How Many of These Classic Movies Have You Seen?

  
By:  Buzz of the Orient  •  2 weeks ago  •  54 comments


How Many of These Classic Movies Have You Seen?
 

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How Many of These Classic Movies Have You Seen?

IMDb published a list of 100 classic movies that everyone should see.  I've seen 87 of the hundred.  How many have you seen?  Are there any you have not seen that you want to see?  Here is the IMDb list (LINK) -> https://www.imdb.com/list/ls050138029/

Do you have a favourite?


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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
1  author  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

Casablanca is, was, and may always be my favourite classic movie.

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charger 383
Professor Quiet
2  charger 383    2 weeks ago

74, If I counted right.  Some a long time ago

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  charger 383 @2    2 weeks ago

They've been playing a lot of old B&W movies on TV here lately - Betty Davis ones, James Cagney ones, etc. but I just watched two newer movies that weren't too bad - Robot World (aka Machine Wars) and Leaves of the Tree (a bit religious), but I think Eric Roberts, Julia's older brother, was pretty good in it - I never particularly liked him before. 

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
2.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1    2 weeks ago

I've seen 88 of them. some enough times to know the lines in a scene or two, like clockwork orange...

in the early 70's me and my friend sparky interrupted the projection of 2001 space odyssey at the local drive-in with a drug fueled prank that I've only admitted to here.

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Freshman Quiet
2.1.2  afrayedknot  replied to  devangelical @2.1.1    2 weeks ago

Your friend wasn’t named Hal by any chance?

Seen that movie a hundred times and still am mesmerized.

Top three for me. 

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
2.1.3  Dulay  replied to  afrayedknot @2.1.2    2 weeks ago

I haven't seen it since we snuck into the theatre because we were under 18. I should check it out again. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2.1.4  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Dulay @2.1.3    2 weeks ago

I can't think of anything in the movie that younger kids shouldn't see.  Can you?  Was it considered too scary?  They've shown it on regular TV here fairly often over the years.

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
2.1.5  Dulay  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1.4    2 weeks ago

It was '72 in America and they gave it an X rating. Compared to what's regularly on cable now, it's milk toast. 

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
2.1.6  devangelical  replied to  Dulay @2.1.5    2 weeks ago

re: clockwork orange - my memory is a bit hazy on the film history, but I believe the original had a very graphic rape scene, that was then altered with animation after public outcry, and the rating was then dropped to R.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2.1.7  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  devangelical @2.1.6    2 weeks ago

It's been so long since I've watched A Clockwork Orange, I can't remember anything about it - would need to read a synopsis to provoke any recollection.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
4  cjcold    2 weeks ago

Have seen them all and was a bit player in two of them.

Not actually an actor but was handsome enough to attract the camera.

Was also a zombie once in a famous zombie movie.

I was working security and the director was just looking for warm bodies.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
4.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  cjcold @4    2 weeks ago

I've never been in a movie, but my house was in one.  I can't remember the name of the movie now.  However I am a part owner of a movie.  I own 1% of a movie called The Silent Partner that starred Elliott Gould, Susannah York and Christopher Plummer.  It was actually a pretty good movie, credited as being such by Ebert and Siskel, but it never got decent promotion and the producer bought himself a mansion with our money  instead of paying for promotion.  

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
4.1.1  cjcold  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1    2 weeks ago

I never made a red penny for my acting skills but had a lot of fun and got laid.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
4.1.2  cjcold  replied to  cjcold @4.1.1    2 weeks ago

My first movie was walking down the street in Emporia Kansas as back ground In a movie called In Cold Blood. I was wearing red jogging shoes which hadn't even been invented yet.  OOps.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
4.1.3  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  cjcold @4.1.1    2 weeks ago

Although I was paid for the use of my house (I had to move out for a little while) I never made a dime from Silent Partner.  It was a tax shelter so instead of the government getting my taxes the producer did and unfortunately  I didn't get the additional benefits you did either. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
4.1.4  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  cjcold @4.1.2    2 weeks ago
"I was wearing red jogging shoes which hadn't even been invented yet."

IMDb lists those kind of goofs in their movie articles.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
4.1.5  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  cjcold @4.1.1    2 weeks ago

I made very little money from my failed acting career but I did get to grab a major star by the ass.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4.1.6  Tessylo  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.1.5    2 weeks ago

"I made very little money from my failed acting career but I did get to grab a major star by the ass." 

After saying that you must spill the beans.  Who was the major star?

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
4.1.7  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.6    2 weeks ago

Hugh O'Brian.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
4.2  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  cjcold @4    2 weeks ago
"Have seen them all and was a bit player in two of them."

You are that much into movies, and yet you never once tried one of my movie quizzes?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
5  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

I think I've seen about 3/4 of the hundred. Its a good list, but nowhere near perfect. Any such list that does not have The Best Years Of Our Lives on it is seriously lacking, and I would say much the same about the fact that The Grapes Of Wrath, The Apartment, Some Like It Hot, Bad Day At Black Rock, Rio Bravo, True Grit, and The Sound Of Music are missing from the list. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
5.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JohnRussell @5    2 weeks ago

That's the way it is with all those lists, John.  Just today I looked at a list of today's 25 most famous movie actresses and Julia Roberts wasn't on it.  The "experts" articles make mistakes as well.  A very well-known author of classic movie articles had said that Paul Cezanne had given the eulogy for Emile Zola in the movie The Life of Emile Zola.  I wrote to tell him it was Anatole France, not Paul Cezanne, and he replied and thanked me for correcting his error. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
5.2  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JohnRussell @5    2 weeks ago

And by the way, I've seen all the movies you would add, and agree with most.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
6  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

Who made up that list?  Two things: 1) I disagree with the order and 2) a good many of them I would not regard as classics.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
6.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Vic Eldred @6    2 weeks ago

The name of the author of the list is at the top of the list - "by  lfmcavalcante"

I don't think they are in ranked order - you will see these scores under each title 

8.2  
Rate
97  Metascore
And they are not in numerical or consecutive order. 
As John pointed out, and I agree, the list is not perfect, but who determines what is perfect?  Every similar list is different, and I just happened to choose this one. 
 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
6.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1    2 weeks ago

I think they are in ranked order, according to the person who wrote the list. It is one man's opinion. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
6.1.2  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JohnRussell @6.1.1    2 weeks ago

HIs choices then - not yours, mine, nor anyone else's.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
6.1.3  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JohnRussell @6.1.1    2 weeks ago

By the way, where did the author indicate other than the order that he posted them that they were in any specific order?

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
6.2  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @6    2 weeks ago

maybe because triumph of the will had limited distribution in the states and subtitled movies are annoying.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
6.2.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  devangelical @6.2    2 weeks ago

"Carrie" is a highly ranked classic?

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
6.2.2  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @6.2.1    2 weeks ago

haven't seen it...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
6.2.3  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Vic Eldred @6.2.1    2 weeks ago

Can't remember how many decades ago I watched "Carrie" but I will never forget the scene of what happened to her when standing on the stage.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
8  author  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

LOL.  Correction.  I just had to say to myself "Not so fast, Louie" because I didn't even try to translate the foreigh language titles on the list, and I've seen these four: 4. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,  11. Seven Samurai,  67. For a Few Dollars More,  80. The Wages of Fear.  I did not see the Russian movie number 97. Dersu Uzala.  That means I've actually seen 91 movies out of the 100 that are listed, rather than 87 as I stated in the article.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
PhD Guide
9  Jeremy Retired in NC    2 weeks ago

I didn't realize how many of these I've seen.  Like others, my rankings would have been different.  But it's a good list nonetheless.

I like that this list identifies the originals.  Not the "reboots" that are normally garbage. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
9.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @9    2 weeks ago

There are many "Zorro" movies, and on TUBI there's a silent one with Douglas Fairbanks Sr. that predates the one on the list.  Interesting that they posted both Seven Samurai and The Magnificent Seven, although The Magnificent Seven is more of a remake than a reboot. 

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
10  pat wilson    2 weeks ago

I've seen 75 of them. They are missing a lot of greats as John said. Shawshank Redemption and though Psycho was great so were a number of other Hitchcock movies.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
11  author  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

At the top of the article the author indicated that the list consisted of movies from 1980 or earlier.  The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 movie.  Classic movies seem to be defined differently as their time of origin by different article authors. 

What was special about Psycho is that it was required that the shower stabbing was never to be revealed until those attending the screenings saw it in order to amplify the shock value of it.   I think that The Birds is a movie that has more of a lasting effect on people, like Jaws has. 

 
 
 
Waykwabu
Freshman Quiet
11.1  Waykwabu  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11    one week ago

Agree, Birds really got you thinking what nature could throw up next !!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
11.1.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Waykwabu @11.1    one week ago

Before I saw that movie I never had a problem with birds being around me, but that movie made me very uncomfortable when an uncaged bird was close. 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Expert
12  Drinker of the Wry    2 weeks ago

92 for me.  No single favorite but in alphabetical order, my top five are Casablanca, Citizen Kane, The Godfather, The Third Man, The Wizard of Oz.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
12.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @12    2 weeks ago

Good choices.

By the way, totally off topic (but am I not the judge of that on this article?).  Being from Canada, we considered Seagram's Crown Royal to be the epitome of Canadian rye whiskey - straight, or as I preferred, mixed with ginger ale on ice.  Even the purple cloth bag with gold lettering that it came in was so useful for holding Scrabble tiles. 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Expert
12.1.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @12.1    2 weeks ago
Being from Canada, we considered Seagram's Crown Royal to be the epitome of Canadian rye whiskey

Of course, I’m a wry whisky fan and prefer Crown Royal Rye to their blended bottles.  It’s also a great value at its price.  I’m a big fan of both Alberta Premium Cask and for a cocktail, Alberta Dark Batch makes a sublime Sazerac.  Cheers.

 
 
 
Waykwabu
Freshman Quiet
13  Waykwabu    one week ago

I didn't see "The Colour Purple" listed - to me one of the Greats

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
13.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Waykwabu @13    one week ago

Yeah, there are many other movies that could go on such a list, but each person's list is based on their personal taste, and there are a number of similar lists posted by different authors, each one with different choices.  I just happened to post this one. 

 
 
 
Hallux
Sophomore Principal
14  Hallux    one week ago

Any list that leaves out 'The Misfits' ... or believes that the remake, 'The Magnificent 7' belongs with Kurosawa's 'The 7 Samurai' ... I better shut up.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
14.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Hallux @14    one week ago

As I said above, different authors provide different lists, and I consider The Magnificant Seven to be a remake rather than a reboot, so obviously I questioned the Western's incluseion as well. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
15  Raven Wing    one week ago

Here is the are those in the IMDb list I've seen....

  1. Gone With The Wind
  2. Casablanca
  3. Psycho
  4. Lawrence of Arabia
  5. The Godfather
  6. Ben Hur
  7. The Three Musketeers
  8. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
  9. Blazing Saddles
  10. The Searchers
  11. The Godfather: Part II
  12. To Sir With Love
  13. Star Wars
  14. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  15. The Wizard of Oz
  16. The Ten Commandments
  17. Spartacus
  18. The Bridge on the River Kwai
  19. Bonnie and Clyde
  20. The Dirty Dozen

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
15.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @15    one week ago

I know you don't watch a lot of movies, but you have seen some pretty good ones. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
15.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @15.1    one week ago

I have watched many others that are not on the list you gave, but, those I listed I did really enjoy.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
15.1.2  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @15.1.1    6 days ago

What is your favourite movie of all time?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
15.1.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @15.1.2    6 days ago
What is your favourite movie of all time?

I would probably go with Goodfellas. Not only is it an interesting colorful story with great acting, the Martin Scorsese direction is , imo, the best he has ever done. This is high cinematic art put in service to a gangster narrative. 

Casablanca would be right up there. Probably the best screenplay of all time.  Apocalypse Now, Million Dollar Baby , would be on the short list too. 

 
 
 
Wheel
Freshman Participates
16  Wheel    6 days ago

I've seen all but 8 of these.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
16.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Wheel @16    6 days ago

Hah!  Good to see you've been lurking Wheel, glad to see you..

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
17  author  Buzz of the Orient    6 days ago

I just watched the 1936 movie The Petrified Forest, a movie that I would have put on such a list.  Bette Davis, Leslie Howard and Humphrey Bogart were the stars, although Bogie wasn't so well known then.  In fact, this was in the trivia noted by IMDb:

Leslie Howard  and  Humphrey Bogart  had played the same roles in the stage version. Warner Bros. wanted to put Howard in the film but replace Bogart with  Edward G. Robinson . Howard insisted on Bogart, sending a telegram to  Jack L. Warner  which read "Insist Bogart play Mantee; no Bogart, no deal." Bogart would later name his second child with  Lauren Bacall  Leslie, in honor of Howard, the man who gave him his first big break.

A little personal trivia.  When I was a kid my parents toured the south-west, including the Petrified Forest, and brought me back a piece of it (which I think was prohibited) - it was a reddish brown little chunk that looked and felt like marble. 

 
 

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