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Movies by Genre!


Winter is upon us and I am considering starting a movie night at World life club in Gui Lin Lu. I have a nice new HDMI TV which I think would be perfect for showing some great movies.

So I need your help, I want to compose a list of movies for each Genre. I think the main thing is that I am looking for the greatest movies ever made in each catergory.

a) Western

b) Sci-Fi

c) Action

d) Romance/Comedy

e) Period/Historic

Thanks for your help, and feel free to add a genre or 2:)

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You could go with the old "Police Academy", for Comedy. I have all four if you need them.

Drama - Seabiscuiyt is also good

Drama/Thriller - Just watched House of Games by David Mamet again - superb film

Western- "High Noon" and "Good, Bad and the Ugly" (tie)

"the man from earth"
Has anyone else seen this.
I will show one of two movies on Wednesday evening - sci. Fi.
And the short list is...

Drama- Smoke

Romance/drama -Life is Beautiful

D) Big fish from Tim burton,  with Ewan McGregor and David Denman. A really nice movie with humour. Forrest gump , a movie which i watch many times but can watch it and watch it again. 


E) The comedian harmonists ,directed by Joseph Vilsmaier. The Great Dictator is a comedy film by Charlie Chaplin released in October 1940 . It's really fun. For me it's real comedy cause it's a silent film.The emotions and reactions  of the public are real. 

Ray Charles.This film is very moving and interesting. For those who know Ray Charles and want to know more about his life, this film is perfect (the only biography movie of Ray lol). 


B) iRobot (iphone , ipad.....) . I think many people know already this movie.I think it's not real Sci-Fi ,cause we have already robots of which we are dependent , and this more and more. It can be interesting to speak also about this after this movie (of course if it is select)  "What is the real danger of technologie and what is not". What happend if internet crush down? Can we survive and live like the old generation before us? 



Okay here are my picks:

Western:  True Grit (the John Wayne version) and Shane

Sci-Fi: Silent Running, 2001: A Space Odyssey

Action: Dirty Harry

Romance/Period piece: Gone with the Wind (Classic)

Comedy: The Frisco Kid (Gene Wilder and a very young Harrison Ford), Auntie Mame (Roslind Russell version), Good Neighbor Sam (Jack Lemmon), The Odd Couple (Lemmon and Walter Matthau)

Historic: Brother Sun, Sister Moon, The Kings Speech, Good Morning Vietnam, The Killing Fields

Drama:  What Dreams May Come (Robin Williams)

Musical: Sweet Charity (Shirley McLaine), Cabaret (Liza Minnelli), Fosse, White Christmas

Classic Holiday: It's a Wonderful Life (Jimmy Stewart), Miracle on 34th Street (Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara)

I know I could think of many more in each category but these are the ones that are at the top for me.



You forgot the original "Wizard of Oz"? Shame on you!!

There's also Apocalypse Now, Good Will Hunting, Platoon, and The Breakfast Club.

From the 80's: Raging Bull, Silence of the Lambs, The Shining, Tootsie, The Princess Bride, Raising Arizona, Scarface, Chariots of Fire, The Right Stuff, A Passage to India, Hope and Glory, Caddyshack, The Road Warrior, Fatal Attraction, Out of Africa, and Stand by Me.

All excellent movies.

Chris:  Ooops you are so right!  LOL

scareface, so right!
no body mentioned godfather?!
classic - its awonderful life.
pulp fiction
reservoir dogs
TRUE romance
holy molly, love tarantino!!

Wait for it Richard, I ain't done, yet ... LOL


1. The Godfather - (1972, Francis Ford Coppola) (Marlon Brando, Al Pacino)
2. The Godfather part II - (1974, Francis Ford Coppola) (Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro)
3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - (1975, Milos Forman) (Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher)
4. Apocalypse Now - (1979, Francis Ford Coppola) (Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall)
5. Chinatown - (1974, Roman Polanski) (Jack Nicholson, John Huston)
6. A Clockwork Orange - (1971, Stanley Kubrick) (Malcolm McDowell, Patrick MaGee)
7. Star Wars - (1977, George Lucas) (Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford)
8. Jaws - (1975, Steven Spielberg) (Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss)
9. Taxi Driver - (1976, Martin Scorsese) (Robert DeNiro, Jodie Foster)
10. The Deer Hunter - (1978, Michael Cimino) (Robert DeNiro, Christopher Walken)
11. Annie Hall - (1977, Woody Allen) (Woody Allen, Diane Keaton)
12. Network - (1976, Sydney Lumet) (Peter Finch, William Holden)
13. Rocky - (1976, John G. Avildsen) (Sylvester Stallone, Carl Weathers)
14. Patton - (1970, Franklin J. Schaffner) (George C. Scott, Karl Malden)
15. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - (1977, Steven Spielberg) (Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr)
16. M*A*S*H - (1970, Robert Altman) (Elliot Gould, Donald Sutherland)
17. The Exorcist - (1973, William Friedkin) (Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair)
18. American Graffiti - (1973, George Lucas) (Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss)
19. The French Connection - (1971, William Friedkin) (Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider)
20. Mean Streets - (1973, Martin Scorsese) (Harvey Keitel, Robert DeNiro)
21. Aguirre, the Wrath of God - (1972, Werner Herzog) (Klaus Kinski) (Cecilia Rivera)
22. Blazing Saddles - (1974, Mel Brooks) (Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little)
23. Last Tango in Paris - (1972, Bernardo Bertolucci) (Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider)
24. Monty Python and the Holy Grail - (1974, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones) (G. Chapman, Eric Idle)
25. The Rocky Horror Picture Show - (1975, Jim Sharmon) (Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon)
26. Serpico - (1973, Sydney Lumet) (Al Pacino, Tony Roberts)
27. Young Frankenstein - (1974, Mel Brooks) (Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle)
28. Deliverance - (1972, John Boorman) (Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight)
29. Barry Lyndon - (1975, Stanley Kubrick) (Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson)
30. National Lampoon's Animal House - (1978, John Landis) (John Belushi, Tim Matheson)
31. Alien - (1979, Ridley Scott) (Tom Skerritt, Sigouney Weaver)
32. The Sting - (1973, George Roy Hill) (Robert Redford, Paul Newman)
33. Dog Day Afternoon - (1975, Sydney Lumet) (Al Pacino, John Cazale)
34. Five Easy Pieces - (1970, Bob Rafelson) (Jack Nicholson, Karen Black)
35. The Conversation - (1974, Francis Ford Coppola) (Gene Hackman, John Cazale)
36. Halloween - (1978, John Carpenter) (Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis)
37. The Last Picture Show - (1971, Peter Bogdanovich) (Timothy Buttons, Jeff Bridges)
38. Nashville - (1975, Robert Altman) (Henry Gibson, Barbara Baxley)
39. Saturday Night Fever - (1977, John Badham) (John Travolta, Karen Gorney)
40. McCabe and Mrs. Miller - (1971, Robert Altman) (Warren Beatty, Julie Christie)
41. All the President's Men - (1976, Alan J. Pakula) (Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford)
42. Dirty Harry - (1971, Don Siegel) (Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino)
43. Grease - (1978, Randal Kleiser) (John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John)
44. Manhattan - (1979, Woody Allen) (Woody Allen, Diane Keaton)
45. Scenes from a Marriage - (1973, Ingmar Bergman) (Liv Ullman, Bibi Andersson)
46. Badlands - (1973, Terrence Malick) (Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek)
47. Coming Home - (1978, Hal Ashby) (Jon Voight, Jane Fonda)
48. Cries and Whispers - (1972, Ingmar Bergman) (Harriet Andersson, Kari Sylwan)
49. Carrie - (1976, Brian De Palma) (Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie)
50. The Conformist - (1970, Bernardo Bertolucci) (Jean-Louis Trintignant, Dominique Sandra)
51. Day for Night - (1973, Francois Truffaut) (Jacqueline Bisset, Valentine Cortese)
52. Fiddler on the Roof - (1971, Norman Jewison) (Topol, Norma Crane)
53. Kramer vs. Kramer - (1979, Robert Benton) (Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep)
54. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - (1971, Mel Stuart) (Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson)
55. Being There - (1979, Hal Ashby) (Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine)
56. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - (1974, Tobe Hooper) (Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger)
57. Monty Python's Life of Brian - (1979, Terry Jones) (Graham Chapman, Eric Idle)
58. All That Jazz - (1979, Bob Fosse) (Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange)
59. Days of Heaven - (1978, Terrence Malick) (Richard Gere, Brooke Adams)
60. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore - (1974, Martin Scorsese) (Ellen Burstyn, K. Kristofferson)
61. Bound for Glory - (1976, Hal Ashby) (David Carradine, Ronny Cox)
62. Bananas - (1971, Woody Allen) (Woody Allen, Louise Lasser)
63. Amarcord - (1973, Federico Fellini) (Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio)
64. The Hospital - (1971, Arthur Hiller) (George C. Scott, Diana Rigg)
65. Sleeper - (1973, Woody Allen) (Woody Allen, Diane Keaton)
66. The Last Wave - (1977, Peter Weir) (Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett)
67. Shampoo - (1975, Hal Ashby) (Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn)
68. A Woman Under the Influence - (1974, John Cassavetes) (Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk)
69. The Last Detail - (1973, Hal Ashby) (Jack Nicholson, Otis Young)
70. Seven Beauties - (1976, Lina Wertmuller) (Giancarlo Giannini, Fernando Rey)
71. Macbeth - (1971, Roman Polanski) (Jon Finch, Martin Shaw)
72. Marathon Man - (1976, John Schlesinger) (Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier)
73. The Man Who Fell to Earth - (1976, Nicolas Roeg) (David Bowie, Rip Torn)
74. The Man Who Would Be King - (1975, John Huston) (Sean Connery, Michael Caine)
75. The Sunshine Boys - (1975, Herbert Ross) (Walter Mathou, George Burns)
76. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie - (1972, L. Bunuel) (Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig)
77. Cabaret - (1972, Bob Fosse) (Liza Minnelli, Michael York)
78. Don't Look Now - (1973, Nicolas Roeg) (Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland)
79. A Touch of Class - (1973, Melvin Frank) (George Segal, Glenda Jackson)
80. The Towering Inferno - (1974, Irwin Allen) (Steve McQueen, Paul Newman)
81. Breaking Away - (1979, Peter Yates) (Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid)
82. The Garden of Finzi Continis - (1970, Vittorio De Sica) (Dominique Sandra, Lino Capolicchio)
83. Klute - (1971, Alan J. Pakula) (Donald Sutherland, Jane Fonda)
84. Sunday, Bloody Sunday - (1971, John Schlesinger) (Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch)
85. The Candidate - (1972, Michael Ritchie) (Robert Redford, Peter Boyle)
86. The Ruling Class - (1972, Peter Medak) (Peter O'Toole, Alastair Slim)
87. The Way We Were - (1973, Sydney Pollack) (Robert Redford, Barbara Streisand)
88. Sounder - (1972, Martin Ritt) (Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield)
89. Julia - (1977, Fred Zinnemann) (Jane Fonda, Jason Robards)
90. The Poseidon Adventure - (1972, Ronald Neame) (Ernest Borgnine, Gene Hackman)
91. The Goodbye Girl - (1977, Herbert Ross) (Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason)
92. Save the Tiger - (1973, John G. Avildsen) (Jack Lemmon, Laurie Heineman)
93. Lenny - (1974, Bob Fosse) (Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine)
94. Heaven Can Wait - (1978, Warren Beatty) (Warren Beatty, Julie Christie)
95. Norma Rae - (1979, Martin Ritt) (Sally Field, Beau Bridges)
96. Superman - (1978, Richard Donner) (Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman)
97. Midnight Express - (1978, Alan Parker) (Brad Davis, Randy Quaid)
98. Enter the Dragon - (1973, Robert Clouse) (Bruce Lee, John Saxon)
99. A Bridge Too Far - (1977, Richard Attenborough) (James Caan, Michael Caine)
100. Tommy - (1975, Ken Russell) (Oliver Reed, Roger Daltrey)

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