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Top 5 most accesible classic movies
« on: February 14, 2010, 05:40:41 AM »
A few days ago I was flabbergasted when I discovered that my new rommate hasn't seen almost any movie released before the 60s (except Casablanca and Citizen Kane). The thing is that my rommate is not a meathead who thinks "all black and white films are boring" or anything like that, he has a pretty good taste and is open to new things. That's why decided on having a classic movie night every week. So I'm asking for you help in curating the program.

Remember, this is not about educating him on the most important/best/influential films of that era, but about choosing ones that are easily watchable by today's standards and tastes.

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Re: Top 5 most accesible classic movies
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2010, 10:12:06 AM »
For various reasons I've always had trouble enjoying 'the classics', but one pre 60's film I loved without any reservations was 12 Angry Men.

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Re: Top 5 most accesible classic movies
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2010, 10:42:25 AM »
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Re: Top 5 most accesible classic movies
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2010, 11:41:15 AM »
Singin' in the Rain
Rear Window
12 Angry Men
It's A Wonderful Life

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Re: Top 5 most accesible classic movies
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2010, 11:42:23 AM »
No particular order, here are some of the pre-1960s that I have enjoyed.

City Lights (and other Chaplin)
The General
12 Angry Men
Casablanca
The Day The Earth Stood Still
Some Like It Hot
Strangers on a Train
Rear Window
Harvey
Roman Holiday

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Re: Top 5 most accesible classic movies
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2010, 11:50:04 AM »
Most people I know love Hitchcock. I'd say start with some of those and go from there.

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Re: Top 5 most accesible classic movies
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2010, 12:01:10 PM »
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Re: Top 5 most accesible classic movies
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2010, 01:02:39 PM »
The AFI list is a good starting point.

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Re: Top 5 most accesible classic movies
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2010, 01:05:52 PM »
12 Angry Men is in my top 10 all time but I think if we are defining accessible as the kind of movie the vast majority of people would get into I dont this it qualifies.

Most people do not like movies that are just people talking about social issues with no action and no love story.


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Re: Top 5 most accesible classic movies
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2010, 01:30:40 PM »
12 Angry Men is in my top 10 all time but I think if we are defining accessible as the kind of movie the vast majority of people would get into I dont this it qualifies.

Most people do not like movies that are just people talking about social issues with no action and no love story.



Yet 12 Angry Men resonates with generation after generation, so I do think it qualifies.

Pretty much anything by Capra and Hitchcock, and selected works from Ford and Hawks would be my guess.