Thursday, October 04, 2007

Favorite 60s Movies

101 Dalmatians (1961) - Though I like the 1990s live-action remake better (the original book is wonderful!)

Becket (1964) - Haven't seen this in a long time - haven't let the kids watch it yet

The Great Escape (1963) - Not the most well-crafted movie ever, but tells an important true story and I've always liked the music.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) - Fascinating exploration of racism through the story of a liberal white couple (Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn) whose principles are challenged when their daughter decides to marry a black man. A little on the mature side as I remember it.

Lilies of the Field (1963) - Haven't seen this in ages, though I remember liking it a lot.

The Magnificent Seven (1960) - Classic Western based on the Japanese movie The Seven Samurai. I believe this had the same director and the same composer as the Great Escape (a number of the same actors as well).

A Man for All Seasons (1966) - A well-loved favorite in our house.

The Miracle Worker (1962) - One of my all-time favorite movies. Intense. Almost allegorical.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - Great movie. Great book. Too intense for the littles.

2 comments:

Leticia said...

I never get tired of the nuns' and Homer Smith's banter in that wonderfilm film, "Lilies of the Field".

Love2Learn Mom said...

I really have to see it again. I remember liking it, but it's been many years (maybe 15) and the details are totally gone from my head.