10 Classic Movies for Every Woman in her 20's

10 Classic Movies for Every Woman in her 20's

This topic comes after I had an interesting conversation with one of my peers in class the other day. We somehow managed to get on the subject of classic movies. This classmate (we'll just call her "Katherine") proceeded to tell me about her undying love for classic movies. However, when I asked her what her favorite was, she gave me this "oh she's serious look," and I could practically see the sweat beading up on her forehead.

I finally took pity on the poor girl and asked.

"Well, what about Gone With The Wind?"

Which she instantly perked up to. She said she felt like she could totally relate to Sara O'Hara. I didn't have the heart to tell her that, (1) not only was her name Scarlett O'Hara, but (2)  Scarlett was completely and unabashedly racist. The irony of having that conversation with "Katherine" who is--er a few shades lighter than me, was too great to miss.

More to the point, when I say I love the classics, I mean it. People sometimes jokingly tell me I was born in the wrong era. They're probably right.  I've decided to put together a list of my absolute favorite classics that I highly recommend all ladies in their 20's should see.

1). An Imitation of Life
No matter how many times I watch it, I still cry at the end

2. Sabrina
Back in the time when the "good guy" got the girl


3. It's a Wonderful Life
 I would marry James Stewart. You know, if he weren't dead...


4. It Happened One Night
This movie jump started my love for journalism.


5. The Philadelphia Story
 James and Cary = major charm alert


6. Singing in the Rain
The movies that jump started my love for classics


7. Charade
 One of my favorites by Hitchcock. Has a really great twist.


8. The Birds
  Another great Hitchcock film


9. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
  I've never been one to call a man beautiful, but Sidney Poitier is beautiful inside and out.


And last but not least,

10. The Shop Around the Corner
 Mr. Stewart at his finest

There are a ton of other classics that I'm madly in love with. Maybe I'll do another list in a while. If you've never watched any of these, please give at least one a try. After all what's better then snuggling up on the couch with your sweetie, glass of wine in hand while the sweet sounds of La Vie La Rose filter through the air?



13 comments :

  1. I love Rear Window. Classic movies really pull you in. Sometimes when I am watching a current movie I can actually say the lines before the actor. Movies are so predictable now. I hardly ever go to the actual movie theatre because of that. It has to be a really good film for me to want to go to the movies. I am very happy with watching movies at home since many of them turn out to be worthy of my money, LOL!

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    1. I agree. Classic movies do pull you in. Mostly because they have a plot...unlike most of these movies today. There's only so many fast and furious's one can take before they snap ;)

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    2. Fast and Furious and the Saw series. Both really wear me out!!!

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  2. I rarely watch anything... so even though I'm 50... I've only seen two of those movies... That's kind of sad.

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    1. Here is the perfect opportunity to start a bucket list. Set a goal. Say by the time you're 51 you can set aside some time to watch the remaining 8. I promise you won't regret it ;)

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  3. I've seen all of these except "An Imitation of Life". As someone else mentioned, Rear Window is probably my favorite Alfred Hithcock movie. I think I love just about any movie with Jimmy Stewart in it: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Man who Shot Liberty Valance are also among my favorites. I think I've seen It's a Wonderful Life at least 15 times...these days I pretty much cry from the moment the movie begins until it ends. I'm also quite partial to Cary Grant and Gregory Peck in general...and Audrey Hepburn as well. Those movies were just fun.

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    1. Ah yes, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Where I first learned what filibustering is. Another one of my favorites. I'll admit I've never seen The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. For some reason I have an aversion to anything Western (except for Destry Rides Again) so as soon as I see John Wayne I tend to back away. Which is crazy because my grandmother LOVES westerns, which now that I think about it, her forcing us to watch them every summer is probably why I don't like them now.

      I agree, anything with Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant or Gregory Peck is guaranteed to be a good time. Except for Roman Holiday. So not how I expected that movie to go down...

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  4. I am crazy for classic films. The enchanted cottage is one of my all time favorites. I love your selection !! Hugs

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    1. I've never seen the Enchanted Cottage, but I googled it and it sounds quite "enchanting". Hopefully I can find it on Netflix or Amazon.

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  5. I used to watch Imitation of Life with my grandmother every year, now that she has passed on I can no longer watch it - the funeral scene is just too much!

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  6. What a great list! I'm a lover of classic movies as well! When you get a chance you should check out Pillow Talk (a delightful little comedy about relationships), The Women (A great lesson about pride) and A Streetcar Named Desire (awesome performances). Oh one more... A Place In The Sun (tragic love story with Liz Taylor and Montgomery Clift).

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  7. Charade was directed by Stanley Donen, but it does look like a Hitchcock :D

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  8. Love all of those! Reese when are you visiting Philly? :)

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