Classic film recommendations for noobs
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03-01-2013, 12:53 AM
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Middle of a Migraine
Gonna try not to do repeats, lot of good ones already listed.
Some good 30's gangster films are Little Cesar and The Public Enemy.
Captain Blood & Robin Hood are good swashbuckling films from the 30's.
Mr.Smith Goes to Washington is a Jimmy Stewart classic from the 30s.
The Tarzan films from the 30s & 40s are fun.
Four Daughters and Joan of Paris are good dramas from the 40's.
Destination Tokyo, Cary Grant, was so accurate it had to get DoD approval before release because WWII was still going.
The Thing from Outer Space, the original black and white is good.
Go For Broke is a good underrated WWII film about the all Japanese unit that fought in Europe. They even used a lot of the unit as actors and extras in the film.
Father Goose/Operation Petticoat are two good Cary Grant films towards the end of his career but still funny.
If you like physical comedy, the Abbott and Costello films are good for laughs.
Guess who's coming to Dinner, the original with Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, and Katharine Hepburn is good; mid 60s if I remember correctly.
The Wind and the Lion is a good Connery film from the 70s with him as a Sultan.
The Apple Dumpling Gang/Pete's Dragon/Bedknobs & Broomsticks/The AbsentMinded Professor are all good kids films from the 60's and 70's.
Tried to give a little of everything. TMC's 31 days of Oscar which runs the whole of February is great for finding good old movies.
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