Back to the Classics
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I fell in love with movies as a child. My first memory of going to the movies involved a drive-in, lots of popcorn, and a double feature (The Jungle Book then Orca) with my sister and I asleep by the start of the second movie. The next movie I saw was Star Wars.
When I was a teenager, I discovered AMC, back when they ran classic movies. I spent many evenings watching black and white films, and even a few early color films. It started with Betsy Drake trying to attract Cary Grant in Every Girl Should Be Married that eventually led to other great movies like An American in Paris, Bachelor Mother, and To Each His Own.
One thing I love about Netflix is that they not only have newer movies, like Finding Dory, but also classic films. Here is my list of some fantastic classic movies you can watch on Netflix now.
To Catch a Thief (1955)
Police suspect retired cat burglar John Robie (Cary Grant) of a recent string of thefts. He claims he didn’t do it and sets out to find out who is responsible with some help from a beautiful woman (Grace Kelly). Be ready for the twist. After all, this is an Alfred Hitchcock film.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
The book is wonderful but so is the film. Gregory Peck brilliantly portrays Atticus Finch, a small town lawyer in the south, as he defends a black man charged with a crime he didn’t commit.
Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
A reporter (Gregory Peck) poses as a Jew to expose anti-Semitism in a series of articles he plans to write. What he finds opens his eyes to the hate around him.
Move Over Darling (1963)
I know people complain about remakes but this is a classic remake of the hilarious comedy starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunn, My Favorite Wife. This time James Garner is on his honeymoon with his new wife (Polly Bergen) when he learns that his dead wife (Doris Day) is alive!
Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
Three young women go on an Italian vacation. While there, each one throws a coin in the Trevi Fountain and makes a wish. Will their wishes come true?
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)
Not your typical war movie, this film focuses on a soldier (Robert Mitchum) and a nun (Deborah Kerr) hiding from the Japanese on an island in the Pacific.
Gentleman Prefer Blondes (1953)
Classic Marilyn Monroe! Even better than that is Jane Russell. Lorelei (Monroe) tells her friend Dorothy (Russell) that she’s getting married as they head to Paris. On their way, a private detective, hired by Lorelei’s future father-in-law, pursues the showgirls.
If you are looking for more classics on Netflix, you can’t miss with Cleopatra (1963), The African Queen (1951), Desk Set (1953), and many others.
What are some of your favorite classic films?