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A Matter of Life and Death..
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Brief Encounter..
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Arsenic and Old Lace..
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and Citizen Kane are some that would feature in my top 20.
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To Kill A Mockingbird
All About Eve
Twelve Angry Men
Psycho
White Heat
Seance On A Wet Afternoon
Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?
Of Mice And Men
Inherit The Wind
Mildred Pierce




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I love Arsenic and Old Lace :D

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and also

Bringing Up Baby
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The Philadelphia Story
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Harvey
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mr. mustard wrote:To Kill A Mockingbird
All About Eve
Twelve Angry Men
Psycho
White Heat
Seance On A Wet Afternoon
Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?
Of Mice And Men
Inherit The Wind
Mildred Pierce


:nono: Most of those aren't old enough!
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mr. mustard wrote:Twelve Angry Men[b]To Kill A Mockingbird
All About Eve
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Psycho
White Heat
Seance On A Wet Afternoon
Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?
Of Mice And Men
Inherit The Wind
Mildred Pierce


Also -

It's a wonderful life.
Any Bette Davis film !
Rebecca
Angels with Dirty Faces
Casablanca
To Have and Have not
The Big Sleep

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The Night of The Hunter. - Robert Mitchum.




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Bowker's cat wrote:The Night of The Hunter. - Robert Mitchum.

How did I forget that one :doh:

An absolute classic :thumb:




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mr. mustard wrote:
Bowker's cat wrote:The Night of The Hunter. - Robert Mitchum.

How did I forget that one :doh:

An absolute classic :thumb:


For me it just stands out above anything else produced in the 1950s, even though it was a flop when released. its on special offer at Amazon coupled with the original Cape Fear at the moment. :)




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Bowker's cat wrote:The Night of The Hunter. - Robert Mitchum.

How did I forget that one :doh:

An absolute classic :thumb:


Yeah! Me too. I loved Bob Mitchum.

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To kill a Mockingbird. Fantastic. Read the book for English at school, loved it so much that when I skived P.E. I'd trek into the woods to read it. One of the few films that does the book it was from justice.
The Great Dictator by Charlie Chaplin cannot be overlooked with it's mix of comedy and politics, and will always remain relevant.

But my absolute faveourite B&W film (in the style of Foghorn Leghorn) has to be, I say has to be... Way Out West by Laurel and Hardy.
Whenever I feel a bit down I sing this song and think of L&H, who needs anti-depressants when you have this;

Laurel and Hardy dancing to Lonesome Pine.


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Will Hay :D :D :D

Ask a Policeman


Where's That Fire?



Windbag the Sailor

Oh Mr Porter


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Just off the top of my head -

Cassablanca
Citizen Kane


Comedies:
Bringing Up Baby
Arsenic and Old Lace
The Ladykillers


Marx Bros:
At the Circus

lol - that's so politically incorrect! :howl:

A Night at the Opera
Horse Feathers
Duck Soup


Film Noir:
Touch of Evil
Gilda
The Maltese Falcon
Double Imdemnity
To Have and Have not
The Big Sleep
The Lady from Shanghai


Horrors:
Whatever happened to Baby Jane?
Lots of the Val Lewton RKO ones - especially
Cat People
I Walked With A Zombie
Curse of the Cat People


Night of the Demon
The Black Cat
- genius!

Some James Whale ones:
Frankenstein
Bride of Frankenstein
The Old Dark House

Nosferatu
Vampyr
The Cabinet of Dr Calligari


The Blue Angel

Twelve Angry Men

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So many good recommendations in this thread all mine have been said, but I would like it if more cinemas showed these classics on the big screen with their original double bills etc.

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Brighton Rock - Richard Attenborough at his best, a much watch




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mr. mustard wrote:Twelve Angry Men


Excellent Film!!

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Some really, really great films already mentioned

I'd like to add Roman Holiday with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn.

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Top Hat
Ice Cold in Alex
The Gold Rush
The Seven Samurai
The Third Man

Pather Panchali Directed by Satyajit Ray 1955
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Special mention for this film as I have only seen it once some 15/20 years ago and it completely blew me away. Never managed to see it since and I can still remember how absolutly wonderful it was. Wept buckets at the end and still slightly well up when thinking about it.
It's the first part of a trilogy and I've never even managed to see the other two parts.

Obviously there's a lot already mentioned that I would have in my list as well but you buggers got there first. :D

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Speak Softly wrote:Top Hat
Ice Cold in Alex
The Gold Rush
The Seven Samurai
The Third Man

Pather Panchali Directed by Satyajit Ray 1955
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Special mention for this film as I have only seen it once some 15/20 years ago and it completely blew me away. Never managed to see it since and I can still remember how absolutly wonderful it was. Wept buckets at the end and still slightly well up when thinking about it.
It's the first part of a trilogy and I've never even managed to see the other two parts.

Obviously there's a lot already mentioned that I would have in my list as well but you buggers got there first. :D



I forgot to mention Seven Samurai. I remember what I did the entire day that I watched it. Great film.



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Stanley Tweedle wrote:
Speak Softly wrote:Top Hat
Ice Cold in Alex
The Gold Rush
The Seven Samurai
The Third Man

Pather Panchali Directed by Satyajit Ray 1955
^ ^ ^ ^ ^
Special mention for this film as I have only seen it once some 15/20 years ago and it completely blew me away. Never managed to see it since and I can still remember how absolutly wonderful it was. Wept buckets at the end and still slightly well up when thinking about it.
It's the first part of a trilogy and I've never even managed to see the other two parts.

Obviously there's a lot already mentioned that I would have in my list as well but you buggers got there first. :D



I forgot to mention Seven Samurai. I remember what I did the entire day that I watched it. Great film.


I caught it by chance on tv years ago. Amazing film and have to give Hollywood it's due, The Magnificant Seven was a respectful adaptation.
I bought the video last year and sat and watched it with my children and they were suitably impressed. It has the most incredible collection of faces in that film.

But then it's my oldest who is into japanese films and anime in a big way. She's even learning Japanese at the moment so it's because of her we have ended up watching all the recent films.
I draw the line though at sitting through the 200+ episodes of Naruto they keep going on about. :eek4:

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