What films do you love that were made before you were born?

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Found 30th Aug 2017
So I decided to have a look at some old films that I remember watching with my dad back in the days.

I will start you off with a couple (3) of Paul Newmans

Cool Hand Luke

Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid

The Hustler


  1. Misc
  1. Misc

Two of my favourite films are the first Alien film and Bladerunner. Both (just) before I was born and both timeless in my opinion.

Midnight Cowboy is great too though

Star wars the original movies
Trading places

Loads of good movies from before I was born.

Blazing Saddles
The Sword in the Stone (Disney)
North by Northwest
The Return Of The Pink Panther
Seven Samurai
The Jungle Book (Disney)
Rear Window
The Muppet Movie

The Man who would be King
All 5 of the 1970s Planet of the Apes
Last Tango in Paris
Marathon Man
Enter the Dragon

My favourite film is Back to the Future which came out 2 weeks after I was born (if that counts)

Arsenic and old lace. All the Laurel and Hardy movies.

Not that much of a fan of old cinema, but do have a number in my collection I considered essential or nostalgic:

The Exorcist
Raging Bull
The Godfather 1 & 2
A clockwork orange
Indiana Jones
The Shining
Taxi Driver
One flew over the cuckoo's nest
Star Wars iv/v/vi

g8spur4 h, 23 m ago

My favourite film is Back to the Future which came out 2 weeks after I was …My favourite film is Back to the Future which came out 2 weeks after I was born (if that counts)

The title says films made before you were born, rather than films released before you were born. So definitely counts!
Edited by: "delusion" 30th Aug 2017

I quite like Barbarella

Star wars
Italian job

The Maltese falcon
Ice cold in Alex
Citizen Kane

So many

The Magnificent even

any Norman wisdom movie or Carry On

I'm struggling because of my age

Guessing Deeky's going for Cave of Altamira paintings?

nice one CrOm Ice Cold in Alex... good movie
Edited by: "philphil61" 30th Aug 2017

Most films I love were before I was born. 12 Angry Men is still one of my best
If you haven't seen this (the Henry Fonda) version, then you are missing out.
8.9 on IMDB. Number 5 of the greatest movie of all time.

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Edited by: "shabbird" 30th Aug 2017

The Wizard Of Oz, The Great Escape, The Sound Of Music. Basically all the films I grew up watching on the telly at Christmas before VHS and Sky came along.

The ladykillers. Kind hearts and coronets . Lawrence of arabia
Citizen Kane
Gone with the wind
A matter of life and death.
I could go on and on and on but I'm that old I have trouble remembering their names these days

Lassie Come Home
Dial M for Murder

Laurel and Hardy movies.
Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi.

Seven brides for seven brothers
West side story
Guys and dolls
Cat on a hot tin roof

When i was born they didn't have fire

I had a fascination for The Hunchback of Notre-Dame when I was young.

Lon Chaney, Charles Laughton and Anthony Quinn played Quasimodo in 1923/39/56.

They are all fantastic to watch then, and I'm sure they would be great to view now too.
Edited by: "OllieSt" 30th Aug 2017

PTibbets2 h, 4 m ago

Harold Lloyd was my favourite black & white film actor of all time. In my …Harold Lloyd was my favourite black & white film actor of all time. In my opinion he outdone Chaplin!

Michael Jackson is my favourite black & white entertainer

The Parent Trap, You've Got Mail, maybe some others but I can't name any more at the top of my head

Citizen Kane
Clockwork Orange
Easy Rider
Casino Royale (1967) best Bond film ever!
The Conversation
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Rosemary's Baby

Thats all I can think of right now.


The Sting

Enter The Dragon

First three I could think of, and still watch them all to this day

Marx Brothers films.
Early horror films.
A Matter of Life and Death.
Many more that I'm too old to recall or too young to have seen!

The Ten Commandments
War of the Worlds
I was a Male War Bride
The Third Man
Samson and Delilah
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Singin' in the Rain
The Bridge on the River Kwai
12 Angry Men
Dial M for Murder
To Catch and Thief
The Spirit of St. Louis

Captain courageous
To kill a mockingbird bird
Sinbad movies
All the old b and w films mentioned in comment above
Edited by: "lumsdot" 31st Aug 2017

Vanishing Point
The Driver

Police Academy for me

One flew over the cuckoo's nest
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