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« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2022, 03:06:08 PM »

There's plenty I haven't seen, but ones that I've not and people tell me I must:
Casablanca
2001: A Space Odyssey
Gone With the Wind
Dirty Harry
Cleopatra
Casino...

CASABLANCA is one of the best Hollywood films of that era: implausible, great setups, great character actors, kind of silly, humorous and speedy.  If you are okay with black and white, it's highly recommended. 

2001 is a great movie that many recommend, forgetting their initial reaction to it: boring.  I love it.  Highly recommended. 

GONE WITH THE WIND is great but long, dated, and a bit corny, these days, not for everyone. 

CLEOPATRA (assume you mean the 1963 LIZ TAYLOR) is high camp, fun to look at, ridiculous. 

CASINO is great.  Violent.  Highly recommended. 

RC has DIRTY HARRY spot on.  Highly recommended. 
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« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2022, 06:08:08 PM »

There's plenty I haven't seen, but ones that I've not and people tell me I must:
Casablanca
2001: A Space Odyssey
Gone With the Wind
Dirty Harry
Cleopatra
Casino...

CASABLANCA is one of the best Hollywood films of that era: implausible, great setups, great character actors, kind of silly, humorous and speedy.  If you are okay with black and white, it's highly recommended. 

2001 is a great movie that many recommend, forgetting their initial reaction to it: boring.  I love it.  Highly recommended. 

GONE WITH THE WIND is great but long, dated, and a bit corny, these days, not for everyone. 

CLEOPATRA (assume you mean the 1963 LIZ TAYLOR) is high camp, fun to look at, ridiculous. 

CASINO is great.  Violent.  Highly recommended. 

RC has DIRTY HARRY spot on.  Highly recommended. 

Yes. The Liz Taylor one. I've seen clips over the years and recall it being shown on tv a lot as a kid in the 80s/90s but never watched.
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« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2022, 08:40:22 PM »

...Yes. The Liz Taylor one. I've seen clips over the years and recall it being shown on tv a lot as a kid in the 80s/90s but never watched.
If there is a movie that defines ELIZABETH TAYLOR as a bad actor, it's CLEOPATRA.  Silly script.  Great production values, amidst gargantuan waste.  It sux... wonderfully.  Definitely bad.   Thumbup
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« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2022, 10:11:52 PM »

I've never seen "E.T.," which I guess is kinda odd for a child of the 80s.

A few others, off the top of my head:

Avatar
Karate Kid (or any of its sequels)
Casablanca
Citizen Kane
Any of the "Bourne" movies
Any "Star Trek" after "II"
Star Wars episodes "II" and "III"
Any "Mission Impossible"  after the first one
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« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2022, 08:04:14 AM »

I've never seen "E.T.," which I guess is kinda odd for a child of the 80s.

A few others, off the top of my head:

Avatar
Karate Kid (or any of its sequels)
Casablanca
Citizen Kane
Any of the "Bourne" movies
Any "Star Trek" after "II"
Star Wars episodes "II" and "III"
Any "Mission Impossible"  after the first one

AVATAR - you're not missing much, worth a watch in theaters for the spectacle, less so at home
KARATE KID - Enjoyable but not essential
CASABLANCA - already discussed, I would say the best movie on this list by a wide margin
CITIZEN KANE - you'll probably hate it, most people do  Smile It's a movie of tremendous historical importance for the development of film as an art form.
"Bourne" movies - I've never seen these either
"Episodes II & III - They're an improvement over "I" for sure! If you haven't seen them yet you're obviously not a STAR WARS completist
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE sequels - these are surprisingly good. If you like modern James Bond you will surely like these.
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« Reply #35 on: June 16, 2022, 11:05:32 AM »

Any "Mission Impossible"  after the first one

Mission Impossible: Fall Out is IMO the best - there's a stunt in it where Tom Cruise was jumping from one building to another and ended up breaking his ankle. They actually kept the shot in the film!  Buggedout
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« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2022, 06:10:08 PM »

...Yes. The Liz Taylor one. I've seen clips over the years and recall it being shown on tv a lot as a kid in the 80s/90s but never watched.
If there is a movie that defines ELIZABETH TAYLOR as a bad actor, it's CLEOPATRA.  Silly script.  Great production values, amidst gargantuan waste.  It sux... wonderfully.  Definitely bad.   Thumbup
My mom might have the DVD. She's got a bunch of older flicks laying around.
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« Reply #37 on: June 17, 2022, 01:18:56 AM »

Our visitor loves horror films, but has seen hardly any of them. Last night we watched Lost Boys and Beetlejuice, but next I am going to show her The Thing and The Fog. I'll need to come up with an essential watch list for her.
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« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2022, 08:27:11 AM »

Show her the TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.  Buggedout
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« Reply #39 on: June 17, 2022, 08:31:55 AM »

So far I have The Thing, The Fog, Jaws, Alien and Evil Dead. TCM might be a bit much for her.
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