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Classic Cinema

Rebecca (1940)

8.1/10
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

Hitchcock's first American film, based on a Du Maurier gothic romance. With Laurence Olivier and a fine performance by Joan Fontaine as a shy young wo... Read more

The 400 Blows (1959)

8.1/10
Director: Francois Truffaut
Starring: Jean-Pierre Leaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Remy

Aka 'Les quatre cents coups'. Francois Truffaut's first feature is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of Truffaut's cinematic counterpart,... Read more

Bicycle Thieves ( aka The Bicycle Thief ) (1948)

8.3/10
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Lianella Carell, Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola

Aka 'The Bicycle Thief.' Vittorio De Sica's remarkable 1948 drama of desperation and survival in Italy's post-war depression earned a special Oscar fo... Read more

Bringing Up Baby (1938)

8/10
Director: Howard Hawks
Starring: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Charlie Ruggles

One of the funniest movies from Hollywood, a classic. Katharine Hepburn is the madcap heiress with her pet leopard 'Baby', who falls for an absent-min... Read more

Mary Poppins (1964)

7.8/10
Director: Robert Stevenson
Starring: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Glynis Johns

Beloved Disney film combines brilliant, animated sequences with a delightful story about Julie Andrews as a magical nanny who transforms the lives of... Read more

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

8/10
Director: Elia Kazan
Starring: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden

Blanche du Bois, the magnificently brooding Vivien Leigh, a faded descendant of the once-proud Southern gentry, comes to live with her matter-of-fact... Read more

The Pink Panther (1963)

7.2/10
Director: Blake Edwards
Starring: Peter Sellers, David Niven, Capucine, Robert Wagner

This film established director Blake Edwards' slightly subversive point of view and heightened the diversity of Peter Sellers. Sellers is Inspector Cl... Read more

The Great Dictator (1940)

8.5/10
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Jack Oakie, Paulette Goddard

Chaplin's first talkie stands as one of his greatest achievements. In this touching and often hilarious political spoof on the Third Reich, Chaplin pl... Read more

Brief Encounter (1945)

8.1/10
Director: David Lean
Starring: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway

A masterpiece from Britain's post-war cinema, this extraordinary romantic drama stars Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson, both giving impeccable performa... Read more

Modern Times (1936)

8.5/10
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Starring: Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Charlie Chaplin

Chaplin's silent homage to the human spirit in which Charlie Chaplin is the victim of industrial boom. Chaplin plays the factory worker gone looney by... Read more