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Memorable (famous) Movies before 1985

Posted by newcoleco, 30 December 2016 · 317 views

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Hello everyone,
 
I am new to posting a blog here so I decided to give it a try, please leave a comment.
 
I have done an experiment with friends during the whole month of December 2016.
We gradually made a list of memorable movies released before 1985.
Memorable movies are famous for good and bad reasons such as iconic scenes, innovations.
The list grew up to over 130 movies and surprisingly none of us, as individuals, saw at least half of these movies.
Do I really know my cinema classics? Is it possible to see all these movies?
 
I have made a second list (see below) limited to titles with less than 15 characters (including spaces and symbols if any).
With this restriction, the list sure is incomplete and still some titles seem not really memorable in my humble opinion.
 
What do you think? Which ones surely are famous memorable movies?
Which ones are missing respecting the restrictions (less than 15 characters and before 1985)?
 
Please leave a comment. ^_^
 
LIST of MEMORABLE MOVIES released BEFORE 1985 with LESS THAN 15 CHARACTERS (SPACES AND SYMBOLS INCLUDED)
 
1921 The Kid
1922 Nosferatu
1927 Metropolis
1931 City Lights
1931 Frankenstein
1933 King Kong
1936 Modern Times
1940 Pinocchio
1941 Dumbo
1941 Citizen Kane
1942 Casablanca
1942 Bambi
1953 The Wild One
1959 Ben-Hur
1960 Psycho
1961 Yojimbo
1962 Lolita
1964 Goldfinger
1964 Mary Poppins
1964 Fantomas
1967 Cool Hand Luke
1968 The love bug
1970 M*A*S*H
1971 The Big Boss
1971 Daisy Town
1971 Dirty Harry
1972 The God Father
1973 Magnum Force
1973 The Exorcist
1974 Female Trouble
1975 Jaws
1975 Rollerball
1976 The Enforcer
1976 Rocky
1976 Taxi Driver
1976 King Kong
1977 Crime Busters
1977 Star Wars
1978 Halloween
1978 Grease
1979 Alien
1979 Mad Max
1979 Apocalypse Now
1980 Super Fuzz
1980 Fame
1980 Airplane!
1980 The Shining
1980 Xanadu
1980 Brubaker
1981 Excalibur
1981 Mad Max 2
1982 The Thing
1982 Blade Runner
1982 Tron
1982 Annie
1983 Octopussy
1983 Videodrome
1983 Scarface 
1983 Flashdance
1983 WarGames
1983 James Bond 007
1984 Don Camillo
1984 Amadeus
1984 Ghostbusters
1984 Footloose
1984 Starman
1984 Gremlins
1984 Dune
1984 The Terminator
1984 Police Academy
 
Total: 70 titles






I've seen 90% of this, except Female Trouble, Superfuzz, Xanadu and Don Camillo.
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To reply to my own blog post, I've asked myself the follow question:

 

"Will I recognize these movies by looking only at a single iconic frame?"

 

In my mind, I imagined an iconic image from each movie: the shadow of Nosferatu walking up stairs, the female robot in Metropolis, the monster in Frankenstein, King Kong at the top of the skyscraper, Chaplin being pushed around giant gears, etc.

 

And so, here's my list once limited to the ones I will surely recognize:

 

1922 Nosferatu
1927 Metropolis
1931 Frankenstein
1933 King Kong
1936 Modern Times
1940 Pinocchio
1941 Dumbo
1941 Citizen Kane
1942 Bambi
1959 Ben-Hur
1960 Psycho
1964 Goldfinger
1964 Mary Poppins
1964 Fantomas
1968 The love bug
1971 The Big Boss
1971 Dirty Harry
1972 The God Father
1973 The Exorcist
1975 Jaws
1975 Rollerball
1976 Rocky
1976 King Kong
1977 Crime Busters
1977 Star Wars
1978 Halloween
1978 Grease
1979 Alien
1980 Airplane!
1980 The Shining
1982 The Thing
1982 Blade Runner
1982 Tron
1982 Annie
1983 Octopussy
1983 Flashdance
1983 WarGames
1983 James Bond 007
1984 Amadeus
1984 Ghostbusters
1984 Gremlins
1984 Dune
1984 The Terminator
1984 Police Academy
 
Total: 44 titles
 
And movies titles I may add:
 
1963 The Birds
1976 Network
1978 Superman
1979 Rocky II
1982 E.T.
1982 First Blood
1982 Rocky III
 
Total: 7 titles
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Dollars Trilogy, Django, The Great Escape, The Crimson Pirate, Logan's Run, Barbarella, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin or The Magnificent Seven?

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