My Totally-Subjective Classic Movie Guide, Part 3

Still more of my attempt to introduce you to some Golden Age movies

Part 1

Part 2

This post continues a list of Golden Age movies that I’d recommend to someone unfamiliar with old movies. It’s based on movies I personally love, but I’ve also made an effort to include several different genres and some recognized all-time classics (which I also happen to love). They are in no particular order.

“Ninotchka” (1939)



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John I. Carney

John I. Carney


Author of “Dislike: Faith and Dialogue in the Age of Social Media,” available at