Classic Films

Imabear one of my circle members asked the basic question, What's your favorite Old Movie? Wow, now to me that's a loaded question. I can't answer that with only one film!!! No way! I know too many 'old' films. I was challenged to remember my favorites. It actually took me an hour to answer the question . I tried to search my memory for those favorites. I wrote a short list and it didn't feel right. Too many were missing. Then I thought of more and more and more. I stopped after the 10th revision .  Then I realized this collection of knowledge would make a great story. I do have a list of worth watching films in my story for 'I'm a Film Connoisseur, Ask Me Anything' group. So I decided to write it here, I obviously love cinema.  Now mind you, this list isn't complete. This is what I could draw out of my memory in an hour. I'm sure I'm going to think of ones later and think 'how could I have forgotten that one'. Then I'll be revising this story too. LOL Also, they're not in order of production. The older ones are near the top and the newer of the old are last. So here it is:

Mr. Roberts (actually saw this one again just recently)
The Bells of St. Mary's
Yours, Mine and Ours ('68 version with Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda)
The Sound of Music
Singing In the Rain
Paper Moon
The Initiation of Sarah
The Little Girl that Lives Down the Lane
Broadcast News
A Girl Named Sooner
Little Darlings ('80 version with Kristy McNichol, Tatum O'Neal and Cynthia Nixon)
Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead
Doing Time on Maple Drive
Kate's Secret
The Remains of the Day
Pump Up The Volume
Double Tap
The Parent Trap ('98 version with Lindsay Lohan, Natasha Richardson and Lisa Ann Walter)
Fried Green Tomatoes
Dolores Clairborne
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Bastard out of Carolina
Field of Dreams
Miss Congeniality
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9 Responses Aug 12, 2010

Right, that was a consideration. What is classic to me? Imabear didn't make that determination for us, she let us decide. I chose films older than 2000 which would be more than 10 years ago.

It depends how "old" you want classify the films, but if I was saying films before the '80's, I'd say Soylent Green, Alien and Star Wars.

I never read the book. Hmmm... I love that film. I wish they'd re-show it more often. Yes, Paper Moon is great. Caddyshack is funny. Love Bill Murray. Groundhog day was good too. Very clever. I actually have been enjoying his more recent films. Lost in Translation was great. Funny and dramatic. <br />
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I know it was a great question! She has this knack of asking the kinds of questions that make you think. This is my second story I've written from one of her thought provoking questions.

Thank you c8lorraine :~)

I also share in your choices...<br />
I loved<br />
"Paper Moon"<br />
"Don't Tell Momma The Babysitter's Dead"<br />
"Green Fried Tomatoes"<br />
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These are classics !

That would be great HeartofHearts. They are all films I have seen several times and would hope to see several more times. Fried Green Tomatoes is a great film about friendship, the kind you'd hope to have just once in your lifetime.

I'll have to check some of those out... been meaning to watch Fried Green Tomatos

Thank you luvmc11. :D

This is a great list. I love the Sound Of Music, Yours, Mine And Ours, and Fried Green Tomatoes, a lot too! :-)