Today I am taking inspiration from Yvonne's Day 13 post. However, I am not a fan of horror movies so instead my list will be simply composed of the ten movies that I love the most, regardless of era, off the top of my head and in no particular order (except for the first two, which are tied as my favourite movies EVER).
- Charade (1963, starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn)
- The Thin Man (1934, starring Myrna Loy and William Powell)
- The Maltese Falcon (1941, starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor)
- The Women (1939, starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, and Joan Fontaine)
- Bringing Up Baby (1938, starring Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant)
- Grand Hotel (1932, starring Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, and Joan Crawford)
- You Can't Take It With You (1938, starring Jean Arthur, James Stewart, and Lionel Barrymore)
- Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1938, starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur)
- His Girl Friday (1940, starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell)
- The Big Sleep (1946, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall)
There are many more, but it's quite obvious that I prefer movies from the 1930s-40s. I find the writing, acting, and directing to be was superior to most modern film (although there are contemporary films that I have enjoyed). I consider Frank Capra, Billy Wilder, and George Cuckor to be among the very best directors of the 20th century.