The 25 Best Classic Movies of All Timeby malthetuxen | created - 12 Feb 2018 | updated - 1 day ago | Public
My 25 personal favorite movies that are considered classics. Since there were so many movies to choose between I have chosen only to focus on movies from 1920-1979.
Nosferatu (1922) - F.W. Murnau The General (1926) - Buster Keaton Sunrise (1927) - F.W. Murnau City Lights (1931) - Charlie Chaplin Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939) - Frank Capra The Wizard of Oz (1939) - Victor Fleming The Grapes of Wrath (1940) - John Ford The Lost Weekend (1945) - Billy Wilder Brief Encounter (1945) - David Lean The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) It's A Wonderful Life (1946) - Frank Capra Out of The Past (1947) - Jacques Tourneur The Red Shoes (1948) - Michael Powell & Emerick Pressburger The Treasure of Sierra Madre (1948) - John Huston Los Olvidados (1950) - Luis Bunuel Ace In The Hole (1951) - Billy Wilder The Wages of Fear (1953) - Henri-Georges Clouzot Ugetsu (1953) - Kenji Mizoguchi The Band Wagon (1953) - Vincente Minnelli Rear Window (1954) - Alfred Hitchcock Ordet (1955) - Carl Theodor Dreyer Wild Strawberries (1957) - Ingmar Bergman Touch of Evil (1958) - Orson Welles The Apartment (1960) - Billy Wilder L'Avventura (1960) - Michelangelo Antonioni What Ever Happened To Baby Jane (1962) - Robert Aldrich Band of Outsiders (1964) - Jean-Luc Godard Repulsion (1965) - Roman Polanski The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966) - Sergio Leone Easy Rider (1969) - Dennis Hopper Mean Streets (1973) - Martin Scorsese Barry Lyndon (1975) - Stanley Kubrick Taxi Driver (1976) - Martin Scorsese Days of Heaven (1978) - Terrence Mallick Alien (1979) Ridley Scott
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2. Psycho (1960)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Votes: 536,090 | Gross: $32.00M
5. Casablanca (1942)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.
Votes: 474,972 | Gross: $1.02M
6. Gone with the Wind (1939)
Passed | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
Votes: 263,727 | Gross: $198.68M
7. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer HAL 9000.
Votes: 540,787 | Gross: $56.95M
8. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, War
A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.
Votes: 546,825 | Gross: $83.47M
9. Some Like It Hot (1959)
Not Rated | 121 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
Votes: 219,633 | Gross: $25.00M
10. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Not Rated | 100 min | Film-Noir, Mystery
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.
Votes: 140,220 | Gross: $2.11M
11. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Votes: 1,436,576 | Gross: $134.97M
The Godfather: Part Two
12. Vertigo (1958)
PG | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.
Votes: 319,314 | Gross: $3.20M
14. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Approved | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.
Votes: 241,346 | Gross: $44.82M
15. La Grande Illusion (1937)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War
During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.
Votes: 30,996 | Gross: $0.17M
17. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
R | 133 min | Drama
A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.
Votes: 829,104 | Gross: $112.00M
18. North by Northwest (1959)
Not Rated | 136 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
A New York City advertising executive goes on the run after being mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies.
Votes: 270,926 | Gross: $13.28M
19. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
PG | 122 min | Drama
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.
Votes: 91,455 | Gross: $8.00M
22. The Seventh Seal (1957)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy
A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.
23. The Third Man (1949)
Not Rated | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.
Votes: 143,711 | Gross: $0.45M