Movies from 30's, 40's and 50's

United States
November 16, 2012 9:51pm CST
More and more movie lovers are tuning in to watch the classic movies instead of contemporary movies. Story lines were more interesting and less predictable, fashions were wonderful, the acting was superb and they're easy to watch over and over again. Few movies from the last ten years are memorable, most are forgettable and foolish. It seems there is such a huge push for studios to crank out movies whether entertainment worthy or not, just for the huge money factor from not only box office sales, but residual income from dvd's, toys, memorabelia, etc.
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@Mavic123456 (7910)
• Thailand
18 Nov 12
classic movies are great, maybe that's why they are classic. Yes, stories are great and movies are long. I have here a classic movie still in black and white and silent movie. Cute and fun to watch. It is "the Phantom of the Opera" in 30s. this is i think the 2nd Phantom and the 3rd is with Gerarld Butler. this is cute and Phantom here looks really very scary one. the face really no one can fall in love with.
@deazil (4605)
• United States
18 Nov 12
Hi Mavic! Some old b&w movies that were meant to be serious are really (unintentionally) funny. I find free ones all over the net. I think the earliest vampire movie that I like the most is from 1922 - "Nosferatu". He was one ugly vamp. If you're interested in old, really old, vampire movies here's an interesting site www.vampire-empire.com/first-vampire-movie.html I don't know if they have actual movies to watch but the info is interesting. When I was young "Phantom of the Opera" was my favorite scary flick. I think I liked the 1925 version because he looked the scariest. You're right about the face!
@robspeakman (1707)
17 Nov 12
I am a massive fan of old movies, the better ones were art. I would and could watch them over and over again. I liked the old Sherlock Holmes films with Basil Rathbone. I also enjoyed the silent films too - Buster Keaton, Laurel & Hardy and Harold Llyod. Good post
@deazil (4605)
• United States
18 Nov 12
I LOVE Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes! Last year I bought them on DVD. Can't remember if I have all of them or not. I don't watch the silents any more but did for a while. But now that you mention them, I could watch Keaton, L&H and Harold Lloyd. I have a set of Charlie Chan DVD's too. I really liked him. And the Thin Man mysteries. And..... there's so many.
@deazil (4605)
• United States
17 Nov 12
I've been watching the old movies for about 10 years now. I don't care for the silent films but anything from 1928 to 1950 is what I watch. And there are so many sites where you can watch for free without signing up or downloading anything. I don't care for today's actors or movies. And when I hear people complain about not having money for essentials and then they spend $15+ to go see a movie it makes me want to scream. I also don't care to support Hollywood and their extravagance while a lot of people are having hard times. I realize a lot of actors support good causes but I don't believe they're in the majority. Do you know how many tent cities there are right now in America? They're everywhere. Oh, sorry. I'm getting waaaay off topic here. You're right about forgettable and foolish. They really are. You know, I saw an old movie called "Friday the Thirteenth" (1933). But it wasn't a horror flick. It's a British film and has a really good storyline. Kind of strange, too. The writers back then knew how to write. This is a good topic but I wonder how many people will respond. I saw someone my age (65) started a discussion on old movies so I went to it and it was about movies from the 60's & 70's. Not my favorite movie era. Your title caught my eye right away. When I hear old movies that's what I think of - old movies. But I guess old is relative here to who's reading it.
• United States
19 Feb 13
There is a website called http://www.freefilmflix.com that is just how you described. No signup required or money and its set up like netflix!
@checkmail (2042)
• India
3 Mar 13
Hello smg9455 this is checkmail and me too have an crush for our black and white films, many are reinvented in color today also. What i liked about earlier movies was its simple story with not much drama in it, less con and more emotions.Even old movies songs were terrific hits still keep on going in mine mind.
@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
27 Feb 13
I love to watch old movies. Yesterday I picked up 5 old movies from the library. They are from the the period between 1950 and 1959 and in many ways they are different from the movies that they make today. Yesterday I watched two of the movies and I look forward to watching the rest of them during the next couple of days. It is interesting to notice the different lifestyle, traditions, clothes and the way of speaking. They use words that we don't use today, and they are more formal and respectful than people are today. I also like the movies from the 40's and I have had the chance to watch some movies from that decade as well.
@redredrose (1107)
• United States
24 Feb 13
I do love old movies from the 30's yo the 70's and some in the 80's that are now considered classics. I think older horror movies are scarier than new ones comedies are funnier than new ones and they are so watchable that you watch them over and over again. I do tho like new movies and their special effects and such but i think the older movies have more history and the musicals from the 50's are better. I love learning about the older movies and seeing the older movies. One of my favorite older horror movies is Psycho(the original) by Alfred Hitchcock.
@Asylum (46760)
• Manchester, England
18 Nov 12
This is true, the style of movies has changed a great deal over the decades, not always for the better. The biggest and most noticeable change is the increase in unnecessary bad language being used in modern movies. Some of the older movies may have been unrepresentative of real life, but they certainly have many qualities that have been lost over time.
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
18 Nov 12
If one is after the dialog, there's no denying that the older movies are better than the current ones that are shown. But for those like me who love cinematic effects, I think the classics would pale in comparison to the contemporary movies.
@wenna28 (38)
18 Nov 12
yes,,thats true,,now a days,,there are lots of crap movies out there.which most likely,,other people would bother to watch,,I dont know,,if the artist on this movies still earn...ugh,,breaking dawn is exceptional, :)