Classic Films

This week is the National Classic Movie Day (on 16th May), but because I am already committed to do a classic film blogathon on that day, I thought I would share today my own pre-celebratory post, listing all the classic (or just pre-1970s) films that I reviewed on this website. Click on the titles to see full reviews or tell me which classic film is your favourite.

The Lost Weekend (1945) Rosemary’s Baby (1968) Lifeboat (1944) 

La Grande Illusion (1937) Spellbound (1945) Psycho (1960) 

Les Diaboliques (1955) The Servant (1963)

La Notte (1961) The Philadelphia Story (1940) Black Narcissus (1947)

Days of Wine and Roses (1962) Pickpocket (1959) Rebecca (1940)

Repulsion (1965) West Side Story (1961) 

The Red Shoes (1948) Dial M for Murder (1954) Leave Her to Heaven (1945) 

La Regle du Jeu (1939) Rope (1948) Ship of Fools (1965) 

Death of a Cyclist (1955) A Kiss Before Dying (1956) The Birds (1963) 

Isle of the Dead (1945) 

11 thoughts on “Classic Films

  1. Ohhh I didn’t know National Classic Movie Day is on May 16! I actually just blogged about Oscar winning directors last week and I picked ALL classic films. Spellbound is one of my fave Gregory Peck films, the one that made me fall head over heels for him. In relation to Hitchcock films, I also like Rebecca. So many here I haven’t seen yet though.

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  2. I have too many favorite classic films to list them all here, but for starters, I’ll mention several off the top of my head: Charlie Chaplin’s CITY LIGHTS and MODERN TIMES; LOVE ME TONIGHT (starring Maurice Chevalier); THE LADY EVE (Barbara Stanwyck & Henry Fonda); DODSWORTH; MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW; THE THIRD MAN and REMEMBER THE NIGHT. I’ve seen all of these multiple times and never tire of seeing them again and again.

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    1. Thanks a lot for this selection! I also like The Third Man, but have not seen either Remember the Night or The Lady Eve! I guess I tend to gravitate towards a “darker” and “gloomier” material and it’s so good to know for me there are some great classic films to be seen! I definitely want to see Make Way for Tomorrow, too!

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  3. That is a nice mixture of films there, all classics in their own rights. Never heard of National Classic Movie Day until I saw this, gonna have to go through my collection and see which ones I’ll check out.

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  4. Wonderful films, Diana! I loved Black Narcissus, Rope, The Philadelphia Story, Spellbound, Psycho. I have seen The Lost Weekend and wasn’t much impressed by it. But everyone says it is an amazing movie and so I should watch it again.

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    1. Thank you, and yeah, The Lost Weekend can be a tricky one to love. I am not a huge fan of Ray Milland and I guess when I saw it, I was largely taken by the message, the theme and the characterisation (than with the plot itself).

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