Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 8 years ago

Great movies before the 90s?

I am a great movie fan and I've watched a lot of movies. Problem is I find it very hard to find a good movie that I haven't watched and that's why I've set my eyes on older movies and I found great movie classic like Princess Bride, Karate Kid and Amadeus in the 80s.

However, I am in my 20s and don't know any older movie fans.

So that's why I am asking you to recommend me movies from the 80s and maybe 70s which are dark area for me.

Thank you in advance!!!

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  • Lily
    Lv 5
    8 years ago
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    70's Movies:

    American Graffiti

    Annie Hall


    Apocalypse Now

    The Clockwork Orange


    The Deer Hunter

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    The Exorcist

    The Godfather 1&2

    The French Connection





    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Star Wars

    Taxi Driver

    Young Frankenstein

    Caged Heat


    Foxy Brown

    The Big Doll House: Roger Corman Classics

    The Ritz

    When a Stranger Calls

    Women In Cages


    Desperate Living



    The Big Bird Cage

    Portnoy's Complaint

    Big Bad Mama

    Harold and Maude

    Cleopatra Jones

    Cleopatra Jones & Casino of Gold

    Where's Poppa

    The Lickerish Quartet

    Switchblade Sisters

    Friday Foster

    Norman Is That You

    Sheba, Baby

    Russ Meyer's Up!

    The First Nudie Musical

    The Sting

    The Foster Brothers


    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    Scenes from a Marriage

    The Girl with the Red Scarf

    Paper Moon

    Saban, Son of Saban

    The Crazy Class Wakes Up

    Dersu Uzala

    Life Of Brian

    Dog Day Afternoon

    The Rascals' Class Misses its Grades


    The Last Picture Show


    Autumn Sonata

    The Conformist

    Le cercle rouge

    Barry Lyndon


    Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    Aguirre: The Wrath of God

    Day For Night

    Cries And Whispers

    A Woman Under the Influence

    Dawn Of The Dead



    Being There

    The Conversation

    Mean Mother

    All the President's Men



    The Dirt Gang


    Five Bloody Graves


    An Afternoon At Saint Hill

    Man the Unfathomable


    Flesh Feast

    80's Movies:

    Better Off Dead

    Say Anything

    Pretty In Pink

    Sixteen Candles

    Breakfast Club

    Some Kind Of Wonderful

    Can't Buy Me Love

    Weird Science

    Mystic Pizza

    She's Out of Control


    Back To The Future

    Desperately Seeking Susan

    Stand By Me

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Dream A Little Dream

    The Goonies

    The Lost Boys

    Summer School

    Revenge of the Nerds

    Little Shop Of Horrors

    Ghostbusters 1-3

    Planes Trains & Automobiles

    National Lampoon's Vacation

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    The Shining


    Das Boot

    Cinema Paradiso

    Once Upon a Time in America


    Raging Bull

    Full Metal Jacket

    Grave of the Fireflies

    The Elephant Man


    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Die Hard

    A Short Film About Love

    Blade Runner

    Come and See

    The Marathon Family

    Fanny and Alexander


    My Neighbor Totoro

    The Thing

    The Terminator


    A Short Film About Killing

    Au Revoir Les Enfants

    Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    Castle in the Sky

    Time of the Gypsies

    Jean de Florette


    Manon of the Spring

    Crimes and Misdemeanors

    A Christmas Story

    Paris, Texas

    Rain Man

    The Untouchables

    Wings of Desire



    The Killing Fields

    The Killer

    This Is Spinal Tap

    Hannah and Her Sisters

    Venni vidi e m'arrapaoh

    Hollywood High Part II

    Ricky 1


    What Happened to These Civilizations?

    Boogeyman 1-3


    Frankenstein Island


    Gor II


    Blue Velvet

    Do The Right Thing

    Bull Durham

    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrail


    Sex, Lies and Videotape

    When Harry Met Sally

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    Top Gun

    Dirty Dancing

    Red Dawn

    Risky Business

    Teen Witch

    Adventures in Babysitting

    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

    Brat Pack

    I hope this answer helps you I gave you a long list so you have lots to choose from and lots to watch. Good luck, have fun, and happy watching:)

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  • 3 years ago

    Great Movies Of 90s

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  • 8 years ago

    Oh, the '70s and '80s were decades of GREAT filmmaking, especially the '70s. Try some of these!



    All the President's Men

    American Graffiti

    Animal House


    A Clockwork Orange

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Dog Day Afternoon

    The Exorcist

    The Godfather (Parts I and II)


    The Last Picture Show

    Manhattan (Frankly, I liked this one better than Annie Hall.)

    Mean Streets

    Network ("I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!")

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Saturday Night Fever

    Star Wars

    The Sting (A must-see!)

    Taxi Driver

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory


    Back to the Future

    Beetlejuice (One of my all-time favorites!)


    Broadcast News


    A Christmas Story


    Dead Poets Society

    Die Hard


    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Field of Dreams



    The Goonies

    All of the Indiana Jones movies, but I liked Last Crusade the best.


    Radio Days (First Woody Allen movie I ever saw!)

    Raging Bull


    The Right Stuff

    Stand By Me


    The Untouchables

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

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  • Debra
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    I loved the remake of star Trek. but I think with this one movie,tey are trying to reimgine star treck so future genrations love it too. But I would like to point out one thing about Willy Wonka. I do not consider that a remake, but re-interpretaiton. This is becuase Tim Burton went burton went back to the Orginal book, which was nothing like the first movie. (the book waaaaaaaaay better then the movie. the oginal movie disgusted me it was so different.) However, stories like transformers, GI Joe, Get Smart. I hated. These were not re-imagined books, but bad remakes of decent shows. I guess it's doe to (a) orginal thoughts are hard to come by, and I do believe that this current generation was geared more toward 'peformance' then 'creativty' (b) the special effects are better now then were in the 80's or the 60's but that doesn't mean the movies need to be reshot with 'today's tech. BTW, the remake of psyco, was so close to the orginal, (even right down to the blood going down the drain,) that They should have just colorized the old version. every single word and shot was exactally the same. (and perkins was way better this new guy.)

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  • 8 years ago

    the planet of the apes movies from the 70's i believe there were five of them.. smoky and the bandit, freaky friday , benji , star wars , the empire strikes back . the apple dumpling gang , a clockwork orange , american graffiti, the rocky horror picture show , and more than i can mention. lots of great movies from the 70's

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    I've been surfing more than three hours today seeking the answer to the same question, and I haven't found any interesting debate like this. It's pretty worth enough for me.

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  • 8 years ago

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    (best movie ever and I'm only 13)

    But I think this movie is older than what you're looking for though, I'm not really sure.

    Source(s): I'm a big movie fan :)
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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    I was searching for an answer on this too

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Mr bean series!!!!!!!

    I love it so much!!!!!!!

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