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Must See Movies from Before We Were Born: Twenty-Something Tuesday

Must See Movies from Before We Were Born: Twenty-Something Tuesday

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The latest billion-dollar blockbusters made from technology so cutting edge only the “Avengers” aliens have access to it are always enjoyable. But sometimes you just want to sit back and enjoy the classics. So in order to prove that just because we’re young, millennials can still have refined tastes, we’re digging into the film archives for our 50 must see movies from before we were born. Admittedly, many of these predate our parents too and we get a little stuck in the ’50s. Can you blame us? 


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The list (in absolutely no order)

  1. Casablanca (1942)

  2. Caddyshack (1980)

  3. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

  4. Some Like it Hot (1959)

  5. Say Anything (1989)

  6. The Third Man (1949)

  7. Public Enemy (1931)

  8. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

  9. On the Waterfront (1954)

  10. Harold & Maude (1971)

  11. The Thin Man (1934)

  12. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

  13. Gilda (1964)

  14. Amarcord (1973)

  15. Contempt (1963)

  16. Psycho (1960)

  17. The Night of the Hunter (1955)

  18. The African Queen (1951)

  19. The Big Heat (1953)

  20. All About Eve (1950)

  21. The Endless Summer (1966)

  22. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

  23. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

  24. The Last Picture Show (1971)

  25. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)

  26. Annie Hall (1977)

  27. The Searchers (1956)

  28. Do the Right Thing (1989)

  29. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)

  30. To Have and Have Not (1944)

  31. Blow Up (1966)

  32. Dirty Dancing (1987)

  33. Rain Man (1988)

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  34. Stand by Me (1986)

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

  2. Gone with the Wind (1939)

  3. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

  4. Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

  5. The Quiet Man (1960)

  6. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

  7. The Heathers (1988)

  8. Roman Holiday (1953)

  9. Sixteen Candles (1984)

  10. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

  11. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

  12. It Happened One Night (1934)

  13. Star Wars (Episodes IV-VI) (1977)

  14. The Blues Brothers (1980)

  15. Animal House (1978)

  16. The Breakfast Club (1985)

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  • This is a great list of must-see classic films. Just off the top of my head, I would add It’s a Wonderful Life, My Fair Lady, The Sting, and The Godfather. To make room, I would cut some of the ’80s movies (but not Caddyshack!).

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