I honestly don't know the answer to this. I will say that my dad sat me down and we watched some movies that are now considered classics, but they were made a few years after I was born. Some exceptions might be the Spaghetti Westerns that Eastwood was in. So I will say The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, for now. As far as when I got out on my own in college? That really is a tough one. I started out as a film major in college but I really do not remember what 'oldie' did it for me. Possibly Kane, simply by default, being a film major and looking up 'the best' movie ever made somewhere. Because back then it was also at the top of the list. As for a movie that showed me that movies could be great, period, probably The Godfather, with my dad, watching an edited for TV version, since Beta probably wasn't even out back then. I was young when I watched it. Probably 7 or 8.