The rants and raves of a teenage cinephile who is just a little bit obsessed with Catherine O'Hara and Hayao Miyazaki.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

My Piano Teacher's Movie List...

This is a list of all the movies that my piano teacher recommends. Or as he said, "when you don't know what to rent...". He's like, the smartest person I know, and an amazing teacher, with a pretty great taste in movies if this list is any indication. So I thought I'd share! Just note that I'm giving it to you straight from his list, so this is how he organizes it (Pre and Post 1960). Enjoy!

PRE-1960 CLASSICS (mostly comedies)
  • Adam’s Rib
  • Anna and the King of Siam
  • Anastasia
  • Born Yesterday
  • Casablanca
  • City Lights
  • Bringing up Baby
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Deskset
  • The Devil and Miss Jones
  • Gaslight
  • The Glass Menagerie
  • His Girl Friday
  • The Graduate
  • Harvey
  • I remember Mama
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Modern Times
  • Monkey Business
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Notorious
  • Ninotchka
  • Our Man Godfrey
  • Roman Holiday
  • Some Like it Hot
  • The Women
  • Top Hat
  • You Can’t Take it with You
AFTER 1960 . . .
  • All the President’s Men
  • Amadeus
  • As Good as it Gets
  • Before Night Falls
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Big
  • Butterfly (Las lenguas de Mariposas)
  • Charade
  • Deliverance
  • Doctor Zhivago
  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • E. T.
  • The Eye of the Needle
  • Farewell, my Concubine
  • Gandhi
  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips
  • The Graduate
  • The Hours
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The Last Emperor
  • The Lion in Winter
  • The Lives of Others
  • Long Day’s Journey Into Night
  • No Way to Treat a Lady
  • Ordinary People
  • Pan’s Labyrinth
  • Passage to India
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  • Rebecca
  • Romeo and Juliet (Zefirelli, director)
  • A Room with a View
  • Schindler’s List
  • Ship of Fools
  • Summer and Smoke
  • The Sting
  • The Trip to Bountiful
  • Tootsie
  • Who’s afraid of Virginia Wolff?
  • Women in Love
He also has a list of his favorite performances, which maybe I'll share another time.

So how many have you seen??? (that's sort of a rhetorical question. haha) So many classics up here!


  1. Isn't the Devil and Miss Jones a porn?

    Anyway, Adam's Rib! Best movie ever!

  2. !!! I actually had to do a little bit of research on that one. It's actually not THAT "Devil and Miss Jones", but THIS one...


    And believe it or not, I still haven't seen Adam's Rib! I will get on it immediately.


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