Which movies do you think have stood the test of time and which have not? This list is no particular order. Add your picks and thoughts in the Comment box below.
Amazon Instant Video charge is $2.99 to view immediately streaming on your computer, but Amazon Prime lets you watch many of them free. The Preview trailers, which are all free, are very entertaining themselves. (Sadly, none of these films seem to be available on Netflix)
|1. It’s Complicated VIEW|
Steve MartinTwo attractive men vie for the affections of a woman with a flourishing catering business. One is and attractive architect and the other her ex-husband (now married to a younger woman). Juicy comedy. Nancy Myers wrote and directed it (She also wrote Somethin’s Gotta Give)
|2. When Harry Met Sally VIEW|
Billy CrystalAll time great line “I’ll have what’s she’s having!” The rest of the movie the cute story of ups and downs in a romantic relationship.
|3. Annie Hall VIEW|
Woody AllenA neurotic New York comedian (of course!) falls for cute and ditsy, naive Annie Hall. She set off a whole fashion trend with those clothes.
|4. Sleepless in Seattle VIEW|
Tom HanksWho could not love the charming little boy who want to find a woman for his widower dad. He finds a women in New York and he’s in Seattle. Can they overcome the distance. The crucial meeting is to take place on top of the Empire State Building, of course.
|5. Pretty Woman VIEW|
Richard GereA totally politically incorrect fantasy, but so funny as a ridiculous Cinderella story.
|6. Something’s Gotta Give VIEW|
Jack NicholsonA perennial playboy who has never dated a woman over thirty finds that love is as serious as a heart attack when he falls for his girlfriend’s mother. Too bad she’s now dating his young doctor! (Note: this movie is suddenly not streaming on Amazon or on Netflix right now. If you see it change, let us know)
|7. You’ve Got Mail VIEW|
Tom HanksShe has a little bookstore and he has the rival huge bookstore company. Unwittingly they become email pals. Will their true identities destroy their attraction.
|8. The Graduate VIEW|
Katherine RossNominated for seven Academy Awards, winner for Best Director Mike Nichols, this social satire launched the career Dustin Hoffman. It has the rebellious spirit of the ’60s and a haunting score sung Simon and Garfunkel. And Oh that Mrs. Robinson!
|9. The Philadelphia Story VIEW|
Jimmy StewartA snotty, society woman is about to remarry when her charming bad boy first husband shows up with his reporter pal.
|10. Four Weddings and a Funeral VIEW|
Andie MacDowellThe reserved Englishman notices the attractive American woman but is too inhibited for them to connect. Then they meet again and again in the midst of an assortment of English eccentrics.