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Rate your favorite 'old' movies

I'd have to say

1. Casablanca
2. Roman Holiday
3. Rear Window
4. Psycho

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lets just say 1964 or older is "old"...

1.The Hustler (1961) - 9/10 (within my Top 29 movies)
2.Goldfinger (1964) - 7.5-8/10 (within my Top 111 movies)
3.From Russia with Love (1963) - 7-7.5/10 (not much outside of my Top 111 movies)
4.The Song of Bernadette (1943) - 7/10 (within my Top 201 movies)
5.Dr. No (1962)
-.The Magnificent Seven (1960)


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Going by slovak's rules;

1) The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
2) The Wolf Man (1941)
3) Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
4) Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
5) Casablanca (1942)

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For "old" I'm going to go pre 1960.

These are all the movies from that period I've rated 8 or higher:

1920's

The General.
Nosferatu.

1930's

The Big Trail.
Frankenstein.
King Kong.
The 39 Steps
Captains Courageous.
The Adventures of Robin Hood.
Boys Town.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips.
The Wizard of Oz.

1940's

The Philadelphia Story.
Yankee Doodle Dandy.
Now, Voyager.
Casablanca.
Going My Way.
To Have and Have Not.
Blithe Spirit.
The Big Sleep.
A Matter of Life and Death.
Great Expectations.
The Bishop's Wife.
Key Largo.
White Heat.
On the Town.

1950's.

Harvey.
The Day the Earth Stood Still.
The African Queen.
Singin' in the Rain.
The Quiet Man.
Mandy.
Hondo.
Dial M for Murder.
Rear Window.
Bad Day at Black Rock.
The Night of the Hunter.
To Catch a Thief.
Forbidden Planet.
High Society.
The Incredible Shrinking Man.
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison.
12 Angry Men.
An Affair to Remember.
Witness for the Prosecution.
The Enemy Below.
Indiscreet.
King Creole.
The Defiant Ones.
A Night to Remember.
Rio Bravo.
Anatomy of a Murder.
North by Northwest.
Sapphire.
Journey to the Center of the Earth.

well you did ask. :)


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10 Rating - Best Films (pre-1980)

My
Rank
01 It Happened One Night 1934
02 The Wizard of Oz 1939
05 Witness for the Prosecution 1957
06 A Streetcar Named Desire 1951
08 Limelight 1952
09 All About Eve 1950
10 My Fair Lady 1964
11 Rope 1948
15 Rio Bravo 1959
18 Hang 'Em High 1968
19 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 1977
21 The Miracle Worker 1962
22 It Happened on Fifth Avenue 1947
23 The Kid 1921
25 The Maltese Falcon 1941
29 National Velvet 1944
32 Jaws 1975
33 The Sting 1973
36 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966
38 Rear Window 1954
39 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 1966
41 Stagecoach 1939
42 North by Northwest 1959
46 Judgment at Nuremberg 1961
47 Gone with the Wind 1939
48 Sunrise 1927

9 Rating - Greater Films (pre-1980)

My
Rank
52 7th Heaven 1927
55 Rocky 1976
57 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948
58 12 Angry Men 1957
59 Dog Day Afternoon 1975
62 The Outlaw Josey Wales 1976
64 Love Story 1970
65 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 1967
67 Lifeboat 1944
68 Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte 1964
71 Vertigo 1958
72 Double Indemnity 1944
73 How to Steal a Million 1966
74 Grease 1978
75 Ben-Hur 1959
76 Angel on My Shoulder 1946
80 The Champ 1979
84 Planet of the Apes 1968
87 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 1949
88 For a Few Dollars More 1965
89 Dial M for Murder 1954
91 No Time for Sergeants 1958
92 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975
95 Frankenstein 1931
97 Imitation of Life 1934
98 Inherit the Wind 1960
103 The Pride of the Yankees 1942
104 Little Women 1949
105 Sergeant York 1941
106 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 1962
113 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 1971
115 Deliverance 1972
116 The Poseidon Adventure 1972
117 King Kong 1933
118 Fort Apache 1948
121 Valley of the Dolls 1967
122 It's a Wonderful Life 1946
123 Cleopatra 1963
126 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 1974
128 Dirty Harry 1971
132 MASH 1970
133 The Alamo 1960
134 Two Mules for Sister Sara 1970
137 Birdman of Alcatraz 1962
141 Miracle on 34th Street 1947
143 Escape from Alcatraz 1979
144 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939
148 The Birds 1963
149 Godzilla 1954
150 Red River 1948
155 Journey to the Center of the Earth 1959
158 From Here to Eternity 1953
159 Our Hospitality 1923
160 A Christmas Carol 1938
161 Psycho 1960
162 The Ten Commandments 1956

8 Rating - Great Films (pre-1980)

My
Rank
170 Dark Victory 1939
180 Hannie Caulder 1971
181 Breakfast at Tiffany's 1961
182 High Plains Drifter 1973
183 Angel and the Badman 1947
185 Some Like It Hot 1959
192 Bringing Up Baby 1938
193 His Girl Friday 1940
196 The Defiant Ones 1958
197 A Fistful of Dollars 1964
200 The Apartment 1960
201 Captain Blood 1935
202 Roman Holiday 1953
203 A Patch of Blue 1965
207 Rocky II 1979
208 Young Frankenstein 1974
210 Old Yeller 1957
211 Love Before Breakfast 1936
212 Notorious 1946
213 Twentieth Century 1934
214 The Postman Always Rings Twice 1946
234 The African Queen 1951
244 Laura 1944
245 Carrie 1952
248 True Grit 1969
255 Tarzan and His Mate 1934
256 Bride of Frankenstein 1935
257 Mutiny on the Bounty 1935
258 Seven Days in May 1964
259 Caged 1950
260 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 1945
261 In the Heat of the Night 1967
262 The Odd Couple 1968
264 To Catch a Thief 1955
265 Rebecca 1940
266 The Devil's Brigade 1968
267 The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951
268 Cool Hand Luke 1967
269 Love in the Afternoon 1957
270 Julius Caesar 1953
271 It's Love I'm After 1937
272 Fail-Safe 1964
273 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962
275 Sands of Iwo Jima 1949
280 The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957
281 One Way Passage 1932
282 The More the Merrier 1943
283 Random Harvest 1942
284 Ninotchka 1939
285 Lilies of the Field 1963
288 Now, Voyager 1942
289 The Inn of the Sixth Happiness 1958
291 Ball of Fire 1941
292 The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex 1939
293 Camille 1936
294 A Raisin in the Sun 1961
295 The Children's Hour 1961
296 Pollyanna 1960
297 Strangers on a Train 1951
298 The Shop Around the Corner 1940
299 Johnny Belinda 1948
300 Mrs. Miniver 1942

Re: Rate your favorite 'old' movies

1. For a Few Dollars More (1965)
2. On the Waterfront (1954)
3. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
4. Citizen Kane (1941)
5. Easy Rider (1969)
6. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
7. Psycho (1960)
^ Are all in my top 50

8. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
9. Casablanca (1942)
10. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
11. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
12. High Noon (1962)
13. Rear Window (1964)
15. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
16. 12 Angry Men (1957)
17. The Big Gundown (1966)
18. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
19. Fantasia (1940)
^ Are all in my top 100

20. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
21. The Searchers (1956)
22. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
23. Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
24. Winchester '73 (1950)
25. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
26. Red River (1948)
27. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
28. Rio Bravo (1959)
29. Strangers on a Train (1951)
30. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
31. The Mercenary (1968)
32. The Gunfighter (1950)
33. Navajo Joe (1966)
34. Face to Face (1967)
35. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
^ Are all in my top 150

36. The Jungle Book (1967)
37. Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
38. King Kong (1933)
^ Are all in my top 180

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Psycho
Touch Of Evil
Citizen Kane
The Passion Of Joan Of Arc
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I say:

The Passion Of Joan Of Arc
Sunrise
General
Rebel Without a Cause
Greed(Directed by Erich von Stroheim)

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1. Casablanca
2. Notorious
3. On The Waterfront
4. All About Eve
5. The Hustler
6. Judgement at Nuremberg
7. The Seventh Seal
8. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
9. Paths of Glory
10. Dr. Strangelove


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In no particular order:

The Lion in Winter (1968)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Harvey (1950)
Zorba the Greek (1964)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
The Quiet Man (1952)
North by Northwest (1959)
Dr. No (1962)

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25 in chrono from 1930- 1970

Frankenstein
You Can't Take it With You
The Maltese Falcon
Suspicion
The Big Sleep
It's a Wonderful Life
Key Largo
The African Queen
Strangers on a Train
War of the Worlds
Rear Window
Mister Roberts
To Catch a Thief
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
The Fly
North by Northwest
The Apartment
Psycho
Dr. No
The Birds
Goldfinger
Once Upon a Time in the West
Rosemary's Baby
2001: A Space Odyssey

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The Lumière Brothers' First Films (1996) / Louis and Auguste Lumiere
The Great Train Robbery (1903) / Edwin S. Porter
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916) / D.W. Griffith
Blade af Satans bog (1920) (Leaves From Satan’s Book) / Carl T. Dreyer
Orphans of the Storm (1921) / D.W. Griffith
Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) / F.W. Murnau
Safety Last! (1923) / Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor
The General (1926) / Buster Keaton
La passion de Jeanne d'Arc (1928) (The Passion Of Joan Of Arc) / Carl Theodor Dreyer
The Cocoanuts (1929) / Robert Florey and Joseph Santley

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) / Lewis Milestone
Animal Crackers (1930) / Victor Heerman
Morocco (1930) / Josef von Sternberg
Duck Soup (1933) / Leo McCarey
King Kong (1933) / Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack
The 39 Steps (1935) / Alfred Hitchcock
Swing Time (1936) / George Stevens
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) / Michael Curtiz and William Keighley
Five Came Back (1939) / John Farrow
Gunga Din (1939) / George Stevens

The Maltese Falcon (1941) / John Huston
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) / Michael Powell and Emric Pressburger
To Have and Have Not (1944) / Howard Hawks
Double Indemnity (1944) / Billy Wilder
Brief Encounter (1945) / David Lean
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) / William Wyler
A Matter of Life and Death (1946) / Michael Powell and Emric Pressburger
Notorious (1946) / Alfred Hitchcock
Key Largo (1948) / John Huston
Banshun (1949) (Late Spring) / Yasujiro Ozu

Ikiru (1952) / Akira Kurosawa
Vertigo (1958) / Alfred Hitchcock
Sunset Blvd. (1950) / Billy Wilder
Ace in the Hole (1951) / Billy Wilder
The Sound Barrier (1952) / David Lean
Shichinin no samurai (1954) (The Seven Samurai) / Akira Kurosawa
The Night of the Hunter (1955) / Charles Laughton
Bob le flambeur (1956) / Jean-Pierre Melville
Sweet Smell of Success (1957) / Alexander Mackendrick
Some Like It Hot (1959) / Billy Wilder

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I'll use the "pre 1960" criteria too

Macbeth (1948)
The Gold Rush (1925)
A Trip to the Moon (1902)
The Adventures of Princes Achmed (1926)
Fantasia (1940)
All About Eve (1950)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Casablanca (1942)

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12 angry men 9/10
Vertigo 9/10
Psycho 8/10
Double indemnity 7/10
Sunset boulevard 7/10

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Just English spoken films?
If so:

A Place In The Sun
All About Eve
Darling
Psycho
Notorious
Witness For The Prosecution

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All from my top 250 films
1920-1959

1920's
Safety Last (Lloyd)
Passion of Joan of Arc (Dryer)
Metropolis (Lang)
Un Chien Andalou (Bunuel)
The Kid (Chaplin)
The General (Keaton)
Nosferatu (Murnau)
Battle Potemkin (Eisenstein)

1930s
M (Lang)
City Lights (Chaplin)
Vampyr (Dryer)
The Lady Vanishes (Hitchcock)
Grand Illusion (Renoir)
L'Age D'Or (Bunuel)
King Kong (Cooper and Shoedsack)
Bringing Up Baby (Hawks)
The 39 Steps (Hitchcock)
Freaks (Browning)
Frankenstein (Whale)
Duck Soup (McCarey)

1940's
The Great Dictator (Chaplin)
Stray Dog (Kurosawa)
Bicycle Thieves (De Sica)
Double Indemnity (Wilder)
The Third Man (Reed)
Rope (Hitchcock)
The Big Sleep (Hawks)
Maltese Falcon (Huston)
Grapes of Wrath (Ford)
Casablanca (Curtiz)
Beauty and the Beast (Cocteau)
The Quiet Duel (Kurosawa)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Huston)
Scarlet Street (Lang)
Spellbound (Hitchcock)
It's a Wonderful Life (Capra)
The OxBow Incident (Welleman)
Arsenic and Old Lace (Capra)
Drunken Angel (Kurosawa)
Citizen Kane (Welles)
The Lost Weekend (Wilder)
Mildred Pierce (Curtiz)
Laura (Preminger)
Naked City (Dassin)
Brief Encounter (Lean)

1950's (my fav era)
Ikiru (Kurosawa)
Rashomon (Kurosawa)
Wild Strawberries (Bergman)
The Seventh Seal (Bergman)
Nights of Cabiria (Fellini)
Tokyo Story (Ozu)
Les Diaboliques (Clousot)
Touch of Evil (welles)
Rififi (Dassin)
Paths of Glory (Kubrick)
Strangers on a Train (Hitchcock)
The Killing (Kubrick)
Sunset Blvd (Wilder)
All About Eve (Mankiewicz)
Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)
Singin In The Rain (Kelly and Donen)
On the Waterfront (Kazan)
12 Angry Men (Lumet)
Dial M for Murder (Hitchcock)
La Strada (Fellini)
The Magician (Bergman)
A Place In The Sun (Stevens)
North By Northwest (Hitchcock)
Stalag 17 (Wilder)
The Wrong Man (Hitchcock)
The Hidden Fortress (Kurosawa)
Moby Dick (Huston)
Witness for the Prosecution (Wilder)
The African Queen (Huston)
East of Eden (Kazan)
Vertigo (Hitchcock)
A Streetcar Named Desire (Kazan)
Hiroshima, My Love (Resnais)
Rear Window (Hitchcock)
Wages of Fear (Clousot)
400 Blows (Truffaut)
Night and the City (Dassin)
Panic in the Streets (Kazan)
The Idiot (Kurosawa)
Sabrina (Wilder)
Rebel without a Cause (Ray)
Some Like it Hot (wilder)
Harvey (1950)
Roman Holiday (Wyler)

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Interesting you have 89 films that old from a top 250.

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I like your list :)

I would estimate that only about 60-70 of my top 250 are post 1980. Most are from 50's,60's,70s.

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50s or earlier and 10/10
Duck Soup
The 39 Steps
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Mr Smith Goes to Washingtion
Rebecca
Citizen Kane
Double Indemnity
Arsenic and Old Lace
Laura
Rope
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Stalag 17
Rear Window
Wild Strawberries
Ben-Hur
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