Tell us what old movies you're watching...


I'm just happy to be here
May 14, 2008
We watched Shop Around the Corner and All About Eve. Both are just excellent!

We felt like animation last night so it was more current with Tangled and Moana.

And honestly, we've been watching a lot of the British Bake Off series on Netflix. Again. :)


Earning My Ears
Apr 28, 2008
We are also watching Magnum PI and Everybody Loves Raymond on Prime. ELR isn’t included with Prime, so we are just buying each season as we go. We love this show so don’t mind buying and it’s fun to with our teen sons.

For movies, we’ve watched mostly Disney+ and are alternating between classic Disney movies and watching the Marvel movies in order. We have watched through Captain America the First Avenger so far. We also watched Mulan & Lady and the Tramp and have Peter Pan next on our list. 😃
  • GAN

    DIS Veteran
    Jul 18, 2005
    I've watched several early jack lemmon movies. Particularly enjoyed Avanti, a romantic romp in Italy. Also just watched "if its Tuesday this must be Belgium" which reminded me a little of some parts of our ABD trips.

    Right now though I'm binge watching Magnum PI for the beautiful island scenery.
    I watched Avanti the other night for the first time ...I really enjoyed it!


    DCL Commodore
    Feb 2, 2015
    Lots of Jack Lemmon fans in this thread!

    -First thing that comes to mind is Some Like It Hot. You can stream it on The Criterion Channel.

    -I would also recommend The Great Race as well. Plenty of singing & dancing along with a Mancini score + the best pie fight scene in the history of cinema.
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  • Ron from Michigan

    DIS Veteran
    Aug 23, 1999
    We watched Housesitter with Steve Martin & Goldie Hawn last night. It is so funny . We had not watched it in several years.


    Earning My Ears
    Feb 16, 2017
    The other night Kevin and I were trying to decide on a movie to watch. We're caught up on most of the new releases we want to see and we were thinking about old(er) movies we haven't seen in a while.

    Sometimes it's a bit of a negotiation - Kevin prefers that we watch something with real people (i.e. no androids, cyborgs, zombies or cgi) and would prefer it have minimal singing and dancing. Sometime there's a trade-off - we use this phrase...."this was your choice so I get the next one".

    Well Kevin ran across Moonstruck on TCM. It had been a while since either of us saw it so we agreed it would be a good one to watch. We really enjoyed it!!! It holds up very well and has some of the best actors/actresses around in it. It was the perfect find at the perfect time.

    Have you come across an old favorite you haven't watched in a while? If so tell us so we can put it on our list of what to watch next...

    Hi John!

    "Moonstruck" is still great. I do this weird thing where I watch movies when they have an anniversary so I've been watching some favorites from 1985. Albert Brooks' film "Lost In America" is still great. Just watched it again and it holds up. The scene between Brooks and Garry Marshall is a classic. So that's my recommendation!

    Hope you're both hangin' in.


  • wishicouldgomoreofte

    Oct 14, 2007
    We watched the 1940 version of Swiss Family Robinson on Disney+ yesterday. The only version we had seen before was the 1960 Disney version. I have to say it was really good. If you have only seen the Disney version give it a try. We also watched two new movies this weekend. Harriet the story of Harriet Tubman and Judy which was the final years of Judy Garlands life. Both were excellent. We have also been watching the 60's show The Mod Squad.
    Thanks for the recommendation on the 1940 Swiss Family Robinson. I never knew it existed before. I watched it today, and really enjoyed it.


    Earning My Ears
    Feb 16, 2017
    I've watched several early jack lemmon movies. Particularly enjoyed Avanti, a romantic romp in Italy. Also just watched "if its Tuesday this must be Belgium" which reminded me a little of some parts of our ABD trips.

    Right now though I'm binge watching Magnum PI for the beautiful island scenery.
    "If It's Tuesday..." is directed by Mel Stuart, who directed my favorite "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory". I have a Golden Ticket signed by him!


    Dec 12, 2018
    While not an old movie, Wink Martindale put up an interesting find on his YouTube channel that sort of applies here:

    A pilot for a game show taped in 1975 hosted by none other than the "Godfather of Disney Movies", Dean Jones:

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    Christmas Day 2017
    Apr 29, 2009
    DH and I are so active on the weekend that we hardly ever sit and watch TV, except a little while on Sunday evening normally...

    My Fair Lady, Gone with the Wind, Original Planet of the Ape's

    We are watching any Series - Hunger Games, The Tudors, Harry Potter, Star Wars, The Borgia's, The God Father, Transformers, Marvel, Game of Thrones.... anything that we can get the whole series, and binge watch...

    Throw in some home made wings, appetizer / snacks, and of course Popcorn and we are good to go.... I have gotten pretty good and creating some fun appetizer platter for DH and I... I even made some new stuff to try out...


    Faithful Companion
    May 8, 2009
    Been power watching Ray Donovan every night. For movies, I've watched:
    Unforgiven (My favorite movie)
    What's Eating Gilbert Grape
    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
    Outlaw Josey Wales
    Jeremiah Johnson


    DIS Veteran
    Jan 31, 2007
    We also watched the Burbs-kids hadn’t seen that one. Darby O’Gill-I hadn’t seen in decades-creepier than I remembered, and Sean Connery sure was beautiful in his youth. Our 10 year actually enjoyed the Cat from Outer Soace quite a bit, but he loves cats and space so it’s perfect :)


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