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Must Watch Classic Movies

Updated on August 23, 2017

Classic Movies We Love

By: Yollie and Dan Bunag

Nowadays, with so many movies being shown, it's quite often that we watch something one day and easily forget about them after a while because they lack quality. Since we spend time, money, and effort, we expect to get enjoyment from the movies we watch. At least that's why we call it entertainment. But, there were times we regretted seeing a specific movie when we felt it was a waste of our precious time. We wish to share the following "must watch classic" movies and intend to add some more great classic movies later on. We'll also update the list based on readers' feedback. There are so many more great classics. For now, we'll start with the 10 most memorable classic movies of all time. If you want to add or vote in your favorite movies, please send us a comment and we'll gladly add them to the list.

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The Ten Commandments (1956) Rating: G

Starring: Charleston Heston, Yul Brynner, Director: Cecil B. DeMille

I've seen this twice in the movie theater and never got tired of watching it and have encouraged everyone especially my kids to watch it. This is Cecil B. DeMille's greatest and spectacular remake of the movie. Who can forget the timeless story of the Hebrews escaping from the Pharaoh, Rameses II (Yul Brynner) with Moises (Charlton Heston) who used to be the prince of Egypt, upon knowing that he was a Hebrew by birth left everything. He was called by God to free his people from slavery and to lead them to the promise land. I got goose bumps when God loose the nine plagues, the parting of the Red Sea, but most of all, when he received God's laws, the Ten Commandments, at Mt. Sinai.

The Ten Commandments (1956) Trailer

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

Jane Powell (Actor), Howard Keel (Actor), Stanley Donen (Director) | Rated: G

Howard Keel and Jane Powell are rapturous newlyweds who tame his six rowdy bachelor brothers in the wild Oregon backwoods in this Best Score Academy Award(R)-winning song-and-dance-filled comedy.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

The King and I (1956) Rating: G

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Director: Walter Lang

Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr gave their best performance in this classic movie. It's a true story of an Englishwoman schoolteacher who came to the royal court of Siam and how the king learned to adjust to the ways of the west. Their wardrobe-whew, very exquisite! It's enchanting and the ending really got me teary eyed.

The King and I Trailer Video

Gone With the Wind (1939) (1941) Rating: G

Starring: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh,Thomas Mitchell, Director: Sam Wood, Victor Fleming

Rhett and Scarlett (Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh) were unforgettable in this all time classic movie. Though it was so long but not a moment that I was bored and have watched it over and over. It gave me insights of how lives were suddenly changed because of the war but though they encountered hardships, trials and difficulties, they survived. I love the last words of Scarlett by the end of the movie; "after all, tomorrow is another day" which only showed her strength in facing life's challenges.

Gone With The Wind Trailer

Breakfast At Tiffany's - (1961)

Audrey Hepburn, Patricia Neal (Actor), John Mcgiver (Actor) | Rated: NR |

Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard), who's moved into her building on a wealthy woman's (Patricia Neal) dime. As romance blooms between Paul and Holly, Doc Golightly (Buddy Ebsen) shows up on the scene, revealing Holly's past.

Breakfast at Tiffany's


The Sound of Music (1965) Rating: G

Starring: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer Director: Robert Wise

This timeless classic movie is a must for every family to watch and enjoy. Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer have sang songs that people of all ages can sing which can stay in your heart forever. It's a wonderful and delightful movie from the beginning till end and all the actors gave their heartwarming performance. I've even seen and visited the places of the memorable scenes where Julie Andrews sang in the hills and the monastery and the cemetery where the Von Trapp family have hidden. It's one of the best musicals of all time.

The Sound of Music (1965)

Casablanca (1943) Rating: G

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman Director: Michael Curtiz

Humprey Bogart (Rick) and Ingrid Bergman (Ilsa) were the all-time favorite love team and an unforgettable movie to be cherished. The lies, the deceits, the love triangle of this World War II movie turned out to create true friends thus have started the famous phrase "the beginning of a beautiful friendship" said in the end by Bogart.


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Somewhere in Time (1980) Rating: PG

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour Director: Jeannot Szwarc

Jane Seymour, Christopher Reeves and Christopher Plummer were so great and outstanding in this movie. I recommend this as a must see movie because it's about a young writer who went in the past to find his true love. When he saw a picture of a beautiful woman, he was overwhelmed and fell in love thus became obsessed with returning to her past especially when he met an older women in the present, who gave him an antique gold watch and beg him to return in time with her. I really blamed the penny for ruining their love story.

Meet Me in St. Louis (1945) Rating: Unrated

Starring: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien Director: Roy Mack, Vincente Minnelli

This movie gave us the best of Judy Garland. Her songs in the movie became famous until now. It's a story that one can relate to, about a family in a turn-of-the-century that lives in St Louis who's children never wanted to leave the place especially the youngest one (Toot) when the father's job has to relocate them. A wonderful love story of a shy neighbor Tom Drake (John Pruitt) who fell for Esther(Garland) and how she tried her best to make him kiss her.

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Starring: Judy Garland, Ray Bolger Director: Victor Fleming

When talking about classic movie, one can never forget about this. The inspiration, the message and the delights it gave us surely has a special place in our hearts. How a girl learned the important values in life by overcoming trials and hardships, having true friends, loyalty, trust and love. Follow the yellow brick road and click your heels 3 times to go home was a brilliant story.

The Wizard of Oz 1939 Trailer

Kismet (1955) Rating: Not Rated

Starring: Howard Keel, Ann Blyth and Sebastien Cabot, Director: Vincente Minnelli

Howard Keel's wonderful voice and performance earned a thumb ups from me. Who would not fall in love with the song " I'm a stranger in paradise" and the performances of Ann Blyth and Vic Damone. It's a wonderful story on how Kismet (fate) changed the fortune of a poor poet and on how he found a prince to marry his daughter, all in one day.




Singin" In The Rain (1952) Rating: G

Starring: Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Mae Clarke Director: Donen, Stanley

Of course how can I miss this memorable musical movie?! The singing, the dancing of Gene Kelly (Don Lockwood)and Debbie Reynolds (Kathy Selden) can never be forgotten. Though she was only nineteen then who can't even dance in real life, she have learned to excel in her role as an aspiring dancer who later fulfilled her dream to become a movie star and found love. It's remarkable how she did the scene with Kelly and Donald O'Connor (Cosmo) where they sing "Good Morning to You", the dance steps were incredible! The" singing in the rain" scene of Kelly was delightful and that of Jean Hagen (Lina Lamont) when she was lip-synching on the stage with Reynolds behind the curtain doing the actual singing was so funny. Since the storyline was about doing silent-screen movie and how they found ways to put sound and dialogue were very hilarious!

Singing in the Rain Trailer

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      msseiboi 5 years ago

      Great collection and review

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @Johanna Eisler: And far too many people are like that.

      Philistines, all of them!

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      Johanna Eisler 6 years ago

      Isn't it sad when some people refuse to watch a movie that isn't in color? Oh, how much they miss!

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      EEWorkouts 6 years ago

      Cool Hand Luke should be on the classic list.

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      garyrh1 7 years ago

      I honestly think that some of these movies are now overlooked by the younger generation for the simple reason that they are sometimes over-played. A big example of this is the Sound of Music.