Genre: Comedy Description: In She Done Him Wrong Lady Lou (Mae West) is a singer in a Bowery barroom salon in New York in the 1890’s. She’s a bawdy, seductive woman with a lot of admirers.
Genre: Drama Description: Giant is an epic that follows the family of a Texas cattle rancher over the course of 25 years. Bick Benedict Jr. (Rock Hudson) falls in love and marries socialite Leslie Lynton (Elizabeth Taylor) from Maryland. Leslie struggles with adjusting to Bick’s family and the Texan culture. Meanwhile, Bick’s nemesis Jett Rink …
It Happened One Night (1934)
Genre: Romantic Comedy Description: In It Happened One Night spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) has eloped with pilot and fortune-hunter King Westley (Jameson Thomas) against the wishes of her wealthy father. He wants to have the marriage annulled because he knows Westley is really only interested in her money.
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Genre: Comedy Description: In Bringing Up Baby the mild-mannered paleontologist David Huxley (Cary Grant) needs a vital last bone for his exhibit on dinosaurs and a million dollar grant for his museum. Everything is going as planned, when he meets madcap heiress Susan Vance (Katharine Hepburn).
The Misfits (1961)
Genre: Drama Description: In The Misfits the recently divorced Roslyn Taber (Marilyn Monroe) falls for down-on-his-luck cowboy Gaylord Langland (Clark Gable). She joins him and his partners Guido (Eli Wallach) and Perce (Montgomery Clift) in the Nevada country. But Roslyn gets angry with the men when she finds out that the reason they look for …
Genre: Drama/film noir Description: In Laura police detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) is investigating the murder of the beautiful and successful Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney).
An American in Paris (1951)
Genre: Musical Description: In An American in Paris Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) is a poor American painter living in Paris.
A Place in the Sun (1951)
Genre: drama Description:The poor George Eastman (Montgomery Clift) gets a chance to prove himself by working in his rich uncle’s factory. While there, he starts dating co-worker Alice (Shelly Winters). When his uncle rewards his good work by inviting him to one of his high society parties, he meets socialite Angela (Elizabeth Taylor). The two …
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Genre: Comedy Description: Richard Sherman (Tom Ewell), like many other Manhattanites, packs his wife (Evelyn Keyes) and child off to summer vacation, while he stays behind to work. He begins to fantasize about other women and the opportunities he has now that his wife is out of town, but he promises himself he will not …
Roman Holiday (1953)
Genre: Romantic comedy Description: Crown Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) is in Rome during her goodwill tour of Europe but finds herself frustrated with her tightly scheduled and sheltered life. Finally, she is so fed up that she escapes her guardians and runs off.
Rear Window (1954)
Genre: Thriller Description: In Rear Window, the classic Hitchcock thriller, photojournalist L.B Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to a wheelchair and his apartment by a broken leg.
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
Genre: Romantic comedy Description: Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) is a clerk in a smart leather-goods store in Budapest. Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) is hired as his co-worker and the two almost immediately dislike each other. But they have something in common: they are both corresponding anonymously through letters with a love interest they found through …
From Here To Eternity (1953)
Genre: Drama Description: From Here to Eternity focuses on the Schofield Army Barracks in Honolulu, in the languid days before the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The Killers (1946)
Genre: Film Noir Description: When two hit men kill the unresisting Ole Andserson (Burt Lancaster), life insurance investigator Jim Reardon (Edmond O’Brien) is assigned to find his beneficiary. He soon realizes that ‘the Swede’ was involved with a bad crowd and the even more dangerous Kitty Collins (Ava Gardner). Cast: Burt Lancaster – Ole ‘Swede’ …
Woman of the Year (1942)
Genre: Romantic comedy Description: In Woman of the Year Tess Harding (Katharine Hepburn) and Sam Craig (Spencer Tracy) are two journalists who carry out their feud in their respective columns. Until they meet face to face.
Some Like it Hot (1959)
Genre: Comedy Description: In Some Like it Hot musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) witness a mob hit and they fear that they will be next. To flee the state, the two broke men create a disguise: as Josephine and Daphne they sign up to perform in Sweet Sue’s all girl orchestra.
Pillow Talk (1959)
Genre: Comedy Description: In Pillow Talk career woman Jan Morrow (Doris Day) and womanizer Brad Allen (Rock Hudson) share a telephone party line together but have never met.
Double Indemnity (1944)
Genre: Film noir drama Description: Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) convinces bored insurance agent Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) to murder her husband so they can collect his insurance policy. Everything goes as planned, until Walter’s boss Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson) takes over the investigation and the pair become suspicious of each other’s motives. Cast: Fred …
Funny Face (1957)
Genre: Musical Description: In Funny Face fashion photographer Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) is on a quest to find a new model, when he runs into bookstore clerk Jo Stockton (Audrey Hepburn).
High Society (1956)
Genre: Musical Description: In High Society socialite Tracy Lord (Grace Kelly) is set to marry George Kittridge (John Lund). But her ex-husband (Bing Crosby) is still in love with her and tries to get her back.