It occurred to me last night that I have never seen any movie by Alfred Hitchcock. And then, even worse, I realize there are dozens of classic films that I’ve missed out on.
You see, I’m still in high-school. So I kind of wasn’t around back when many ‘classic’ films were released. As such, my childhood movie experiences consisted of Star Wars, The Land Before Time, several dumb animated flicks, and Star Wars (of course).
So while I have more history with older movies than some, I need more. It’s sad, but movies in this day and age, more often than not, lack that certain timeless quality movies of days past do. And I want to be able to experience as much of that classic movie magic as I can, in order to broaden my movie buff status.
And that’s where you, my faithful (or not) followers comes in. I don’t know which movies to add to my in-progress “Classic Movie Bucket List”. I have a few films lined up, but I need more.
What I want you to do, is to think of any movie that you consider a classic. It can be any genre, made by any director, and starring whoever. I just want what you think is a ‘classic’ movie.
There are a few guidelines however, and they are as follows:
1) The movie has to have been released before the year 2000.
2) Nothing earlier than the 50’s.
And that’s it. The rest is up to you. If you have a recommendation, or several, please, please leave them in the comments below. No need for a lengthy comment, but give me the name(s) of your choices, and a few words explaining why you consider that movie, or movies, to be a classic.
And if your movies makes the cut to my list, I’ll advertise your blog (if you have one) on my various social media sites as well as give you a shout-out in my eventual opinion piece about all of this.
My goal is to compile a list of at least ten great, classic films to watch. But I’d love to get more than that, and there is no set limit to how many movies I’ll add to the list.
And remember: any movies, any genre; you just have to love it.