My All-Time Favorite Movies

My top 12 movies all time from each decade (5 from the 30s-40s since its harder to find films from that time):
1930s: Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Mr Smith goes to Washington, Red Dust, Daughter of Shanghai
1940s: Casablanca, Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Killers (you can tell I love film noirs)
1950s: In a Lonely Place, Rebel without a Cause, Rear Window, A Place in the Sun, Sunset Boulevard, Sabrina, African Queen, On the Waterfront, The Searchers, North by Northwest, Ikiru, Some Like it Hot – this was a VERY good decade for films
1960s: The Magnificent Seven, Who Shot Liberty Valence, The Graduate, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 2001 a Space Odyssey, The Hustler, Yojimbo, the Good Bad and Ugly, Dr Strangelove, Lawrence of Arabia, Dr Zhivago, Goldfinger
Not critically acclaimed but extremely funny: What’s up Tiger Lily?, Casino Royale
1970s: American Graffiti, Enter the Dragon, Star Wars: A New Hope, Alien, Taxi Driver, The Godfather, Rocky, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Jaws, 1941, The Godfather II, Barry Lyndon
Not critically acclaimed but extremely funny: Kentucky Fried Movie, Amazon Women on Mars, Animal House
1980s: Blade Runner, Empire Strikes Back, Back to the Future, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Aliens, Ghostbusters, Airplane!, E.T, My Neighbor Totoro, Do the Right Thing, The Breakfast Club
Not critically acclaimed but extremely funny: Space balls, Airplane II, Naked Gun, Caddyshack
1990s: Pulp Fiction, The Big Lebowski, Fight Club, The Matrix, The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, Schindler’s List, Reservoir Dogs, Ghost in the Shell, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, American Beauty
Not critically acclaimed but extremely funny: Groundhog Day, Wayne’s World, Office Space
2000s: Spirited Away, Spiderman 2, The Dark Knight, Lost in Translation, Up, Mulholland Drive, Memento, Old Boy, Kill Bill, Shanghai Kiss, Inland Empire, The Pianist
Not critically acclaimed but extremely funny: Austin Powers Goldmember, Rush Hour 2, Anchorman, The Room, Grandma’s Boy, Emperor’s New Groove
2010s: Inception, Interstellar, Toy Story 3, The Avengers, Life of Pi, Blade Runner 2049, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, The Social Network, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Handmaiden, Parasite, Lincoln

Discovering Golden Age flicks

While I’ve been struggling a lot with anxiety and depression this year (due to crypto troubles + breaking up with gf), the doctor prescribed me antidepressants for me, and although they’ve helped me sleep easier, one side effect is that they make me quite tired every day. As a result when I finish work everyday, I just go home, lie on the bed and watch a few movies until I drift to sleep. I’m tired almost the whole day.

So I’ve been watching a lot of old time American movies these days from the 40s and 50s. I love these old classics, they take me back to a different time when everyone wore suits and dresses and behaved so classy. Some of the movies I’ve watched recently are The Big Sleep (1946) with Humphrey Bogart, Notorious (1946) with Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman, A Place in the Sun (1951) with Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift, Rear Window (1954) with Grace Kelly and James Stewart, Sabrina (1954) with Audrey Hepburn, William Holden and Humphrey Bogart, On the Waterfront (1954) with Marlon Brando, Gentlemen prefer Blondes (1953) with Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell, East of Eden (1955) with James Dean and Julie Harris, High Society (1956) with Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, North by Northwest (1959) with Cary Grant, The Man who shot Liberty Valance (1962) with James Stewart and John Wayne and Breakfast at Tiffanys (1961) with Audrey Hepburn.

A lot of these are classics, and I’m glad I rediscovered a lot of these golden age American cinema classics while I am basically bed ridden these days after work.

The Big Sleep (1946)

Rear Window (1954)

Sabrina (1954)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

High Society (1956)

Who shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Breakfast at Tiffanys (1961)