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The genre formally known as "Nostalgia", we determine "Classics" to be all titles that now pre-date 1990(!), but don’t hold us to it…

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Up TightUp Tight (1968)
Dir. Jules Dassin
Feat. Raymond St. Jacques, Ruby Dee, Frank Silvera
In this landmark collaboration between activist and actress Ruby Dee and director Jules Dassin, Black revolutionaries are betrayed by one of their own. Based on the 1935 classic "The Informer."
Bridge on the River KwaiBridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Dir. David Lean
Feat. William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins
Another rousing, grand scale production from director Lean, about a group of British POW's employed by the Japanese to build a bridge, while their secret agents plot to destroy it.
Sergeant YorkSergeant York (1941)
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. Gary Cooper
A wartime classic about a real-life pacifist turned WW1 hero. Gary Cooper won an Oscar for his vivid portrayal.
Hill, TheHill, The (1965)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Sean Connery, Ian Bannen, Roy Kinnear
Intense military stockade drama, with Sean Connery doing gruelling punishment in the Sahara.
Miracle of Morgan's Creek, TheMiracle of Morgan's Creek, The (1944)
Dir. Preston Sturges
Feat. Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn
Madcap screwball comedy from genius writer-director Preston Sturges (THE LADY EVE), following a small-town girl from the Midwest (Betty Hutton), who wakes up after a wild farewell party for a group of soldiers to find that she has married one of them, but cannot remember which. Matters are further…
Kitten with a WhipKitten with a Whip (1964)
Dir. Douglas Heyes
Feat. Ann-Margret, John Forsythe, Peter Brown
Ann-Margaret brings white-hot intensity to this cult classic about a teenage girl on the run from the law who blackmails a clueless Senatorial candidate, who falls hard for her charms while trying to keep a clean image. A blackly comic take on the home invasion genre in gorgeous black and white, which…
Gambler, TheGambler, The (1974)
Dir. Karel Reisz
Feat. James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton
A typically gritty 70s crime drama, adapted from a story by Dostoevsky, that boasts a fine performance by James Caan as a well-respected professor of literature who secretly harbors a serious addiction to gambling.