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Favorite American Sound Era Films

PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2003 11:53 pm
by cwilliams415
MY FAVORITE AMERICAN FILMS TOP20. Not what I think is the best, but my real favorits, at least for this month. By the this list is in no particular order:

STUNT MAN, THE
SULIVAN'S TRAVELS
MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK, THE
HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO
BRINGING UP BABY
TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE, THE
AFRICAN QUEEN, THE
MALTESE FALCON, THE
CASABLANCA
GONE WITH THE WIND
SINGIN IN THE RAIN
HIGH NOON
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE, THE
MANHATTAN
MISTER ROBERTS
NIGHT AT THE OPERA, A
ON THE TOWN
NORTH BY NORTHWEST




Re: Favorite American Sound Era Films

PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:57 am
by groom_daniel
I'm a big Preston Sturges fan, and I love Bogart films, so your list made me really happy.

I'm also a big Cagney fan. My favourite Cagney film is Public Enemy, but I also really liked Angels with Dirty Faces and White Heat.

My favourite American sound films:

Duck Soup
Animal Crackers
Horsefeathers
Our Gang shorts
It Happened One Night
Sullivan's Travels
Casablanca
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Sunset Blvd.
All About Eve
On the Waterfront
Night of the Hunter
Kiss Me Deadly
The Searchers
Rear Window
The Lost Weekend
Annie Hall
Manhattan
Chinatown
Five Easy Pieces
The Elephant Man
Amadeus
Do The Right Thing
Mulholland Drive

Re: Favorite American Sound Era Films

PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 2:26 pm
by felipejuanfroilan
The Magnificient Ambersons
Red River
In a Lonely Place
The Hustler
2001: a Space Odissey
The Wild Bunch
The Godfather II
The Front Page
Missing
Quiz Show

Re: Favorite American Sound Era Films

PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2003 10:58 pm
by gratefultiger
Magnificent Ambersons
Citizen Kane
Touch Of evil
Out of the Past
Detour
The Wild Bunch
The Oxbow incident
Force Of Evil
Night of The Hunter
Vertigo
Psycho
The Roaring Twenties
All that Heaven Allows
All Quiet On the Western Front
Treasure Of The Sierra Madre
Maltese Falcon
The Big Combo
The Thin Red Line (Malick)
The Searchers
The Connection (Shirley Clark)
The Godfather#1&2
There are stacks more but that will do me for now.

Re: Favorite American Sound Era Films

PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 7:09 pm
by john-5
Duck Soup
Top Hat
Citizen Kane
To Be or Not to Be
Casablanca
It's a Wonderful Life
The Big Sleep
Letter from an Unknown Woman
Singin in the Rain
The Band Wagon
Night of the Hunter
Kiss me Deadly
Vertigo
Some Like it Hot
North by Northwest
The Apartment
El Cid
The Wild Bunch
Apocalypse Now
Manhattan
Raging Bull
Once Upon a Time in America
Blue Velvet
Miller's Crossing
The Age of Innocence
Mulholland Drive

(excluding 2001, The Shining, Dr Strangelove, Once Upon a Time in the West, Paris Texas, Lawrence of Arabia as unclear or non-American nationality)

Re: Favorite American Sound Era Films

PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 7:11 pm
by john-5
Oops, i missed out The Searchers.

Re: Favorite American Sound Era Films

PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 7:34 pm
by patsfan86
In no particular order:
Shane
The Searchers
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
White Heat
Inn of the Sixth Happiness
High Sierra
Night of the Hunter
Duck Soup
Arc of Triumph
The Train
Casablanca
Citizen Kane
Psycho
Frankenstein
The Big Sleep
Sahara
Brute Force
Adventures of Robin Hood
Elmer Gantry
Stalag 17

Re: Favorite American Sound Era Films

PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 1:32 am
by gratefultiger
The Train,Elmer Gantry top choices,the former is especially underrated.

Re: Favorite American Sound Era Films

PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:33 am
by auteur
FAVORITE AMERICAN FILMS
(Not included in the excellent lists from John, Daniel,etc)

PINOCCHIO
THE GRAPES OF WRATH (Ford)
FORT APACHE (Ford)
THE NAKED SPUR (Mann)
MONSIEUR VERDOUX (Chaplin)
MODERN TIMES (Chaplin)
OTHELLO (Welles)
RANCHO NOTORIOUS (Lang)
HUMAN DESIRE (Lang)
HANGMEN ALSO DIE (Lang)
GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (Hawks)
HALLELUJAH, I'M A BUM! (Milestone)
SALT OF THE EARTH (Biberman)
THE SOUTHERNER (Renoir)
LAURA (Preminger)
THE STEEL HELMET (Sam Fuller)
SHOCK CORRIDOR (Fuller)
THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (Frankenheimer)
McCABE AND MRS. MILLER (Altman)
NASHVILLE (Altman)
HEARTS AND MINDS (Davis)
THE CONVERSATION (Coppola)
A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE (Casavettes)
BEING THERE (Ashby)
REDS (Beatty)
KILLER OF SHEEP (Charles Burnett)
TO SLEEP WITH ANGER (Burnett)
THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST (Scorsese)
KUNDUN (Scorsese)
CRUMB (Zwigoff)
DEAD MAN (Jarmusch)
EYES WIDE SHUT (Kubrick)