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List your TOP TEN classic films of all time!


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Only 10 movies is extremely difficult, but here goes, all oldies:

 

1. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

2. Cheaper By The Dozen (1950)

3. It's A Wonderful Life (1946)

4. Dial M For Murder (1954)

5. Shadow Of A Doubt (1943)

6. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

7. Penny Serenade (1941)

8. The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

9. The Big Clock (1948)

10. Bright Eyes (1934)

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well this is a hard to do but here goes

goodbye mr.chips--- it's a wonderful life---- gone with the wind--- an american in paris--- singing in the rain---- meet me in st louis-- arsenic and old lace----all this and heaven too--kitty foyle--how green is your valley. i could list 50 films.

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Did you mean top 100? It is hard to pick only 10, but in no particular order . . . . .

 

Laura

It Happened One Night

So Proudly We Hail

The Best Years of Our Lives

Singin' In the Rain

Meet Me in St. Louis

Rear Window

Bringing Up Baby

A Star is Born (Judy Garland/James Mason version)

The Wizard of Oz

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It's a pretty difficult thread to reply to but, I'll do my best;)

 

Carousel (1956) Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones

Look For The Silver Lining (1949) June Haver, Ray Bolger, Gordon MacRae

The Petrified Forest (1936) Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart

Pygmalion (1938) Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller

Romeo and Juliet (1936) Leslie Howard, Norma Shearer

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) Rex Harrison, Gene Tierney

Laura (1944) Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews

The Gay Divorcee (1934) Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers

Two Rode Together (1961) James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Shirley Jones

Vivacious Lady (1938) James Stewart, Ginger Rogers

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It's not easy to list only ten, but here goes:

 

1. Naughty Marietta 1935 - Nelson Eddy & Jeanette MacDonald

2. Maytime 1937 "

3. Sweethearts 1938 "

4. New Moon 1938 "

5. How Green Was My Valley - Roddy McDowell, Walter Pidgeon

6. The Tale of Two Cities - Ronald Coleman

7. Gone With the Wind - Clark Gable

8. The Phantom of the Opera - Nelson Eddy, Claude Rains

9. West Side Story - Natalie Wood

10. Casablanca - Humphrey Bogart , Ingrid Bergman

 

I have many more, but these are my favorites. I like musicals & serious dramas. No violence, murder, accult, demonic, or sex.

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All Time Top 10 which are all foreign films:

 

Au Hasard Balthazar (Bresson)

The Life of Oharu (Mizoguchi)

La Dolce Vita (Fellini)

Wild Strawberries (Bergman)

Umberto D. (De Sica)

Dekalog (Kieslowski)

In the Mood for Love (Wong)

Tokyo Story (Ozu)

Ordet (Dreyer)

Ikiru (Kurosawa)

 

Top 10 Hollywood films:

 

Sunrise (Murnau)

The General (Keaton)

The Lady Eve (Sturges)

The Night of the Hunter (Laughton)

Shadow Of A Doubt (Hitchcock)

Stagecoach (Ford)

Citizen Kane (Welles)

It Happened One Night (Capra)

Out of the Past (Tourneur)

The Best Years of Our Lives (Wyler)

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*The Callaghan Top Ten Films Of All Time List*

 

#01 Casablanca

#02 Star Wars

#03 Raiders of the Lost Ark

#04 It?s a Wonderful Life

#05 The Godfather Part II

#06 Braveheart

#07 Angels With Dirty Faces

#08 Rear Window

#09 Forrest Gump

#10 Singin? In The Rain

 

*This is my all-time list...and each is a true-blue "classic" to me, regardless of vintage year*

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My choices:

 

1. On The Waterfront - best movie I've ever seen!!!!

 

2. A Streetcar Named Desire

 

3. 12 Angry Men

 

4. Blackboard Jungle

 

5. No Way Out

 

6. Kiss of Death

 

7. Wizard of Oz

 

8. Cool Hand Luke

 

9. East of Eden

 

10. One-Eyed Jacks

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Here it is:

 

1. Casablanca

2. Metropolis

3. The Thin Man

4. King Kong

5. Libeled Lady

6. Gold Diggers of 1933

7. Flying Down to Rio

8. Adventures of Robin Hood

9. Road to Zanzibar

10. Holiday Inn

 

 

I almost put My Favorite Year in there, though I don't know if it is a "classic" yet. Same with Slap Shot, Animal House, and Inherit the Wind.

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Here it is:

 

1. Casablanca

2. Metropolis

3. The Thin Man

4. King Kong

5. Libeled Lady

6. Gold Diggers of 1933

7. Flying Down to Rio

8. Adventures of Robin Hood

9. Road to Zanzibar

10. Holiday Inn

 

 

I almost put My Favorite Year in there, though I don't know if it is a "classic" yet. Same with Slap Shot, Animal House, and Inherit the Wind. (Too recent)

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#1 The Wizard of Oz

#2 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

#3 It's a Wonderful Life

#4 The Jolson Story

#5 Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

#6 Arsenic and Old Lace

#7 Bride of Frankenstein

#8 Holiday Inn

#9 Remember the Night (1940)

#10 Jolson Sings Again

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My top ten in no particular order would be:

 

1. Wild Strawberries

2. Casablanca

3. Smiles of a Summer Night

4. The Awful Truth

5. Doctor Zhivago

6. Pandora's Box

7. An American in Paris

8. Taxi Driver

9. Top Hat

10. Thomas Crown Affair with Steve McQueen

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there are so many,well here goes:

1.The Heiress

2.The Lion in Winter

3.My Foolish Heart

4.Holiday

5.Sunday at Cybele

6.Anna Karenina(Vivian Leigh)

7.All the Way Home

8.Hotel

9.Long Day's Journey into Night

10.Love Letters(Jennifer Jones)

there are more ,but only 10 was required

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