You know how, today, we take inspiration or look up to “classic” films like The Godfather and The Shawshank Redemption? Well, what did people in the 80s/90s look up to? 70s movies? Black and white movies? What were seen as classics back then?

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    27 days ago

    The Godfather came out in 1972

    Planet of the Apes in 1968

    Apocalypse Now in 1979

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind in 1977

    2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968

    Halloween in 1978

    Taxi Driver in 1976

    A Clockwork Orange in 1971…

    Great cinema existed before the 80’s.

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    Yes, in the 90s all we had were silent black and white movies. The sight of a train barreling down the tracks at us in the theater was a confusing and terrifying experience.

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    Off the top of my head:

    Casablanca

    Citizen Kane

    It’s a Wonderful Life

    The Wizard of Oz

    Ben Hur

    Cleopatra

    Giant

    Rebel Without a Cause

    American Graffiti

    The Graduate

    Psycho

    North by Northwest

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      Let me throw 12 Angry Men on the pile. I’ve rarely (maybe never) been so astonished at…, whatever that movie is. Grabs you by the short and curlies, won’t let go. And the premise could hardly sound more boring.

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    Logan’s Run, 1976*

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969

    Easy Rider, 1969

    A Clockwork Orange, 1971

    Dirty Harry, 1971

    Taxi Driver, 1976

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    I can’t help you because I was too busy finding good stuff of the the 80s in VHS.

    Old movies were not “boring” or more “classic” but it was as hard to find as regular movies, so there was no point focusing on a specific decade. And since it was difficult to find for most people around me, we were looking for 80s movies.

    Also you had to live next to a friend who had a good collection of movies. In most countries it was difficult.

    I don’t know if I make myself clear, but if you had the choice between the new Spiderman and the Godfather to please your whole family, which one would you choose?

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    With awesome soon-to-be classics coming out literally every other week, we didn’t have to look up to anything from the past.

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    Well for a 90’s and 80’s movies I really liked:

    Robin Hood Men in Tights, A Goofy Movie was solid, Biodome, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters

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    Anything with John Wayne or Clinton Eastwood Jr. In it was quite popular with my folks.

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    Not to speak for OP (I’m going to speak for OP) but I think the question is not “were there good movies before $CURRENT_YEAR” but rather: how much time needs to pass before a movie is recognized as a classic, and has that amount of time remained static?

    If I am wrong please correct me

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      Your wrong because op asked a question and you negated it proposing they ask a new question for no reason since their question still has answers.

      Why do Linux users do this?