These days I was making a list of movies I should watch. I confess, I haven’t seen those classic movies everyone should watch at least once in their life. The strange thing is, I love old movies, and everything seems more romantic in black and white. If you are into dating for seniors, you can watch one of those on your date. Even if you are not a senior, you will have a good time seeing these masterpieces. So, here is a list of old movies that should be on your list, too.
Rebel Without a Cause
If you are looking for teenage movies like She’s All That of the older generation, this is the one. This 1955 classic starring James Dean portrays teen angst and repression. This movie transcends era and it should be on your to-watch list.
Lawrence of Arabia
This movie from 1962 starring Peter O’Toole is about T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully led Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. This adventure surely won’t leave you indifferent, so be sure to watch it.
The Philadelphia Story
Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Jimmy Stewart. Do we need to say more? Based on the Broadway the film is about a rich woman whose wedding plans are complicated by the simultaneous arrival of her ex-husband and a tabloid magazine journalist. It just doesn’t get better than this movie. This romantic comedy is hilarious and filled with the most charismatic movie legends of all time. If you are older woman dating, plan watching this movie with her. It will be a great date.
No Man Of Her Own
Clark Gable and Carole Lombard give a brilliant performance in this one. They have a great on-screen chemistry (as well as off-screen). What makes this movie even more interesting is the fact that these two fell in love on the set. Sadly, she died in a plane crash, but remained Gable’s biggest love.
It Happened One Night
Yes, another one with Clark Gable. It Happened One Night is about a pampered socialite who tries to get out from under her father’s thumb and falls in love with a reporter. This was the first movie to win all five major Academy Awards, for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay), so make sure you watch it.
Gone With The Wind
There isn’t a person in this world who doesn’t know that iconic sentence “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn”. Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable are amazing in this one. And of course there is that other sentence “You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” Why don’t guys talk like this anymore?
And the last, but certainly not the least, Casablanca starring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart. It doesn’t have a happy ending, so if you are looking for something that will cheer you up, move on. However, you must watch this legendary movie.