Over the years I have discovered, researched, fell in love with, and collected dozens of classic films. I had a bit of a hard time choosing 10 favorites, but I hope you may find a new favorite among my list!
10. Gilda (1946)
*Check out my previous post on the inspirational wardrobe from this film! —>Inspired
9. Jailhouse Rock (1957)
One of Elvis’ most iconic films, not to mention track of the same title. I love this movie not only for how handsome Elvis is, but for the choreography in the number…what else, Jailhouse Rock.
8. Cover Girl (1944)
Gene Kelly + Rita Hayworth=GOLD. The hair in this film is to die-for! With different styles full of curls this movie is worth watching for inspiration.
7. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Originally a play written by Tennessee Williams, this film focuses on marital and family issues starring Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor. Apparently, they used Elizabeth Taylor’s infamous image of a homewrecker to promote this film (her scandalous relationship with Eddie Fisher, who left his wife Debbie Reynolds for her….Elizabeth and Debbie were best friends.)
6. How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
Stars Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, and Betty Grable. The fashion and lifestyle is fun to watch. Specifically this scene:
5. Giant (1956)
One of James Dean’s 3 major films, it stars Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor.
4. Gone with the Wind (1939)
Frankly my dear, you should just watch this movie.
3. Street Car Named Desire (1951)
Another Tennessee Williams Play, this stars Marlon Brando (in a hunky tshirt) and Viven Leigh (Gone with the Wind).
2. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
James Dean in the red jacket.
- Singing in the Rain (1952)
This is my favorite film because of the creative direction Gene Kelly put into it. Not only did star in the movie. He choreograph the numbers and directed as well.
Have you seen any of these films? What are your favorites?