Wednesday, January 13, 2016

My Film Wishlist

I love old movies. Every year, about twice a year Barnes and Noble puts all of their classics films on DVD 50% off, and I love to stock up on them by picking out Christmas and birthday presents from my parents. I accidentally missed the end of the year sale that I usually hit (and was devastated when I realized it) so I thought I would put together a list of some of the movies on my wishlist, my actual wishlist is much longer than this of course, but I would love to hear your thoughts on any of these you have seen, or any of your favorite movies.

I'll link you to the movies' IMDB pages because I'm fuzzy on the summaries and I don't really want to know too much about them as most of them are thrillers/mysteries.

Strangers on a Train
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock 
Released in 1951
Staring: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, and Ruth Roman
I have been loving watching Hitchcock's films and this one really caught my eye. I really love his subtle way of building tension and keeping you on the edge of your seat. 
The Maltese Falcon
Directed by John Huston
Released in 1941
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor

I have really been wanting to watch more black and white crime movies and this one is a classic. I loved Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep so I really need to see this one.
Double Indemnity 
Directed by Billy Wilder
Released in 1944
Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck
Another crime classic I really need to see.  
The Way We Were

Directed by Sydney Pollack
Released in 1973
Starring: Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand 

This movie gets mentioned in Gilmore Girls quite often and I really want to see it! I love Robert Redford, so this one should be really enjoyable. 


  1. Ah, The Way We Were - such a good movie - real tear jerker. I can remember seeing that one on a date and I was crying and a bit embarrassed. I need to watch it again. And Robert Redford was so handsome in it. Bring kleenex!

    1. I will have to keep this one in mind for when I am feeling like a tear-jerker! Robert Redford is extremely handsome; I loved him as Gatsby in the 70's version!
      Thanks for stopping by Kay!

  2. I just recently finished reading The Maltese Falcon and was planning the movie for this past weekend. Things turned out busier than expected and I wasn't able to watch it, so maybe later this week. I still have Double Indemnity on my TBR, and will be watching that film afterwards.

    1. Oh awesome! Did you enjoy the book? I will have to check it out, and possibly read it before I watch the film.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I love Hitchcock movies! I've never seen Stranger on a Train though.

    1. I'm really looking forward to that one! I might make a post on the Hitchcock movies that I have seen and enjoyed in the future!
      Thanks for stopping by!