Top Ten Classic Movies in America

“The whole of life is like watching a film. Only its as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues.”

-Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures

Number ten is “The Sound of Music”. It is a heartwarming story based on the real life of the Von Trapp Family singers; one of the world’s best known concert after World War II.

Number nine is “Psycho”. In the movie, Janet Leigh is on the run after stealing 40,000 dollars from her employer, with her boyfriend, John Galvin. While on the backroads, they meet the owner of the Bates Motel, Norman Bates, who has an interest in taxidermy and a difficult relationship with his mother.

Number eight is “Star Wars; A New Hope”. It is a sequel to the “Star Wars” series, which turned out to be one of America’s favorites.

Number seven is “The Wizard of Oz”. In this film, a girl, Dorothy, and her dog, Toto, are taken to a mysterious land called Oz after a tornado rips through her home, Kansas. She then has to follow the yellow brick road to find the wizard to take her back home. On the way, she meets new friends and has to overcome many obstacles.

Number six is “2001; A Space Odyssey”. In this movie, a doctor and other astronauts are on a mysterious mission when their spaceships’s computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a showdown between man and technology.

Number five is “Lawrence of Arabia”. In this movie, a British Lieutenant is sent to Arabia to find the prince and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Tirks.

Number four is “Vertigo”. In this film, an ex-police officer, who has an intense fear of heights, is hired to stop an old friend’s wife from committing suicide, but it’s not all as it seems…

Number three is “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial”. A little boy named Elliot finds an alien and they stay together, in secret, in Elliot’s suburban home in California. But what happens when E.T. falls ill? What will happen when the government finds out?

Number two is “Gone with the Wind”. In this classic, you follow the idyllic life of Scarlett O’Hara after the Civil War. Her life contains tragic events along with a love triangle.

Number one is “The Godfather”. This trilogy is started in 1972 and the movie is made based off of Mario Puzo’s best selling book in 1969.

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