Let’s take a trip down the yellow brick road, back when technicolor movies were all the rage, when bigger was always better and little black dresses and suits were the standard fashion statement. During this holiday season, it’s time to go back in time and re-watch these classic movies.
Here are 8 classic movies to enjoy the holiday season:
The Wizard Of Oz
Ding-Dong! This jolly classic tells the story of Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) as she’s unexpectedly bought to the Land of Oz. There she meets the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), the Tin Man (Jack Haley), and the Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr), and the bond over their wish to see the great wizard of Oz. A movie that teaches the value of friendship and being who you are, The Wizard of Oz is definitely a must-see for every movie fan.
Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Who doesn’t love an Audrey Hepburn film? This beautiful movie is about Holly Golightly (Hepburn) a New York City socialite, and Paul Varjak (George Peppard), a struggling writer. When their paths cross, the two immediately form a friendship that becomes their way of finding out who they really are.
West Side Story
This contemporary twist to Romeo and Juliet tells the story of the forbidden love of Tony (Richard Beymer) and Maria (Natalie Wood). Maria is a Puerto Rican girl whose brother Bernardo (George Shakiris) is the leader of the Sharks, while Tony is an American boy who is part of the rival gang Jets. When Tony and Maria meet at the neighborhood dance, they fall in love at first sight, much to the dismay of their friends and family.
Rebel Without A Cause
This film touches on the so-called decaying morals of the youth in the 1950s, and the contrasting views of different generations. The film starts with teenager Jim Stark (James Dean) getting arrested for drunkenness. At the police station, he meets Plato (Sal Mineo), a teen arrested for killing puppies, and Judy (Natalie Wood), who was arrested for violating curfew. While detained, the three bond about their struggles at home and find that they share the same frustrations.
The Sound Of Music
How do you solve a problem like Maria? The Sound Of Music has long been part of people’s list of movies to watch during the holidays. The film is about Maria (Julie Andrews). a free-spirited postulant, who is sent by the mother abbess to a family in need of a governess for his seven children. Once she reaches the Von Trapp mansion she learns that the children are raised in a very strict way. Maria decides to teach the Von Trapp children the beauty of music.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
The movie that is best remembered because of the song “Diamonds Are A Girls Bestfriend” and the famous pink dress. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a story about showgirls Lorelei Lee (Marilyn Monroe) and Dorothy Shaw (Jane Russell) as they embark on an adventure full of glitz and glamour.
Funny Girl is a story about Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice (Barbra Streisand), as she recalls her struggle from being a small-time comedian to becoming one of the most famous comedians in America.
Singin’ In The Rain
I’m singing in the rain, just singin’ in the rain! This film isn’t just perfect for the rainy season, but for the holidays as well. The movie tells the story of silent film actor Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and stage actress Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds) as they adjust to the film industry’s transition from silent film to “talkies”.
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