Old movies

I got a little tired of nowaday’s emphasis on absurd martial arts and explosions and went into watching old movies. I’ve seen the Godfather part III, Gataca, Blade Runner and the Sound of Music some days ago.

I’m thinking of watching Dr. Jivago, Hamlet and Rope and other old movies the next days. But there are so many I can’t choose, and the text in the back of the DVD cases is not much of a preview top me. So I’m taking suggestions on good movies.

How old are we talking here? I got some good silent recommendations:

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • Nosferatu
  • The Thief of Bagdad

“Classic” movies:

  • Bridge on the River Kwai
  • The Godfather

Good Stanley Kubrick movies:

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Dr. Strangelove

2001 Space Oddessy is a terrible movie - it will make absolutly no sense to anyone who has never read the book. If you have the urge to watch it, read the book then watch the movie.

Yea, just how old are we talking here?

Monty Python and the-Holy Grail-/-Meaning of Life-

Can’t go wrong with good, classic comedies.

The weird thing is, 2001 the book was written AFTER the movie, because it didn’t fricking make sense.

2010 is a lot different from 2001 though. Some people liked it, some didn’t, I did but that’s just me.

I saw this really cool film noir a few years back called “Gun Crazy”. It’s about an excellent marksman who falls in love with a girl. Problem is, she makes him rob banks for him. So he’s stuck in quite the situation; continue to break the law and feel bad, or give up his love.

Of course, you guys might not have the same taste in movies as me. I mean, look at my profile on the left. 8)

2001 the movie was originally based on a short story by Arthur C Clarke…

Also try Close Encounters, Rocky, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver it you’re up for a late 70’s hit. And let’s not forget Shaft! :smiley: :smiley:

Go watch Metropolis, there’s an old movie for you.

Yes, watch Metropolis. Not the stupid anime remake but the old silent film.

The Thief of Bagdad rocks. Gotta love silent movies.

As for “Golden Age” movies, Lawerence of Arabia, Ben Hurr, and Spartacus. Can’t go wrong with those movies. I highly recommend widescreen for them.

Any good ol’ Mel Brooks comedy is worth watching. :hahaha;

Also reccomended: Animal House, Porky’s and Revenge of the Nerds.

Yea, somehow I dont think that’s right. I’m pretty sure Aurther C. Clark wrote the book before the movie was made.

Solid Gold Cadillac, High Society, Easy Living, Gone With the Wind, On the Waterfront, Teachers Pet, Marty, Born Yesterday, Operation Petticoat, Forbidden Planet, Good Morning Vietnam, It’s a Wonderful Life…

“Seven Samurai,” dude.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, most of the Marx Brother’s movies (can’t name any off the top of my head), Lolita, Full Metal Jacket (Yeah- not exactly old… but someone mentioned Kubrick), Arsenic and Old Lace, Buggsy… can’t really think of many others at the moment. ^^;

I always wanted to see 2001, I suppose I will someday.

I’m not into movies, and televison here wouldn’t dream about airing old movies: That’d just be silly.

No the book was written first. Clarke was on hand during the production of 2001.

I just saw the DI. Decent movie with several Quoteable quotes.

Logan’s run was an interesting movie…

Meh… Just ones I’ve seen recently.

A few of my old favourites:

Bridge on the River Kwai
Et Dieu Créa La Femme (And God Created Woman)
Lawrence of Arabia
The Lion In Winter
Smultonstallet (Wild Strawberries)

Any Shakespearean film adaptation with Sir Lawrence Olivier

My Mom loves collecting old songs and movies. As a result, I’ve practically been raised on them.
A lot of the Marx Brothers, Carefree (except for the “Yam song”), Singing in the Rain, and The Great Race. Can’t go wrong with those comedy classics.

Yeah, any old Shakespear film is worth a look. The old Romeo and Juliet…well one of them anyways, Julius Caesar…hard to follow sometimes though, because of the way the dialogue is spoken but it gives the movies the old melodramatic feel.