View Full Version : Old Movies, your favorites and finds.

03-03-2014, 04:11 PM
Anyone else never seem to catch up to the latest thing? I don't think I've seen a movie in the year it was released since X-Men. More than that, I like pre-Code black and white films as well as anything that upset the HUAC. I especially like watching old movies and their remakes for comparison. Here's a few of my favorites.
1. The Blue Angel -the original German language preferably
2. My Man Godfrey -1936 and again in 1957
3. It Happened One Night -Gable and Colbert
4. M -also in German, I believe
5. The Philadelphia Story -1940, remade as High Society
Anyone else have favorites or finds pre-1990? Cult films, independent, foreign language, something other than summer shlockbusters?

03-04-2014, 07:21 AM
Aaaahhhhh, great thread!

1. Pisma myortvogo cheloveka AKA Letters From A Dead Man [1986] directed by Konstantin Lopushanskiy


2. From Beyond [1986] directed by Stuart Gordon


3. Wake in Fright AKA Outback [1971] directed by Ted Kotcheff


4. La plančte sauvage AKA The Fantastic Planet [1973] directed by René Laloux


5. Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari AKA The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari [1920] directed by Robert Wiene


I also like a lot of classic Japanese samurai flicks like Hari-Kiri.

03-04-2014, 08:15 PM
I definitely need to see Outback. If Nick Cave gave it a good review then it has to be interesting. Thanks for the clips!

03-06-2014, 08:25 AM
And now for some of my all time favorite lesser known classic SF films.
1. Metropolis- preferably without the modern soundtrack
2. The Day the Earth Stood Still- 1951
3. Barbarella
4. The Man Who Fell to Earth -David Bowie
5. A Boy and His Dog -the only movie Harlan Ellison ever ok'd
6. Brazil -Terry Gilliam directing
7. Repo Man

03-08-2014, 06:37 PM
Metropolis, though I do greatly enjoy the updated version as well.

03-08-2014, 06:51 PM
Any 1940's-1970's horror and sci-fi films, sign me up please. I'll watch them all.

The Wolfman
The Creature from the Black Lagoon
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Plan #9 From Outer Space

03-09-2014, 10:51 AM
I'm into a lot of classic horror movies.

Psycho (original)
Night of the Living Dead
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Carnival of Souls
Attack of the Crab Monsters (very cheesy/very good)
Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed Up Zombies (yes, that is the real title. It's a nice cheesy movie)

I'll probably think of more later.

03-10-2014, 12:33 AM
Some people swear by Braindead/Dead Alive but I much prefer this Peter Jackson classic...


I haven't watched too many Pinky Violence flicks but I LOVED this one...


Fuck that Jason Statham bullshit...


Q:The Winged Serpent


Favorite Lucio Fulci...


Hatchet for the Honeymoon


The REAL Django...


Pink Flamingos...


Suck on this, Will Smith...


Spider Baby/The Maddest Story Ever Told


Ok, I'm done for now....

03-10-2014, 12:15 PM
Lol. I had completely forgotten about Death Race 2000. Anything by John Waters is wonderful. It's a Bal-mer thing, baby.

03-14-2014, 09:38 AM
How about favorite B-Movie actors and actresses? As a kid it was Vincent Price. I still have a soft spot for Jan Michael Vincent.
Charles Bronson was great before Death Wish, especially in the old cowboy flicks.
Rutger Hauer had a career long before, and after Blade Runner. I always thought Flesh and Blood was exploitation crap, only to find out it was considered ground breaking when made.

James Coburn, funny as hell.

Payback may have been Mel Gibsons film but Coburns crippled arthritic hands didn't make him any less a bad guy.
Also Jodie Foster. Ok, she is Hollywood royalty now, but the shit she made as a kid? Everyone knows Taxi Driver, but
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

Carny, and Foxes are also fantastic.

03-14-2014, 11:09 AM
The Loved One

03-14-2014, 02:01 PM
One S.D. showed me a few years back:


09-21-2014, 11:52 AM
Revisiting some more old favorites. From the 70's the Warriors and Play Misty For Me. From the 80's Times Square and Flashdance. Ok, Flashdance sucks but Lee Ving is the villain wee hoo!

09-22-2014, 06:04 AM
2001: Space Odyssey.

The Last House on the Left 1978

Faster kill Pussycat

The Hitcher

Masque of the Red Death (Vincent Price)

Tales of Terror (1962)

The Birds

09-22-2014, 03:44 PM
Pink Flamingos
Rope (Hitchcock)
Rear Window (Hitchcock)

I'll think of more a bit later

09-25-2014, 04:09 AM

09-26-2014, 03:08 AM
Revisiting some more old favorites. From the 70's the Warriors and Play Misty For Me. From the 80's Times Square and Flashdance. Ok, Flashdance sucks but Lee Ving is the villain wee hoo!

Oh, I'd forgotten Fear's Lee Ving ('I love living in the city') was in that movie! Btw, I liked the lead actress much better in The L Word. She'd played a major skank in flashadance. Play Misty For Me rules! Adrian barbeau was excellent in that; truly creepy fare!

blue angel
09-26-2014, 05:28 AM
I Want To Live - 1958
The Night Of The Hunter - 1955

I like a lot of old movies, more than new. I like every Marilyn Monroe movie.

09-26-2014, 11:02 AM
The Prophecy and Exorcism.

09-26-2014, 02:20 PM
The Day The Earth Stood Still - 1951
The Birds - 1963
Jaws - 1975
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind - 1977
King Kong - 1933
The Wolfman - 1941

Bunch of other stuff but I don't want this to get too long. I'm definitely a cinephile.

10-01-2014, 02:05 PM


I just love 'The Fearless Vampire Killers' with Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate. When I was little I was pretty scared by it and I thought Sharon Tate was the most beautiful woman on earth. My mother told me back then that she was murdered by the Manson Family.

Rest in Peace, Sharon

10-07-2014, 01:58 PM
Black Narcissus is epic, go Kathleen!


10-15-2014, 10:09 AM
I could make a huge list of films but instead I'll talk about a single film and give it some context.

I absolutely adore High Plains Drifter (1973). ::WARNING SPOILERS:: Clint Eastwood plays a dead Sheriff who has returned from the grave to exact revenge on the men who killed him and the town that didn't lift a finger to help. It sounds like a horror movie but it plays out like a straight-up western. This was an odd time in movies where the main character could rape a woman and still remain a protagonist afterwards. That could be due to the fact that the main character is shrouded in mystique and you realize from the start that he has a story, he has a past that has drastically changed him and it isn't being revealed. High Plains Drifter has a bit of a Freaks vibe to it in that you're more attracted to the atypical types than you are to the "normal" people. Great Flick!


10-17-2014, 05:39 PM
High Plains Drifter has got to be one of my favorite Eastwood movies too (although I'll watch anything he's in or directs). Before Kathy Bates ever got ahold of "Mr. Man" there was The Beguiled, another often overlooked Eastwood fave.

05-18-2015, 05:44 AM
I just love Vertigo so much. Alfred Hitchcock did so many good movies, but these are my favs:


and Marnie.


05-19-2015, 06:38 AM
Children of Paradise has always been my favorite old movie- first of all because it is extremely aesthetic and deep. And Jean-Louis Barrault is in it.



Nemoris Inferioris
05-19-2015, 07:39 AM
Fritz Lang's M

Eyes Without A Face

The Great Gatsby
http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjY4NDQ3OTk1OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMjQ3NzMxMDE@._ V1_SX214_AL_.jpg

Mad Love

Nemoris Inferioris
05-19-2015, 07:40 AM
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

05-20-2015, 04:42 AM
Children of Paradise has always been my favorite old movie- first of all because it is extremely aesthetic and deep. And Jean-Louis Barrault is in it.

Dreams, life... it's the same.

Or life's not worth living.

06-25-2015, 01:57 PM
my favourite old movies are

1.close encounters of the third kind
2.stargate 1994 movie
5.The Breakfeast Club ( i dont know why i like this movie so much ive seen it close to a 100 times)
6.2001 a space odessey

i have some other i like from back then ill post them if i remember them.

08-09-2016, 04:36 PM
I love quite a few of the movies posted but I am currently re-watching this beauty. The effects back then were I think more frightening at times then what we see today.

Faust (1926)

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