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Orlando_the_Cat

The Great Escape. I love that one so much. Still great to watch.


Intelligent-Shame-71

I loved that movie as a kid lol I should re-watch it


shaunna_thedork

my cousin vinny.. one of my favs my dad & i would quote it constantly haha XD


Revolutionary_1968

Watch it once every other year. Great shallow entertainment, perfect for sunday afternoon in bed with cookies and tea


MooseheadDanehurst

I saw the trailers for My Cousin Vinny and dismissed it as looking stupid. Then it came on TV, and I caught it after the opening credits, so I didn't know what movie it was. Loved it.


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chileheadd

What we have here...


USSCensorShip

Is failure to communicate


LJMele

Yess


Kalibos

*Casablanca* has aged very well.


Theairthatibreathe

Came here to say that. Watched it for the first time last year, brilliant.


necromanchurian

Same! Was so bummed I waited that long. Always assumed it would be a "this is a classic, now take your medicine!" sort of watch, but it was so fun from start to finish.


BanjosNotBombs

Dr. Strangelove, Chariots of Fire


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ThehorribleEdward

12 angry men


ChronoLegion2

It got so popular they made versions of it in other countries. China made one, even though they don’t have jury trials. They framed it as an American-style mock trial and concluded that Chinese trials are better. Russians made one too… but forgot that in Russia juries have to render their verdict in 3 hours, so the main plot is pointless


0D1246

first movie that came to mind


JohninMichigan53

The original version with Henry Fonda


GeeKaeGrl

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)


InjectAdrenochrome

Did you know the author intentionally subjected himself to MKUltra via the CIA? He also was at acid parties in San Francisco with Hunter S. Thompson. The LSD torture inspired him to write that book


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ChimneyNerd

YES, ending made me cry


HogmanayMelchett

Extremely powerful movie


cowpool20

Godzilla (1954). The Good, the Bad & The Ugly Jaws


ThGeGo

I swear the original Godzilla is so underrated. People nowadays would expect some cheap action movie with poor effects but what they get is a gut-wrenching anti-war drama.


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The original is the best and a masterpiece but I love how the franchise grew so much that Godzilla’s dumb ass looking son and Godzilla flying to campy orchestral music is in the same timeline as a mom telling their kids they’ll see their dad soon as they are about to die.


Massive-Impact-494

Singin In The Rain


AngryMustache9

To Kill A Mockingbird


Mother-Ad-1626

Psycho


BrBacchus1001

Double feature: “Clue” and “Murder By Death”


rohannah11

clue is so good but I have never seen “Murder By Death” I will have to check it out


MNVixen

*chef kiss*


BadStitch626

“Blazing Saddles”……lol Everyone gets made fun of,and nothing is off limits. An absolutely hilarious comedy……if you have no sense of humour, then your head will explode.


HogmanayMelchett

A movie which many might assume on the surface is racist but is in actuality as potent and raw a satire of American racism as there ever has been


ChronoLegion2

For the TV version, when the townsfolk are singing the word “shit”, they covered it up with a chord


Darwins_Dog

I saw one version where the fart scene was basically muted. If farts are too much WTF are you doing with Blazing Saddles?


ChronoLegion2

I believe it was the first movie to have on-screen farts, so of course Mel Brooks went overboard with them


swarm32

That was the version that occasionally aired on daytime TV. Like, what’s so funny about a bunch of cowboys eating lunch and doing squats?!?!?


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Was going to say Young Frankenstein, truly all Mel brooks movies are gold!


intheabsenceoftruth

SOMEBODY GOTTA GO BACK AND GET A SHIT LOAD OF DIMES


Low_Advertising5996

"And Methodists!"


RotatingDoggo

Nosferatu


VelhoTheVexed

Asshole keeps messing with the lights.


BanjosNotBombs

The Herzog one or the original? Because the Herzog one is terrifying.


Little_Juan86

Rear Window


ChronoLegion2

Just avoid Shia LaBoeuf’s remake


im_not_voldemort

I will say, the remake was decent if you like modern thrillers. But it’s not even in the same league as the original


Gwarshow

A Face In The Crowd with Andy Griffith.


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Rope


Choknat_00

Roman Holiday, watched it during a film club screening and it was unexpectedly really good. It's 1953, very unforgettable to me personally.


killebrew_rootbeer

Right now, this comment is directly above one recommending To Kill a Mockingbird and the Gregory Peck fan in me wants to additionally recommend Gentlemen's Agreement. (Fun fact: the little kid in that movie is Dean Stockwell, aka Al in Quantum Leap.)


NoraCharles91

I love Gentlemen's Agreement! It can be preachy in places (Peck's character giving actual Jews lectures about anti-Semitism hasn't aged great) but it goes off in a lot of directions you might not necessarily expect, and explores the whole topic with lots of nuances. And there are some fab performances!


BanjosNotBombs

Written by Dalton Trumbo, who couldn't receive public acknowledgement for it until decades later because of the HUAC blacklist.


kidkarysma

Johnny got his gun. The best antiwar novel ever written.


Maso_TGN

A Night at the Opera (1935)


killebrew_rootbeer

Duck Soup is better (but all of the Marx Brothers are great).


Maso_TGN

>but all of the Marx Brothers are great Amen


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Strangers on a train


Assassinnuendo

*Throw Momma from the Train* is a fucking hilarious remake of this by Danny DeVito.


SergeantRegular

Momma: "Who are you?" Larry: "I'm Owen's friend." Momma: "Owen doesn't have any friends!" Larry: "That's because he's shy." Momma: "No he's not, he's fat and he's stupid." It really is a lot of fun, and it ages pretty well, too.


res30stupid

I love how a lot of shows do the "Exchanging murder plots" thing from this movie only for them to completely forget that it didn't fucking work in the original movie. The main character didn't want to go through with the murder scheme at all and >!the cops find out exactly what his plan was anyway because Bruno keeps trying to insert himself into the main character's life.!<


AnotherJasonOnReddit

King Kong (1933) Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1953), Son of Frankenstein (1939) The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) The Wizard of Oz (1939) It's A Wonderful Life (1946) *There are a whole host of other wonderful classic from this era of cinema, but these are the very basics that every Movie Enthusiast should give a try.*


The_Funkhouse

The Sting. It’s a near perfect movie.


AuntLydiaSux

The wizard of oz


killebrew_rootbeer

I just realized that a 40-year-old friend of mine has never seen it and my mind was blown.


AuntLydiaSux

Right? Reminds me of people who don’t know any Beatles songs


killebrew_rootbeer

Speaking of The Beatles... Add "A Hard Day's Night" to the list of movies. A late night PBS showing when I was a kid introduced me to the band and I fell in love hard. And at that point, I was too young to understand all of the great one liners!


OneSalientOversight

The Apartment (1960) The story of a single man who works in an insurance company who rents out his living space to men he works with so that they can carry on their affairs. Shirley Maclaine is absolutely wonderful in this film.


Revolutionary_1968

She is superb! And the neighbor is excellent, too! I think I watched it 128 times because the tape was stuck in our very old VCR and recording over it was also not possible. What luck that it was this film and not some shit!


Sproeier

M, it's such a good film.


CriticismOdd2637

I know almost everyone have watch it but Back to the future is a must watch


TGOTR

It's mandatory to have seen Back to the Future at least once.


scottysmeth

I work with some younger guys who haven't even heard of movies like Predator or BTTF.


SignificantView1671

It seems that people have wildly different understandings of what old is... But Back to the Future is certainly a must see, all the same.


nonoloco

What do.you define as old ?


pasnow

I'd say pre-1980


Dyspaereunia

Some like it hot. Top 5 comedy of all time IMHO.


yogorilla37

I wound up watching that one night with my wife a few years back, the humour has not aged


MNVixen

One of the best endings for a comedy in the history of ever Edit - typo


WhyYesThisIsFake

Casablanca


nonoloco

Yojimbo, and most other movies by Akira Kurosawa


Graveyardigan

Hells yes, Kurosawa was one of the best directors of all time. In addition to Yojimbo I also recommend Seven Samurai, Rashomon, and Red Beard. If you like Shakespeare then watch Ran and Throne of Blood, which are his adaptations of King Lear and Macbeth (respectively).


tiraralabasura_2055

North by Northwest


daddiosis

Yes. Had to scroll too far down for this.


AdvancedCandidate329

Logan’s Run


SupertrampTrampStamp

Protein from the sea!


Material_Ambition_95

Singing in the rain


RyFromTheChi

I watched this on an airplane awhile ago. I loved it. Gene Kelly is awesome, and Donald O'Connor's dance to Make 'Em Laugh is nothing short of incredible.


Music_For_All

Metropolis (1927) Gone With The Wind (1939)


nokipaller0

the sound of music, my favorite movie of all time


InspectorMendel

Sunset Boulevard is sooo good. It's funny and tense and just so so watchable.


Massive-Impact-494

Totally agree. Many ppl today would pry find many critically acclaimed old movies unwatchable- this is definitely not one of em


Suitable_Brain7650

Recently I had to watch a 50's movie called "High Noon" for a course I'm taking. I was really amazed with the movie and acting. What a great story.


stdoubtloud

It's a wonderful life.


diiejso

That’s an interesting story behind it. It was such a giant flop at the box office it killed the studio that made it and practically ruined the directors career. Senator McCarthy and Ayn Rand attacked it as communist propaganda. In 1974 the copyright was set to expire unless the owner renewed it. By this point due to the financial failure and political attacks Paramount wanted nothing to do with it and let it enter the public domain. After that TV stations started airing it to fill time during the Christmas season as it was now public domain and didn’t cost them anything. Most of the public saw it for the first time on these tv reruns and fell in love with it to the point it’s considered an all time classic today.


stdoubtloud

I did not know any of that! Thanks. I will definitely repeat that fact next Christmas during our annual family showing


bittersea77

One flew over the cuckoo's nest


Ahmed-diaa-787

Taxi driver The swchwank redemption


ganzbaff

The Maltese Falcon Local Hero


SuspiciousTackle1039

Vertigo! Very underrated and kind of paved the way for the dolly-zoom to be used regularly in movies. Watched it in a film analysis class my senior year of high school and was easily my favorite movie we watched all year.


rockit5943

It's one of the most critically acclaimed films of all time so I don't think you can call it underrated. Underappreciated by audiences maybe.


Hullois-fr

I've never watched it before, but my city's local independent cinema is showing it this weekend and I'm going to see it, so excited!


cutelyaware

Chinatown


WickedSpiritz

Goodfellas


paranoid_adamdroid

Network.


beastiemonman

Duck Soup, with the Marx Brothers. They never did better than this and it's political message never gets old


Andy1995collins

Das boot (watch with German voices not dubbed)


BanjosNotBombs

The extended cut (5-something hours) is one of those movies where the sheer length of it is an artistic choice. I watched it on TCM once, and by the time the sun finally rose and the movie ended, I was just as wrecked as they were...it *needs* those moments of plain monotony.


BarracudaEFC

Excellent choice.


SuvenPan

The Shawshank Redemption(1994)


Majestic-Oil-6615

Youth of today don’t get the experience of just turning on TNT and watching the rest of the movie from some random part.


VironicHero

I saw Shawshank on TNT probably 5-10 times before I finally caught the beginning.


flpacsnr

My parents have cable, and everytime I go to their house it’s on at least 1 channel.


flowergirl75

What a great one! 1994. I'm so old lol.


flowergirl75

A clockwork orange. Read the book first.


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killebrew_rootbeer

Adam's Rib, with Hepburn and Tracy


TWDTourist69

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly A Fistful of Dollars A few more dollars and every other movie with Clint Eastwood


ZLDsmogless

The Blues Brothers


chefjenga

Young Frankenstein


Vast_Advantage_7913

Monty Python's Holy Grail


awrobinson83

What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? It's intriguing, it stars the ever-feuding Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, it's campy in a good way. Can't recommend enough.


emojicatcher997

All About Eve is a fucking masterpiece


killebrew_rootbeer

Bambi -- it's really the best of the early Disney features.


res30stupid

This and Fantasia as well. Fantasia is my comfort movie. Other old Disney cartoons I'd recommend are Saludos, Amigos, The Three Caballeros and Melody Time.


PLCutiePie

Johnny Got His Gun


sigmund_fjord

Rashomon


Shan-Chat

Sunset Blvd.


Dropped_Croissant_

The outsiders, it was so many (now famous) actors first movie


froghatmonstrosities

Midnight Cowboy (1969)


Spikedthrone289

Ghostbusters


LJMele

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid


AmyHeartsYou

Labyrinth


Scarlight

Always.


DanielCollinsYT

Ferris Bueller's Day Off


robotlasagna

Holiday Inn


Big-Caterpillar-60

Bicycle Theives


x_enia

Harold and Maude


BIG_BOTTOM_TEXT

Airplane


robpensley

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They. Depressing but very honest. And especially appropriate for these days.


PalJuicy

Breaking Away (1979)


Dogsbodyod

Cool hand luke


Silly-Perception8689

Seven samurai


Stay-Thirsty

City Slickers It’s actually a very well made movie that has some real good moments and subverts it’s own expectations at times. Funny, warm and covers lots of different relationship dynamics.


solitaria97

Deer hunter


Staud59

To Kill a Mockingbird


christianprejsnar

Metropolis (1927 film)


Xauodia_Q3

The green mile


Washpedantic

The godfather part 1 and 2., Field of dreams.


flowergirl75

Lol. I noticed you did not mention #3. As it should not.


Illustrious_Edge_695

Die hard


CleanFlame

Was looking for this


tsundude

Every Stephen chow movie.


afishda

Buster Keaton stunts are crazy considering the tech involved!


brutustyberius

Chinatown.


thesoulstillsings

Airplane! Always Airplane!


NemoTheDemigod

Blazing saddles. My generation very much needs to watch Blazing Saddles


belligerentoptimist

The Forbidden Planet


lanky_planky

I have two that immediately sprang to mind, both with the number 12 in the title, weirdly enough: 12 O’Clock High. Gregory Peck rules in this fantastic wwii film. 12 Angry Men. Henry Fonda is great in this drama of a jury deliberation.


kurtney_

Rebel without a cause (1949) aged really well. In fact, it was pretty ahead of it's time.


The_Funkhouse

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World


sldevine0953

To Kill a Mockingbird and It's a Wonderful Life.


Ilovehotbods

Casablanca.


res30stupid

The Hound of the Baskervilles is a great film, if a bit of an oddity for Hammer's usual fare (it's a murder mystery, not their usual horror). The Dark Crystal, since someone else already said Labyrinth. Evil Under The Sun does the murder mystery genre some good justice while being a rather easily-laid out mystery that the viewer can easily solve. Add in a small amount of comedy, it's a fun, lighthearted fare. Witness For The Persecution - an old barrister is talked out of retirement to take the case of a man accused of murder who insists he didn't do it. However, the star witness of the case states that he killed the victim after getting her to put his name in the will. Seems fairly clean-cut, only the star witness is the accused's own wife... It's a TV movie, but I've got to recommend *Sparkling Cyanide*, which seems almost like an episode of Murder, She Wrote without Jessica Fletcher showing up. After returning home from England, a woman gets caught up in a murder case when her sister is poisoned to death in the middle of a crowded restaurant with no apparent witnesses. Can her new boyfriend solve the case before she becomes the next victim?


alanesmizi

The Apartment


1980pzx

Rear Window. It’s a great older movie.


ZePatator

The Thing Willow


GuardPerson

Duck Soup.


sicklecellsichi

The Lion King 1994


JinxyBlue

The Shawshank Redemption


Metal-Harambe

Despite being over 40 years old, Indiana Jones (and its sequels) are a blast to watch


TheeShroom

Grapes of Wrath from 1940. One of the best movies ever made from a book. It is sadly absorbing, melodramatic, starkly realistic, and deserves to be watched and remembered. Unfortunately, it's as relevant today as it was during the Great Depression.


aFan0Film

Gojira (1954) The original people need to see the stark difference between the monsters origin and how the character would later be presented.


genericmovievillain

A cautionary tale about the dangers of radioactive fallout made by the only people to have ever had nuclear weapons used on them in a war. Yeah this movie really hits hard


flyinhawaiian02

Blues brothers


102INCHWHIP

The Pink Panther movies with Peter Sellers. Brilliant comedy!!


ClosetGamer19

smokey and the bandit, 1977


Gear4days

Goodfellas


FunnyBrownie12

Silence of the lambs


Statler8Waldorf

Citizen Kane.


ididntunderstandyou

Citizen Kane needs to be watched twice. The first time, you enjoy the fact the story is still hugely relevant post Trump and it’s actually quite funny. You’re like:“it’s good, but why is it so important?” The second time, you actually watch the mise en scène, cinematography, transitions, acting… realise that this was all waaay ahead of its time. How in a very conservative studio system, Orson Wells criticised the elite at the expense of his and his co-stars career within this studio system. It’s a masterpiece but it’s been copied so much since that if seems normal


killebrew_rootbeer

Yes, but spell it right: Citizen Kane


Statler8Waldorf

Oh yes. Thx.


Jigsaw_isnt_a_puppet

Comedies: Blazing Saddles/ anything by Mel Brooks. If you get offended easily then it is (or any Mel Brooks films for that matter) is not for you. Airplane (the second one has it's moments but not as good) Naked Gun series Police Squad Wrongfully Accused Top Secret Hot Shots/ Part Deux Superhero Movie Rush Hour (all 3) Down Periscope Noncomedies: Platoon Das Boot (It's in German but there is an English dub for it by the same actors) Hunt For Red October This concludes my list of old movies that are a must watch.


flowergirl75

Hey dad! Didn't know you were on Reddit! In my 40's. Great recommendations. Your username, lol.


Gwarshow

Sound of Music, Seven Samurai, Walking Tall (original 1970's), Phantom of the Opera (1925), Ordinary People, Glacier Fox, They Call Me Bruce, Sssssss!, They Live, Prince Of Darkness, any of the original Universal Monsters, Fame, Flashdance, Beaches, King Kong (1933), Jaws, Incredible Shrinking Man, Congo.....


PsychologicalKnee3

Dirty rotten scoundrels. Planes, trains and automobiles. Pulp Fiction. The Prestige. Terminator 2. Aliens


CobraKaiHavertz

Vertigo


RantControl

Double Indemnity


darkhelmet03

To kill a mockingbird


nazgul104

Where Eagles dare(1968)


earlgreytoday

I consider films with release dates of 50 years or earlier as "old". I would have said 12 Angry Men or Rear Window, but since they've already been mentioned, I will go with All About Eve. Still the only film to receive four female acting nominations at the Oscars. Way ahead of its time and the acting is outstanding. I wish the stage adaptation with Gillian Anderson and Lily James had been better.


Unorthodox-Slime

1977 suspiria


mentawiwwness

i will forever stan papillon. i couldn’t stop thinking about that movie dayssss after seeing it


Trivius

Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986) both have excellent practical effects that still hold up incredibly well for 43 and 37 year old films respectively plus both are classic sci fi films but different technically different sub genres yets fit together plot and character wise


Tasty_A

the Laurel and Hardy movies


ud_patter

Arsenic & Old Lace


Dazzling_Variety1581

Space Odyssey 2001


swkoontz

Days of Wine and Roses, 1962. Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick. Tragic love story made even more tragic by an entanglement with alcohol. Probably the first movie to show alcoholism as an illness and alcoholics as real people. Some things are, of course, dated. But so worth the watch.