Inspired by @thecomicswife. I owe my love of these movies to my Mama @lynndawson
  1. Top Hat (1935)
    Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers make dancing look at once effortless and magical.
  2. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
    Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn are hysterical. Two of the best, most versatile actors of all time.
  3. His Girl Friday (1940)
    Cary Grant is great but Rosalind Russell is perfect in this.
  4. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    My intro to film noir.
  5. Casablanca (1942)
    Perfection. But admittedly, hated the ending when I was a kid.
  6. Holiday Inn (1942)
    Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and Marjorie Reynolds make holiday movie magic; parents also used the movie as an example of how NOT to celebrate Abe Lincoln's bday.
  7. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
    Gene Kelly allllll dayyyyy @lactoseintolerance knows: GENE KELLY'S BUTT
  8. White Christmas (1954)
    Everyone's seen this, right? It's also my favorite Christmas movie. All around best music-and-dancing and wonderful plot, plus my Mom told me later that Betty is George Clooney's G-Ma!
  9. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
    My love for this movie runs deep. Milly is a strong AF woman, even if she does get married after knowing Adam for 10 minutes. Hipsters WISH they could pull off flannel and beards like the brothers in this film.
  10. Sabrina (1954)
    Audrey! Humphrey! So good.
  11. Pillow Talk (1959)
    Rock Hudson and Doris Day as neighbors with a single phone line they have to share. Hysterical. So sad that if/when I have kids, landlines will be hard enough to explain without the added difficulty of shared lines.
  12. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
    I watched this first when I was far too young to understand the professions of the antagonists. My Mom laughing throughout many scenes later became more understandable.
  13. That Touch of Mink (1962)
    Cary Grant, such a womanizer. Doris Day, so adorable.
  14. Mary Poppins (1964)
    Julie Andrews did this movie the same year Audrey Hepburn took her spot in My Fair Lady (Andrews was the original Broadway Eliza), and won the Oscar for Best Actress. Love the random cartoon bits in this.
  15. The Sound of Music (1965)
    Another Julie Andrews classic. Absolute musical perfection, IMO.