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    Watched Whitnail and I recently. Very disappointed it didn't hold up.

    The bicycle thief - amazing every time.
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    Das Boot (subtitled)
    The Third Man
    Sea biscuit
    The Grand Illusion
    Seven Samurai

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphie Boy View Post
    Das Boot (subtitled)
    The Third Man
    Sea biscuit
    The Grand Illusion
    Seven Samurai
    No The Endless Summer.......?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphie Boy View Post
    The Third Man
    You made me remember a brilliant comedy - The Thin Man and all its sequels.
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    my favourite cary grant movie
    and second favourite hitchcock movie after vertigo
    still stands up

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    That scene where he runs from the crop duster.


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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    No The Endless Summer.......?
    you’re right, I missed that one!

    It holds up well, think. The funny thing about that movie is the “perfect wave” that they found (now called “Bruce’s Beauties” at Cape St. Francis) doesn’t break that often these days. They missed the real gem which is considered one of the best waves in the world: Jeffrey’s Bay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphie Boy View Post
    you’re right, I missed that one!

    It holds up well, think. The funny thing about that movie is the “perfect wave” that they found (now called “Bruce’s Beauties” at Cape St. Francis) doesn’t break that often these days. They missed the real gem which is considered one of the best waves in the world: Jeffrey’s Bay.
    Hahhah.
    Actually , I haven't watched it for a decade or 2 myself and barely remember the content apart from the waves.
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    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
    Christmas Vacation
    Trading Places
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wilkinson View Post
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
    Christmas Vacation
    Trading Places
    Ruprect!
    Another one with My Cocaine in it.

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    Midnight Cowboy

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    I have seen almost all the films listed above and I agree with almost everything written so far on this topic.

    May I add:

    The Man Who Shot Liberty Vallance
    Gone with the Wind
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    Ladyhawke
    ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    You made me remember a brilliant comedy - The Thin Man and all its sequels.
    I also love the Thin Man movies, not the least because my Grandmother went to school with the female lead: Myrna Loy. Myrna attended Venice High in SoCal with my grandmother, and I was told that the iconic statue in front of the school was modeled on her features.

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    Last Orders. (Caine, Mirren, Courtenay, Hemmings, Hoskins, Winstone) Whotta crew!

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    Two that really stand out for me are ‘the green mile’ and ‘Shawshank’. Those will be classics fifty years from now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    my favourite cary grant movie
    and second favourite hitchcock movie after vertigo
    still stands up
    That inspires me to list some great Hitchcock films that have held up:

    Rear Window
    The Birds
    Lifeboat
    Psycho
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    Some movies that got savaged by the film critics are just fine with me, I still enjoy " Water World " and "Johnny Mnemonic" both are unique . Some moves the media film critics liked I found stupid like " The Searchers " and " Unforgiven "

    " Treasure of the Sierra Madre " is one of my top movies , it follows the main characters through a number of adventures , just excellent . Some good movies can be found on youtube such as " Lure of the Wilderness " 1952 , boats figure prominently but they don't look the old time pirogues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhSl0m16gi0 the interesting story makes up for the washed out film color .

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Nosferatu. You can still find those bloodsuckers about today….. We elect some to our governments.

    The original?
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    I loved Local Hero when it came out, anyone watched it recently?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    I have seen almost all the films listed above and I agree with almost everything written so far on this topic.

    May I add:

    The Man Who Shot Liberty Vallance
    Gone with the Wind
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    Ladyhawke
    ?
    The Man Who shot Liberty Valance is a great film and it brings to mind High Noon, and even greater film... Still so powerful, I get choked up thinking about it. It brings to mind The Greatest Generation, those that fought in WWII for some reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigadog View Post
    I loved Local Hero when it came out, anyone watched it recently?
    I watch 'Local Hero' at least once a year, to help remind me of my humanity. That it's alright to laugh at myself.

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    The local Ciné has a yearly 'God Save The Screen' week or so of British films. This one includes 'Local Hero' and 'The Go Between'. Belfast, which we wanted to see, was only shown to school pupils (?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Three Cedars View Post
    " Treasure of the Sierra Madre " is one of my top movies
    +1

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    Peter Falk and Alan Arkin in "The In-Laws"
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    Seven Samurai.

    On Golden Pond.

    The Seventh Seal.

    The Cruel Sea.

    Das Boot.
    IMAGINES VEL NON FUERINT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mahan View Post
    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was, IIRC, a stage play adapted for the screen, and sometimes that fails. If you have time after watching The Hustler, catch the sequel with Newman as a much older, retired Fast Eddie Felson, and Tom Cruise as a reluctant protege. Jackie Gleason was stellar in the original, too.
    The Hustler set off a pool craze, which led me into seedy pool halls, and a warning from my mother: "You shouldn't get too good at pool.." That said, the sequel was disappointing, despite the Academy Award. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof seem to suffer from the production values in the 1950s, when Hollywood was trying to compere with the newfangled thing called television. My criticism seems to be one of the few of bad movies from the past, rather than ones worth watching, not that that's a bad thing.

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    O brother where art thou......

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    To Catch a Thief

    (And it has a wooden boat in it)
    What's not on a boat costs nothing, weighs nothing, and can't break

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    Not that old, but "The Finest Hours" was good...and it, too, features a wooden boat

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    Catch 22.
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    I might like to watch the original movie version of M*A*S*H. I saw it in a theater with my older brother while we were on vacation together, when it came out. After the TV series became the then longest running show since Bonanza, tediously IMO, the striking affect of the movie has been diluted. I'm afraid if I spooled it up now it would come across as just another long episode instead of the impactful movie it was originally.

    I remember seeing the movie Network, which came out in seventy-six, while I was single and stationed in Korea, and enjoyed it, but was wowed by the soliloquy given by Ned Beatty looking down at Howard at the end of the long mahogany conference table. "You have messed with the primal forces of nature! And I will not have it!" "I have seen the face of God..." I enjoyed William Holden as the craggy old news guy, Faye Dunaway not so much, IMO. But when we watched it a couple of months ago, it seemed very dated and less impactful than I remembered it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mahan View Post
    I might like to watch the original movie version of M*A*S*H. I saw it in a theater with my older brother while we were on vacation together, when it came out. After the TV series became the then longest running show since Bonanza, tediously IMO, the striking affect of the movie has been diluted. I'm afraid if I spooled it up now it would come across as just another long episode instead of the impactful movie it was originally.

    I remember seeing the movie Network, which came out in seventy-six, while I was single and stationed in Korea, and enjoyed it, but was wowed by the soliloquy given by Ned Beatty looking down at Howard at the end of the long mahogany conference table. "You have messed with the primal forces of nature! And I will not have it!" "I have seen the face of God..." I enjoyed William Holden as the craggy old news guy, Faye Dunaway not so much, IMO. But when we watched it a couple of months ago, it seemed very dated and less impactful than I remembered it.
    I liked the Mash movie. But the book was far better. Some very good bits in it that they didn't dare put in the movie.

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    Several I enjoyed in Covid times that may not have been mentioned.

    Moonstruck. Schmaltzy and not the kind of movie I normally like but saw it recently and it worked brilliantly IMO.

    Reservoir Dogs. Also, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill 1 & 2, Pulp Fiction, but I can re-watch most (not all) QT movies.

    And how could I forget Road Warrior?

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    wall•e
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    Probably already mentioned, but I watched The Fifth Element again last night. Just gets better with each watching.

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