Classic movies: Part 1

Classic movies. A friend and I were discussing how much we loved these the other day and I realised I need to keep track of them all. Perfect to go home to on a cold night and hence, I think this will become a regular series over the next month, as winter finally seems to have come to Brussels. Suggestions welcome!

Initial runners up. (All time favorites will get their own posts later…)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) with Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Katharine Ross.
Disclaimer: My Dad might say this one deserves its own post… but then I would never get through this list, so instead it will be the first movie I mention. I LOVE this movie. Paul Newman and Robert Redford should be reason enough to watch it – but add in a love triangle that-is-but-kind-of-isn’t with Katharine Ross, some shoot-outs and horse riding, and a famous scene on a bike, and you have a classic.
Photo via
The Book of Juneau

Charade (1963) with Audrey Hepburn and Carey Grant.
A great caper and often referred to as “the best Hitchcock movie Hitchcock never made”. Part suspense thriller, part romance. In Paris. Excellent.
Photo via Eternity of Dream

Meet Me in St Louis (1944) with Judy Garland and Margaret O’Hara.
The 1904 world’s fair, “the boy next door”, great dresses, sibling rivalry, a singing tram ride, a fun/scary Halloween scene, first telephone calls, the grandpa and the best snowmen I have ever seen. I must have watched this a billion times growing up and depending on mood/age, I either wanted to be Judy Garland or Margaret O’Hara. Garland’s version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” is still my favorite Christmas song… The scene above is still my favorite… oh, why didn’t I give this movie its own post?? 
Photo via Style Matters

An Affair to Remember (1957) with Carey Grant and Deborah Kerr.
All you ever hear about is how sad this movie is… (thank you Sleepless in Seattle)… which is why when I finally saw it, I loved how funny it was! All fans of sarcasm, cruises, adorable grandmothers, horribly-timed-agreements-to-meet-at-famous-destinations-once-leads-have-ditched-their-significant-others, and feisty female leads will love this one. 
Photo via Tiny Prints

Mrs Miniver (1942) with Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright and Greer Garson.
Hollywood’s hommage to the English homefront. TEARJERKER. SO GOOD.
Photo sourced here.

Woman of the Year (1942) with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracey.
She’s an extremely successful career woman. He is a baseball reporter. They marry and try to deal. Its hilarious. Hepburn apparently insisted on having editorial control of the film and wrote it into her contract that she could pick her co-star: Spencer Tracey.
Photo sourced here.

Summertime (1955) with Katharine Hepburn and Rossano Brazzi.
The movie that made me fall in love with Venice. Hepburn plays a single, middle-aged Secretary who has saved up all her life to get to Venice, only to realise upon getting there that it is a city for couples in love. You might love the actors and the movie, but you’ll come out loving Venice even more… until you actually go to Venice that is… but more on that another time.
Photo sourced here.

Eehhhh… Summertime is so good, I have to share more photos….

Photos via Sweet Sunday Mornings.

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