Best movies Ive never seen on a big screen but want to

by mikeCubbie69 | created - 06 Nov 2012 | updated - 06 Nov 2012 | Public

With the new showings in theatres of classic movies on a big screen like West Side Story and the Bride of Frankenstein, its got me thinking about classic films I would love to see on a big screen.

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1. The Right Stuff (1983)

PG | 193 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 49,039 | Gross: $21.50M

My first exposure to this brilliant film was on video. Somehow I never got to see it on a big screen. Next year is its 30th anniversary so Im hoping to make a dream come true by seeing this epic film on a big screen.

2. The Ten Commandments (1956)

G | 220 min | Adventure, Drama

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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson

Votes: 52,824 | Gross: $93.74M

Ive been watching this movie on TV on ABC for years, yet Ive always wondered what it would be like to see it on a big screen. With all the great special effects and epic scenes it must be awesome!

3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

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86 Metascore

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.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

Votes: 485,893 | Gross: $56.95M

Another film Ive enjoyed on the small screen filled with awesome special effects that Id love to see on a big, wide screen! And the music is probaly incredible sounding as well!

4. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

Not Rated | 103 min | Western

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Captain Nathan Brittles, on the eve of retirement, takes out a last patrol to stop an impending massive Indian attack. Encumbered by women who must be evacuated, Brittles finds his mission imperiled.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson

Votes: 13,101

Westerns always looked like they fit well on a big screen and whos Westerns would be better suited to a big screen treatment than a John Ford/John Wayne Western? This one in particular, because its my favorite John Wayne performance.

5. Pinocchio (1940)

G | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

Directors: Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc, Don Brodie

Votes: 104,158 | Gross: $84.25M

Pinocchio is my alltime favorite Disney film, yet Ive never seen it on a big screen, not as a kid, nor as an adult. Because I love the animation so much I would love to see it on a big screen.

6. Duck Soup (1933)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, War

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Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

Votes: 49,889

okay, a comedy on a big screen? Why not? And who would work better on a big screen than the Marx Bros.? Their wild antics would look great on a big screen. Whats interesting is next year is the 80th anniversary of this classic satirical film, maybe its due for a revival!

7. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

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100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,300,993 | Gross: $134.97M

With all the times Ive seen this movie Ive never seen it on a big screen. With its epic feel its perfect for the big screen, but I think I would need a comfortable seat because its so involving.

8. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 202 min | Crime, Drama

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85 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Votes: 897,872 | Gross: $57.30M

pretty much the same as above

9. The Awful Truth (1937)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

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Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander D'Arcy

Votes: 14,694

A screwball comedy, but one that Ive always loved and I think it would be well suited for the big screen with the big personalities of Cary Grant and Irene Dunne filling the screen.

10. The Searchers (1956)

Not Rated | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

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An American Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from the Comanches.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

Votes: 68,248

John Ford made a lot of brilliant films that would be perfect for the big screen but this was one of his best and biggest epics. John Wayne at his best.