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Reel Dialogue Classic Film List

There is nothing like a classic
Tue 2 May 2023



The cinematic world will be coming back to life in the coming year, but everyone is still steaming in their homes. Even though there is a multitude of films on various services, it is always great to look to the classics. These films give us a look into the past and the brilliance of these filmmakers during these times.

Many of us quote lines from these films and do not even know where it came from initially. Even though many of these films are best on the big screen, but why not engage with the past. Without having to leave the comfort of your own home.

In this era of streaming, binge-watching has become a regular part of people’s lives. Yet, Netflix and other services have built up an impressive collection of movies. Reel Dialogue has put together a nostalgic list. One that might include a childhood favourite or a film that you have always wanted to see or it might intrigue you to brush up on your classic cinematic knowledge. The list includes suspense-thrillers, romantic comedies, and even action adventures that have stood the test of time.

Grab your remote, pop the popcorn, and get ready for an imaginative journey into the past. From the 1930s to recent decades, enjoy the Reel Dialogue classics list and send us your thoughts and favourites.

  • Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
  • The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  • Citizen Kane (1941)
  • Casablanca (1942)
  • An American in Paris (1951)
  • The African Queen (1951)
  • Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
  • Roman Holiday (1953)
  • Rear Window (1954)
  • Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
  • Seven Samurai (1956)
  • 12 Angry Men (1957)
  • North by Northwest (1959)
  • To Catch a Thief (1959)
  • The Magnificent Seven (1960)
  • 101 Dalmatians (1961)
  • West Side Story (1961)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  • The Great Escape (1963)
  • Goldfinger (1964)
  • The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966)
  • The Dirty Dozen (1967)
  • Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  • The Graduate (1967)
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  • The French Connection (1971)
  • The Godfather (1972)
  • The Conversation (1974)
  • Chinatown (1974)
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
  • Annie Hall (1977)
  • Alien (1979)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  • Blade Runner (1982)
  • Heathers (1988)
  • Bull Durham (1988)
  • Dances With Wolves (1990)
  • Schindler’s List (1993)

Send us your favourites and we can add it to the list.

Enjoy the movies and get the conversation started.

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  • Alt
    Tue, 31/03/2020 - 3:43pm reply

    Apart from the half dozen on your list that I own on DVD, & the rest that overlap, here is a list of greats to consider:-

    Captains Courageous (1937) Dir. Victor Fleming
    Boys Town (1938) Dir. Norman Taurog
    Goodbye Mr Chips (1939) Dir. Sam Wood
    The Grapes of Wrath (1940) Dir. John Ford
    How Green Was My Valley (1941) Dir. John Ford
    The Little Foxes (1941) Dir. William Wyler
    The Maltese Falcon (1941) Dir. John Huston
    Laura (1944) Dir. Otto Preminger
    It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Dir. Frank Capra
    The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Dir. William Wyler
    The Third Man (1949) Dir. Carol Reed
    A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Dir. Elia Kazan
    Dial "M" For Murder (1954) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
    On the Waterfront (1954) Dir. Elia Kazan
    Paths of Glory (1957) Dir. Stanley Kubrick
    Days of Wine & Roses (1962) Dir. Blake Edwards
    To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Dir. Robert Mulligan
    The Deer Hunter (1978) Dir. Michael Cimino
    Apocalypse Now (Redux Version) (1979) Dir. Francis Ford Coppola
    Das Boot (1981) Dir. Wolfgang Peterson
    Chariots of Fire (1981) Dir. Hugh Hudson
    The Dresser (1983) Dir. Peter Yates
    The Colour Purple (1985 Dir. Steven Spielberg
    Dead Poets' Society (1989) Dir. Peter Weir
    Edward Scissorhands (1990) Dir. Tim Burton
    What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) Dir. Lasse Hallström
    Bullets Over Broadway (1994) Dir. Woody Allen
    The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Dir. Frank Darabont
    Shine (1996) Dir. Scott Hicks
    O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) Dir. Joel Coen


    • Alt
      Tue, 31/03/2020 - 4:07pm reply

      Keep the suggestions coming!

    • Alt
      Tue, 31/03/2020 - 4:07pm reply

      Keep the suggestions coming!

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