Which are the best classic movies in your opinion and why? (Made before 1970)
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ooooh, this and this and this! :heart:
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I don't watch old movies :stare:
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Published: August 18, 2013
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The Sound of Music
Breakfast at Tiffany's
(EVERYTHING BARBRA STREISSAND)

(Musical freak)
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I kind of grew up with Sound of Music, there are some really lovely scenes :nod:

I really should watch Breakfast at Tiffany's though.
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Some Like It Hot with Marilyn Monroe :) 
I haven't watched Paper Moon yet but I've heard it's really good. I have plans to watch it sometime soon.
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Oh, I've been planning to see that one for ages :nod:
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My favorite will always be Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954). :heart:

It's underwater scenes were revolutionary, and I do love the fact that the Creature was designed by a lady (Millicent Patrick), although she was deliberately pushed from the limelight in favor of Bud Westmore, the film's makeup artist. I am always a sucker for grotesque but misunderstood monsters pining after love, haha.

 

As a few have already said, Psycho (1960)! I loved Anthony Perkins's performance; the ending is absolutely chilling!

 

I also adore Bride of Frankenstein (1935). The bit with the blind man gets me choked up every time. :<

 

Speaking of Frankenstein, I really enjoyed Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948). Corny humor and monsters--my kind of thing!

 

The Wolfman (1941) is dear to me, as well. Again with the misunderstood beasts, haha.

 

And even though it was VERY slow paced and a bit of a bore at times, for Lon Chaney's performance and makeup, I did enjoy The Phantom of the Opera (1925).

 

I know I've seen plenty good non-horror classic movies, but I can't recall any of them at the moment!

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Oh, that's a really nice list of movies :excited: The only one there I've seen is Psycho. I'm definitely saving this list :nod: Thank you!
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Haha, I'm always happy to share!
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2001: A Space Odysse (1968)

I will cheat and name two movies from the seventies:

Stalker (1979)
Solyaris (1972)
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I've heard of the first one, not the other two what are they about?
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They are russian sci-fi movies. Stalker is about a zone (inspired a bit by tjernobyl) within wich there are many dangers, but if you reach the central chamber, it grants you a wish. Solyaris is about a space station around the planet (?) Solyaris were strange stuff is happening. Very unusual and beautiful movies. Heavy stuff.
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Sounds intriguing. I think I've seen the remake of Solyaris, it scared me, few movies do.
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I can tell you that the remake of solyaris is crap. It might seem like an okay movie, but not after you've seen the original. Less scary, more mind-bending and dramatic. I really hope you decide to see one of those two :)
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So different huh? I know I liked how it wasn't the classical scare-scary since that never scares me, I want it to be psychological and nerve wrecking if I want scary but I usually don't watch that often since it makes it hard to sleep :lol:
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You really should watch stalker. Extremely subtle, beautiful and intelligent. Scary, but in a way that inspires despair rather than panic. It rinses the soul and forces you to think to understand the story and characters. Solyaris - well I guess you already know the story in that one, but it would be interesting to see it and compare the two versions :)

Defintely nothing you should watch when you're sleepy xD
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Intriguing, I might watch it. I usually go for more easy understood movies, I'm not that deep in that aspect ;)
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Psycho
Wizard of Oz
Gone with the wind
Casablanca
Singing in the rain
Citizen Kane

This list could go on and on XD
 
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I've seen several of those, I must see Citizen Kane though... it's about time :blush:
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There are many gems among the older movies that's for sure :D
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To borrow from =3dstage's list, I love Citizen Kane, absolutely brilliant movie. I just saw Psycho for the first time, and the way it was filmed blew me away. Excellent suspense film. 

I also love To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), which was so well done and powerful. One of my favorite movies is Doctor Zhivago, which is so beautiful and sad. :heart:
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Psycho is really nicely done, it still makes me edgy when hearing strange noises when showering >.>

I really should rewatch Doctor Zhivago (original), I remember it being super boring but I watched it when I was pretty young. My mum loves that movie.

Thank you for your suggestions!
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That I've seen and come to mind, of course there are many many more...

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - 1969 - Great acting and cinematography, excellent humor without being a comedy, one of the all time great buddy movies.
 
Godzilla - 1954 - Admittedly a guilty pleasure. Campy but awesome. One of the first of it's kind with a monster coming out of the sea to destroy the world.

The Great Escape - 1964 - After Patton, which was made in 1970 so doesn't qualify under your requirements, the Great Escape is the best movie about WWII. I love the history and the individual stories, even when you know how it's going to turn out, it still keeps you on edge. People going against impossible odds, most failed but a few succeeded.

Psycho - 1960 - Without question the best horror movie of all time, and the closest you get to seeing someone getting killed is a shadow. Hitchcock was brilliant because he just steers the audience in the direction he wants and allows you imagination to take over.

Wizard of Oz - 1939 - This movie belongs on any classic movie list. Great magical story and awesome visuals for it's time.

Citizen Kane - 1941 - Awesome story and ground breaking. I love the feeling this movies gives, it feels lonely, which is exactly who the main character was a very wealthy yet very lonely man.

The Grapes of Wrath - 1940 - Great historical movie, and the story of human dignity is very powerful.
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Oh you have some really great suggestions here. I've only seen Oz and Psycho though so perfect list :aww: Thank you!
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phew before 1870... All Ginger Roger and Fred Astaire ones!! Walt Disneys Fantasia, Little Lord Fauntleroy, My fair Lady, singing in the rain, Casablanca, Pinocchio, My fair Lady, West Side Story, djunglebook, Cinderella, Its a wonderful life, miracle of 34th street The christmas Carol but that one is 71, Wait until dark, Dinner for one...
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Nice picks! Some I've seen, some I'm definitely going to check out!
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