I have recently been watching old movies from the 30's and 40's and wanted to see if anyone had good movie suggestions of that era
Movies I've seen so far
I'm using netflix and have added a bunch to my Q Thanx guys
You should watch Hell's Angels, it's pretty good. Also, The Jazz Singer, it's the first ever full-length "talkie," I don't know if you'd be interested in that. Metropolis, if you want some sci-fi. The Women is a pretty good one too. Anything by Charlie Chaplin, his stuff still holds up pretty well, and it'll make you laugh.
If you're looking for some really good old flicks my suggestion is if you have Amazon Prime look at their top 100 imdb list and they have an assorted array of old classic films. If you have access to Hulu Plus just search Criterion Collection and they have a wide array of classic films from all over the world, including most of my favorite director Kurosawa.
@oldguy - Great list! I started to type mine, but realized that you had already listed my top picks.
I love old movies - the only thing I miss from having cable is TCM. I like to work my way through the careers of actors - recently I did Cary Grant (love him in everything) and right now I'm on to Rosalind Russell.
If you like Bogart, I recommend "The African Queen" with Katherine Hepburn - classic!
Anything by Hitchcock or anything with Humphrey Bogart.
Well, that pretty much sums up whatever else I was going to add to this. I've seen good Marx Bros and Cary Grant flicks suggested... Hell, even The Man Who Knew Too Much is there. But, I'll add specifics here:
The Maltese Falcon with Bogart (fuckin' classic and so closely done to the book. Also Peter Lorre is a genius.)
The Big Sleep (The Bogart version please, not quite as true to the book because it has much more nudity and allusions to the word fuck). Goddammit @brodehouse you beat me to it.
The Treasure of Sierra Madre (Badges? Badges?! We don't need no badges! We don't need no stinkin' badges! Also a classic Bogart flick)
Freaks was actually pretty good.
Anyway, if you don't mind things form the 60s I'll recommend some Joan Crawford flicks, because holy shit she's nuts and plays nuts really well:
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
and for Bette Davis:
Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte
A good horror flick is the 50s version of the Haunting. Still one of my favorite horror movies to this day.
I will have to 2nd Arsenic and Old lace, it's an absolute classic. Plus, it's an interesting movie to add to Capra's body of work. I mean he did It's a Wonderful Life, and Arsenic and Old Lace, and a WWII propoganda movie for the Brits.
If you're at all into Jimmy Stewart Bell Book and Candle is pretty great.
On another comedy tip (also later on though) are the Original Pink Panther movies. Peter Sellers is a genius. On the Sellers related note: You could always go for The Mouse that Roared, or Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.
I could go on, but I think I should stop there.
EDIT: Waitaminute NO ONE HAS SUGGESTED REBECCA YET! Absolutely fucking watch Rebecca.
Here's a bunch I really like and wholeheartedly recommend. Some depend on whether you enjoy musicals. I do.
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