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One More Time, No Thank You!

These are really good movies, probably some of the best ever made. I loved them when I saw them but after seeing them once or twice I really have no desire to see them again, so they aren't on my favorites list. Yet I'd still call them classics and definitely recommend you also see them at least once. Heck most of them are probably on somebody else's favorites list!


1) The Godfather (1972)
Directed by:Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan

The Godfather is one of the best movies ever made. It probably makes a lot of top 10 lists. I got bored with it after watching it three or four times. It's a long movie, almost three hours and a bit slow at times.

Rated: 9.1 out of 10 at IMDB (You don't get much higher than that!)

2) Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Starring:Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore

I was expecting a great movie when I went to the theater to watch Saving Private Ryan, and I was not disappointed. It was fantastic. The look and feel of the movie was great. There were minor flaws in some of the German equipment and a few points of unbelievability but all in all the movie thrilled and entertained.

It wasn't until after I left the theater and started thinking about some of the particulars of the story that disappointement set in. The biggest one: There is no way that all of what transpired could have happened in seven days! Still it was a great movie and everyone should see it at least once or twice. Beware of the intense violence. Some of the most intense I've ever seen.

Rated: 8.3 out of 10 at IMDB

3) Psycho (1960)
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring:Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh

Probably one of the scariest thrillers I've ever seen. Granted the first time I saw I was probably nine or ten. The movie scared the hell out of me. You have to understand I had no idea what was about to happen when I first saw it.

If you know about the movie the impact will not be as strong. this is the case with all of Hitchcock's movies. The less you know about the movie going into it, the more you will enjoy it. This is probably why Psycho is a dust collector for me.

Psycho is a must see!

Rated: 8.6 out of 10 at IMDB


Bonnie and Clyde
Directed by: Arthur Penn
Starring : Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman

I saw this movie as a child of ten or eleven The original rating on this movie was "M" for Mature audience. That would roughly translate to today's "PG" or perhaps "PG13". The movie was before it's time. Bonnie and Clyde was one of the movies that brought a more realistic violence to the movies. This can be seen as the beginning of a new era in film. Besides being an important movie in cinema history it is just a fabulous movie. Fast paced, violent, and interesting with enough style to give us true moments of pain, love, and comic genius.

Worth viewing three or four times but then it will sit around for a long time

Rated: 7.9 out of 10 at IMDB










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