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PostPosted: Tue 01 Mar , 2011 2:56 am 
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I'm taking recommendations. :) I have that Netflix Queue waiting for me to fill it all back up again, and when I get there I forget every movie I ever said I wanted to watch. :suspicious:

So what are your favorite classic movies that are rated G or PG? (PG-13 *might* be okay, depending on why it earned that rating.)

I just thought of one! Bringing Up Baby! <runs off>

Okay, what else?

TV shows would be okay, too, but I guess I'm thinking more of classic movies. We watched It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World a few weeks ago and got a kick out of it.

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PostPosted: Tue 01 Mar , 2011 4:24 am 
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Any classic musical! I've been watching them with my parents and brothers since we were little. Our favorite was Singin' in the Rain, but there are so many good ones: Oklahoma, The Music Man, South Pacific, etc. We also loved The Pink Panther series with Peter Sellers, and the Marx Brothers movies.


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PostPosted: Tue 01 Mar , 2011 4:51 am 
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Good idea. I loved West Side Story as a boy. (And as an adult! ;))


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PostPosted: Tue 01 Mar , 2011 8:47 am 
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Good idea Lali. I might steal your list myself!

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PostPosted: Tue 01 Mar , 2011 2:33 pm 
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Steal away! I've got the list going on HoF, too.

And I'm already adding movies to my queue! Thanks for the suggestions so far. :)

We caught part of a Pink Panther movie the other night and laughed hysterically!

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PostPosted: Tue 01 Mar , 2011 3:07 pm 
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I didn't have any idea what the ratings were on movies we've seen, but I looked up a few of other people's lists online and ones we've seen and loved are:
The Princess Bride
Groundhog's Day
Galaxy Quest
War Games
Being There
The Incredibles
Hook
The Karate Kid (1984)
Ghostbusters
Iron Man 1 & 2
Raiders of the Lost Ark
All of Me
Bicentennial Man
Brewster's Millions
all the Harry Potter movies
Lawrence of Arabia
Romancing the Stone
The Truman Show
Top Gun
Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Here's a list of a lot of PG movies with links to descriptions: http://www.gazillionmovies.com/MPAA/PG.htm


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I was just talking to my Mom about missing the old movies I used to watch with my Grandma :love:

Breakfast at Tiffanys
Little Women (with June Allyson and Peter Lawford va va va vooom!!!)
Moon Over Miami (Don Amici *swoooooon*)
Funny Face
Easter Parade
Holiday Inn
White Christmas
Gigi
Gone with the Wind
Tron
The Last Starfighter
The Goonies
Alice in Wonderland (Disney's animated classic not the remake or the live action)
Star Wars Episodes IV, V, VI (the original not the ones Lucas ruined with adding CG crap)
Edward Scissorhands (might be PG-13 but the soundtrack is magic)

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Mar , 2011 4:13 am 
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How old are your girls?

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Mar , 2011 4:31 am 
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15 and nearly 12.

These are very good suggestions. I have not seen a lot of "classic" movies, by which I mean musicals and pre-1970s. We do enjoy them when I catch them on TV, but I just didn't know where to start.

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Mar , 2011 9:15 am 
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Baz Luhrman's Romeo + Juliet

Movie Musicals:

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
West Side Story
Hello Dolly
Fiddler on the Roof
Singing in the Rain
Kiss Me Kate!
Half A Sixpence
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
Jesus Christ Superstar (Glenn Carter version, not Ted Neeely)
Cats

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Mar , 2011 3:34 pm 
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Now I'll need to check which version of Romeo and Juliet I have in my queue. We're supposed to do it this year for school.

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Mar , 2011 3:38 pm 
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Don't get me wrong, the Franco Zefferelli version is great too, but I love the over-the-top-ness of the Baz Luhrman version! Really, you should watch both, starting with Zefferelli, then Baz Luhrman.

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Mar , 2011 3:48 pm 
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There was another Jesus Christ Superstar? I saw the Ted Neely version and liked it very much. Never heard of the other one!!!

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Mar , 2011 4:20 pm 
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All of the pre-2000 disney films... All of them. Especially Hunchback, The Lion King, Sleeping Beauty and Fantasia. (The original, not the 2000 remake)
Second the Goonies! That's obligatory viewing for everyone!
Charade might be a bit mature for the 12 year old, but it's good fun anyway!

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Mar , 2011 4:22 pm 
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Fantasia 2000 is NOT a remake! Different music. They're companion pieces.

Vison, the new version is based on Gale Edwards Stage production. Its wonderful.

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Mar , 2011 4:59 pm 
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I thought it might be interesting to see what G and PG movies got Oscar nominations over the years, so here they are, according to Amazon (the movie names are links to the amazon page for that movie)

up to 1939
Howards End PG

1940-49
Miracle on 34th Street G

1950-59
The King and I G
Oklahoma! G
The Bridge on the River Kwai PG
Picnic PG
Rear Window PG
WW II 60th Anniversary Collection (Das Boot/Anzio/Caine Mutiny/Dead Men's Secrets) PG (maybe- these movies aren't listed separately

1960-69
True Grit G
The Sound of Music G
Mary Poppins G
Lawrence of Arabia G
Oliver! G
The Longest Day G
Funny Girl G
A man for all seasons G
The subject was Roses G
Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb PG
The Lion in Winter PG
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid PG
Cactus Flower PG
Charly PG
The Graduate PG
Sunrise At Campobello PG

1970-79
Tora! Tora! Tora! G
Fiddler on the Roof G
The Way We Were PG
Superman - The MoviePG
Love Story PG
Patton PG
Annie Hall PG
Days of Heaven PG
Close Encounters of the Third Kind PG
Norma Rae PG
Kramer vs. Kramer PG
Julia PG
American Graffitti PG
Tommy PG
All the President's Men PG
Sounder PG
The Towering Inferno PG
Rocky PG
Butterflies are Free PG
California Suite PG
Black and White in Color

1980-89
The Mission PG
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark PG
ET PG
On Golden Pond PG
Gandhi PG
Top Gun PG
Tootsie PG
Dead Poets Society PG
Terms of Endearment PG
Passage to India PG
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I ran out of time and couldn't do the 90s or 2000s, but I figure most of us are fairly familiar with those anyway.
I can't vouch for most of these, since my tastes run mostly to sci fi and fantasy but the ones I have seen on this list are great!


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PostPosted: Wed 02 Mar , 2011 5:01 pm 
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Then that's what I'll do. I have the Zefferelli one already in my queue. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Mar , 2011 5:11 pm 
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Maria's list got me to thinking about more movies! Any Paul Newman/Robert Redford film: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting are my family's favorites. Jane Austen movies are not really classics, but they are mostly wonderful. I would highly recommend the BBC miniseries Pride and Prejudice. I am not a huge fan of the new one with Keira Knightly, but that's probably because I'm so used to the old one (which is fantastic). There are also great versions of Persuasion, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility.


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PostPosted: Wed 02 Mar , 2011 5:16 pm 
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Yes, we love the BBC's Pride and Prejudice. :love:

And we love both Fantasia movies.

Maria, that's a great list!

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Mar , 2011 5:22 pm 
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It certainly got me interested in some of those old movies!
Too bad we are on a spending freeze right now. :bang:


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