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What classic move should I see next?

Asked by simone54 (7629points) March 29th, 2008

I’ve seen Cool Hand Luke, The Great Escape, Papillon, Butch Casidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, The Hustler. I loved all of those. Based on those give me an idea of any else I’d might like.

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Riser's avatar

The Man with no name trilogy by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood.

1. A Fistful of Dollars

2. For a Few Dollars More

3. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

bluemukaki's avatar

On a random note, you should see Citizen Kane.

simone54's avatar

I’m not ready for the westerns yet. Trust me though all of those are on my queue.

So is Citizen Kane. As well as Casablanca and Gone with the Wind.

joeysefika's avatar

The Blues Brothers

Riser's avatar

@ Simone: if it’s any consolation, I hate Westerns but I love that trilogy.

Check out Welles’ lesser known masterpiece Touch of Evil and the winner of Best Picture in 1945 The Best Years of our Lives

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srmorgan's avatar

You might want to round out your Paul Newman thread with The Verdict,(1982) featuring a somewhat older Newman and James Mason in what I think was his last film, and then see Nobody’s Fool with Newman ten years older than in The Verdict.
Newman did Hud, another great film, in 1963 which predates Cool Hand Luke by four or five years.

If you want 60’s movies, the obvious ones to see are The Graduate from 1967 and Bonnie and Clyde from the same year. Another film of the same era that I enjoyed was Blow-up from England in 1966. I am always captivated when I watch Peter O’Toole in Lawrence of Arabia (1963)

There are tons and tons of great movies out there. Two from the 40’s are Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon, both with Bogart and shouldn’t be missed.

And for the 70’s you have to view a couple of Woody Allen films, such as Annie Hall and Sleeper.

I could go on and on, but I won’t


srmorgan's avatar

I agree with your recommendation of The Best Years of Our Lives but unless I mis-read your post, I should point out that this was directed by William Wyler and not Orson Welles.

Welles did The Magnificent Ambersons around the same time

Riser's avatar

Morgan: I was worried about that. The Welles’ reference was only intended for Touch of Evil. Thank you for making sure all is sound. I love a good movie buff.

simone54's avatar

@Riser: Oh didn’t realize the Good, The Bad and the Ugly were part of a trilogy. Do I need to watch them in order??

Riser's avatar

Not really. They are stand alones although I would get more out of it watching them in order.

wilco's avatar

12 angry men.

iSteve's avatar

Oh, MOVIE!!!

boffin's avatar

That recomendation is based on what you have already watched…

simone54's avatar

Sweet. Bullitt will be next. It’s on Instant Watch.

tupara's avatar

How much Hitchcock have you watched lately ? ‘Rear Window’, ‘Vertigo’, ‘Strangers on a Train’, ‘North by Northwest’, ‘Psycho’, ‘Rebecca’, ‘Rope’ ; great movies and great lessons in moviemaking, his movies always reward a second look.

scamp's avatar

I put the movies you mentioned into my netflix search, and they suggested the following:
The Dirty Dozen

The Bridge on the River Kwai

Stalag 17

The Guns of Navarone

The Magnificent Seven

srmorgan's avatar

I don’t think that The Dirty Dozen and The Guns of Navarone are at the same level of quality as the other three. The Bridge on the River Kwai is a wonderful story and Alec Guinness is incredible in the movie. Bill Holden won an Oscar for Stalag 17, he was also in The Bridge on the River Kwai and The Magnificent Seven is great too.
I enjoyed the other two and I like to watch The Dirty Dozen when it shows up on the tube, I love Savalas in it, but it doesn’t rate with the other two .


simone54's avatar

Since you guys mentioned Magnificent Seven. I need to tell you to see Seven Samurai. It’s original version of Magnificent Seven.

scamp's avatar

Thanks for the tip srmorgan . The suggstions were from Netflix, and not my own, but I will consider what you said if I decide to watch a movie in that category. I find myself watching a lot of movies these days and it’s good to know which ones I should pass on.

Sean's avatar

The Godfather
Once Upon A Time In The West

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