What movies were playing the year you were born?

@winterose (39919)
Canada
June 12, 2007 8:29pm CST
East of Eden - from my favorite writer john steinbeck, rebel without a cause with the legendary james dean and many more were playing the year I was born. Subject: Fw: MOVIES--HEY CHECK OUT THE ONE'S WHEN YOU FIRST STARTED GOINGTO 'THE MOVIES ' DO YOU REMEMBER ANY ??? Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2007 11:13 AM Do you know what film was in the theater when you were born? Click on a year below to find out..... This is really interesting. Check out the movies that were playing the year you were born here http://www.filmsite.org/filmh.html
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@AmbiePam (41537)
• United States
13 Jun 07
I didn't even need to check that site, I know which ones are big, and one of them is getting yet another sequel. I was born is 1981 and that was the year Raiders of the Last Ark premiered with Harrison Ford and Sean Connery. Also playing that year was Chariots of Fire, a very inspiring true story that won the Oscar for Best Picture. I still hear the theme song in many movies and television shows. Thanks for the fun discussion!
@ElicBxn (59322)
• United States
13 Jun 07
Vangelis' Chariots of Fire was my cat, Zu's favorite piece of music!
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@AmbiePam (41537)
• United States
13 Jun 07
Zu has good taste. : )
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@ElicBxn (59322)
• United States
13 Jun 07
Ooo la la! the Original Titanic with a small role for David McCallum! And War of the Worlds!
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@howard96h (11766)
• New York, New York
13 Jun 07
These are the movies that were playing when I was born... Auntie Mame (1958) Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) The Defiant Ones (1958) Gigi (1958)
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• Canada
13 Jun 07
I love The Defiant Ones, but haven't seen it in years. Thanks for the memories.:)
@abroji (3247)
• India
13 Jun 07
Hi, wintwrose you came out with yet another interesting excercise for us. I was born in 1949. I checked the list and saw the list of outstanding films released during the year. But unfortunately I have not seen any of them or have heard anything about them. From the awards won etc. I assume 'the third man' a thriller was the favorite among them. Anyway I am glad that John Steinbeck is your favorite writer. He is my favorite too. I have read some of his novels like The pearl, Grapes of Wrath, On Dubious Battle and Cup of Gold. I can never forget the grapes of wrath. Thank you winterose.
• United States
13 Jun 07
The Godfather. Woo Hoo! The Candidate. Deliverance.
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@someonesmom (5768)
• Canada
13 Jun 07
Hi winterose, This is a lot of fun. In 1951, some of the movies playing were, The African Queen (have seen it, and enjoyed it), An American In Paris (never seen), A Christmas Carol (have seen many times, and I love it), Strangers on a Train (haven't seen, but I enjoy Hitchcock, so should check it out), and, A Streetcar Named Desire (have heard so much about this one, but haven't actually seen it.) Thanks winterose.
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@winterose (39919)
• Canada
13 Jun 07
Your welcome hon, some real great movies in that lineup.
• United States
14 Jun 07
The year was 1959 Charleton Heston was "Ben Hur" and "Some Like It Hot" with Marilyn Monroe. Disney released "Sleeping Beauty". Cool! Some of my favorite movies :D
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@gabs8513 (48820)
• United Kingdom
14 Jun 07
Breakfast at Tiffany's One Hundred and One Dalmatians - I love this one West Side Story - I have only ever seen this Film once but I remember enjoying it I have to admit I did not know that One Hundred and One Dalmatians is as old as me lol
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• Canada
14 Jun 07
Hey that was a really neat site that you sent us to. I was born in 1958 . Some of the movies that came out that year were The Big Country, I want To Live ,Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Defiant Ones
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@puyol1 (194)
• Malaysia
13 Jun 07
Back To The Future! =) love this movie
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@lecanis (16741)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
13 Jun 07
Without looking, I know The Empire Strikes Back was playing the year I was born. After I looked, I also saw a couple of other movies I recognized, including Coal Miner's Daughter, The Shining, and The Elephant Man. The year was of course 1980.
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• United States
13 Jun 07
Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning Fire with Fire Moving Violations the funny thing is that the last two movies have a reference to the first one. Weird, huh?
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• United States
13 Jun 07
Mad Max, Rocky II
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@disvachic (10125)
• United States
13 Jun 07
I was born in 1975.i checked the link and the movies playing that i can remember was jaws.How interesting thank you for sharing this link winterose
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@charms88 (7547)
• Philippines
13 Jun 07
I checked mine and all 16 movies listed were not familiar to me. I don't have any idea what kind of films each movie. I'm not really a fanatic of old movies. More like the Spiderman and Harry Potter that will hyped my interest. Thanks for sharing this one, winterose.
@raydene (9875)
• United States
13 Jun 07
All about Eve and Sunset boulevard were the two that came out the year I was born. Very interseting site. It was alot of fun to red through it. Thanks
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@Stiletto (4600)
13 Jun 07
The movies playing the year I was born include Breakfast at Tiffany's with Audrey Hepburn of course, Westside Story (one of my most favourite musicals) and The Misfits starring Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe. As I always tell people it was a very, very good year!!
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@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
13 Jun 07
As far as I can remember, the most talked-about movie that time was the movie 'GHOST'. Lead by Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore.. I really cannot forget that one because my sister kept on talking about it. ;)
@mizrae (587)
• United States
13 Jun 07
I checked your list and here are the movies playing when I was born (1951): The African Queen Alice in Wonderland An American in Paris A Christmas Carol The Day the Earth Stood Still The Lavender Hill Mob A Place in the Sun Strangers on a Train Streetcar Named Desire The Thing (from Another World) And I've seen almost all of them. I love watching the American Movie Channel and most of these have been shown there. I really like watching some of the old 30's and 40's musicals as well. Of this list, I really can't say I have a favorite. The earliest movie I can remember seeing at the movie theater is "The Thing" which scared the beejeejees out of me. Since it came out in 1951, I'm now confused as I had to have been 10 when I went to the movies. So perhaps the later movie wasn't the same as the one listed above.
@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
13 Jun 07
American Graffiti .. a very good movie AND a cult classic. The Exorcist .. one of my favorite horror movies and the first one that made me scared out of my wits. Badlands .. need I say much about this film... LOL Great site, thanks for sharing it with us
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