Retro‎ > ‎

Movies

I remember when a trip to the movies got you the main Feature, a B-feature and a couple of cartoons. Looney tunes, Tom and Jerry etc.

As a child my Saturday mornings saw me at the local cinema watching Westerns, Horror and War movies with Science fiction serials such as Flash Gordon. 
I don't know whether there were actual children's movies as such but my father used to take me to films that I suspect he wanted to watch and which set my preferences for my own choices.

Disney's Classics, 

James Bond
    (Classics based on the books)
Dr No
Goldfinger
From Russia with Love
You only Live Twice
    (Comic Farces based on the story titles only)
the rest



2001         (1968)   (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
The Abyss  (1989)  (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Alien          (1979)  (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Altered States  (1980)  (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Barbarella    (1968) (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Bladerunner (1982) (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Brainstorm   (1983) (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)  (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Colossus, The Forbin Project         (1970)  (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
E.T.              (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Firefox          (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Logans Run    (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Predator        (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Robocop        (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Planet of the Apes    (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Silent Running          (Wikipedia) (IMDB) (Trailer)
Star Trek      (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Star Wars     (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Terminator    (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
WarGames    (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Westworld    (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
The Andromeda Strain    (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Flight of the Navigator    (Wikipedia) (IMDB)

Batman
Superman
Spiderman
Iron Man
Hulk
Thor
Green Lantern


Tony Curtis
The Black Shield of Falworth (1954)     (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
The Rawhide Years (1955)     (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
The Vikings (1958)               (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Some Like It Hot (1959)        (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Operation Petticoat (1959)    (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Spartacus (1960)                 (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
The Great Race (1965)          (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Monte Carlo or Bust! (1969)   (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
The Persuaders!  TV (1971-1972) (Wikipedia) (IMDB)

John Wayne
True Grit
The Magnificent Seven

Clint Eastwood
Rawhide (1959–1965) TV (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
A Fistful of Dollars (1964) (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
For a Few Dollars More (1965) (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)    (Wikipedia) (IMDB
Where Eagles Dare (1968) (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Dirty Harry (1971) (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Magnum Force (1973) (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
The Gauntlet (1977) (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Firefox (1982) (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Million Dollar Baby (2004) (Wikipedia) (IMDB)


Alistair Maclean,
Ice Station Zebra 
Where Eagles Dare
Force 10 From Navarone
For Whom the Bells Toll

Bruce Lee,
Fists of Fury
Big Boss
Enter the Dragon

Charles Bronson
The Mechanic
Deathwish


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) (Wikipedia) (IMDB)
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965) (Wikipedia) (IMDB)


Gold    (Wikipedia) (IMDB)


El Cid
The Robe
Sinbad



Carry On ..., Confessions of..., Percy's Progress

I've not been impressed by _any_ of the modern remakes or classic TV series conversions.
Shaft
Starsky and Hutch
The Wicker Man
Wild Wild West

except possibly for
Get Smart

Comments