Topic: Film help

I'm thinking of getting a few 70s/80s blockbuster movies on dvd for my lad for Christmas. I've mentioned Jaws to him a few times and he wants to see that and I thought maybe Close Encounters would be a good choice. Any other suggestions?

He's 11, 12 in March so nothing too sweary or saucy. Just things you reckon is worth watching from back then. He saw Ferris Bueller and liked that plus a couple of those Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood driving capers. He asked if he can watch American Werewolf but he's far too young for that.

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Reading the last paragraph Convoy was a film I liked, as a 13 year old.
I always liked crime , even as a kid, my dad got me into it.
A really good film that you would enjoy with him is Robbery about the Great Train Robbery, with Stanley Baker. I just can't remember if there is sex in it. I don't think there is.

It's authenticity is that is filmed in about 1968 so not that long after the robbery.
One great scene is them discussing the robbery at a match on the terraces, which I think was at Brisbane Road.

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Predator
Hudson Hawk
Papillon
Three days of the Condor
The Sting
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Coogans Buff
M.A.S.H

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Mean machine - Burt Reynolds (longest yard)
E.t

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CBIT wrote:

Predator
Hudson Hawk
Papillon
Three days of the Condor
The Sting
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Coogans Buff
M.A.S.H

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Pappilon's a good shout. Great Escape might go on the list.

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Papillon.

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Battle of the Bulge (not the porn version)
Where Eagles Dare
Kelly's Heroes
The Eiger Sanction
The Sting
Butch n Sundance
Blazing Saddles
History of the World Part 1
Young Frankenstein

Snatching misery from the jaws of glory since, ooooooh, 1973?

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He's seen Young Frankenstein, that's an ace film

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The warriors, one of my all time favourites, the fight scenes being slightly better than the karate kid.

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Shout At The Devil. Web says it's a 15 but I saw it at the pictures when I was younger than that.

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Would "Alien" be too gory for his mind yet?  If so then "Aliens".  More action and less face eating on the sequel.

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I think so, the head appearing in the wrecked boat in Jaws will be bad enough.

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Gremlins.

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Butch and Sundance
Rollerball
Mad Max
Bond films
Guns of naverone
Magnificent 7
From hear to eternity
Death race 2000
From my early teens 40 odd years ago

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Hard times or streetfighter as it was called when I first watched it.

Bronson at his best and Coburn perfectly cast

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scootay wrote:

Hard times or streetfighter as it was called when I first watched it.

Bronson at his best and Coburn perfectly cast


Great film.

Mr Majestyk and The Mechanic too. 

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The spaghetti westerns
In fact all Clint films from the 70’s

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Blues Brothers
Close Encounters
Jaws
Breakfast Club

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Towering Inferno
Poseidon Adventure
Cool Hand Luke
The Color of Money
Once upon a time in America
Raging Bull
Terminator
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Rain Man
First Blood

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Once upon a time in the west.
Shenandoah
The Searchers

Gambit
Straight Time
Marathon Man

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Harvest wrote:

I'm thinking of getting a few 70s/80s blockbuster movies on dvd for my lad for Christmas. I've mentioned Jaws to him a few times and he wants to see that and I thought maybe Close Encounters would be a good choice. Any other suggestions?

He's 11, 12 in March so nothing too sweary or saucy. Just things you reckon is worth watching from back then. He saw Ferris Bueller and liked that plus a couple of those Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood driving capers. He asked if he can watch American Werewolf but he's far too young for that.

Convoy as Zico said.
Close Encounters (watched this recently)
Any Which way...
Raiders etc..
Witness, my kids watched this
Trading Places (bit saucy with Jamie Lee Curtis fantastic physique).
Rocky

My lad went to watch Creed 2 yesterday and I asked him to describe the story to me. In his brief teenage description "it's about this guy, who's dad got killed by the other guys dad in a fight" etc...... I said was his name Ivan Drago? He was surprised by me knowing. Just sounds like a re hash of Rocky V with their kids.

We watched Stand by Me with the kids. I'd wait till he's older. Every other word is swearing, I forgot about that and didn’t enjoy it as a result of being on edge

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My daughter loves Ferris buellers day off , try the Goonies , the Rocky films and those with Clint Eastwood and the orangutang , love bug and herbie goes bananas , any Pink panther films

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War games.

Red Dawn smile

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Young Guns
Wisdom
Roadhouse
Next of Kin

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