“If you liked [insert post-1967 film], you should check out [insert pre-1967 film]”

(Read the notes or else none of these recommendations will make sense!)

A curated list of pre-1967 movie recommendations based on modern movie comparisons. A lot of these are not comparable plot-wise, but I included them if they elicit similar feelings, settings, genres, etc.

I mainly made this as a resource for people trying to step out of their comfort zones and are in need of specific recs. I obviously only included films I’ve personally watched (which is not that vast or diverse compared to some people!), but feel free to chime in with your own in the comments.

Really hope this is helpful!

DEC 19 EDIT: I added Notorious, Game Night + The Thin Man, To Be or Not…

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  • Inglourious Basterds
  • 49th Parallel
  • Edge of Darkness
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • Fish Tank
  • This Sporting Life
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Funny Face
  • American Psycho
  • Monsieur Verdoux
  • Titanic
  • A Night to Remember
  • An Affair to Remember
  • Before Sunrise
  • Summertime
  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • Halloween
  • The Leopard Man
  • Far from Heaven
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • Imitation of Life
  • Magnificent Obsession
  • The Cobweb
  • A Most Violent Year
  • Pickup on South Street
  • Criss Cross
  • A Room with a View
  • A Day in the Country
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Brief Encounter
  • The Earrings of Madame de...
  • Bridget Jones's Diary
  • My Man Godfrey
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Game Night
  • The Thin Man