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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Thursday, September 01, 2005



I have organized my list of favorite movies by decade, but even this is only a sampling.

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)

Safety Last (1923), Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928), A Lady of Chance (1928), Tess of the Storm Country (1922), The Unknown (1927), The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), The Son of the Sheik (1926), Our Dancing Daughters (1928), The Lost World (1925), Camille (1926), etc.

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Grand Hotel, Duck Soup, King Kong, A Night at the Opera, Top Hat, My Man Godfrey, Swing Time, Bringing Up Baby, Gone with the Wind, Ninotchka, The Wizard of Oz (1939), Wuthering Heights, Dark Victory, On Borrowed Time, Bachelor Mother, The Women, Maytime, Angels with Dirty Faces, Each Dawn I die, Bachelor Father, Room Service, Five Came Back, Finishing School, Remember?, Follow the Fleet, Footlight Parade, Anne of Green Gables, The Oklahoma Kid, My Bill, Roberta, The Crowd Roars, Night Nurse, A Damsel in Distress, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Vivacious Lady, Captains Courageous, Nancy Drew-Detective, A Woman's Face, Only One Night, Fifth Avenue Girl, etc.

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

The Philadelphia Story (1940), Rebecca, Mrs. Miniver, Now Voyager, Woman of the Year, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Laura, It's a Wonderful Life, Adam's Rib, White Heat, Julia Misbehaves, Little Women, The Spiral Staircase, Lifeboat, Suspicion, The Canterville Ghost, The Big Street, A Guy Named Joe, Conflict, Out of the Fog, Cry Havoc, Pride and Prejudice, Deep Valley, On the Town, Act of Violence, I Married a Witch, Love Crazy, The Children are Watching Us, In The Good Old Summertime, Strike Up the Band, Edison the Man, Wonderman, The Egg and I, Til we meet again, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Pillow to Post, The Bride Came C.O.D., Hollywood Canteen, Thank Your Lucky Stars, Between Two Worlds, Joan of Paris, In Our Time, Affectionately Yours, The Secret Garden, The Miracle of the Bells, Easter Parade, You Were Never Lovelier, Johnny Belinda, Once Upon a Honeymoon, Kitty Foyle, One for the Book, It's a Date, The Mortal Storm, Hitler's Children, The Barkleys of Broadway, Christmas in Connecticut, The Two Mrs. Carrolls, Yolanda and the Thief, Thrill of a Romance, The Heavenly Body, Mildred Pierce, The Woman in White, etc.

From Here to Eternity (1953)

The Band Wagon, Father of the Bride, Pat and Mike, We're No Angels, Lili (1953), Skirts Ahoy!, High Sierra, The Men, Jim Thorpe-All-American, Million Dollar Mermaid, Dial M for Murder!, Shadow on the Wall, The Red Balloon, High Society, The Bad Seed, Gigi, The Defiant Ones, Rebel without a Cause, The Blackboard Jungle, Rear Window, Strangers on a Train, The Caine Mutiny, Mister Roberts, The Diary of Anne Frank, A Night to Remember, Operation Petticoat, Trapeze, Too Young to Kiss, Royal Wedding, She's Working Her Way Through College, Until They Sail, House on Haunted Hill, The Spirit of St. Louis, Kiss Me Kate, From Here to Eternity (1953), The Hitch-Hiker, Beware My Lovely, It's Always Fair Weather, The Night of the Hunter, Dangerous When Wet, The First Traveling Saleslady, Forever Darling, Born Yesterday, Three Little Words, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, House of Wax, Susan Slept Here, So Young So Bad, Dangerous Mission, The Gazebo, etc.

Barefoot in the Park

Psycho, Splendor in the Grass, Charade, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Strait-Jacket, Father Goose, A Patch of Blue, Birdman of Alcatraz, Blow-Up, One Two Three!, The Haunting, The Americanization of Emily, Barefoot in the Park, West Side Story, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, That Touch of Mink, What's New Pussycat, The Thrill of it All, 36 Hours, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Children's Hour, The Nanny, The Odd Couple, Send Me No Flowers, The Terror, etc.

Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Rollercoaster, The In-Laws, Murder By Death, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, A Little Romance, Carrie, Sounder, etc.

On Golden Pond (1981)

On Golden Pond (1981), Missing, Witness, Peggy Sue Got Married, Cinema Paradiso, When Harry Met Sally, Running on Empty, etc.

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Batman Forever, Saving Private Ryan, Titanic, The Secret Garden, Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, Mighty Aphrodite, Sleepless in Seattle (1993), White Fang, Noises Off, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Les Miserables, Europa! Europa!, Dave, The Next Karate Kid, Sixth Sense, The Parent Trap, Jumanji, Ghosts of Mississippi, My Girl, etc.


Moulin Rouge! (2001), Miss Congeniality (2000), Shrek (2001), The Others (2001), Pearl Harbor (2001), Billy Elliot (2000), Minority Report (2002), etc.

Contributed by: "Jian" Date: Thurs, Jul 2 2002

Movie stills displayed: Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928), The Wizard of Oz (1939), The Philadelphia Story (1940), From Here to Eternity (1953), Barefoot in the Park (1967), Fiddler on the Roof (1971), On Golden Pond (1981), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Shrek (2001)


  • Just commenting on your 2000's picks, I would add The Royal Tenenbaums, The Shipping News, Chocolat, The Alamo and Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (although Charlie would probably be weeded out as the decade progressed!)

    By Blogger MarkMyWord, at Mon Jan 09, 08:15:00 AM PST