September 17, 2014

I'll be completely honest:  it has been a hectic week.  Homecoming sort of takes the life out of you!

And when I feel as though I can't move, my favorite thing to do (besides getting a Sonic slush with Nerds) is to watch some of my favorite classics from the 40's and 50's.

I know, I know, why watch that when you could watch Netflix?

Although it's hard to believe, these movies are classics for a reason.  Many people today still love and remember them from their time.  I prefer them to most movies of today, mainly because of the difference between actors then and actors now.  It's a BIG difference.

So, if you ever get in the mood, here are some of my favorite "oldies but goodies!"

1. Gone With the Wind

Gone With the Wind

Even though it takes place in the South, you don't have to be southern to love this movie.  Its plot is interesting, the Scarlett-Rhett drama is great, and the costumes, OH the costumes!  The characters are great, even though Scarlett is a (huge) diva.  Oh, and Mammie is the best character ever!

2. A Star is Born

Have I ever told you how much I love Judy Garland?  She's absolutely BRILLIANT in this movie.  Warning: it's a bit of a tear jerker.

3. Roman Holiday

Films with fashion influence - 1953 Roman Holiday poster

Sometimes I wonder if Audrey was secretly a princess, because she's wonderful as one in this classic!  If you've ever wondered what princesses do on their days off, this is the movie for you!

4. The Ten Commandments

I have the opinion that this is one of the greatest movies of all time.  The cast is PERFECT, not to mention that the story is one that has been told since the earliest reaches of time.

5. Sabrina

I'm not usually the biggest fan of love triangles, but this is one I love.  Now all I need to do is book a plane to Paris... and I must make sure it's raining when I arrive... but no umbrella... and I must bring just the right person with me...

6. To Kill a Mockingbird

Yes, it's based off of that book (which isn't half bad), but it is still a movie worth watching.  Watch a small southern town turn into a place of prejudice, hypocrisy, racism, mystery, and hidden goodness when a black man is charged with raping a white woman, and Atticus Finch is appointed to defend him.

7. High Society

Princess Grace (with Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra, just to name a few...) stars in this hilarious movie about the ordeals that those of the "High" society must go through.  And you thought love triangles were bad?  This is more like a love... quadrilateral?

8. Breakfast at Tiffany's

I know, I know, it's become so cliche', but this movie is one that I think every girl needs to watch.  It's funny, and classic, and also extremely relatable.  Plus, you don't want to get the mean reds from not watching it, right?

9. Casablanca

I just recently watched this for the first time, and extremely enjoyed it.  It really takes you back to the World War II days.  Casablanca is like an entirely separate world, with its own stories and own types of unique people.

10. The King and I

The 25 best movie musicals of all time - 'The King and I'

None of the other movies listed are "musicals" per say, but I HAD to put this on the list!  This is my favorite movie/musical/whatever you want to call it, ever!  It is the story of Anna Leonowens, an English woman who serves as school teacher to the royal children of the Siamese court.  She and the King aren't exactly cooperative with each other, but after a while an interesting sort of friendship begins to form between them.  The end makes me cry every. single. time.

So, if you ever have any spare time on your hands, check some of these out (especially number ten)!
Do you have any "oldies but goodies" that you love watching?  I'd love to hear about them;  I'm always on the hunt for more movies to watch!

Hope you enjoyed, and I really hope this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.


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