I thoroughly enjoyed reading and participating in the thread about not always enjoying classic films. When I was younger and wanted to learn about classical music, a friend who knew the music made me a list of classics that were accessible to a novice and easy to enjoy. It was a great introduction to an area that can take some work to appreciate, just like great films. How about a list of classic films that are most easy for the novice to enjoy and get into. Here are a few of my suggestions. Foreign film: "The Seven Samurai" the first foreign film I ever saw. It was kinda off-putting having to read subtitles, but by the end of the film, I was so into it I was no longer aware that I was reading the dialogue at all. If you liked this try Kurasawa's "Hidden Fortress" Film noir: "Sunset Boulevard" Wonderful, weird characters, dark cynical tone, lots of crisp sharp writing. Gotta love a film narrated by a corpse! Romance: "Casablanca" Bogart, Bergman, Raines, Lorre, Greenstreet. Razor sharp dialogue, world weary cynicism. "We'll always have Paris" Animation: "Pinocchio" I once drove a hundred miles just to watch this film. (pre-video DVD days) Dazzling color. Take a minute and just look at the amazing background paintings. Great music. Just the best Disney ever made (in my opinion) War movie: "Dawn Patrol" with Errol Flynn and David Niven. World War I pilots facing deadly odds with dash and fatalism. Silent film: "Metropolis" by Fritz Lang. The grandaddy of science fiction film. Weird and disjointed like a strange dream. Epic images. The best first mad- scientist on film. Any other suggestions?