Classic Movies I've Seenby lillyofthevalley13 | created - 16 May 2014 | updated - 15 Jul 2015 | Public
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1. Notorious (1946)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?
Votes: 85,891 | Gross: $10.46M
Decent, but Ingrid Bergmen's best role was in "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness" in my opinion.
2. The Great Race (1965)
Passed | 160 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In the early 20th century, two rivals, the heroic Leslie and the despicable Professor Fate, engage in an epic automobile race from New York to Paris.
Votes: 14,920 | Gross: $25.33M
Wacky. Zany. All-around funny in its blatant stereotypes.
3. High Society (1956)
Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A spoiled heiress must choose among three suitors: her jazz musician ex-husband, a stuffy businessman, and an undercover tabloid reporter.
Votes: 12,688 | Gross: $13.00M
Bing Crosby is the best in this remake of "The Philadelphia Story."
4. Top Hat (1935)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer.
Votes: 15,809 | Gross: $3.88M
When you've got Fred and Ginger, nothing can be any better!
5. The Big Sleep (1946)
Not Rated | 114 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.
Votes: 74,145 | Gross: $6.54M
Confusing story plot, but the chemistry between Bogart and Bacall is wonderful.
6. To Have and Have Not (1944)
Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Film-Noir
During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sensuous lounge singer.
7. The Kennel Murder Case (1933)
Passed | 73 min | Crime, Mystery
Philo Vance, accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue.
Nice little murder story, but grasping a bit in places.
8. Laura (1944)
Passed | 88 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating.
Votes: 38,920 | Gross: $4.36M
Definitely a watch-again movie for my romantic heart.
9. Adam's Rib (1949)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband.
The chemistry is most certainly there with Tracy and Hepburn, but if you're like me and don't like a lot of arguing, it might grate a little on your nerves.
10. Woman of the Year (1942)
Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.
11. Midnight Lace (1960)
Approved | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
In London, a recently wed American woman's sanity comes into question when she claims to be the victim of a threatening stalker.
Votes: 4,149 | Gross: $7.40M
To say the least, the plot was suspenseful from beginning to end. Not going to give away the ending, but it certainly made me want to throw my computer at the wall!
12. The Happy Thieves (1961)
Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Crime
A suave art thief romances a wealthy duchess, only to enable him to steal a priceless painting from her collection. Complications ensue.
Happy. Rex Harrison does well in this movie, and it is light. Would watch again.
13. Night Train to Munich (1940)
Not Rated | 90 min | Thriller, War
When Germany invades Czechoslovakia, the German and the British intelligence services try to capture Czech scientist Axel Bomasch, inventor of a new type of armor-plating.
Okay, so I have a thing for Rex Harrison. I did really like this film, much as I like most pictures having to do with WWII, but the premise for the romance is wonderful.
14. Doctor Dolittle (1967)
Approved | 152 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
After the animal communicating veterinarian goes too far for his clientèle, he and his friends escape their hometown to the sea in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail.
Votes: 7,678 | Gross: $9.00M
Imaginative and fun, this is a favorite!
15. My Fair Lady (1964)
G | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical
A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can make a flower girl presentable in high society.
Votes: 80,404 | Gross: $72.00M
Of course. Can't be a classic movie lover until you've watched this great one!
16. To Catch a Thief (1955)
PG | 106 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
A retired jewel thief sets out to prove his innocence after being suspected of returning to his former occupation.
Votes: 57,199 | Gross: $8.75M
I don't know why, but I've never been a fan of Grace Kelly, and I think this movie is why I don't particularly care for her. It's a good movie nontheless, but I just came out of it not liking her.
17. You Can't Take It with You (1938)
Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.
Votes: 21,413 | Gross: $4.66M
A true moral. A wonderful and fun and thought-provoking movie about what really matters in life.
18. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama
A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.
Votes: 99,220 | Gross: $9.60M
19. Anna and the King of Siam (1946)
Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 1862, a young Englishwoman becomes royal tutor in Siam and befriends the King.
In my obsession for this story, I will probably watch every version ever made. I know how it ends, but it can't stop me from wanting to see the subtle romance between Anna and the King!
20. Desk Set (1957)
Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Romance
Two extremely strong personalities clash over the computerization of a television network's research department.
An all-around good movie. Light and re-watchable.
21. Pat and Mike (1952)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Pat is a women's sports sensation unless her fiancé is around. Her new shady manager Mike keeps them apart and develops feelings for her.
Battle-of-the-sexes to a point. The last few minutes were the best, romantic-wise.
22. The Honey Pot (1967)
Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Crime
In Venice, a millionaire hires an actor to help him prank three greedy ex-girlfriends into thinking he's dying and leaving his fortune to one of them.
Again, I watched it because of Rex Harrison, but I wish I hadn't. It was rather racy, and it seemed like there were some weird overtones between Harrison and another male actor. Be Warned!
23. Suspicion (1941)
Not Rated | 99 min | Mystery, Thriller
A shy young heiress marries a charming gentleman, and soon begins to suspect he is planning to murder her.
Votes: 29,335 | Gross: $4.50M
Alfred Hitchcock at his best. Suspenseful.
24. Dark Passage (1947)
Passed | 106 min | Film-Noir, Thriller
A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try and prove his innocence.
It was pretty good, especially the romance between Bogie and Bacall.
25. The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance
A high school girl falls for a playboy artist, with screwball results.
Funny! Light, and a funny story-plot.
26. The African Queen (1951)
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.
Votes: 67,009 | Gross: $0.54M
Wow. Absolutely a must-watch for all you romance-lovers.
27. Libeled Lady (1936)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance
A newspaper man, his ignored fiancée, and his former employee, a down on his luck reporter, hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news story into the truth in order to prevent a high-society woman from suing for libel.
For a while, I almost didn't get my pairing!
28. I Love You Again (1940)
Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Romance
Boring businessman Larry Wilson recovers from amnesia and discovers he's really a con man...and loves his soon-to-be-ex wife.
Top-notch William Powell and Myrna Loy romance. I will watch this again!
29. Vertigo (1958)
PG | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.
Votes: 325,190 | Gross: $3.20M
Weird, to say the least. Watch it if you must.
30. The Pink Panther (1963)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
The bumbling Inspector Clouseau travels to Rome to catch a notorious jewel thief known as "The Phantom" before he conducts his most daring heist yet: a princess' priceless diamond with one slight imperfection, known as "The Pink Panther".
Votes: 44,914 | Gross: $10.88M
Comedy, with Peter Sellers at his best.
31. Grand Hotel (I) (1932)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance
A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas.
Votes: 15,858 | Gross: $1.24M
Lionel Barrymore stole the film; he would be the only reason I watched it again.
32. Six of a Kind (1934)
Passed | 62 min | Comedy
When a respectable middle-class couple take a cross-country trip by auto, they share expenses with a decidedly oddball couple, none of whom know the car carries embezzled funds.
I watched this for George Burns and Gracie Allen. I love their routines, and their general love for each other that is plain as day.
33. The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
An American woman travels to England to seek a divorce from her absentee husband, where she meets - and falls for - a dashing performer.
Quite good; again, I love Fred and Ginger.
34. The Awful Truth (1937)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance.
The scene where Lucy pretends to be Jerry's sister is beyond hilarious!
35. The Journey (1959)
Approved | 126 min | Drama, Romance, War
A British woman trying to escape Hungary with her freedom fighter lover and a group of Westerners, as the Soviet Union moves to crush the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, finds herself the obsession of an enigmatic Communist officer.
Like Rex Harrison, I am also a big fan of Yul Brynner. I thought this would be good, since it had both Brynner and Deborah Kerr, but I was somewhat disappointed. The romance was there but barely, and it does end sadly. One curse word.
36. Some Like It Hot (1959)
Not Rated | 121 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
Votes: 223,563 | Gross: $25.00M
Okay, this was extremely funny. Lemmon and Curtis were screams as women, and it was enough to keep me laughing for a long time.
37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
Approved | 85 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
The master sleuth hunts his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, who is planning the crime of the century.
Really good. I liked the suspense, and Basil Rathbone is an excellent Sherlock Holmes.
38. The Rains Came (1939)
Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Living in India with her crude husband, a British aristocrat is reunited with an old flame at a party, though she truly has her sights set on a handsome doctor.
Well... well. I don't know, I just have never liked spoiled female characters in movies who think they can get whatever they want just because they want it. Don't get me wrong; it all turns out right in the end, but it sure took a long time to get there.
39. Come Live with Me (1941)
Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Romance
Seeking US citizenship, a Viennese refugee arranges a marriage of convenience with a struggling writer.
Definitely a rewatch. If you want romance, watch this!
40. Experiment Perilous (1944)
Approved | 91 min | Film-Noir, Romance, Thriller
In 1903, a doctor suspects murder in the gothic Bederaux family.
I like Hedy Lamarr, and this plot had enough of a twist to give me a start.
41. Pygmalion (1938)
Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A phonetics and diction expert makes a bet that he can teach a cockney flower girl to speak proper English and pass as a lady in high society.
Votes: 7,216 | Gross: $3.05M
If you have seen My Fair Lady, you will think that Pygmalion is basically a copy of that, until you realize it is vice-versa. I did find out that I really like Leslie Howard, though.
42. Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)
Approved | 65 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
When a Nazi saboteur jeeringly predicts to the nation new depredations, via their radio 'Voice of Terror', the Intellegence Inner Council summons Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) to help in... See full summary »
43. Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)
Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must protect a Swiss inventor of an advanced bomb sight from falling into German hands.
Interesting. A bit lacking for plot, so certainly not one of his better movies, but still a good watch.
44. Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943)
Approved | 71 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson travel to Washington D.C. in order to prevent a secret document from falling into enemy hands.
The scene where Sherlock Holmes blocks the girl from their captors? True mark of a gentleman, right there.
45. The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Romance
A tycoon goes undercover to ferret out agitators at a department store, but gets involved in their lives instead.
I love Jean Arthur, and this is a good family movie. I would watch again.
46. Gaslight (1944)
Not Rated | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane.
Nope. Charles Boyer was excellent at making me despise him and wish he would just go away already. The mind games were so subtle and well-done, I must admit.
47. White Witch Doctor (1953)
Passed | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
In 1907, a nurse arrives in the Belgian Congo to work for a missionary doctor but meets a grumpy animal hunter who secretly plans to search for gold in the dangerous Bakuba tribal region.
This movie made me realize how much I like Robert Mitchum, and the storyline was quite decent.
48. Phffft (1954)
Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Romance
While pursing new companions, a former married couple keep running into one another all over town.
Jack Lemmon is always a hoot and a half, and Judy Holliday is perfectly compatible with her own zany sense of humor.
49. Lancer Spy (1937)
Approved | 78 min | Drama, Thriller, War