Classic Movies

This past weekend, I curled up on the couch with my parents and we watched Some Like It Hot as a family. I fell in love with the movie for the first time, and with the adorable Marilyn Monroe for about the millionth time. Such a hilarious and sweet film! Afterward, I got to thinking about the many classics that I still need to watch, such as…

1) Splendor in the Grass

2) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

3) Gone With the Wind (I’ve never managed to see it from beginning to end!)

4) Giant

5) Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

6) Cool Hand Luke

7) Casablanca

8) Rear Window

9) Miracle On 34th Street

10) Singin’ in the Rain (this one I need to watch with Kim, since it’s one of her all-time favorites!)

Can you believe I’ve never seen these movies? People talk about them all the time (and give me that you are an alien for not having seen that movie look when they discover what I’ve been missing out on) and I’ve had them sitting in my Netflix queue for ages. Well, no more. This holiday season, I’m going to sit down and watch as many of these as possible…or better yet, find a theater that specializes in showing the classics!

What are your favorite classic movies? Any suggestions?

p.s. My top three that I have  watched and absolutely loved: Roman Holiday, The Apartment, and Rebel Without A Cause.

p.p.s. the best popcorn ever to enjoy while watching a movie.

{photos via IMDb}

4 thoughts on “Classic Movies

  1. Jake says:

    I go to the Bay Theatre on Sundays sometimes ( It’s in Seal Beach and they play everything from 1940s classics to 1980s cults.

    Also, some old movies that are absolute favorites of mine: 1934’s The Thin Man (with William Powell and Myrna Loy) and 1952’s The Quiet Man (with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara).

    • Celeste says:

      yes! i have the bay theatre written down in my planner from when you first told me about it! when i’m back home, i’ll definitely have to go there. and The Thin Man and The Quiet Man are now in my queue. :)

  2. Kim says:

    Oooh! My second favorite after Singin’ in the Rain: White Christmas! The dancing and singing is just incredible. In fact, it’s tradition in my family to watch White Christmas on Christmas Eve. We all snuggle up as a family with our hot cocoa and — especially now that we’re all getting older ;) — fall asleep to the sound of Bing Crosby’s voice.

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