Must-See Classic Movies

Do you sometimes find yourself bored with nothing to watch but reruns of old sitcoms? Tuck into some classic, don’t-miss movies and you’ll be stuck on your couch for days.

The Artist

An age-old tale of the student outshining her teacher, starring Academy-Award winning actor Jean Dujardin.

Lost In Translation

Bill Murray plays a worn-out, has-been American actor who meets an ingénue (Scarlett Johannson) while he’s filming a TV ad in Tokyo.

Amelie

Audrey Tatou plays Amelie, a quirky, young French woman who in her efforts to help strangers, finds her own true love.

Howl’s Moving Castle

An animated Japanese movie about a young lady who is cursed by a nasty witch. Her only way out from the witch’s spell is through an insecure young wizard.

The Godfather

Marlon Brando is a classic godfather with an exit plan that his son (Al Pacino) wants no part of.

Good Will Hunting

Matt Damon plays a math genius at MIT who’s underutilized as a janitor. Robin Williams is the psychology instructor who helps him bloom.

Fargo

Frances McDormand stars as a pregnant police chief who’s investigating multiple homicides after a car salesman (William H. Macy) hires a couple of criminals to kidnap his wife for a ransom.

The Professional

Jean Reno plays an assassin who befriends a 12-year-old orphan (Natalie Portman) who becomes his protégé.

Pulp Fiction

Tales of a myriad of crimes in L.A. starring Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta and Uma Thurman.

The Shawshank Redemption

Stars Tim Robbins as a convicted murderer who befriends a fellow inmate (Morgan Freeman) and escapes from the prison 20 years later.

When Harry Met Sally

Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan portray two friends who have chance encounters with one another over a 12-year period, posing the question “Can men and women ever just be friends?”

Cinema Paradiso

A young boy who’s a movie lover in post WWII Italy befriends an old movie theater projectionist who takes on a fatherly role remains friends with him for the rest of his life.

Back to the Future

Stars Michael J. Fox who, in 1985, is sent back in time to 1955 when his parents are in high school. He becomes his mother’s love interest. Christopher Lloyd plays a mad scientist who helps him repair the damage to history by helping Marty bring his parents together.

Blade Runner

Depicts a sci-fi future where synthetic humans bioengineered to work on off-world colonies. Harrison Ford plays a stressed out, burned out cop who agrees to hunt down a group of rogue synthetic humans, led by Rutger Hauer.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

The comedic ramblings of the Monty Python comedy troup go on to explain their version of the legend of King Arthur and his quest for the Holy Grail.

The Princess Bride

It’s the movie adaptation from the book of the same name that describes the tale as “A Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure,” the movie starred such luminaries as Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Carey Elwes and Billy Crystal.

Harold and Maude

A young man is morose and obsessed with death. He befriends and later romances a 79-year-old woman, played by Academy Award-winning actress Ruth Gordon.

The Graduate

Dustin Hoffman portrays an aimless college grad who’s seduced by an older woman (Academy-Award winning actress Anne Bancroft), before he falls for her daughter.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Academy Award-winning actress Audrey Hepburn portrays an eccentric socialite who has a complicated love life and ends up falling for the nice guy next door, played by George Peppard.

Some Like it Hot

Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis portray two innocent guys who witness a mob hit. To escape danger, they dress in drag and join an all-girl band, featuring the incomparable Marilyn Monroe.

So what are you waiting for? Run out and buy some popcorn, Red Vines and soda and settle down with the remote. You’ll wonder why it took you so long to watch these cinematic gems.