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What is your favorite old movie?

Asked by sarahjane90 (1805points) February 28th, 2011

I am looking for recommendations for some classic movies. Not so much comedy, leaning more towards the romance genre. I have watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Out of Africa, and loved those.

So, what are your favorites?

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tranquilsea's avatar

I love Cheaper By The Dozen and With Bells on Their Toes.

Seelix's avatar

Paris When it Sizzles and Funny Face are my two favourite Audrey Hepburn movies, after Breakfast at Tiffany’s, of course.

mammal's avatar

Casablanca, is a movie miracle,

marinelife's avatar

For comedy and romance I love Bringing Up Baby with Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn.

Another very romantic movie I love is Sabrina with Audrey Hepburn. William Holden and Humphrey Bogart.

Blackberry's avatar

The few I’ve seen: Cool Hand Luke, and Rear Window.

babybadger's avatar

Look Who’s Talking is funny and sweet

Joker94's avatar

Harvey was one of my favorites. It is the definition of a feel-good movie to me.
The original True Grit.
It’s a Wonderful Life, but that’s more of a Christmas movie.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Philadelphia Story and African Queen are two of my faves. Sabrina is another sweet romantic one with Audrey Hepburn, oh! and How to Steal a Million is another charming Audrey Hepburn one.
I just noticed that everything I mentioned stars a Hepburn. Hmmmmm.

GoJessGo's avatar

It’s A Wonderful Life. Classic. Perfect.

babybadger's avatar

I agree with @GoJessGo and @Joker94 , It’s a Wonderful Life is a must see.

zenvelo's avatar

Mr Deeds Goes to Town
Mr Smith Goes to Washington
Bad Day at Black Rock

syz's avatar

North by Northwest

I’m not much of a “classic” film fan, but I was very impressed by this one.

SpatzieLover's avatar

I Remember Mama (yep, I cry every single time, too)

The Shop Around The Corner

Little Women
Honestly, I love a ton of old flicks. Cary Grant & Hepburn (Roman Holiday), Rock Hudson & Doris Day(Pillow Talk), etc

markferg's avatar

Well, it’s getting old now, so I’d say Blazing Saddles. “He wore a blazing saddle <crack!>...”

tranquilsea's avatar

12 Angry Men
Yours, Mine and Ours
Mrs. Muir
Father of the Bride (original one)
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
King Kong (original)
Mighty Joe Young
The Party
The Way We Were

SpatzieLover's avatar

@tranquilsea Luvs Yours, Mine & Ours ;)

Reminds me of some more too:

Please Don’t Eat the Daisies
The Courtship of Eddie’s Father
Holiday Affair

tranquilsea's avatar

@SpatzieLover one of my favourite scenes is when she’s out that date and her false eyelashes travels down her face and finally ends up in her drink.

SpatzieLover's avatar

@tranquilsea MINE TOO…For me it is sentimental, because my Great Aunt used to wear that type of lash, and hers would either loosen up by the end of the day, or would not be quite lines up right ;). Funny you mentioned THAT exact scene!

cubozoa's avatar

Some like it hot

blueiiznh's avatar

Citizen Kane
On The Waterfront
Dr Zhivago

shego's avatar

Auntie Mame (the original)
The Harvey Girls
Arsnic and Old Lace
Christmas in Philidelphia
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
Singing in the Rain
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
The Seven Year Itch
The Pink Panther (original)
The Major and the Minor
Mrs. Miniver

GoJessGo's avatar

Oh, I remembered some more!

The Wizard of Oz
Meet Me in St. Louis
White Christmas
It Happened One Night

There will probably be more later…lol

podwarp's avatar

Portrait of Jennie
Brief Encounter
Best Years of Our Lives
Gone with the Wind (Scarlett O’Hara is such a BAMF—love her)

sarahjane90's avatar

I’m going to be busy for awhile! Thanks :-)

josie's avatar

Shane-My dad’s favorite movie. Everybody should see it.

filmfann's avatar

An Affair To Remember

downtide's avatar

Not really a romance but my favourite old movie is “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” The sad thing is that 60 years later the message in it is just as poignant as it was in the 50s.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Charade with Audrey Hepburn and Carey Grant. My all time favorite “old” movie.

lynfromnm's avatar

You didn’t rule out musicals, so I’ll suggest “My Fair Lady” and “Fiddler On the Roof”. Both have a lot of romance in them.

windex's avatar

For A Few Dollars More

saintDrew's avatar

Gone With The Wind…. of course, if we’re talking real old school haha.. and it had a romantic theme

ZAGWRITER's avatar

The original True Grit and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Joker94's avatar

A Fistful of Dollars, just to complete the Dollars Trilogy. And I second @GoJessGo with White Christmas.

KateTheGreat's avatar

The Bad Seed.

muppetish's avatar

In terms of romantic films, my favourite has already been mentioned (It Happened One Night) but another great one is Girl Shy—one of Harold Lloyd’s best silent films. It is nothing short of adorable. My favourite film of all time, however, is Sherlock Junior.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Of those not mentioned, Sunset Boulevard, All About Eve, The Philadelphia Story, The Palm Beach Story, The Lady Eve, Sullivan’s Travels, Funny Girl are all great.

My fave is probably Singing in the Rain, though.

Ladymia69's avatar

What’s New, Pussycat?
Pandora’s Box
The Trip/Psych-Out
Splendor in the Grass
I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!
The Opposite Sex

kenmc's avatar

Sorry if I repeat any movies. This thread is a bit too long to just scout out the ones I want to mention.

The Third Man
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
Even Dwarfs Started Small (this one’s a bit hard to watch… but it’s worth it, imo)
The Maltese Falcon
Network (It’s not terribly old, but it’s fucking AMAZING)
Fantastic Planet
Knife In The Water
Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb
The Graduate
The 400 Blows
Dawn of the Dead

And that’s all I can think of.

JmacOroni's avatar

Well, I’ll tell you my absolute favorites. That doesn’t mean that they are necessarily what you’re looking for.. but they are great movies, anyhow.
Arsenic and Old Lace
The Seven Year Itch

lynfromnm's avatar

Not a romantic film, but my all time favorite and definitely one of the best ever – To Kill A Mockingbird

OpryLeigh's avatar

I love Show Boat

Berserker's avatar

Nosferatu is probably as romantic as I’m ever gonna watch. XD

ZAGWRITER's avatar

The Sons of Katie Elder.

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