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Silents and Classics
- The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Man am I excited to see this! One of the best of the best of the Universal horror classics!
- Broken Blossoms (1919) Interacial love story from D. W. Griffith and Lillian Gish.
- Cabiria (1914) Italian silent epic.
- The Cat and the Canary (1927) Silent horror, not the 1978 version.
- The General (1926) Buster Keaton’s classic. If you haven’t seen this one, don’t watch another movie until you have. I’m not kidding.
- Gentleman’s Agreement (1947) Gregory Peck poses as a Jew to see what it’s like to be discriminated against. Elia Kazan directs this Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress (Celeste Holm) Oscar winner.
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) Lon Chaney.
- The Mark of Zorro (1920) Douglas Fairbanks. If you haven’t seen Fairbanks, you need to watch just one to see some amazing athleticism. These silent guys like Fairbanks and Keaton make modern dudes like Matt Damon look like wusses.
- Nothing Sacred (1937) Carol Lombard thinks she’s dying, then finds out she isn’t but plays like she is just to get out of her small town to New York City. How long can it last and will she find love in the process? I just got this on disc last month.
- Sally of the Sawdust (1925) D.W. Griffith directs and W. C. Fields stars in this silent.
- A Star Is Born (1937) The first of 3 times this story was told. Directed by William Wyler, stars Janet Gaynor and Fredric March.
- Strike (Stachka) (1925) Sergei M. Eisenstein. If you don’t know who he is you don’t know your film history.
- Tempest (1928) John Barrymore.
- Way Down East (1920) D.W. Griffith and Lillian Gish this time with Richard Barthelmess.
- Woman in the Moon (1929) Fritz Lang.
- Orphans of the Storm (1921) D. W. Griffith, Lillian and Dorothy Gish.
- Chariots of the Gods (1970) The 1970s were crazy.
- The Family Album (1986) Documentary on “family.”
- Elvis Summer of ’56 (2001)
1960s, 1970s, 1980s
- The Trial (1962) Orson Welles directs this story bases on the Kafka short story about a guy on trial, but he doesn’t know what crime he’s been charged with.
- Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1989) Keshia Knight Pulliam.
- Ffolkes (1980) Adventure movie starring Roger Moore and James Mason directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. Seems like I’ve seen this and liked it.
- The Return of the Musketeers (1989) Michael York returns with Oliver Reed and Richard Chamberlain and the addition of Kim Cattrall.
- The Belle of Amherst (1976) Julie Harris as Emily Dickinson.
- Colors (1988) Robert Duvall, Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Damon Wayans, directed by Dennis Hopper.
- Creator (1985) Peter O’Toole, Mariel Hemingway, Vincent Spano, Virginia Madsen. O’Toole wants to clone his dead wife.
- Fellini’s Casanova (Il Casanova di Federico Fellini) (1976) Donald Sutherland.
- Judgment in Berlin (1988) Martin Sheen.
- The Karate Kid (1984) Still a great movie.
- The Karate Kid part II (1986) Not such a great movie.
- Love Story (1970) Belive it or not, my DAD was a huge fan of this movie and even named my younger brother Ryan after Mr. O’Neal. I prefer What’s Up Doc? where he makes fun of the college professor type and the famous line from this movie.
- The Naked Gun (1988) Oh my word! Queued! 2 1/2 and 33 1/3 are also available.
- Nomads (1986) Pierce Brosnan, Lesley-Anne Down, and get this, Adam Ant!
- The Secret of My Success (1987) Michel J. Fox. I saw this in the theater and thought it was pretty funny, but I haven’t seen it since.
- Shakedown (1988) Peter Weller and Sam Elliot. Sam Elliot is a rouge cop.
- Stanley & Iris (1990) Jane Fonda and Robert De Niro.
- Stardust Memories (1980) Woody Allen.
- Top Gun (1986) Do I need to comment on this? Straight up Hollywood. Meg Ryan says “Take me to bed or lose me forever!” What more do you need?
- Top Secret! (1984) With Val Kilmer from the makers of Airplane! and Naked Gun.
- True Confessions (1981) About the Black Dahlia murder. Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, and Charles Durning.
- Von Ryan’s Express (1965) Frank Sinatra, and Trevor Howard cause you can’t have a WWII movie without Trevor Howard.