CLASSIC MOVIES

Ten Classics worth watching

Freaks [1932]

The power of the film is within the freaks themselves. We are invited to stare, but ultimately sympathize with them. We want to see anyone who threatens them get what they deserve, and boy do they ever get that. Click for full review.

 

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Terror [1922]

Film buffs might argue which version of “Nosferatu” is the best. I’ll go with this one. It’s one of the most chilling movies I’ve ever seen. Click for full review.

The Thief of Bagdad [1940]

This 1940 movie is one the greats. It lifts up the heart. It has adventure, romance, costumes and wonderful music . Click for full review.

Videodrome [1983]

One of the most unusual Hollywood movies ever made, too shocking and too good to be called anything but a failure.One of the most important movies of that era. Click for full review.

The Last Picture Show [1971]

It’s a coming of age tale set in a small, dusty Texas town in the 50′s. “The Last Picture Show” is a wonderful accomplishment and worthy of its place on the list of great films of the 70′s. Click for full review.

 

Monty Python and The Holy Grail [1975]

I thought the film was a bit obnoxious at first; nothing made sense, and some of the jokes looked a bit dated. But it started to grow on me after the first 20 minutes, when I found myself laughing out loud at some of the silliest, yet smartest jokes I’ve ever seen (and I rarely do that). Click for full review.

 

Charade [1963]

One can truly say that this is the best Hitchcock movie never to be directed by Hitchcock. Click for full review.

 

Knife in the water [1962]

Roman Polanski’s first ever  movie as a director. Click.

 

Midnight Cowboy [1969]

One of the all time greats. Dark, disturbing dramatization of James Leo Herlihy’s novel was rated X in 1969, but it’s essentially an old fashioned story with a modern twist. Click for full review.

 

Vertigo [1958]

It’s easy to see that it was very risky for its time (afterall it wasn’t a succes back then), but it’s a movie that has aged perfectly well, and because of that, it’s considered by many as one of the Hitchcock’s greatest work. Click for full review.

5 replies »

  1. Some of these movies look creepy if you want my opinion… I’m actually interested in “Vertigo” and “Charade” (Audrey Hepburn is just so beautiful ma ma32oul)

  2. Love how you included Nosferatu! I’ve been trying to find it in Lebanon but no DVD place sells it. It’s seriously the best horror move ever. A very very close second is Frankenstein. I’d also recommend “This is Spinal Tap” (1984). It’s a great movie for any rock fan.

  3. Do you ever watch French classics, like ‘A bout de souffle’ or any of Godard’s movies. Or Claude Sautet’s movies ? Those are MUST SEEs.

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