Movies. Movies have been around since the dawn of time. If the dawn of time was 1903, when the first "moving picture" was created.
There have been many actors, actresses, and movies, that live on for a long time, and there are just too many to count. In fact, it is estimated that there are over 200,000 feature films! But there are five, that stand out the a lot of us, and will be forever timeless.
Everyone knows the famous shower scene from the movie Psycho, even if you don't know the movie Psycho! So much came from this movie, along with being one of Alfred Hitchcock's more famous films. This film really gave the horror genre a kick start, and paved the road for so many great movies to come after that. (in my opinion, we need another movie to do that, to fix horror.)
4. It's A Wonderful Life
This Christmas classic is known in almost every household. Seen it, haven't seen it, you know it. You know the famous quote "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings." Just like the previous film, this one went on to pave the way for future films of the genre. Movies like A Christmas Story, all the incarnations of A Christmas Carol, and many others.
3. The Silence Of The Lambs
Another film that is spoken about all the time, and quoted even more times. "FFFFFFFFFF" is a famous quote, and also "I ate liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti!" This a Halloween classic, and along with Psycho, this is one of the most well known horror films to date.
"AAAADDRRRIIIIAAAANNN" Opps, wrong Sylvester Stallone movie. Rambo, was one of many action movies of its time. it came out within the same decade of Die Hard, Rambo First Blood: Part Two, Die Hard 2, Rambo 3, and so many others! What is so special about this film is, that it is secretly a film all about mental illness. Think about it, when you think about a movie about mental illness, almost everyone thinks, The One Who Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. But this movie not only shows the struggle a solider goes through on a physical level, being belittled, spat on, hated my millions, but it also shows the mental hell they live with everyday! The PTSD, the flashbacks, reliving the things they have seen over and over in there head, it shows all of that so well!
1. The Breakfast Club
This one is a personal favorite of mine and it holds a special place in my heart. It was difficult picking between the first and second on which should go where. But the fact that I can watch this movie that came out when my father was my age, and talk about it like we just watched it in the theater together, says something. This film, no matter your generation, is relatable. That is because the creators boiled the characters down to the most basic of people types, that no matter what the situation, it is relatable. You can look at a character from this movie and be like "this reminds me of so and so," and that, is what make this film so timeless. This was one of the most original films made in its time, and still is to this day.