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Top Classic Movies Everyone Should Watch

Here is a list of the top classic movies everyone should watch throughout their lifetime. They are movies that won awards and everyone should be familiar with them. Keep reading

 Top Classic Movies Everyone Should Watch

1. ‘All About Eve’ (1950)

First on our list is ‘All About Eve’. This movie was produced in 1950 and was shot with famous actors like Anne Baxter, Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, etc. 

Though Eve (Anne Baxter) appears to be the greatest possible personal assistant at first, her actual motivations rapidly become apparent, and Margo will have to confront some difficult truths if she is to put this pretender in her place. Bonus: Marilyn Monroe had a modest, early role! Don’t miss this inside peek at “the theee-ay-tor,” with all of its associated sniping.

2. ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ (1952)

‘Singing in the Rain’ is one of the top movies everyone should watch. From its storyline to the cast and musical, this movie is top-notch. 

It’s also a love story about two people (the ever-charming, graceful Gene Kelly) and Kathy (Debbie Reynolds, as perky as it is possible to be while also being down-to-earth), who meet cute, bicker, stay up all night working on the show, and band together to take down one actor who simply does not know how to share credit. 

Additionally, Donald O’Connor’s “Make ‘Em Laugh” is a gem of rubber-faced song and dance.

 3. ‘High Noon’ (1952)

Whether you enjoy Westerns or not, “High Noon” should be in your lexicon. Gary Cooper stars as newlywed Marshal Will Kane (his bride is Grace Kelly, a Quaker, and pacifist for whom he has promised to give up a violent life) who is about to retire. 

Guess what? Bad people are arriving in town just as he is about to leave, including one Kane had previously imprisoned. 

He could flee and leave the town at the mercy of the outlaws, but his conscience will not allow it. Who will stand with him? 

Is this a tumbleweed? This is a narrative about doing the right thing because it is, well, the right thing and the showdown at noon is as cinematic as it gets.

4. ‘The Graduate’ (1967)

It’s common for a young man to feel disoriented after graduating from college. So, how does young Ben (Dustin Hoffman) deal with his lack of direction? 

He falls for one lady, has sex with her mother, considers a career in plastics, and ruins a wedding, only to find himself still unsure of his direction in life. 

“The Graduate” is marketed as a comedy, yet it sometimes feels serious and philosophical, and the music by Simon & Garfunkel (where “Mrs. Robinson” originated!) is dark and iconic.

5. ‘The Wild Bunch’ (1969)

Do you believe modern films are violent? Just wait till you see this one. Director Sam Peckinpah’s revisionist take on the American West, released amid a spate of films and TV series that idealized the region, did not skimp on the gunshots, bloodshed, and general mayhem. 

He also made extensive use of techniques such as slow-motion combat and quick-cut editing, which appear familiar to modern eyes but were innovative at the time. 

The plot revolves around an aged bandit gang (including William Holden and Ernest Borgnine) out for one more swindle, who are duped and eventually become embroiled in the Mexican revolution.


What is the number 1 classic movie?

Citizen Kane (1941)

What is the #1 greatest movie of all time?

Citizen Kane (1941), starring and directed by Orson Welles, has topped various international polls, including five consecutive decades at number one in the British Film Institute’s Sight and Sound decennial critics’ poll.


We’ve concluded the top classic movies everyone should watch. Which is your favorite? Do you think we didn’t add your favorite? Get back to us in the comment section.

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