What are your favourite old movies?


Either “normal” movies or Christian themed.Any language.
By old,I mean anything 1900-1999



I like The Maltese Falcon.


Meet Me In St Louis

It’s hilarious! :joy:

Oh, and The Philadelphia Story – also a hilarious film.


Joan of Arc, silent film.


“Whatever Happened to Baby Jane”, or any of the Bogart films, especially “Casablanca”. I also like the old sci-fi classics, like “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, “Fobidden Planet”, and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”.

Gee, thanks a lot. Do you have any idea how that’s going to make a whole bunch of us here feel? For me old means before 1960.


Sorry lol:)
If it makes you feel any better I was born in the early 80’s so not so young myself.


Arsenic and Old Lace
Philadelphia Story
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon


I was gonna say, “1999 is old?” :smiley:

I was a TCM junkie for many years before Youtube and streaming were invented. I strongly prefer movies from prior to 1980, though I like some movies made between 1980 and 2000. After 2000, I have bothered with very, very few movies.

Picking favorites is going to be hard because I love so many, but I’ll give it a try.

Casablanca (yes, I know everybody loves that one but it’s just so awesome)



Seven Days in May (This was being filmed in DC when my parents were courting there, so it always reminds me of them, in addition to being a great movie. The “Judas” confrontation scene between Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster is my favorite.)

The Women (the 1939 George Cukor one with Norma Shearer, Rosalind Russell and Joan Crawford; I can’t believe they tried to remake it - dumb idea)

I also really love movie musicals and could list a bunch, but if I have to pick just one it would probably be
The Music Man , which I believe is the best movie musical ever made.

I also like both versions of Auntie Mame - the original with Rosalind Russell and the later version with Lucille Ball. I probably have a slight preference for Rosalind Russell as she was my mother’s favorite actress and I can see why because my mother had a similar way of dressing and similar manner about her.

Edited to add, I forgot one. 1776. I loved it as a child and when I grew up and got it on video I went through a phase of watching it daily as I was studying for a master’s qualification exam. I got so I could quote whole sections of it verbatim.


Snow White.


Duck Soup
Modern Times
City Lights
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Citizen Kane
It Happened One Night
Seven Samurai
Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Forbidden Planet
My Fair Lady
The Producers (the original)
Anything by Mel Brooks


I love the original, too. Just can’t get enough of how extremely clear that kid enunciates every single syllable. He grew up to be a lawyer in real life.


TCM, Turner Classic Movies, is a really great channel. Looking forward to this online class on classic movie musicals coming up in June:

‘Mad about Musicals’


These are great :smiley: Might have to check out She wore a yellow Ribbon.
Some of the black and whites ,English comedy,mystery are really good.I used to stay up late with my sister and watch these unknowns on the ABC here.


I like most of the films based on the books of Charles Dickens , especially Scrooge featuring Alastair Sim .

Also another favourite is To Kill A Mockingbird .


The “Rocky” series
The Godfather Parts I & II
Mean Streets
Taxi Driver
The Deer Hunter
The Exorcist

The first Rocky opens with a painting of Christ holding the Eucharist: https://youtu.be/9GR1mkwCF3g

Mean Streets has a lot of Catholic imagery (although it is a crime movie, not a Catholic movie) and The Deer Hunter a lot of Russian Orthodox imagery.


I’ll assume you expect answers from the “western” (English language) canon, in which case, my favorite oldies are:

Portrait of Jenny (1948)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)


How about A Bronx Tale and Scarface?? Mean Streets and Deer Hunter great movies as are the others you listed.


The Searchers and most John Wayne movies before 1965
The Miracle Worker
White Christmas
The Holiday Affair
Double Indemnity
Gone With the Wind
Key Largo
and many many more. too many to list.


I love old movies but that doesn’t mean I’m old [thank you ]:expressionless:

Michael Collins - The Informer - On Borrowed Time - Gladiator-Russel Crowe -Proof of Life -Raging Bull -Luck of the Irish- Tyrone Power- Scarecrow-Al Pacino-Gene Hackman: and all the ones bobperk listed.


To Kill a Mockingbird

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