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What would you consider to be some classic films/movies?

Asked by bubba3778 (373 points ) May 5th, 2011

An example could be The Wizard of Oz, but what are some others?

Based on this criteria, or something along the lines of it:
~famous quotes i.e. “lions and tigers and bears, oh my!”
~good acting
~award winner (but doesn’t have to be)
~timeless
~something you could relate to
~appeals to any age
~has a theme

also, what do you think of these as being “classics?”
~Grease
~any old Disney movie

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tom_g's avatar

The Big Lebowski

zenvelo's avatar

Chinatown
Casablanca
The Bicycle Thief
The Godfather,1 and 2

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

To Kill A Mockingbird
“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do” ~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, spoken by the character Atticus

KateTheGreat's avatar

The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

“Touch-a touch-a touch-a touch me, I wanna be dirty! Chill me, thrill me, fulfill me, Creature of the night!”

josie's avatar

The Outlaw Josey Wales-“I guess we all died a little in that damn war”

Symbeline's avatar

Nosferatu.

Unfortunately, I can’t quote anything from that.

gailcalled's avatar

Some Like it Hot
Gone with the Wind
The African Queen

Kardamom's avatar

Rear Window
Young Frankenstein
When Harry Met Sally
Toy Story
Chevy Chase’s Christmas Vacation
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Mary Poppins
The Sound of Music
The Little Princess
Heidi
Star Wars
The Homecoming (the original movie that was the precursor to The Waltons TV show)
Willy Wonka (the one with Gene Wilder)
E.T.
Stand By Me
A Christmas Story (the one with the kid and the bee bee gun)

creative1's avatar

Beauty and the Beast
Lion King
Pinnochio
Snow White
Pride and Predjudice

zenvelo's avatar

In my opinion, “Grease” is an abomination. There is a lot of 50s music they could have used to augment the miserable songs in that play. And Travolta and Newton-John looked like kids who had dressed up for Hot August Nights week in Reno.

Symbeline's avatar

@Kardamom Although a few parts in ET scared me when I was little, it’s still a kickass movie. GA. :)

King_Pariah's avatar

M (1931)
Seven Samurai (1954)

Everything else has already been said or not coming to mind

filmfann's avatar

Casablanca is the most quotable movie ever.
Lawrence of Arabia
The Best Years Of Our Lives
The Seventh Seal
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Unforgiven

Hibernate's avatar

The Shawshank Redemption

creative1's avatar

It’s a Wonderful Life
The Little Mermaid
Shrek

Kardamom's avatar

@Symbeline That made me laught to hear that you of all people were scared of parts of E.T. How did you end up to be such a connoisseur of the horror genre? I’ll tell you what scared the poop out of me was a made for TV movie called Trilogy of Terror from the early seventies starring Karen Black, that had this hideous little voodoo doll that came to life. If you haven’t seen it, check it out, you’ll love it! See it here

@Hibernate How could I forget Shawshank Redemption!? One of the greatest movies of all time. I’ve probably seen it all the way through 10 times, and parts of it many more times.

Symbeline's avatar

@Kardamom Haha, well it’s a kids’ movie, and the camera work was made in a way so that you see it as ’‘little people’’ see things. Mostly from heights, or lack thereof, but there were some other things I can’t quite pinpoint anymore cuz I’m too old.
The movie is very well made when it comes to engaging your perspective, but kids have a lot of imagination, so that doesn’t always work for the best. I mean, on a fun/scary basis of things to imagine based on content to start you off.
Particularly, the part where ET is escaping from those scientists near the beginning, and his heart or something is glowing red. You just see this red, flickering light speeding through tall grasses and stuff. I denno why but that freaked me the hell out. Also, that part where he’s hiding in a bunch of stuffed animals and dolls, and only his face is visible. I was all like, if I see that in MY stuffies when I go to bed tonight…gaah…and I hated how his neck elongated all of a sudden when he was excited and things. It gave me a nightmare about a little girl with a really thin, wrinkled up neck, and no eyes, just black sockets. That movie traumatized me lol.

pgleacher's avatar

Sunset Blvd.
Pulp Fiction
A Room With a View

Symbeline's avatar

@Kardamom Haha, I watched the whole thing, (although I started with part 3 XD) it’s instant classic. I’d never heard of this before, and we need more killer doll movies. Thanks for the link. ^^

Kardamom's avatar

@Symbeline I saw that Trilogy of Terror thing when I was about 7 and it scared me so bad that I ran out of the room crying. Don’t you just love the ending and the look on her face? Yikes!

Symbeline's avatar

Yeah! When she’s crouching and tapping the knife on the floor…that was awesome lol. I can certainly see how that doll would scare someone at seven. The little bugger is psychotic…take that, Chucky, haha. Great find. :)

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