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Posted By: robomatic
17-May-04 - 09:48 PM
Thread Name: BS: Best Movies You'd Never Heard Of??
Subject: RE: BS: Best Movies You'd Never Heard Of??
Old English Black and Whites:
Anything with Alec Guinness - The Man in the White Suit, Kind Hearts and Coronets

Anything with Edmund Gwenn and/or Charles Laughton.
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in the original version of Bedazzled which is about twenty times better than the recent one, but it is very English, very sixties, and black and white.

Lovely animated film of the early 70's called The Point.

Screwball coming of age film of the sixties You're a Big Boy Now.

The earlier Woody Allen flicks: Take the Money and Run, Bananas, Love and Death, Annie Hall.

David Niven as James Bond in a wild take-off of the genre: Casino Royale.

Old cheesy horror films with Vincent Price.
Doctor Sardonicus

Old American Black and Whites:
Humphrey Bogart: Treasure of the Sierra Madre, High Sierra,

Crime Dramas: Asphalt Jungle with Sam Jaffe and Sterling Hayden

Screwball Comedies: Jimmy Stewart in Arsenic and Old Lace and Harvey.

A lot of poeple like the Katherine Hepburn Spencer Tracy movies.

Silent Flicks: The ever endearing Harold Lloyd who did most if not all his own stunts even though he lost half of his hand in an accident. He made it into the talkies.

The Classic Japanese Samurai movies. Anything directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshiro Mifune. Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, Sanjuro. They are violent for their time. Also Sansho the Bailiff and Harp of Burma.

Classic Disney: Dumbo, Kirk Douglas in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Good modern flicks that didn't get a big audience include:
Sci-fi: Gattacca with Uma Thurman Ethan Hawke and Jude Law
Chinese: King of Masks
Jonathon Demme as director: Something Wild, Stop Making Sense, Married to the Mob
David Sayle as director: City of Hope, a great little morality tale.

You can also check out the www.imdb.com which seems to have a record of every film ever made.