At the moment, the weather behind the window makes me dream of nothing else than cuddling under a blanket and watching a movie. Since Netlix is available in Poland for two months now, I decided to prepare a little list of retro movies for you (and me) to watch.
International readers, take note that I live in Poland and having Netflix is a very new thing for us. Also, the selection of titles I will be writing about is definitely available in Poland, I do not know about other countries (although if you know, drop me a line in the comments!)
If English is not your first language, all of these movies have English subtitles available. Sadly, none of them have Polish subtitles. However, as a person with MA in English, I encourage you to give English subtitles a try, I find I’ve learnt most from exactly this type of activity.
A Night At The Opera
The Marx Brothers wreak opera house havoc in the film that contains one of the guys’ most popular comedy bits ever: the crowded stateroom scene.
A Streetcar Named Desire
After losing the family plantation to creditors, aging Southern belle Blanche Dubois travels to New Orleans seeking solace in her sister, Stella.
American expat Rick Blaine runs a Moroccan nightclub during World War II and contends with his ex, who walks back into his life.
With a suspicious femme fatale bankrolling his snooping, private eye J.J.Gittes uncovers intricate dirty dealings in the Los Angeles waterworks.
When notorious East Coast mob boss Mickey Cohen looks to set up his operations in L.A., it’s up to a group of hard-nosed LAPD cops to take him down.
Gone With The Wind
Self-absorbed, headstrong Southern Belle Scarlett O’Hara meets her match in Rhett Butler just as the Civil War breaks out.
Three wildly different cops form an uneasy alliance to ferret out police corruption in this Oscar-winning whodunit set in 1950s Los Angeles.
Audrey Hepburn stars as a stifled princess who slips away from her guards and is taken under the wing of a tabloid reporter looking for a scoop.
In these intertwined tales, an ex-con avenges a hooker’s death, a gumshoe gets mixed up with dangerous vixens, and a cop saves a dancer from a rapist.
When a struggling screenwriter stumbles upon the crumbling mansion of a washed-up actress Norma Desmond, she persuades him to help her mount a comeback.
The Great Gatsby
Fascinated by the mysterious and affluent Jay Gatsby, his neighbour Nick Carraway bears witness to the man’s obsessive love and spiral into tragedy.
The Maltese Falcon
Humphrey Bogart stars as private eye Sam Spade in this noir classic that finds the sultry Miss Wonderly seeking protection from a man named Thursby.
So, did you like this little list of retro movies? Would you like me to review some of them before you decide to watch them? Let me know in the comments!
All images and descriptions taken from Netflix.