After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult. Too be honest with you I wasn’t keen on this film while I growing up and once I thinking about it, it actually a charming film with a brilliant story and the main lead is likeable, I like the idea of this film, it is fun and joyous and it is a feel-good experience with this film.
9.Young Frankenstein (1974)
An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body. Once I watch this for the first time I thought it was really funny and really intriguing from start to finish, the casting is spot on and brim with comic one liner, it is definitely watchable.
A young man inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. Sometimes with comedy horror films they doesn’t really work, whereas with this one it does work really well, it doesn’t take itself too seriously and that is the key to this film, overall this is well – made and it is certainly thrilling.
Three parapsychologists forced out of their university funding set up shop as a unique ghost removal service in New York City, attracting frightened yet sceptical customers. Pure escapism type of film and this is definitely a rainy-day film, the CGI/SFX is absolutely amazing, it also generally funny and it is subtle and not too action packed, this one doesn’t feel rushed and it is an enjoyable film.
6.Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her ten-year-old son John from a more advanced and powerful cyborg. Remarkable soundtrack and the pacing is just right in this thrill ride type of film, the visual is outstanding and overall this is entertaining from the first frame, the villain is perfectly sinister and this film is totally memorable and with a good ending.
5.The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Young Dorothy Gale and her dog are swept away by a tornado from their Kansas farm to the magical Land of Oz, and embark on a quest with three new friends to see the Wizard. Not usually my type of film but this is bright and colourful, I actually growing up watching this film and there are catchy tunes, my personal favourite is Over The Rainbow and overall this is an old school type of film which I admire.
4.The Elephant Man (1980)
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side – show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of kindness, intelligence, and sophistication. Quietly effective and this is about appearances and it doesn’t matter what you look like, that is an important message to everyone and this is moving and sincere and the acting is absolutely amazing, it will leaves you a lasting impression on you.
3.The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
In Victorian London, England, Basil the rodent Sherlock Holmes, investigated the kidnapping of a toy maker and uncovers its link to his archenemy, Professor Ratigan. Overall this animation film is definitely eye catching, the vocal talent is superb and it is easy to follow and it has got an excellent story, the animation itself look gorgeous and this is simply an underrated Disney film.
When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community off Cape Cod, it’s up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down. Magnificent horror film and I like the way it focuses on the tense moments, it certainly work and it is one of the best film by Steven Spielberg, it actually convincing and the pacing is perfect and it does hold your interested.
1.My Neighbour Totoro (1988)
When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby. Lovingly made and this is breathtakingly beautiful and it about adolescent and growing up, I’m sure people will connect to this film as this is relatable and this is colourful, it will leaves you a lasting impression on you as this is totally memorable.
2 thoughts on “Article: Top 10 Golden Oldies Films Volume 2”
I can’t believe that it is 2 years next month since we did volume 1 of this topic. I like your selections but once again I have to smile at what you consider “oldies. They are all modern films to me. Here are some older oldies to search out (if you haven’t already seen them.
Gone With The Wind (1939) – you like a back story, here’s one of the longest. And a great last line!
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) – another epic and a great adventure story, based on a true story.
Psycho (1960) – or any Hitchcock film (Double Indemnity, The Lady Vanishes, North by North West) – the master of suspense.
Rebel Without A Cause (1955) – coming of age story full of teenage angst. What are you rebelling against? What have you got?
The Godfather (1972) – go for the whole trilogy.
Some Like It Hot (1959) – often on TV. Classic
The Night of the Hunter (1955) Robert Mitchum creepy.
12 Angry Men (1957) classic courtroom drama.
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (1962) – two great female actors at the top of their game.
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I will definitely looking into them and keep my eyes on these film