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A classic film is one whose popularity has continued beyond its initial release. A classic film is still relevant long after its newness has worn off, and a true classic will never feel dated or clich'd. The most classic of classic films are those films that essentially everyone has seen-or at least has heard of-and appreciates; classic films are an undeniable part of popular culture. Classic films can come from any genre and any era, although it usually takes some time for the longevity of a film's reputation to be beyond question.

There is not a single characteristic that determines what will make a film into a classic. Some classics are artistic masterpieces that are fine examples of the filmmaker's craft (Citizen Kane), and others become classics because of the sheer scale of their popularity (Gone with the Wind). Some classics are remembered for their place in film history, because of the way that they established genres or broke with traditions (Psycho, 2001: A Space Odyssey).

It's more difficult to determine whether more recent films will become true classics, but many films made in the past 20 years are so much a part of popular culture already that they are virtually guaranteed classic status. Titanic, Toy Story, Silence of the Lambs, Pulp Fiction and dozens of other films will undoubtedly be watched and enjoyed by broad audiences for decades to come.

The cult classic is a particular kind of classic film that gains enduring popularity despite a failure to captivate a wide audience or even, in many cases, to be an artistically competent film. Cult classics are popular with niche audiences, and they retain their popularity over a long period of time, without ever achieving mainstream success. In some cases, cult classics eventually accumulate a broad audience and turn their cult status into an unqualified classic designation.

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Mark of the Devil
Mark of the Devil
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Extended Edition
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Extended Edition
Get Christie Love!
Get Christie Love!
Scott Joplin
Scott Joplin
Gettysburg: Director's Cut
Gettysburg: Director's Cut
Saratoga Trunk
Saratoga Trunk
Goodbye Love
Goodbye Love
How to Swim
How to Swim
Scarlet Pimpernel
Scarlet Pimpernel
9 to 5
9 to 5
Be Yourself
Be Yourself
Arizona Bushwackers
Arizona Bushwackers
Elf-Man
Elf-Man
It's a Pleasure
It's a Pleasure
High Hell
High Hell
It's All Happening
It's All Happening
The Nine Ages of Nakedness
The Nine Ages of Nakedness
Kim
Kim
So Dear to My Heart
So Dear to My Heart
The Ugly Duckling
The Ugly Duckling
Beauty and the Beast
The Story of David
The Paper Chase
Dreamland
Night Stage To Galveston
Man In The Shadow
A Man Called Adam
Doughboys
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Cowboy
The Sound of Music Sing-Along Edition
The Challenge
The Great Mike
Dark Odyssey
Guilty of Treason
The Coming of Amos
The Ballad of Andy Crocker
Let's Get Tough!
One Rainy Afternoon
Conductor 1492
Great God Gold
Herod the Great
High Voltage
Walk Like A Dragon
The Bashful Bachelor
Million Dollar Kid
Firehouse
Silver City Bonanza
The Lottery Bride
Party Girl
Under Colorado Skies
Mr. Reckless
The Bells Go Down
Larceny on the Air
Vanity Fair
Treasure of Ruby Hills
Tomb of Torture
Vogues of 1938
Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring
The Return of Rin Tin Tin
Flowers and Trees
Mickey's Birthday Party
Hawaiian Holiday
Donald in Mathmagic Land
Alice's Wonderland
Plane Crazy
Der Fuehrer's Face
Border Phantom
Once Upon a Scoundrel
The Nude Set
Blonde Comet
Sailing Along
Checkpoint
Headin' Home
My Dear Secretary
The Last of the Belles
The Missing Corpse
Curse of the Voodoo
Confessions of Tom Harris
The Man from Beyond
Burke and Hare
The Magic Bow
Isle of Missing Men
Diary of a High School Bride
West of Cimarron
Wall Street Cowboy
Behind the Mask
Alias Billy the Kid
The Lone Star Trail
The Dungeon of Harrow
Bitter Harvest
California
Lisa Picard is Famous
Three Sisters
The Pink Phink
The Secret of the Black Widow
Flame in the Streets
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