Here are some of my favorite movies. Some are recent, most are not and some are in black and white.
The Remains of the Day, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant. So beautifully done, Hopkins as the butler of the great house and Thompson as the head housekeeper. Something of a Downton Abbey of its time, the story takes place during the lead up to WWII.
Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains. A love story like no other, better than Romeo and Juliet by far
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Katherine Hepburn, Sidney Portier, Spencer Tracy. Race relations are put to the test
Steel Magnolias, Julia Roberts, Sally Fields, Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton, Olympia Dukakis. Every southern woman should see this movie. Superb acting on all levels.
Castaway, Tom Hanks. You need to know the significance of Wilson
Shawshank Redemption, Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman. Morgan Freeman narrates this tale of an innocent man imprisoned for murder and his revenge.
Now Voyager, Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid. Bette Davis blooms into a beautiful and strong young woman after leaving the confines of her mother’s home.
The Apartment, Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray. Jack Lemmon has let his superiors at work use his apartment for their out-of-wedlock assignments. It doesn’t really bother him until he falls for the girl involved with his boss.
Gaslight, Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotten. A truly evil character marries Bergman as part of a scheme to steal hidden jewels.
The Heiress, Olivia de Haviland, Montgomery Clift. De Haviland is facing the life of a spinster, browbeaten by her father who compares her, always unfavorably, to her deceased mother. Clift, a penniless man of good family asks for her hand in marriage but her father believes him only after her inheritance.