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Classic Movie Monday



In an attempt to become a more well-rounded person, I have decided to watch more classic movies. So, I started Classic Movie Monday!

I use the term "classic" in reference to movies made between 1930–1974. I chose 1974 as the cutoff since that is the year I was born, though I don't consider myself a classic, yet!

I am using AFI's 50 Greatest American Screen Legends and 100 Greatest Movies as my guides. My goal is to see if I can watch a movie with all 50 AFI legends. I'll keep track as I plug along. Some I have already seen prior to starting this list, like Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront, so I've marked those below.

1. Humphrey Bogart                                                  1. Kathryn Hepburn (Guess Who's Coming. . .)
2. Cary Grant                                                             2. Bette Davis
3. James Stewart                                                       3. Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany's)
4. Marlon Brando (On the Waterfront)                      4. Ingrid Bergman
5. Fred Astaire (Easter Parade)                                5. Greta Garbo 
6. Henry Fonda                                                          6. Marilyn Monroe
7. Clark Cable (Gone with the Wind)                        7. Elizabeth Taylor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)
8. James Cagney                                                       8. Judy Garland (Easter Parade)
9. Spencer Tracy                                                        9. Marlene Dietrich
10. Charlie Chaplin (Modern Times)                       10. Joan Crawford
11. Gary Cooper                                                       11. Barbara Stanwyck
12. Gregory Peck                                                      12. Claudette Colbert
13. John Wayne                                                        13. Grace Kelly
14. Laurence Olivier                                                  14. Ginger Rodgers
15. Gene Kelly (Singin' in the Rain)                         15. Mae West
16. Orson Wells (Citizen Kane)                               16. Vivien Leigh (Gone with the Wind)
17. Kirk Douglas                                                       17. Lillian Gish
18. James Dean (Rebel Without a Cause)              18. Shirley Temple
19. Burt Lancaster                                                    19. Rita Hayworth
20. The Marx Brothers (Duck Soup)                       20. Lauren Bacall
21. Buster Keaton                                                     21. Sophia Loren
22. Sidney Poitier (Guess Who's Coming. . .)        22. Jean Harlow
23. Robert Mitchum                                                  23. Carole Lombard
24. Edward G. Robinson                                           24. Mary Pickford
25. William Holden (Sunset Boulevard)                  25. Ava Garder

Here are the movies I have seen, so far:

Prior to the challenge
On the Waterfront

Modern Times

Singin' in the Rain

Rebel without a Cause

Citizen Kane

Duck Soup

Gone with the Wind


Part of the challenge

Sunset Boulevard

Easter Parade

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Breakfast at Tiffany's

The Birds


If you would like to read my critique of a movie, click on the title under the movie photo.

Also, please feel free to leave me a comment if you'd like to recommend a classic movie you think I should watch.