"old films" for people who want to watch more "old films" but don’t know where to start

A year ago I would constantly tell myself I wanted to get into classic films more, but all my attempts led me to boredom. Thankfully, I got myself out of that mindset, and now the world of cinema is expansive and my options are never limited.

If you're in the same boat as I was a year ago, here's a list of introductory films that will keep you entertained and will (hopefully) open your mind to watching classic films from the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, & 60s that are not in this list.

The main function of this is to introduce you to films that are entertaining and will hold your attention. You'll never say "old films" or "black & white" films…

  • All About Eve
  • Safety Last!
  • Roman Holiday
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • The Apartment
  • North by Northwest
  • The Red Shoes
  • Some Like It Hot
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Diabolique
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Laura
  • Double Indemnity
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • Leave Her to Heaven
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • M
  • City Lights
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Psycho
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • Charade
  • Funny Girl
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
  • The Children's Hour
  • The Three Faces of Eve
  • Funny Face
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • On the Waterfront
  • The Cameraman
  • The Lost Weekend
  • Holiday
  • The Hustler
  • Grand Hotel
  • Rear Window
  • In a Lonely Place
  • Desk Set
  • Barefoot in the Park
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • It Happened One Night
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • Casablanca
  • The Third Man
  • Citizen Kane
  • High Society