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What's your favorite Classic movie?

Asked by Akua (4725points) September 5th, 2010

Name no more than 3 of your favorite classic movies. Has to be a film more than 30 years old.
A few of my favorites:
1) Same time, Next Year – with Alan Alda
2) How to Marry a Millionare – with Marilyn Monroe
3) Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? – with Bette Davis

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muppetish's avatar

At the moment?

1. Sherlock, Jr.
2. Arsenic and Old Lace
3. It Happened One Night

It changes all the time, but Sherlock, Jr. is my absolute favourite.

Akua's avatar

I have to check out Sherlock, Jr. Never saw that one.

ragingloli's avatar

Star Trek 2, the Wrath of Khan.

(yes, I know it is 2 years short of the 30, but what the hell)

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

Some Like it Hot – (1959)
The Birds – (1963)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid – (1969)

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

1. Arsenic and Old Lace
2. The Seven Year Itch
3. Hatari!

muppetish's avatar

@Akua It’s available on YouTube (there was a higher quality one, but it’s been removed.) It’s also on Netflix in a bundle with Our Hositality, which is also delightfully funny.

I still haven’t seen Some Like it Hot. I need to get back to crossing films off my list.

Austinlad's avatar

The Best Years of Our Lives
The Red Shoes
The Thing

Akua's avatar

@muppetish I’ll have a better quality film experience if I get it from Netflix. Thanks.

harple's avatar

My Fair Lady
Rear Window
and for fun, The Italian Job

JilltheTooth's avatar

The African Queen
12 Angry Men
The Philadelphia Story

@Austinlad : But I must say, wasn’t James Arness fetching in his rutabaga costume in The Thing?

Akua's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities The Birds really freak me out. The first time I saw it I looked up in the sky watching for killer birds for weeks afterwards!

Akua's avatar

@JilltheTooth I loved 12 Angry Men. Still do.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Cool Hand Luke… “Wutt wi hayav heeya, eeis uh failya ta cummiuni-cate.

Trillian's avatar

12 Angry men
Zaroz
The Illustrated Man
My all time favorite – Desk Set

SuperMouse's avatar

The Godfather
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
To Kill a Mockingbird

If I could list them all I would definitely add everything by Sidney Poitier, that man is simply amazing.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

1.) To Kill a Mockingbird
2.) Rebecca
3.) Flight of the Phoenix (1965 version)

JilltheTooth's avatar

@SuperMouse : Absolutely on the Sidney Poitier thing!

Winters's avatar

All time favorite would have to be Shane.

muppetish's avatar

@SuperMouse Dr. Strangelove is my brother’s favourite movie of all time (and it is certainly high up on my list.) I still haven’t seen the Godfather series. It’s up on Netflix now so I know what my next marathon is going to be ;)

free_fallin's avatar

Lots of lurve for 12 Angry Men

All About Eve, The African Queen and Lifeboat

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

EVERYTHING by the Marx Brothers, especially Duck Soup
Star Wars
Some Like It Hot and Gentleman Prefer Blondes
Gigi
The Wizard Of Oz
Doctor Strangelove
Casablanca
Singing in the Rain
3 Faces Of Eve
My Fair Lady
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Bringing Up Baby

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I thought we were limited to 3 movies. This thread is making me want to have a movie night!

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@TheOnlyNeffie I have problems playing by the rules.

ucme's avatar

Blazing Saddles
Bullitt
Strangers on a Train

That was so hard to do, too many to choose from!

JilltheTooth's avatar

I’ll bring The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Harry Potter fans should get a kick out of that!

JilltheTooth's avatar

@papayalily : Maggie Smith in her gorgeous wild youth. If you’ve never seen it, DO IT NOW!

muppetish's avatar

@JilltheTooth Have you seen Murder by Death? Maggie Smith is gorgeous in that one, too. When my mum told me the cast list, I was shocked by how many names I recognized. James Cromwell and Alec Guiness are wonderful in it :)

JilltheTooth's avatar

I love that one1 Haven’t seen it in awhile, I know where I’m gonna be for the next few days! MOVIE GLUT!

jazmina88's avatar

African Queen
Roman Holiday

Austinlad's avatar

@JilltheTooth, I love the atmosphere of that movie and the overlapping dialogue. It’s truly one of my favorite movies of all times. BTW, I love your three picks, too. I just published a review of “12 Angry Men” in a magazine i freelance for.

Akua's avatar

@papayalily well the first step is admitting you have a problem.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@Akua Hi, I’m PapayaLily, and I a rule-breakingaholic.

Akua's avatar

Damn I forgot about ‘Giant” starring Elizabeth Taylor

Trillian's avatar

@JilltheTooth I love Maggie Smith. She’s wonderful in everything. I particularly loved her in A Room WIth a View, and, more recently, Ladies in Lavender with Dame Judi Dench.

JilltheTooth's avatar

@Trillian : Oh, yeah! Katawagrey and I are serious Smith and Dench-aholics! They were both great in Tea With Mussolini too.

marinelife's avatar

Bringing Up Baby

Trillian's avatar

@JilltheTooth I never saw that one. I’ll put it in my queue.

JilltheTooth's avatar

How are we all going to have time to Fluther with all these great movies to watch?

SuperMouse's avatar

@Akua Giant, Rebel Without a Cause and East of Eden are all contenders for my list. There was never before and never since anyone quite like James Dean.

Akua's avatar

Awww @SuperMouse !!! You claimed it! That was a sexy MF. The Brad Pitt of his day. Ok, I’ve just insulted James Dean. Sorry Jimmy.

tinyfaery's avatar

Westside Story
Sound of Music
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

amazingme's avatar

1. Rebel Without a Cause
2. Young Frankenstein :D
3. Some Like It Hot

It’s hard not putting every James Dean movie on my list. I am a huge fan (and I share a birthday with him :] ) lol.

Brian1946's avatar

@papayalily

“I have problems playing by the rules.”

You’re a Bad Seed! ;-)

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@Brian1946 It’s more with numerical limits than anything else. The rest of the time I’m usually good.

Brian1946's avatar

Airplane! 1980: barely qualifies by two months.
Forbidden Planet. 1956
The Exorcist. 1973

Akua's avatar

@Brian1946 Oh no we can let Airplane slide… Our tribute to laughter.

Rarebear's avatar

Citizen Kane and Maltese Falcon

Nicole8's avatar

Titanic
The Wizard Of Ox

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@Nicole8 Titanic’s not 30.

Austinlad's avatar

I don’t remember the Wizard of Ox, @Nicole8. I must have sheeped through that one.

Austinlad's avatar

Ah “Desk Set,” @Trillian. Such a wonderful film. That scene on the roof top when Tracy is asking Hepburn the series of questions… soooo funny.

Akua's avatar

@Nicole8 Titanic doesn’t count. Sorry.

Nicole8's avatar

Akua, Okay.

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Akua's avatar

The Godfather is 30 or more years old? Boy does time fly. I love the Godfather trilogy too.

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