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Today’s movies are just crap, help me delve into some golden oldies.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭Count Dracula

    Unforgiven ( 1992 )

    Empire of the Sun ( 1987 )

    The Cassandra Crossing ( 1976 )

    Oh Brother Where Art Thou ( 2000 )

    The Wizard of Oz ( 1936 )

    9 1/2 weeks (1986 )

    The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

    Alien ( 1979 )

    You could be here all night. But most importantly, get your arses off sites that claim to amalgamate critics's choices. Not because of their sinister motivations for marketing contemporary dross, but because critics are generally just chunts? They will outdo each other to malign a production to achieve their own futile vanity. There are ooooooodles of great movies with abysmal ratings, that are victims of ill-conceived, thoughtless, bland diatribe, written by arseholes who regrettably were utilised by morons who hadn't the ability to make up their own mind, it happens everywhere.

    Honourable mention to The Great Train Robbery , the one with Sean Connery and Donald Sutherland and of course Lesley Anne Down looking as fit as **** in 19th century underwear and see through low flying blouses.

  • Registered Users Posts: 902 ✭✭✭Tazium

    Star Wars original trilogy

    Rocky 1, 2, 4, and Balboa

    The Fisher King


    Dead Poets Society

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Ferris Bueller’s day off

    High Fidelity


    My cousin Vinny

    Pulp Fiction

    The end of the affair

    The Goonies

    The Sixth Sense

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,174 ✭✭✭Hippodrome Song Owl

    I know what you mean OP. I feel like the there's nothing for me in the cinema the majority of the year now. Superheroes seem to dominate and there's maybe two decent options a year outside that.

    My favourite oldies are:

    • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    • The African Queen
    • Heaven Knows, Mr Allison
    • Kelly's Heroes
    • The Blue Max
    • The Night of the Hunter

    These are the ones I can't resist any time they're on TV.

    A couple of recent ones that have stood up to re-watching a few times for me are:

    The Drop

    Hell or High Water

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 91,566 Mod ✭✭✭✭Capt'n Midnight

    Some vampire films

    The Fearless Vampire Hunters

    Mr Vampire 1985

    ¡Vampiros en la Habana! / Vampires in Havana 1985 (not politically correct)

    Nosferatu 1922 AND Nosferatu the Vampyre 1979

    What We Do in the Shadows (2014) and the series, obviously

    Daywalkers 2009

    Salem’s Lot (1979)

    Let the Right One In (2008)

    Blade (1998)

    Byzantium (2012)

    Innocent Blood (1992)

    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

    Priest (2011)

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 91,566 Mod ✭✭✭✭Capt'n Midnight

    Stop Motion if you like that stuff

    King Kong 1933

    Mighty Joe Young 1949

    Lots of Ray Harryhausen movies , Valley of Gwangi is Cowboys vs Dinosaurs

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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 91,566 Mod ✭✭✭✭Capt'n Midnight

    Kung Fu Hustle - "like Jackie Chan and Buster Keaton meet Quentin Tarantino and Bugs Bunny."

  • Registered Users Posts: 709 ✭✭✭

    Under the skin - Unsettling sci-fi horror that went under the radar for a lot of people

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,341 ✭✭✭mojesius

    One flew over the cuckoo's nest

    Schindler's List

    Stand by me

    Smokey and the bandit

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,989 ✭✭✭✭bnt

    The Ice Storm is an underappreciated classic to me at least.

    From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch’.

    — Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,445 ✭✭✭brokenbad

    Some of the best movies from the 90's worth checking out:

    1. Pulp Fiction
    2. Ronin
    3. The Rock
    4. Patriot Games
    5. The Shawshank Redemption
    6. The Field
    7. Saving Private Ryan
    8. Heat
    9. The Fugitive
    10. In the Line of Fire

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,855 ✭✭✭hoodie6029

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,161 ✭✭✭Jack Daw

    North by Northwest, Vertigo, Rear Window , Psycho, Shadow of a Doubt , Spellbound, Notorious, Rebecca and Suspicion all Hitchcock classics.

  • Registered Users Posts: 432 ✭✭Danny2580

    Shampoo (1975) - Great script (Hal Ashby), this film is a cousin of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood if you read about their backgrounds but actually better IMHO.

    Apocalypse Now (1979)

    The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

    Bullitt (1968)

    The Day Of The Jackal (1974)

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,409 ✭✭✭Riddle101

    Jaws is a movie I can watch time and time again and never get sick of it. Such a well made, well casted film.

  • Registered Users Posts: 34,898 ✭✭✭✭o1s1n
    Master of the Universe

    I only watched that recently for the first time.

    From the name and images I thought I was in for a cheap, cheese piece of nonsense.

    it's actually very very good. Like surprisingly 'how have I never seen this before??' good.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,598 ✭✭✭Badly Drunk Boy

    I don't think anyone has mentioned the great Dr. Strangelove (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb).

  • Registered Users Posts: 34,898 ✭✭✭✭o1s1n
    Master of the Universe

    Any time someone says Empire of the Sun I think they mean Man Behind the Sun.

    Also a war film but a very different type!

    Speaking of war, had the Russian war film Come and See been mentioned? A must for any war film fan. Pioneered shakey camera / silence and temporary deafness from explosions through the soundtrack before saving private Ryan.

    Really harrowing stuff though but worth a viewing.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,835 ✭✭✭NewbridgeIR

    Straight Time (1978)

    Dustin Hoffman as an ex-con trying to go er, straight

    Here's the greatest scene - watch from 1:10 to the end.

  • Registered Users Posts: 830 ✭✭✭waywill1966

    The Time Machine (1960) Rod Taylor

    Dracula (1958) Christopher Lee

    The Wicker Man (1973) Edward Woodward

    Bad Day At Black Rock (1955) Spencer Tracy

    Dead Mans Shoes (2004) Paddy Considine

    Godfather 1 & 2 (1972/74) Marlon Brando

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,616 ✭✭✭Montage of Feck

    Trying to think of something that hasn't got a mention. But anything from Terence Malik, his movies are more of a religious experience than actual movies. Don't think Bonnie and Clyde got mentioned.

    The 1970's was the highpoint of Hollywood cinema, until the excellent Heavens Gate broke it's studio, but the decline in recent times is acute.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,616 ✭✭✭Montage of Feck

    A Bridge Too Far is my favorite WWII movie but rarely gets shown. An Attenborough directed all star epic depicting the most daring action of the war.


  • Registered Users Posts: 211 ✭✭toggle toes

    I'm a big movie fan so I go to my local Omniplex cinema 🎥 on a regular basis. Before I signed up for the Omniex pass which I might add is excellent value I would stick to two or three genres of movies such as Action, horror and comedy.

    Now I go to most genres. First of all I find CGI has totally ruined the movie sector. And second it's been dominated by Marvel and DC super hero movies. I know movies 🎬 studios have to move with the times a I don't have an issue with super hero movies and I know they are box office hits but I hope at some stage all major movie studious will revert back to using stunt men and women when it comes to action movies. Wishful thinking on my part.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,324 ✭✭✭PokeHerKing

    Devils advocate



    Dazed and confused

    Detroit rock city

    Caddy shack

  • Registered Users Posts: 211 ✭✭toggle toes

    My favorite war movie is The Wild Geese. Roger Moore was excellent. Also I would recommend The Guns of Navorne with Gregory Peck. Other movies I would personally recommend are as follows:

    Halloween 1978 and the Excorcist 1973 both movies lead the the way for many slasher movies and supernatural movies of today.

    Regarding comedies I like to go way back to the 1930s as there were some comedy geniuses such as the Marx Brothers and of course the hallirous duo Laurel and Hardy. Both are my all time favorite comedy actors. If you haven't seen either of these acts I would suggest checking out some of their clips on YouTube.

  • Registered Users Posts: 830 ✭✭✭waywill1966

    Laurel and Hardy movies, absolute classics and the best comedy duo ever! The Music Box in my opinion was their best film!

  • Registered Users Posts: 211 ✭✭toggle toes

    Brilliant 👏 We will never see their likes again. Pure comedy geniuses. As I mentioned in a previous post The Marx Brothers my favorite out of all comedy actors. My favorite movies are A Day At The Races and Duck Soup.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,776 ✭✭✭✭briany

    Not being smart with the OP or anyone here, but there are filters on various film aggregator sites just for this kind of thing. Pretty much the way I'd find good films was to head over to IMDB and filter some film lists by year, score, genre etc. It's really not hard at all. It's actually far easier than posting this kind of thing on a forum, simply because here you end up getting more recommendations than you know what to do with.

  • Registered Users Posts: 34,898 ✭✭✭✭o1s1n
    Master of the Universe

    Ah sure look, threads like this are really just an excuse to talk about old films, it's not really just a list per se.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,662 ✭✭✭Feisar

    First they came for the socialists...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,445 ✭✭✭brokenbad

    Some good movies from the 2000's worth checking out:

    1. Gladiator
    2. The Perfect Storm
    3. Casino Royale
    4. No Country for Old Men
    5. Inglorious Basterds
    6. Collateral
    7. The Transporter
    8. Contagion
    9. The Bourne Identity
    10. Arlington Road