4 Movies Starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas

Though they weren’t the best of friends in real life, actors Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas starred in several films over the span of five decades.

4 Movies Starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas

Though they weren’t the best of friends in real life, actors Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas starred in several films over the span of five decades.

Cary Grant and Howard Hawks Classic Movies

A master of multiple genres, director Howard Hawks enjoyed fruitful collaborations with top stars of the classic era like Gary Cooper, John Wayne, and Humphrey Bogart. With those actors, Hawks thrived in genres like the Western, film noir, and even Oscar-winning biopics. But with Cary Grant, he was able to cut loose and use his actor’s breezy, carefree persona in several popular screwball comedies, a couple of which have stood the test of time as all-time classics. Their partnership spanned 15 years over three different decades and produced five great films. Here are the movies made between Cary Grant and Howard Hawks.

Cary Grant and Howard Hawks Classic Movies

A master of multiple genres, director Howard Hawks enjoyed fruitful collaborations with top stars of the classic era like Gary Cooper, John Wayne, and Humphrey Bogart. With those actors, Hawks thrived in genres like the Western, film noir, and even Oscar-winning biopics. But with Cary Grant, he was able to cut loose and use his actor’s breezy, carefree persona in several popular screwball comedies, a couple of which have stood the test of time as all-time classics. Their partnership spanned 15 years over three different decades and produced five great films. Here are the movies made between Cary Grant and Howard Hawks.

Best Actor Oscar Winners – 1980s

In the 1980s, there was a good mixture of Best Actor winners representing the top actors of the day as well as some older performers from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Whether playing real-life people like Mozart and Christy Brown or fictional characters, the 1980s were filled with outstanding performances for Best Actor and may well be one of the best decades for the category. Here are all 10 winners for the Oscar in the years 1980-1989.

8 Classic Movies Starring Alec Guinness

Few would argue that Sir Alec Guinness was one of the finest British actors of his generation. Often mentioned in the same sentence as Richard Burton, Peter O’Toole, and John Gielgud, Guinness was a classically trained performer who successfully transferred his gifts to the silver screen. He made his first significant film appearance under the direction of David Lean, with whom he would make eight films in five decades, a contentious relationship that led to Guinness winning an Oscar while making some of the best films of all time.

Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese Classic Movies

Spanning three decades and eight films, most of them in the crime drama genre, the collaboration between actor Robert De Niro and director Martin Scorsese ranks was one of the greatest of all time. The two were brought together by mutual friend, actor Harvey Keitel, and made some of the best films ever made. Here are five of the best films made between Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese.

Best Picture Oscar Winners – 1980s

By the beginning of the 1980s, Hollywood had moved away from the dark, moody films that defined the New Hollywood era of the previous decades to make more commercially driven films. Gone were the days of directors ruling the roost; instead, actors began commanding obscene salaries per picture while behind the scenes agents and producers became obsessed with making high concept movies tailor-made to bring in $100 million at the box office. Despite the commercialization of the film industry and drive to make every movie a blockbuster, Hollywood still made richly compelling films that not only won Best Picture, but also stood up as compared to Oscar winners from previous eras.

6 Spectacular Disaster Movies

As long as Hollywood has been making movies, the threat of impending doom has long been a plot device used by filmmakers to heighten drama. But the genre didn’t really flourish until the 1970s, when the studios churned out movies about looming disaster as frequently as they did screwball comedies in the 1930s, film noir in the 1940s, and sword-and-sandal epics in the 1950s. And just like those other popular money-making genres, the disaster movie reached its apex before dying out due to a string of flops. Here are six great disaster movies spanning five decades.

7 Classic Movies in the Public Domain

While there are thousands of movies that have fallen into the public domain, most have been long forgotten or were never on the radar in the first place. But some classic movies that were released by major studios and are still well-known by even casual fans have inexplicably seen their copyrights lapse. For some reason, the copyright owners – whether the studios or some other entity – failed to renew the films’ copyrights after 28 years, making them common property and allowing just about anyone to freely distribute. There are many films that have slipped into the public domain throughout the decades, so here are just a few of the great ones.