10 Significant Films

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1.
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
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Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed. (172 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ One of the best films to emerge from the United States there is nothing false in the film, superbly made motion picture. ” - aanensonb
 
2.
Citizen Kane (1941)
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Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. (119 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
“ Often described as the best film to be made directed by Orson Welles and scripted by Herman Manciewicz it is the story of the rise of a media magnate.The cinematography by Gregg Toland compliements the film. ” - aanensonb
 
3.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
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A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. (103 mins.)
“ A most enjoyable musical film by two directors Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly acts with Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds. ” - aanensonb
 
4.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. (149 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Stanley Kubrick produced and directed the film of the story of astronauts travelling to the moon and further into space to investigate a sentinel that instructs. Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood are cast as astronauts accompanied by a HAL 9000 computer.
The special effects are without paralell. One of Stanley Kubricks best films. ” - aanensonb
 
5.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ The story of Major T.E. Lawrence who lead a military campaign in Africa.The film was directed by David Lean with Peter O'Toole cast as Major Lawrence he is supported by Alec Guiness and Jack Hawkins.
a finely crafted example of cinema. ” - aanensonb
 
6.
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
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A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression. (129 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ The story of a family in America during the Great Depression.John Ford' direction of the film is superbly captured as is the screenplay by Nunally Johnson adapted from John Steinbecks book of the same title.







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7.
All the President's Men (1976)
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"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation. (138 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
“ A definitive poltical thriller Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman are cast as reporters for The Washington Post to uncover the Watergate scandal the direction of the film by Alan J Pakula ably crafts the film to its final conclusion.The screenplay by William Goldman further compliements the film. ” - aanensonb
 
8.
Nashville (1975)
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Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed. (160 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ The story of the lives of 24 characters in Nashville Tennesee.Robert Altman directs the film in a kaleidoscopic style. ” - aanensonb
 
9.
Casablanca (1942)
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In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ A classic film in every sense Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman as well as Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre and Paul Henreid are featured in a nightclub in Casablanca and a series of events unfolds.
Michael Curtiz directed the film with life and style. ” - aanensonb
 
10.
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
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The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate. (202 mins.)
“ Francis Coppola directed the film about a Mafia family the film looks at the early life of the Corleones and reciprocates between this period to the present day.Robert De Niro is cast as Vito Corleone and Al Pacino as his son Michael.A well crafted film. ” - aanensonb