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1920s

People who added this item 1451 Average listal rating (863 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Nosferatu (1922)
Once upon a time I even managed to see a "live" performance of this film... complete with accompanying pianist/organist(?) providing the dramatic soundtrack.

Fantastic.
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1930s

People who added this item 294 Average listal rating (169 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
I think I first saw this film during my teenage years. Rebelliously staying up late one night to watch the late night movie.

I remember being completely engrossed in the story and the closing scenes with James Cagney made some kind of impact to my young impressionable mind.
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People who added this item 636 Average listal rating (432 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
I forget when I first saw this film. One of those that is shown on TV every now and then and you end up watching it.

I love this kind of fast-paced "wordy" comedy.
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1940s

People who added this item 131 Average listal rating (92 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
I haven't seen this one in a long time.

It became a favourite as it was always shown over Christmas holidays when I was younger, and so became part of the routine.
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People who added this item 215 Average listal rating (134 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
I just love the story in this one. Very charming.
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People who added this item 537 Average listal rating (346 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Another one of those fast-paced "war of words" comedies that I always enjoy watching.
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People who added this item 48 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
For years I used to muddle this up with the earlier version "The Shop Around The Corner" (see further down the list). Believing for a while that Judy Garland acted alongside James Stewart in this story.

It wasn't until I finally saw them both again that I understood my mistake.

Both films are firmly entrenched into my memory now. For their own merits as well as my mix up. :)
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People who added this item 101 Average listal rating (60 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Little Women (1949)
My favourite of the "Little Women" films. I prefer June Allyson's version of Jo. I also prefer the pace of the story-telling with this version. Also the way most of the other characters get their fair share of screen time. E.g. Beth's character gets more room in this one, and we get to see her developing fondness for Laurie's grandfather.

It annoyed me how much of the story was left out of the later (Winona Ryder) version. Ah well.
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People who added this item 78 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
James Mason got to make some really good films in his day. Although quite a dark story I thought this was quite charming.
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People who added this item 310 Average listal rating (211 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
See comment above for "In The Good Old Summertime".
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People who added this item 338 Average listal rating (223 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
White Heat (1949)
Another one that is stuck in the psyche.
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1950s

People who added this item 20 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7
This one is still shown fairly regularly on one of the TV channels here. Still enjoy watching it each time I managed to find it.
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Perhaps a little cheesy but I grew up watching this and "On Moonlight Bay" pretty regularly. Usually shown during Christmas holidays.

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People who added this item 114 Average listal rating (82 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
Calamity Jane (1953)
This film has been part of my family's make up ever since I can remember. Usually a stalwart of the Christmas holiday television schedule that the whole family would sit down and watch. Good times.
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People who added this item 726 Average listal rating (461 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
One of the first sci-fi films I saw on TV when I was younger and I fell in love with it.

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People who added this item 179 Average listal rating (119 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Such a classic. Fun story but with a point. Quite a combination.

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People who added this item 403 Average listal rating (260 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
I used to find the "monster" pretty frightening when I was younger. Great film.

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People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
I can't remember when I first saw this film as a youngster. Loved the music, and if I'm honest I fell in love with Mario Lanza with this film.
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People who added this item 140 Average listal rating (89 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Another one that was on TV regularly during my childhood. I loved the colourful drama, and all the animals. :)
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People who added this item 26 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.9
Stuck in the psyche!!

I can't imagine my childhood without this film.
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People who added this item 437 Average listal rating (288 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
Harvey (1950)
I remember enjoying this classic as a child because of the fun idea of a grown man talking to an invisible rabbit!

Then I saw it again after I grew up and Jimmy Stewart's acting grabbed my attention.

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People who added this item 79 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
Yep, another one regularly watched during childhood. I thought it charming and Deborah Kerr was wonderful in this.

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People who added this item 33 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
Houdini (1953)
Still enjoy this film today. Quite dark in its own way.
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People who added this item 31 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 7.9
This is one that I don't see very regularly but again it is stuck in the psyche. I found the scenario of being stuck out in the desert like that intriguing.
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People who added this item 60 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
I vaguely remembering being taught about Grace Aylward during school and being shown this film as part of that. After forgetting all about it I saw the film again a few years ago and loved it all over again.
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People who added this item 61 Average listal rating (45 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
Another old sci-fi film I first saw quite young. I loved it even though I found it quite scary at the time.
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People who added this item 304 Average listal rating (187 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
Such a classic. Yep, stuck in the psyche.
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People who added this item 142 Average listal rating (89 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
I loved this film the first time I saw it. An intelligent film and quite progressive in many ways, considering this was made in 1959.
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People who added this item 32 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
See comments for "By The Light of the Silvery Moon". Same.
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People who added this item 825 Average listal rating (558 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Stuck in the psyche.

It took me a while to appreciate this, but once I was old enough to appreciate the acting I was gripped.
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People who added this item 134 Average listal rating (91 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.7
This one snuck up on me in becoming a "favourite". I had forgotten all about it for ages, then saw it again a few years ago. Fun story.
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People who added this item 1262 Average listal rating (795 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.8
Yes well, I saw this for the first time as a young, impressionable teenager and as such fell in love with it. I still think it is brilliant.
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People who added this item 136 Average listal rating (89 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.7
Another one that is "stuck in the psyche" from watching it every so often (usually part of an afternoon matinee on the TV).
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People who added this item 1146 Average listal rating (717 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Roman Holiday (1953)
Because she sticks her hand in that face, then he does too and gets "bitten". :p

Fun film.
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 6.5
Another one that often appeared during my teenage TV viewing. I just loved the darkness to this adventure story.

Haven't seen it for ages, now I really want to go watch it again.
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People who added this item 1687 Average listal rating (1127 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
So progressive really, considering it is 1959 (which seems to be the year for such things).

Fun film but smart too.
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People who added this item 378 Average listal rating (247 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
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1960s

People who added this item 172 Average listal rating (110 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Part of the psyche. Haven't seen it in a long time, need to seek it out again.
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People who added this item 537 Average listal rating (361 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Bullitt (1968)
The car chase.
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Classic, classic script. The end! The jumping off the cliff into the river! The songs.

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People who added this item 832 Average listal rating (560 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.2
Classic script, also fairly poignant story.
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People who added this item 53 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.2
I know this is cheesy. What's wrong with a little cheese now and then?
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People who added this item 135 Average listal rating (95 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
You are stuck in the desert with a broken plane or two. Enemy forces all around you. No food or water. So what do you do?

Build a new plane. Of course. (Remake wasn't too bad but this one is much better).
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People who added this item 1058 Average listal rating (747 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
I love this film, but can't watch it too often. Too heartbreaking.
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More cheesy fun!
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People who added this item 508 Average listal rating (300 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
Stuck in the psyche. Classic lines, classic cars.
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People who added this item 286 Average listal rating (198 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
Two words.... Ray Harryhausen.
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People who added this item 2495 Average listal rating (1593 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.6
My favourite of the Disney's I think. Great songs, plus singing Orang Utans, and bears... and panthers... etc.
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People who added this item 276 Average listal rating (171 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
Oliver! (1968)
Used to find Fagin scary. And Bill Sykes.

Also there are songs to sing along to.
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People who added this item 1482 Average listal rating (1021 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
The best version (sorry remake fans).
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Any movie I deem to be a favourite is generally given 5 stars as default.

These movies are favourites either because they made me think, or simply they made me laugh. The best films do both.

Some are films I grew up watching and as such became part of my psyche. Others are new favourites (they may not be new films, but new to me perhaps).

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