Singing In The Rain
This is a film classic, and is also my go to movie when I’m sick, sad or just want to drool over Gene Kelly. With a fun, catchy soundtrack and gorgeous costumes, Every time I watch it I’m transported to that era, with the old fashioned Hollywood glitz and glamour, the tap dancing and fantastic hair.
2. Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the beast was my favorite movie as a child, and nothing has changed. I associate a kind of- wholesomeness with the movie. Its deliciously cheesy and was created at the pinnacle of the Disney renaissance. If you don’t know the words to the musical numbers- learn them. Your life will get just a little bit better, and think of how impressed your friends will be when you show off your new talents.
3. His Girl Friday
Words cannot correctly capture the love I have for Cary Grant, watch His Girl Friday, and you may understand. His Girl Friday is best known for its witty dialog, and captures the life of down to earth gritty news reporters. So when watching- stay alert for perfectly delivered lines and tastefully timed jokes.
4. Leon The Professional
Not exactly a feel good movie, and But this movie made me laugh and sob uncontrollably- and for that reason deserves to be on this list. If your in the mood for some superb acting, unique character portrayals and sometimes heartbreaking plot developments then The Professional is the way to go.
5. Garden state
I like movies with characters that are realistic, the qualities the possess are neither extraordinary bravery nor wittiness, Zach Braff In my opinion captured the rawness of humanity in a unique way, and in a familiar setting.
6. Pride and prejudice
Because I am such a Austin fan I couldn’t resist sneaking this one in, There are several versions in pride and prejudice ( I’m looking at you BBC and Colin Firth) but my favorite is the one starring Kiera Knightly mainly because the acting and cinematography is staggering. Every time I watch Pride and Prejudice I begin to mentally plan a trip to England, just after I finish my time machine.
Rita Hayworth is, in my opinion one of the most stunning classical film stars of all time, I genuinely think she was underrated and overshadowed by actresses such as Ingrid Bergman and Lauren Bacall, It’s easy to understand why when you see Gilda, The movie includes her famous strip tease Put the blame on mame . when pressed, Gilda may just be my favorite classical film of all time .
8. Rear Window
Rear Window Finds Hitchcock at his finest, Jimmy Stewart is such a engaging actor, and when paired with the lovely Grace Kelley and Directed by the master of suspense- Alfred Hitchcock himself- Beautiful things happen. This film will have you sitting on the edge of your seat, soaking in all of Hitchcock’s genius.
9. The Artist
This film is unique, as it’s a silent movie- that was filmed in 2011 but was set in 1927, adhering to all of the classical film cinematography techniques, however with an added more modern twist. The acting is superb, as with the lack of lines, the actors really tap into their ability to express pure undiluted feeling, without uttering a word.
10. The Pianist
Adrian Brody plays a Jewish pianist, in the Second World War, I feel like that is enough right there. What makes this movie incredible, is how Brody was able to capture the gentleness of this timid pianist with the human need to survive, to contrast between the disgusting conditions of the second world war and the soft beauty of the Piano music, creates something truly fantastic