Friday, February 24, 2012

Classic Film Recommendations: 1950 to 1969

I hoped you enjoyed my Classic Film Recommendations from 1930-1949. Now here are the films I have seen and recommend for the years 1950 to 1969. Simply click on the links I have added and it will take you to the description of that particular film. Your next step will be to find that film somewhere online or in stores. Thankfully TCM has a great online shop where you can find loads of your favorite classic films!


All About Eve (1950) Bettie Davis
Father of the Bride (1950) Spencer Tracy
Sunset Boulevard (1950) William Holden
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951) Abbott and Costello
An American in Paris (1951) Gene Kelly
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) Michael Rennie
Three Guys Named Mike (1951) Jane Wyman
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Marlon Brando
Scrooge (1951) Alistar Simm
Hans Christian Andersen (1952) Danny Kaye
Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) Esther Williams
The Quiet Man (1952) John Wayne
Roman Holiday (1953) Gregory Peck
The Robe (1953) Richard Burton
Mogambo (1953) Clark Gable
House of Wax (1953) Vincent Price
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) Lauren Bacall
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Marilyn Monroe
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) Kirk Douglas
Elephant Walk (1954) Elizabeth Taylor
White Christmas (1954) Bing Crosby
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) Howard Keel
Sabrina (1954) Humphrey Bogart
Dial M for Murder (1954) Grace Kelly
The Tender Trap (1955) Frank Sinatra
The Seven Year Itch (1955) Marilyn Monroe
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) James Dean
Oklahoma! (1955) Gordon MacRae
Guys and Dolls (1955) Marlon Brando
Blackboard Jungle (1955) Glenn Ford
Love Me Tender (1956) Elvis Presley
The King and I (1956) Deborah Kerr
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Kevin McCarthy
Giant (1956) Elizabeth Taylor
And God Created Woman Brigitte Bardot
The Ten Commandments (1956) Charlton Heston
Jailhouse Rock (1957) Elvis Presley
Auntie Mame (1958) Rosalind Russell
Cat on the hot tin roof (1958) Elizabeth Taylor
Houseboat (1958) Cary Grant
South Pacific (1958) Mitzi Gaynor
Vertigo (1958) James Stewart
Ben-Hur (1959) Charlton Heston
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) Millie Perkins
Gidget (1959) Sandra Dee
House on Haunted Hill (1959) Vincent Price
Operation Petticoat (1959) Cary Grant
Some Like it Hot (1959) Marilyn Monroe


Cinderfella (1960) Jerry Lewis
Pollyanna (1960) Hayley Mills
Psycho (1960) Anthony Perkins
The Rat Race (1960) Tony Curtis
Spartacus (1960) Kurt Douglas
The Time Machine (1960) Rod Taylor
The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) Fred MacMurray
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) Audrey Hepburn
King of Kings (1961) Jeffrey Hunter
The Misfits (1961) Clark Gable
Mothra (1961) Japanese Film
The Parent Trap (1961) Hayley Mills
A Raisin in the Sun (1961) Sidney Poitier 
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961) Vivien Leigh
Splendor in the Grass (1961) Natalie Wood
West Side Story (1961) Natalie Wood
Gypsy (1962) Natalie Wood
Lolita (1962) James Mason
That Touch of Mink (1962) Cary Grant
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Gregory Peck
Beach Party (1963) Frankie Avalon
The Birds (1963) Rod Taylor
The Haunting (1963) Julie Harris
It Happened at the World's Fair (1963) Elvis Presley
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) Spencer Tracy
Lilies of the Field (1963) Sidney Poitier
Love with a proper stranger (1963) Natalie Wood
The Pink Panther (1963) Peter Sellers
Father Goose (1964) Cary Grant
A Hard Day's Night (1964) The Beatles
Mary Poppins (1964) Julie Andrews
Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964) Japanese Film
My Fair Lady (1964) Audrey Hepburn
Inside Daisy Clover (1965) Natalie Wood
A Patch of Blue (1965) Sidney Poitier
Fahrenheit 451 (1966) Julie Christie
Georgy Girl (1966) Lynn Redgrave
The Trouble with Angels (1966) Rosalind Russell
Bonne and Clyde (1967) Warren Beatty
The Fox (1967) Sandy Dennis
The Graduate (1967) Dustin Hoffman
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) Sidney Poitier
In the Heat of the Night(1967) Sidney Poitier
To Sir, With Love (1967) Sidney Poitier
Valley of the Dolls (1967) Patty Duke
Barbarella (1968) Jane Fonda
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Keir Duella
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) Dick Van Dyke
Funny Girl (1968) Barbara Streisand
Night of the Living Dead (1968) Duane Jones
The Odd Couple (1968) Jack Lemmon
Oliver! (1968) Mark Lester
The Party (1968) Peter Sellers
Plant of the Apes (1968) Charlton Heston
The Producers (1968) Zero Mostel
Romeo and Juliet (1968) Leanord Whiting
Rosemary's Baby (1968) Mia Farrow
Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows (1968) Rosalind Russell
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968) Lucille Ball
Easy Rider (1969) Peter Fonda
Hello, Dolly! (1969) Barbara Streisand

Wow! I sure have seen a lot of films from the 1950's and 1960's! I had no idea hehe

Not included in these lists are films made by Disney which of course I have seen them. Also, there are some Abbott and Costello films I have seen but have forgotten the names of. I am sure I have missed one or two films for my lists but its mostly due to the being seen when I was much younger and I may not have remembered the names or the films. I highly doubt it but you never know :)

I hope you found these posts  helpful when choosing some films to watch. After going through all the years from 1930-1969 and looking at these amazing films-I simply cannot wait to watch more of them!!



  1. This post has been gleefully favorited! I see a few I haven't watched yet! :D

  2. Yeah-so happy you like it! I hope it inspires you-it inspired me to put it together-cant wait to watch more!! xox


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