Did you know it hasn’t even been 200 years since humans started making movies, and even less before the vast majority started enjoying them? We’re at the peak of movie accessibility with all the different streaming services providing all kinds of movies whenever and wherever we want!
We have come a long way since the early soundless, colorless movies to visualizing outer worldly things and concepts that don’t even exist using computer graphics! But of course, it’s a big egotistical mistake to assume that movies today are supreme over movies from the previous eras. We have, of course, advanced without a doubt in certain aspects, but there are plenty of gems from back in time that are still worthy of watching today.
With so many movies being released these days, though, it can be difficult searching and deciding which ones are worth watching. But don’t worry, Maimovie has done it for you! Today, Maimovie ranked the top 10 absolute classic movies worth watching made before the 1970s!
1953, 1h 58m
A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smouldering settler and rancher conflict forces him to act.
1959, 3h 42m
In 25 AD,Judah Ben-Hur, a Jew in ancient Judea, opposes the occupying Roman empire. Falsely accused by a Roman childhood friend-turned-overlord of trying to kill the Roman governor, he is put into slavery and his mother and sister are taken away as prisoners. Three years later and freed by a grateful Roman galley commander whom he has rescued from drowning, he becomes an expert charioteer for Rome, all the while plotting to return to Judea, find and rescue his family, and avenge himself on his former friend. All the while, the form and work of Jesus move in the background of his life…
1950, 2h 19m
From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington is determined to take the reins of power away from the great actress Margo Channing. Eve maneuvers her way into Margo’s Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo’s director boyfriend, her playwright and his wife. Only the cynical drama critic sees through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit.
1967, 1h 50m
In the 1930s, bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.
1957, 1h 56m
When Leonard Vole is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich, middle-aged widow, the famous Sir Wilfrid Robarts agrees to appear on his behalf. Sir Wilfrid, recovering from a near-fatal heart attack, is supposed to be on a diet of bland, civil suits—but the lure of the criminal courts is too much for him, especially when the case is so difficult.
1961, 1h 54m
Holly Golightly is an eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. But when young writer Paul Varjak moves into her apartment building, her past threatens to get in their way.
1959, 2h 2m
Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then keep their identities secret and deal with the problems this brings – such as an attractive bandmate and a very determined suitor.
1967, 1h 49m
An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
1950, 1h 50m
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.
1964, 2h 19m
A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.