Classic Icons Must-See Film List- Add Yours!
I have been reading all the threads about old hollywood actresses, so now im really interested in movies from that era...besides the obvious movies like casablanca, gone with the wind and breakfast at tiffany's, I have no idea what movies to see! anyone feel like helping me out with the name of old (b/w or colour), 1910-1945 movies that you have seen and would recommend to me? Non-english movies (with subtitles) are also okay with me thanks in advance chicas!
I edited the title and pinned this so that it would get seen by everyone in here You can expand your list to fit this entire Icon subforum. Just remember, must be pre-1980's.
Last edited by Orchide; 16-05-2006 at 05:45 AM.
i love old movies and here are my suggestions (i tried to make a list of critically acclaimed films as well as some of my faves):
-The Philadelphia Story (1940)
-Citizen Kane (1941) [thought to be the greatest film ever made]
-How Green Was My Valley (1941)
-Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
-cover girl (1944)
-The Best Years of our Lives (1946)
-It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
-wuthering heights 1939
-the great dictator 1940
-breif encounter 1945
alicia and josephine have made some good choices that i would also recommend!
Symptomatic of what we've become, I used to think you were the only one.
Bringing up Baby - Katharine Hepburn is just perfect in this
Metropolis is a silent film, but definitely worth seeing in my opinion.
The original King Kong
Anna Karenina starring Greta Garbo
Laura - one of my favourite films ever and starring the most beautiful woman to ever grace the screen
"Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid."
I adore old movies!
Some of my favourites between 1910-1945:
The Women (1939)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Rebecca (1940) - anything by Hitchcock is a winner.
Modern Times (1936)
It Happened One Night (1934)
A Night at the Opera (1935)
Regle du jeu, La (1939)
The Thin Man series
Brief Encounter (1945)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
The Little Foxes (1941)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today." - James Dean
Bogart and Bacall are great, together or seperately.
The Maltese Falcon
The African Queen (his only movie with Katharine Hepburn)
Designing Woman (with Gregory Peck)
How to Marry a Millionaire (with Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe)
Fave with both:
To Have and Have Not
Been things & seen places
Some of mine I would recommend for any classic film lover:
Laura (Preminger starring Gene Tierney)
Rebecca (Hitchcock starring Joan Fontaine & Olivier)
Portrait of Jennie (Jennifer Jones)
The Boyfriend ( Ken Russell directed Twiggy flapper vehicle)
Gilda (Rita Hayworth)
The Misfits (MM)
Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, Dietrich, Janet Leigh)
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (Joan Crawford, Bette Davis)
All About Eve (Bette Davis)
Chinatown (Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway)
Marnie (Hitchcock starring Tippi Hedren)
This Property Is Condemned, Inside Daisy Clover (Natalie Wood)
Babydoll (Tennessee Williams starring Carroll Baker)
Young Girls of Rochefort, Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Catherine Deneuve)
Daisies (1960's Czech new wave)
Rosemary's Baby (Polanski directed with Mia Farrow)
Annie Hall, Love & Death (Woody Allen directed both starring Diane Keaton)
A Streetcar Named Desire, GWTW (Vivien Leigh)
Shanghai Express, The Blue Angel (Dietrich)
Gah...I am naming too many and still have so many
Piccadilly (Anna May Wong)
It (Clara Bow)
Pandora's Box (Louise Brooks)
The Unknown (Lon Chaney, Joan Crawford)
Our Dancing Daughters (Joan Crawford, Anita Page)
thats it for now:p
Last edited by Orchide; 16-05-2006 at 05:31 AM.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
A Place in the Sun (1951)
Roman Holiday (1953)
Rear Window (1954)
On the Waterfront (1954)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)- my personal favorite
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
West Side Story (1961)
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Graduate, The (1967)
Rear Window (1954)
To Catch a Thief (1955)
North by Northwest (1959)
The Birds (1963)
Last edited by starburst; 17-05-2006 at 02:32 PM.
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