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The Classics in Film

Updated: Feb 21

Referring to "Old is Gold" !!

Fight Club (1999) Thriller/Drama ★★★★★

Unhappy with his capitalistic lifestyle, a white-collared insomniac forms an underground fight club with Tyler, a careless soap salesman. Soon, their venture spirals down into something sinister.

Everything about this movie is worth seeing, the acting, the directing, the story, it's all simply amazing. It stars many of the greatest actors of all time, making it one of the greatest movies of all time. The script will make you both laugh and think with the satirical quality of the film. The twists just make the film so much more worth watching, it's just mesmerising.

Titantic (1997) Romance/Drama ★★★★★

Seventeen-year-old Rose hails from an aristocratic family and is set to be married. When she boards the Titanic, she meets Jack Dawson, an artist, and falls in love with him.

This movie speaks for itself, it's one of the most famous films of all time and that is due to good reason. If you haven't watched this yet, How??? It's simply beautiful. The direction, the screenplay, the cinematography, the love story created amongst all this tragedy. You feel the love and pain at the same time. You cannot not watch this.

The Wizard of Oz (1939) Musical/Fantasy ★★★☆☆

There’s no place like home, and no classic movie as beloved as Dorothy’s adventures in Oz. The film left its imprint on the kinds of narratives and character types—wicked and good witches, scarecrows, tinmen, and cowardly lions.

The childhood tale depicted in one of the most classic movies of all time. Feels like a trip down the past to see the raw, true story. Quite a comforting childhood movie and depicts how far we have come over the decades.

Casablanca (1942) Romance/War ★★★★★

This WWII classic, directed by Michael Curtiz, pairs Scandinavian beauty Ingrid Bergman with tough guy Humphrey Bogart for a story of lovers ripped apart by war and reunited in a far flung Moroccan piano bar—of all the gin joints in the world. Rick, a nightclub owner in Casablanca, agrees to help his former lover Ilsa and her husband. Soon, Ilsa's feelings for Rick resurface and she finds herself renewing her love for him.

The film is as timely today as it was when it was first written in 1942.” The basic ingredients to a quality film apply today just as they did back then — an engaging story, plot twists, pacing and something that's overlooked, dialogue that's unique to each character. It is excitingly acted, smartly directed, and tells a story crammed with suspense, characterization and action. One of the finest films in Hollywood.

Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961) Romance/Comedy ★★★★☆

Paul is a struggling writer who recently moves into a new apartment in New York. When he meets Holly, an eccentric but beautiful socialite, he hopelessly falls in love with her.

Honest, relatable and so unique. Breakfast at Tiffany's promotes being your own individual and sticking up for who you are and what you believe in, living your life to the fullest by not being afraid of what life brings upon you. Truly a classic. It emphasizes that love can happen unexpectedly.. A film based on a book.

West Side Story (1961) Musical/Romance ★★★☆☆

The Sharks and the Jets dance their battles on the streets in this modernised take on Romeo and Juliet. The songs by Leonard Bernstein, with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, are some of the best of the era.

A musical romance, for those who love the tunes and songs. A classic love story in which lovers Maria and Tony find themselves entangled in the bitter battle between their gangster families. If you dont like musicals you can still appreciate the cinematography, themes, visual art, and songs you probably already know but didn't know were from West Side Story. It may be one of the best musicals ever done.

Citizen Kane (1941) Drama/Mystery ★★☆☆☆

The investigation of a publishing tycoon's dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.

This movie is about the life of Charles Foster Kane, and the meaning of his last words: "Rosebud". Citizen Kane is so important because of the technical accomplishments made which were incredibly revolutionary and ahead of their time. The cinematography is enough to earn the film's reputation, every shot, every angle is exemplary and has so much visual drama.

The Sound Of Music (1965) Musical/Romance ★★★★★

Maria, an aspiring nun, is sent as a governess to take care of seven motherless children. Soon her jovial and loving nature tames their hearts and the children become fond of her.

I'm sure this movie is a classic we all watched growing up... It is beautiful from each song to each scene and adds a certain sense of comfort and joy while watching it. Must watch classic.

The Godfather (1972) Crime/Drama ★★★★★

Don Vito Corleone, head of a mafia family, decides to hand over his empire to his youngest son Michael. However, his decision unintentionally puts the lives of his loved ones in grave danger.

The film that inspired a thousand marble-mouthed Brando impressions, it’s the mob movie you can’t refuse…

A classic that has the most famous quotes of all time. Something you must watch if you're a true film buff or just enjoy the beauty of the classic films. This movie will make you intrigued by its astounding depiction of the mafia and immerse you into its world from the very start while being impressed by its technical and narrative aspects. The Godfather is one of the most revered movies of all time and its contribution to cinema is remarkable.

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) War/Drama ★★★★☆

William Wyler’s World War II film has become the gold standard for films about soldiers who return home from the front and find reintegrating into life isn’t all that easy.

This movie is certainly one of the classic old-time Hollywood films. You must watch this to see how life was depicted then and how far we have come, it certainly is a blast to the past and is a movie with beautiful cinematography and screen play. Well written and should be seen as a film buff.

12 Angry Men (1957) Drama/Crime ★★★★☆

Sidney Lumet’s one room drama is required viewing for everyone who might ever serve on a jury, as this tense film follows the process of one man, played by Henry Fonda, who convinces every other juror to come over to his dissenting side.

A fascinating character study and lesson in dramatic writing. It is a movie that really has you thinking and analysing all the facts yourself, makes you see that the line between right and wrong isn't as thin as it seems. A classic movie that you must watch if you enjoy films that make you think and ponder.

How to Steal a Million (1966) Comedy/Romance ★★★☆☆

Nicole Bonnet's father is a con-artist. She happily lets him forge paintings in peace until one day he lends a forged masterpiece to a museum in Paris, where it is at risk of being discovered. As any dutiful daughter would, Audrey Hepburn's Nicole enlists the help of a high-stakes thief to steal back the fraudulent work—falling in love and attracting many suitors along the way.

An Audrey Hepburn classic movie that is definitely enjoyable and funny to watch. The whole thing has exceptional humour, you can see that modern comedies take inspiration from these type of films, all the little familiar gags, but executed so well! Very enjoyable. It's a fun and classic comfort movie that must be watched.

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