Classic movie recommendations?

I really love old movies, like the ones with Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Katherine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Grace Kelly, Spencer Tracy, Frank Sinatra, etc. I've already seen a ton of them (like Casablanca, Sabrina, A Philadelphia Story, Breakfast At Tiffany s, Gone With The Wind, A Streetcar Named Desire, High Society, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, etc) Anyone have any other recommendations?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    A lot of my personal favorites have already been named. I, too, adore classic movies. My favorites tend to be from the silent era and pre-code era (1929-1934.) But, I also love screwball comedies and film noirs. I'll try to list some off the top of my head.

    "The Thin Man" (1934) William Powell and Myrna Loy

    "The Women" (1939) Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford & Rosalind Russell

    "Baby Face" (1933) Barbara Stanwyck & George Brent

    "Dark Victory" (1939) Bette Davis & George Brent

    "Now, Voyager" (1942) Bette Davis, Paul Henreid & Claude Rains

    "Libeled Lady" (1936) William Powell, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy & Jean Harlow

    "The Lady Eve" (1941) Barbara Stanwyck & Henry Fonda

    "Rebecca" (1940) Joan Fontaine & Laurence Olivier

    "Manhattan Melodrama" (1934) William Powell, Myrna Loy & Clark Gable

    "The Unknown" (1927) Lon Chaney & Joan Crawford

    "He Who Gets Slapped" (1924) Lon Chaney & Norma Shearer

    "North by Northwest" (1955) Cary Grant

    "Double Indemnity" (1944) Barbara Stanwyck & Fred MacMurray

    "The Enchanted Cottage" (1945) Dorothy McGuire

    "Jezebel" (1938) Bette Davis, Henry Fonda & George Brent

    "It Happened One Night" (1934) Clark Gable & Claudette Colbert

    "Dinner at Eight" (1933) Jean Harlow, Marie Dressler, John & Lionel Barrymore, etc.

    "Grand Hotel" (1932) Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, John & Lionel Barrymore, etc.

    "Sunset Boulevard" (1950) Gloria Swanson & William Holden

    "Night of the Hunter" (1955) Robert Mitchum

    "All About Eve" (1950) Bette Davis & Anne Baxter

    "The Heiress" (1949) Olivia De Havilland

    "To Each His Own" (1946) Olivia De Havilland

    "Strange Interlude" (1932) Norma Shearer & Clark Gable

    "The Awful Truth" (1937) Cary Grant & Irene Dunne

    "Forbidden" (1932) Barbara Stanwcyk

    "Ball of Fire" (1941) Barbara Stanwcyk & Gary Cooper

    "Meet John Doe" (1941) Barbara Stanwcyk & Gary Cooper

    "Leave Her to Heaven" (1945) Gene Tierney

    "Sunrise" (1927) Janet Gaynor

    "City Lights" (1931) Charlie Chaplin

    "Nosferatu" (1922)

    "Random Harvest" (1942) Greer Garson

    "Camille" (1936) Greta Garbo & Robert Taylor

    "Red Dust" (1932) Clark Gable, Jean Harlow & Mary Astor

    "Wife vs. Secretary" (1936) Clark Gable, Myrna Loy & Jean Harlow

    "Mildred Pierce" (1945) Joan Crawford

    "Our Blushing Brides" (1930) Joan Crawford & Robert Montgomery

    "One Way Passage" (1932) Kay Francis & William Powell

    "Jewel Robbery" (1932) Kay Francis & William Powell

    "The Divorcee" (1930) Norma Shearer & Robert Montgomery

    "A Free Soul" (1931) Norma Shearer, Clark Gable & Leslie Howard

    "Red-Headed Woman" (1932) Jean Harlow

    "Hold Your Man" (1933) Jean Harlow & Clark Gable

    "The Old Maid" (1939) Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins & George Brent

    "Mr. Skeffington" (1944) Bette Davis & Claude Rains

    "Sorry, Wrong Number" (1948) Barbara Stanwyck

    "Of Human Bondage" (1934) Bette Davis & Leslie Howard

    "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" (1941) Robert Montgomery & Carole Lombard

    "Laura" (1944) Gene Tierney

    "Kitty Foyle" (1940) Ginger Rogers

    "Mrs. Miniver" (1942) Greer Garson & Walter Pidgeon

    "Love Affair" (1939) Irene Dunne & Charles Boyer

    "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" (1936) Jean Arthur & Gary Cooper

    "Rain" (1932) Joan Crawford & Walter Huston

    "Holiday" (1938) Katharine Hepburn & Cary Grant

    "Imitation of Life" (1934) Claudette Colbert & Louise Beavers

    "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" (1948) Myrna Loy &

    Cary Grant

    And so many more. My personal favorites are Bette Davis, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Crawford, Norma Sheraer, Jean Harlow, Kay Francis, Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, etc.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Bringing Up Baby - Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn

    His Girl Friday - Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell

    North By Northwest - Cary Grant & Alfred Hitchcock

    The Last Hurrah - Spencer Tracy

    Captains Courageous - Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney

    Desk Set - Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn

    The Maltese Falcon - Humphrey Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet

    To Have and Have Not - Bogart and Lauren Bacall

    The Big Sleep - Bogart and Bacall

    Angels With Dirty Faces - James Cagney and Pat O'Brien

    The Roaring 20s - Cagney

    Yankee Doodle Dandy - Cagney does song and dance

    What Price Glory - Cagney and Dan Dailey

    Stagecoach - John Wayne and Claire Bloom

    The Quiet Man - John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara

    True Grit - John Wayne

    My Darling, Clementine - Henry Fonda and Walter Brennan

    12 Angry Men - Henry Fonda and an all-star cast

    The Lady Eve - Henry Fonda and barbara Stanwyck

    Damn! I can do this all day! I haven't even started with James Stewart, Clint Eastwood, Paul Newman,,...and then I have my favorite actresses! Just take your favorite stars that you listed, and go to IM!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Wow, good recommendations for once! The Thin Man series is great. They have a higher level of comedy you never see anymore in those modern fart-joke flicks.

    How about:

    Grand Illusion

    The Rules of the Game

    The Big Sleep

    The Naked City

    8 1/2

    Army of Shadows

    Some Like it Hot

    Ace in the Hole

    The Third Man

    Citizen Kane

    A Touch of Evil

    Killer of Sheep

    The Maltese Falcon

    North By Northwest

    The Seventh Seal


    Band of Outsiders

    Double Indemnity



    The Apu Trilogy

    Source(s): Those are some of the essentials. You haven't seen even the tip of the iceberg without seeing all of those. Enjoy them, and then you can get into more of the "hidden gems" that are not as famous.
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  • 4 years ago

    If you like comedy, try a Don Knotts movie. A good one for this time of year is The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. If you really want to go back, you can try a Abbott & Costello movie also. A good one for this time of year is Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, also a comedy and has Dracula and the Werewolf in it also. Whatever you watch, congrats on opening yourself up to a whole different world. You'll find there's nothing quite like a good old fashioned classic. Enjoy!

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  • 1 decade ago

    To Kill a Mockingbird (my alltime favorite)

    Captain Blood

    Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    Stagecoach (John Wayne)

    12 Angry Men

    Robin Hood (Errol Flynn)

    Yankee Doodle Dandy

    The African Queen

    Singing in the Rain

    Bad Day at Black Rock

    In the Heat of the Night (the movie)

    Godzilla (the original)

    Frankenstein (the original)

    West Side Story

    I could go on and on. I hope this list has something on it you haven't seen and that you will enjoy.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A couple favorites of mine are The Maltese Falcon and Susnet Blvd. Vertigo, and North By Northweat were really great. The Apartment was good. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner was great. Really, my wife and I went to the AFI (American Film Institute) webiste and started working our way through the top 100 movies and saw some really great classics that way.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Going My Way

    The Bells of St. Mary

    High Society

    The Country Girl

    The Quiet Man

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I found these to be where close to Casablanca status though....

    If you have seen them... I am sorry....

    The Thin Man (1934)

    After the Thin Man (1936)

    Another Thin Man (1939)

    Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

    The Thin Man Goes Home (1944)

    Song of the Thin Man (1947)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Rear Window (1954)

    The Birds (1963)

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  • nathan
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    1 decade ago

    funny face


    north by northwest, rear window, vertigo, strangers on the train, the birds dial M for murder, Rope, etc(hitchcock is awesome)

    south pacific

    forbidden planet

    the maltese falcon

    the treasure of sierra madre

    national velvet

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