Review Classic Movies You've Never Seen!

Doctor Omega

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It seems, at times, as if everybody else on the planet has seen them except you!

So what are the films, hailed as out and out classics, that you have yet to actually see?









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Doctor Omega

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One of the many, many film classics that I have yet to see is CAPTAIN CORRELLI'S MANDOLIN.

It is a love story and that is about all I know about it. And it has a mandolin in it of course. I think!
 

elanor

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There's a lot of classics I haven't seen. I guess the most "shocking" for everybody would be The Godfather trilogy.
It's not shocking for me. I have seen only the first part and never felt inclined to watch the rest. For me those are just "must see" films I would only watch out of duty if I have enough spare time and nothing else more interesting.

Anyhow, for me the same applies "There's a lot of classics I haven't seen." Including the Godfather trilogy and The Shawshank Redemption (1994).
 

filmfan95

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I've never seen Godfather either. My mom bought the movies once, but she messed up when buying the VHS tapes, and ended up getting part 1 of the first movie and part 2 of the second movie, so we never bothered to watch them, as we didn't have the entire movie of either.
 

ant-mac

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Just off the top of my head, here is a list of classic films I've never seen...

CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN (2001)

ET - THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)

GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) - I want to see this one, but I’ve simply never got around to it.

HIGH NOON (1952)

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947)

MR SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939) - I want to see this one, but I’ve simply never been able to find a copy.

SEVEN SAMURAI (1954) - I want to see this one, but I’ve simply never been able to find a copy.

SHANE (1953)

VANISHING POINT (1971) - I want to see this one, but I’ve simply never been able to find a copy.

I'm sure there are plenty more I could add to the list...
 

ZolotoyRetriever

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I've been watching classic films for many years, thanks to TCM, and AMC before that. But there are still many classic films I've missed. One I've never seen is The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956). Just recently, I got a chance to see a really big one that had escaped me for years: All About Eve (1950), which was broadcast on TCM.

I guess if I watch TCM long enough, I'll eventually catch all the big ones that I've missed.
 

ant-mac

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I've been watching classic films for many years, thanks to TCM, and AMC before that. But there are still many classic films I've missed. One I've never seen is The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956). Just recently, I got a chance to see a really big one that had escaped me for years: All About Eve (1950), which was broadcast on TCM.

I guess if I watch TCM long enough, I'll eventually catch all the big ones that I've missed.
I really enjoyed THE MAN IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT, but I am a fan of Gregory Peck.

It's a bit like a vanilla version of MAD MEN on tranquilizers... :rolleyes:
 

BruceVail

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While I love Vintage Horror films, I have yet to watch the CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON Trilogy. I also avoid a lot of the HAMMER films. Too much emphasis on "bodice ripping", and not enough on really GOOD plots.
 

Doctor Omega

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Funnily enough, I finally watched REVENGE OF THE CREATURE the other day. I have yet to see THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US yet.

BTW, you have prompted me now to start a Colin Clive thread under Actors and Actresses on the main page.... I keep adding them as I go! :emoji_alien:
 

Salzmank

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While I love Vintage Horror films, I have yet to watch the CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON Trilogy. I also avoid a lot of the HAMMER films. Too much emphasis on "bodice ripping", and not enough on really GOOD plots.
I think there are a good number of overrated Hammers (including The Horror of Dracula, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and The Devil Rides Out, all of which, after the first few scenes, I found rather dull and bereft of atmosphere or mood-building), but there are quite a few excellent Hammers as well. I'd recommend The Brides of Dracula, Kiss of the Vampire, The Revenge of Frankenstein, Night Creatures, Scream of Fear (psychological thriller, not Gothic horror), and (especially) Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed. Indeed, in terms of their Gothic horror pictures, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed is my absolute favorite (in terms of all of their output, it's Scream of Fear). If you like plot, as I do too, I believe you will quite like FMBD and Scream of Fear.

Actually, I find all of Hammer's Frankenstein films to be far superior to their Dracula films (with the exception of Brides, which doesn't even feature Drac, and the underrated Scars of Dracula), even though, ironically, I like the latter character more than the former. (I've never found the Frankenstein Monster all that scary, to be honest.) Peter Cushing, a superb and inimitable actor who deserved far better than these movies, is marvelous in all of them. Indeed, it may not be too much of a stretch to say that his Dr. Frankenstein in FMBD inspired (to some degree) Anthony Hopkins's portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs.

Anyway! Hope that inspired you too look past the surface and examine some superior Hammer pictures.
 

Carol

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Salzmank - every Hammer horror was a victory in my cherub infancy - it meant I'd successfully stayed up through Match of the Day with my dad to be allowed to watch it. And in later life, with the new telly, when it turned out they were in COLOUR all along - streuth. I would add Universal (really in black and white) and Roger Corman's contributions to that sublime staying-up-really-late scenario - bliss!
 

Salzmank

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Salzmank - every Hammer horror was a victory in my cherub infancy - it meant I'd successfully stayed up through Match of the Day with my dad to be allowed to watch it. And in later life, with the new telly, when it turned out they were in COLOUR all along - streuth. I would add Universal (really in black and white) and Roger Corman's contributions to that sublime staying-up-really-late scenario - bliss!
I completely understand that, Carol. There are films that my father and I stayed up late to watch together, and I look upon them very fondly as well. Thanks for sharing your story.
 

Carol

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Thank you too - on the other hand I now realise I didn't actually answer the question that started the thread: So, on my one-day maybe list:

Jaws

The large chunk of Gone with the Wind between about 15 minutes in and five from the end (just something about Boxing Day I can't put my finger on)

Anything with James Dean in it.

Anything Mel Gibson did after Braveheart.
 
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