We’ve compiled a list of our favorite classic films to stream during the long and dreary quarantine. All these are available to rent or buy on Amazon.
And while most of us are wearing pajamas all day at the moment, these films are full of vintage style inspiration. But most of all we wanted to curate a list that has a mix of romantic drama, suspense and humor.
How many have you seen? Are we missing any you would like to add to our top ten list? Please share in the comments!
#1: An Affair to Remember (1957)
If one of these films can make you weep, it’s probably this one. In this love drama, Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr meet on a cruise ship and fall in love. After a harrowing series of twists and turns and heartbreak, their reunion is one for the history books.
#2: The Egg and I (1947)
This is a hilarious story about newlyweds who leave the city life to raise chickens on a dilapidated farm. Total chaos and hilarity ensues when it turns out they’re getting more than they bargained for.
#3: Father of the Bride (1950)
This delightful film tells the story of what it’s like for a doting father (Spencer Tracy) to give away his only daughter (Elizabeth Taylor) in a big wedding. All the typical issues of wedding planning such as skyrocketing bills and an out of control guest list are portrayed in a humorous and sweet way.
#4: Love in the Afternoon (1957)
This is a lesser known Audrey Hepburn film also starring Gary Cooper. He plays a much older American playboy who begins to fall for a naïve French girl. But will he settle down?
#5: Rear Window (1954)
*Sigh* They just don’t make movies like they used to. This entire film was filmed using one apartment and its rear window overlook. And yet it’s a gripping story with nail-biting moments. This is our favorite Grace Kelly film. She’s perfection!
#6: Roman Holiday (1953)
This is one of most iconic films of all time, starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. It’s the bittersweet story of what happens when a princess and a poor journalist fall in love. This was Audrey’s first major role. Gregory Peck, an already established star, recognized Audrey’s talent and insisted her name appear as large as his in the credits.
#7: Sabrina (1954)
Audrey Hepburn plays the chauffeur’s daughter who is sent off to Paris and returns a glamorous woman who is almost unrecognizable. For the first time, the wealthy sons of her father’s employer begin to notice her. It takes some chaos and soul-searching before Audrey and her true love find a happy ending.
#8: Send Me No Flowers (1964)
We love this romantic comedy about a hypochondriac who believes he is terminally ill because he eavesdropped on his doctor discussing another patient. Believing death is coming soon, he begins searching for a new husband for his wife (Doris Day). But she finds his behavior suspicious and thinks he is covering up an affair. This one is full of laughs.
#9: Suspicion (1941)
For those of you who love suspense, this is a great one. Cary Grant is the playboy who marries a wealthy heiress. She soon begins to suspect he plans to murder her for money.
#10: Swing Time (1936)
If you’ve never seen Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire dance together, this film should be your introduction. It brought the world the legendary song “The Way You Look Tonight” and some of the best dance sequences ever recorded. The choreography was practiced so many times that Ginger’s white satin heels turned pink because her feet blistered and bled so badly. Don’t miss this one!
What's your favorite stay-at-home activity?
Even though we’re stuck at home, we’re dressing up to stay in. Wear one of our classic, vintage-inspired dresses and watch a classic film to get over the quarantine blues!