    Daffy Duckposted 7 years ago

    Lawrence of Arabia, Planet of the Apes, and Spartacus are my top 3.

  27. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 7 years ago

    'The Lady Eve' 1941 Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda. Rather one of them.

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      SilentSmile08posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      i love the clasics and the older films . i grew up with an aunt who was a very big collector of them so my favs are alot..

      Gone with the wind *fav
      My man godfrey *william powell version
      life with father *has  Elizabeth taylor in it when she was a teenager
      It happened one night
      Breakfast at Tiffany's
      Arsenic & Old Lace * im in love with carry grant though he's long gone my mom makes fun of me for it.. W/e ..
      no seriosuly though i could make three or four pages and talk all about them its insane i love the older movies .
      charlie chan the detective series..  there real good you should see them .
      so if anyone ever wanan talks old favs write me big fan or has a question look me up

  28. celebritie profile image83
    celebritieposted 7 years ago

    my fair lady is a classic and Audrey Hepburn is beautiful.

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    The Greatest Show on Earth with Charlton Heston and Jimmy Stewart and many more.
    The King and I with Yul Brenner and Debra Kerr
    The Blob (original not remake)
    Dracula with Bella Lugosi
    The House of Wax with Vincent Price

  30. zzron profile image55
    zzronposted 7 years ago

    The Ten Commandments, Charlton Heston.

  31. Leah Wingert profile image70
    Leah Wingertposted 7 years ago

    Casablanca, Rear Window, The Shakiest Gun in the West, Pillow Talk, Imitation of Life (both versions), The Bishop's Wife, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Key Largo, Cat on a Hot Tin roof, White Christmas, Metropolis, Les Miserables, and many, many, many, others.  LOVE old movies!

  32. tony0724 profile image57
    tony0724posted 7 years ago

    Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz , Rear Window,Gone with the Wind and On the Waterfront. Early Brando was awesome !

  33. theprojectb profile image58
    theprojectbposted 7 years ago

    I dont know if these are considered classics, but The Godfather Movies, The Hustler, Scarface and my favorite Rocky 4. These are classics in my eyes.

  34. camlo profile image89
    camloposted 7 years ago

    'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?'

  35. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 7 years ago

    Another one would be: The Big Sleep 1946
    Bogart, Bacall.