Saturday, November 21, 2009

Classic Movies

This morning I woke up with an idea to find some lists comprising of “Best Of” movies.

Last night we watched Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck and I want to see MORE!

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I googled some of our favorite actors to find out which movies were their best.

Tonight I hopped on my blog and looked at my favorites and saw that ‘great minds think alike’!

My friend at Freckled Hen has compiled a wonderful list of Romantic Classics! Go to her blog HERE ! I can’t wait to find some of these, too! (I check DVDs out from the library)

Here are a few of the lists I gathered using Google as my search engine.

Best of Audrey Hepburn:

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Roman Holiday (1953)

Wait until Dark (1967)

Sabrina (1954)

My Fair Lady ( 1964)

Charade (1963)

The Nun's Story ( 1959)

Funny Face (1957)

The Children's Hour (1961)

Love in the Afternoon (1957)

Best Cary Grant Movies:

Notorious (1946)

North by Northwest (1959)

His Girl Friday (1940)

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

The Philadelphia Story

The Awful Truth (1937)

To Catch a Thief (1955)

Houseboat (1958)

Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Charade (1963)

Best Alfred Hitchcock movies:

The 39 Steps ‘35

The Lady Vanishes ‘38

Notorious ‘46

Strangers on a Train ‘51

Rear Window ‘54

Vertigo ‘58

North by Northwest ‘59

Psycho ‘60

The Birds  ‘63

Rebecca ‘40

Pass the Popcorn!

And have a wonderful weekend!

29 comments:

Marie Antionette said...

You go girl!!! All very good movies, Ther's nothing like an old good movie...
I wish you a very blessed Thanksgiving...Don't eat to much!
XXOO Marie Antionette

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Great movies and stars! Some other favs are all of Katherine Heburns, Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire movies....
xo
Penny

Jemm said...

So glad you two did this work for me! I've been meaning to start watching some of these classics but didn't know where to start :)

Jans Gourds said...

Thank you for your nice comments on my blog. It seems that we share alot of the same ideas and past experiences. I forgot to mention, and I was talking with my husband tonight, that one of my most favorite Christmases was the one we spent with our Daughter in San Antonio several years ago and her and my three granddaughter and myself went to watch the San Antonio ballet performing The Nutcracker. It will alway be a speacial time in my life.
I truly enjoy reading your blog and visit here at least once a day to see what you are up to that day.

becky said...

Oh I love old movies as well.Im so excited about all of the ones you posted.I will make a list right here and now of all of them. They are the best movies.


Enjoy the day oh I would love some popcorn smells good.;)

Tilly Rose said...

I adore black n white movies! There is something so magical about watching them don't you think? Some of my favs are Casablanca,Holiday Inn and Philadelphia Story. Shame we live soooo far away as we could've arranged a girlie night in!!!
Hugs x x x

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love old movies.

Doreen said...

:) I love the old black & white movies..especially anything with Doris Day..I love her...oh..and Lucille Ball.

I wanted to stop by and wish you and yours a most joyous Thanksgiving.

Hugs, Doreen

Velva said...

These are timeless wonderful classics! What fun it would be to get some girlfriends together and enjoy a movie night.

OleCrowsNestJournal_Nan said...

I like Alfred Hitchcock movies like Rebecca and Psycho. Rebecca is one of my all time favorite creepy movies..especially that menacing maid. Have a great day!

Annalisa said...

like all the old things, an old movie is fascinating...i love breakfast at Tiffany's..and generally all Audrey Hepburn's interpretations.
Take care,and thankyou for you comment!
Annalisa

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The old B&W movies are so wonderful aren't they? Do you remember a show called "Million Dollar Movie" in thelate 60-s and 70's where they showed a wonderful movie on TV every week?

Thanks for the lists ...I see a few I'd like to order from Netflix!

Michela said...

Hi Diane! Hope you're having a fantastic Sunday! thank you so much for your lovely comment!
I've never seen anyone of this movies, but Audrey is surely an icon of elegance! xxx

Boo-Bah said...

I love watching old movies. I particularily love the old Bette Davis movies. I haven't had the time to watch many lately but really enjoy it when I do.

Iris

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

My husband adores old movies. I'm not much for television. I'm a reader. Now if it's in a book, I'm game!
Brenda

lila said...

We love the old movies too!
Gregory Peck is just about my all-time favorite. He was a really classy, intelligent person!
Here is a less known but wonderful 1940's movie, "I Know Where I'm Going" directed by Micheal Powell, filmed in the Hebrides off of Scotland...love it!

Patty said...

Thanks for the list. I saw some of my favorite movies were listed. Two of my all time favorites - Sunset Boulevard and To Kill a Mockingbird were missing from the list, however. I have them on our TIVO, and never delete them. They are always good for watching on a rainy night when I am too lazy to read in order to get sleepy.

I do love to watch Psycho. Any of the old classics are like a cup of hot chocolate at bedtime without the calories.I love TCM.

I have been really busy lately. I saw your name while I was visiting another blogger I had not visited in awhile and thought I would pop in and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.

The newspaper is working me very hard and I am on call 24/7 - doctors hours, except without the pay and the Mercedes.

Hope you are well.

Jacqueline said...

Thank you...I'm jumping right to The Childrens Hour. I wonder if I can find it. It is my daughter Kara that loves Audrey, I'm passing the list to her. Thinking of you tonight, from my little corner of the world.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Oooh, I love old classics too!! Such a pleasure to watch compared to what's out there now.
Cary Grant was soooo handsome!! :> )
~Karin

the paris apartment said...

Thank you for compiling such a fantastic list!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

No sir...guess what? Sara just got a 3 DVD set of Audrey Hepburn movies for her birthday. We watched Roman Holiday just last week. What a fun coincidence. : )
Some of our classic favorites over here are:
Singin' in the Rain, The King and I, Sabrina, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, An Affair to Remember, White Christmas, The Sound of Music...
I'll have to go over to check out the link you suggested.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving,
M.L.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I forgot my ALL TIME favorite B&W movie. It's 'Margie' with Jeane Crane. There are no words to explain the charm of this little gem. : )

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love old movies! You can watch them with your kids without being embarrassed! Hope you had a fun weekend! Twyla

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

The classics are the best!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! I'm so glad I got a chance to stop by and see your wonderful world!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving week,

Robin~♥

jen said...

i love classic movies and you've listed some of my favorites! funny face and arsenic and old lace are 2 that really stand out for me. happy viewing!

Q said...

Old movies are the best!
Already you have a great list. I watched "Charade" Saturday night. Very fun.
Love the outfits,
Sherry

Felicity said...

i love classic movies, ive only watched a couple though, i love breakfast at Tiffany's and recently i watched pillow talk - i love their apartments! so retro! fliss xx

JG said...

Popcorn and a good movie is the best!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a neat thing for your friend to do. I belong to Netflex so all I have to do is go online and quickly have it sent, or, I can just watch it on my computer.
Often I find them at garage sales for a quarter.
I just bought Ann Of Green Gables. I had seen it many years ago and watched it again last night. I watch movies more than once (I reread books also) and so now I can watch it over and over.

I jotted a few down that I would love to see again. Thank you so much for the reminder...:)

Happy Thanksgiving to your and your family! ENJOY!
Mona