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In the past year, have there been any classic movies you’ve seen for the first time? Did they meet your expectations?

Asked by rockfan (3137 points ) 1 month ago

I saw Mary Poppins last week, and although I don’t think it’s as great as Singin’ in the Rain, (which I also saw for the first time not too long ago), I thought Mary Poppins was extremely entertaining and a lot funnier than I expected.

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hearkat's avatar

My fiancé and recently I had a deal – he made me watch The Godfather 1+2, and I made him watch Indiana Jones 1+3, as those are movies we hadn’t seen. The Godfather movies met my expectations, because they were low. I never cared for mob flicks or Al Pacino, so they did nothing for me.

rockfan's avatar

I saw the first Godfather a few weeks ago, and I thought it was amazing, a lot better than I expected. I’ve heard alot of people say it’s boring, but I thought it was extremely suspenseful.

GloPro's avatar

Do you mean classics as in old, or as in well recognized?

marinelife's avatar

Hmm, this weekend on TCM I saw Queen of Outer Space with Eric Fleming and Zsa Zsa Gabor from 1958. Hilarious!

El_Cadejo's avatar

Back to the Future. meh.

tinyfaery's avatar

The Graduate.

It was not good. Actually, it kind of pissed me off, though I don’t remember why anymore.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Key Largo (Bogart, Bacall, and Edward G Robinson).

Loved it. It may be 50 years old but it’s a great film.

Kardamom's avatar

I just saw Singin’ In The Rain for the first time about 2 months ago, in a real movie theater! I was floored! I’ve seen snippets of it on TV before, but to see it in giant technicolor, and to finally understand the context and the story-line, it was fantastic.

I almost clogged up my Facebook and Pinterest with pictures of Gene Kelly. My God, the man was dreamy! I love dance, and those dances in SITR, especially the one Moses Supposes just made me go silly with joy.

The next day, I thought I should watch it again, so I tried to find it on Netflix, but they don’t have ANY Gene Kelly movies on there. Aaaaaccckkkk!

My Dad found out that Anchors Away was going to be on TV, so we sat down to watch it. All I can say is that it was totally meh, compared to SITR.

For your viewing pleasure Moses Supposes

rockfan's avatar

@Kardamom I saw Singin’ in the Rain in a theater too, it looked and sounded incredible.

dappled_leaves's avatar

I haven’t, and this is disappointing to me – I love classic movies, and usually make an effort to see ones that are new to me every now and then. So thank you for the reminder!

@Kardamom If you are looking for more excellent Gene Kelly films, please walk, don’t run, to rent Les Girls and An American in Paris. If you have not seen An American in Paris before, I predict you will become an instant fan of the irascible Oscar Levant. He is the sole player in one of my favourite scenes in that film.

dina_didi's avatar

Sabrina by Audrey Hepburn. I liked it very much!

Darth_Algar's avatar

Recently saw Psycho (the original) for the first time. I’m sure it was suspenseful back in 1960, but it just comes across as cheesy today, which was exactly what I expected.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

Saw Sgt. York with Gary Cooper. It was a humdinger.

rockfan's avatar

@Darth_Algar Wow really? You didn’t find any parts creepy?

I saw it for the first time a few years ago, and I thought the mystery of the story was really creepy.

Darth_Algar's avatar

@rockfan

No, can’t say that I did.

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