What are good classic movies?I just want to know about some good movies that are quite tame, but still good to watch.

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Kristen Lentz eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I love classic movies.  Here are some suggestions, depending on what you're looking for:

Suspense:  I love Rear Window, which stars Jimmy Stewart and is an Alfred Hitchcock classic murder mystery about a man who believes he has witnessed a murder from his rear window.  Also a favorite of mine is Charade, starring Audrey Hepburne, Cary Grant, and Walter Matthau; this movie has a great blend of romance, plot twists, and action.

Musicals: Starring Walter Matthau as the stingy curmudgeon looking for a bride and Barbra Streisand as the cunning matchmaker, Hello, Dolly! is a hilarious and fun musical with a great combination of comedy and memorable songs.  My Fair Lady also ranks up there as one of my all-time favorite movies ever.

Comedy:  One of the best that I can recommend is the classic screwball comedy, Bringing Up Baby; Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant are comedic gold in this movie.  It's very quick-witted and tongue-and-cheek!


bullgatortail eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Black and white classics include Citizen Kane, Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon (the latter two starring the incomparable Humphrey Bogart). I consider the first two installments of The Godfather to be without peers. I also love the John Ford westerns, particularly The Searchers and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (both with John Wayne).

e-martin eNotes educator| Certified Educator

All About Eve is a classic black and white film. It's charming and fun. One of my personal favorites is a movie called Network. The writing is just great and the acting is too. Network was made in the 1970s and was popular when it was released. There may be a few lines from the movie you'd recognize. 

literaturenerd eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I ma not quite sure what is meant by "tame," but a few of my favorite classic movies are Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and The Apple-Dumpling Gang. I love the themes behind the movies, and they are great family classics.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I think most of the older movies will be considered tame by today's standards.  I love Citizen Kane and Casablanca.  Neither movie has much in the way of sex and violence, but they do have deep, touching themes.

kmsrocks678 | Student


All of them?


The Godfather <----- NOT TAME But still awesome

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

My Fair Lady

Has A man Come By And Said Hello To You Yet?

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers

(It's time to admit I don't know what you mean by tame.)

The Artist (you can pretend it's old.)




Singing In The Rain

On Golden pond

Driving Miss Daisy (This movie is so tame it's boring.)

Killer Clowns From Outer Space.

Plan Nine From Outer Space.

Anything else with the words outer space.

Citizen Kane