Favourite classic movies

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    Ian Reus Ended 14 years of Grand National sweepstakes

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    I'm currently running through the classics with my kids.
    All the usual ones have already been ticked off the list. Ie godfather, shawshank etc.

    Kes. Watched this again with my son a few night a ago. I think I laughed more this time and any other time.

    Midnight Cowboy is on the menu tomorrow night.

    Any others? We're not really a fan of comedy movies unless it's dark..
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    Die Hard, Scarface, Lethal Weapon, Stand By Me, Platoon, Escape From New York.
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    Scarface and Stand By Me already watched.
    I'm not sure they'd like die hard or lethal weapon as action movies don't go down well.
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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    Try King of New York, Ian.
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    Rosemary's baby
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    Many people really, really don’t like it. But it’s great.
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    Does Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s darkest of comedies Delicatessen already count as classic?:

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    Dir Wangem Banned

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    Where's the cut-off point for something to be considered a classic? Personally, I think some movies from the early/mid-90s should count. Maybe the cut-off should be movies that are at least 20-25 years old?
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    Dir Wangem Banned

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    You've probably seen some(if not most) of these, but here you go:

    To Kill A Mockingbird
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Citizen Kane
    Rocky
    Rocky II
    Reservoir Dogs
    Ran
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    Should a 'classic' also be good? I think there's a difference between a classic film and a crap one that happened to be made years ago. People seem to intermingle the two.
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    Some movies don't really age that well either. Viewers are getting smarter(i.e. more intricate storytelling) and more demanding, so many classic movies are simply bad if you see them for the first time today. I'm pretty sure that Jurassic Park will have teenagers and young adults of today laughing out loud because of its sillyness.
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    Yes, knowing the time context is important.
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    To kill...great
    The food, the bad.... - best ever
    Rocky....classic
    Reservoir dogs - done
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    I'm going to say one that probably won't get mentioned and say Wizard of Oz, was quite unique for that time period, don't think anything got made like it up until then, still holds up today, i know the original story was written late 1800's, but just interests me how the film got made in 1939, the year the world was at war for a 2nd time.

    Must have been good at that time going to cinema to see it, sort of like escaping all the shite that was going off in the world for a few hours and going into this whole other magical place (whole concept of Wizard of Oz really).
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    Good man!

    Check out Citizen Kane and Ran. Both great classics.
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    Two old black & white movies set in Salford. Love on the Dole, based on the novel written by a distant relative (my only claim to fame:() and A Taste of Honey.Neither really suitable for kids though, probably a bit boring for them.

    I found Le Boucher (?) the Butcher gave me the heebie jeebies
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    Cheesy Bread with dipping sauce Scout

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    True to an extent, but at the same time I think the context surrounding a movie can mean it retains a lot of its charm even if it doesn't age too well. Aspects the Star Wars OT seem incredibly silly when watching them now but they'll always have infinitely more charm than the newer ones that come out.
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    Cheesy Bread with dipping sauce Scout

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    Weird as feck. Very good film and intriguing to see Lynch at his earliest but it's very disturbing. Probably one of those I liked but wouldn't want to watch again.
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    They almost don't make disturbing movies anymore and at some point it's a shame really. There's unending potential for weirdness and not many talented directors want to go there.
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    Definitely true.

    For what it's worth, nothing beats the atmosphere you get from inside the Millennium Falcon in The Empire Strikes Back.
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    Cheesy Bread with dipping sauce Scout

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    Yeah irrespective of what you think of it it's fairly unflinching in its vision and quite bold. Had certainly never watched anything like it.
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    One of my favourite Horror films of all time. You can practically see how it influenced later horror films like the ring. Here the whole thing as well to watch
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    Three O'Clock High. Have you seen it?
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    Twelve Angry Men

    Monsieur Verdoux (Little known Charlie Chaplin film from the 1940s which was way ahead of its time)

    Das Boot.
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    The Bloody-Nine Full Member

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    The trailer for this masterpiece is appalling. Regardless.

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    I pretty much exclusively watch 80s films, so have way too many to list.

    Great film!
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    The Bloody-Nine Full Member

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    And you haven't sung the praises of the movie I posted above?!?!?
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    Olly bacon-hating kebab-dodging Tinder rascal dog Scout

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    Well the one time I watched it was around the time I had convinced myself I was dying, so I couldn't really enjoy it as much as I should have.

    I'll watch it again some time though!
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    The Bloody-Nine Full Member

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    It's on youtube. :cool:

    And if you don't..

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    I will, I will!
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    My favourite film of all time and the best film ever made (IMHO, of course)