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Classic Movies Featuring Hollywood's Greatest Stars

Lists of classic movies made by the great stars of the silver screen, Hollywood's best actors and actresses at the height - and sometimes the depths - of their powers.

7 Classics Starring Peter Sellers
One of the greatest comedic actors of all time, Peter Sellers had an undeniable gift for portraying a wide array of characters, sometimes within the same film. He found international success as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther series and was one of the most gifted, but troubled performers of all time.

4 Classic Movies Starring Norma Shearer

Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese Classic Movies
Spanning three decades and eight films, most of them in the crime drama genre, the collaboration between actor Robert De Niro and director Martin Scorsese ranks was one of the greatest of all time. The two were brought together by mutual friend, actor Harvey Keitel, and made some of the best films ever made. Here are five of the best films made between Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese.

6 Classic Judy Garland Movies
An incredible talent whose contralto voice, girl next door look, and undeniable charm turned her into a star, Judy Garland was once hailed by Fred Astaire as one of the greatest entertainers who ever lived. Her starring role in one of Hollywoods most iconic classic movies turned her into a legend, though by the mid-1940s Garland was struggling mightily from a number of personal travails. Still, she enjoyed enormous success in movies and later on the Broadway stage, though her personal struggles ultimately led to her downfall. Here are six classic movies starring the incomparable Judy Garland.

Sidney Lumet and Sean Connery Movies
An unlikely pair, Sidney Lumet and Sean Connery made a handful of high quality films in the 1960s and 1970s. While Connery was world famous for playing James Bond, Lumet was a superior craftsman behind the camera who was already making a name for himself for his visually stylistic and socially conscious films. Here are four of the five total moves made between director Sidney Lumet and Sean Connery.

7 Classic Rock Hudson Movies
One of the most popular movie stars of the 1950s and 1960s, Rock Hudson became well-known as a leading man in an array of romantic comedies, particularly opposite close friend Doris Day. But he also displayed considerable acting chops in a number of dramas and earned himself an Academy Award nomination for Best actor in 1956. While he projected the image of an eligible ladies man, Hudson was in fact leading a double life as a closeted gay man whose death from HIV-related illness in 1985 shocked the world. Regardless, he remained a giant star whose popularity continues unabated. Here are seven best movies starring Rock Hudson.

8 Classic Movies Starring Alec Guinness
Few would argue that Sir Alec Guinness was one of the finest British actors of his generation. Often mentioned in the same sentence as Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, and John Gielgud, Guinness was a classically trained performer who successfully transferred his gifts to the silver screen. He made his first significant film appearance under the direction of David Lean, with whom he would make eight films in five decades, a contentious relationship that led to Guinness winning an Oscar while making some of the best films of all time.

Best Actress Oscar Winners - 1980s
The 1980s were something of a mixed bag in the Best Actress category. While the decade featured some of the finest performances in all of Oscar history – look no further than Meryl Streep in Sophie’s Choice – there were also a few genuine head-scratchers that looks circumspect in hindsight. Despite the film industry taking a decidedly commercial bent in the 1980s, the actor and actress categories were still populated with a diverse array of films that featured more than a few throwbacks to the classic era. Here are all 10 winners of the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Marlene Dietrich and Josef von Sternberg Classic Movies

5 Lee Marvin Classic Movies
Having made a career playing sadistic bad villains as a supporting actor throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Lee Marvin rose to leading man status after winning the Academy Award for Best Actor with his classic dual performance in the spoof Western Cat Ballou (1965).

7 Great Films Featuring Michael Caine
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6 Classics Starring Montgomery Clift
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5 Classic Movies Starring Lana Turner
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Sydney Pollack and Robert Redford Classic Movies
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William Holden and Billy Wilder Classic Movies
Before he worked with Jack Lemmon, Billy Wilder enjoyed a fruitful partnership with actor William Holden. And like Wilder’s collaboration with Lemmon, his work with Holden produced two iconic films that remain all time classics. Here are four films made between actor William Holden and director Billy Wilder.

Jack Lemmon and Billy Wilder Classic Movies
Over the course of seven films together, actor Jack Lemmon and director Billy Wilder made several unforgettable pictures, two of which are certifiably iconic. Wilder was already well established as one of Hollywood’s great directors when he began to work with Lemmon, who was mainly a supporting player before being turned into a leading man by the director. The Lemmon-Wilder partnership was also notable for creating the first pairing between another great duo, Lemmon and Walter Matthau, both of whom made two movies with Wilder. While their best films were made early on, there’s no doubt that Lemmon and Wilder were one of the greatest actor-director partnerships of all time.

Douglas Sirk and Rock Hudson Classic Movies
While their collaboration lasted only six years, director Douglas Sirk and actor Rock Hudson made eight films together, a few of which have been revered by later generations as unsung classics. Sirk was a highly successful director of commercial films who was often dismissed by contemporary critics, while Hudson was nothing more than a supporting player until working with the director. Together, Sirk and Hudson made several great classics that were box office hits in their day and later seen by scholars as important additions to 1950s cinema.

8 Classics Starring Marlene Dietrich
A German-born beauty whose bedroom eyes and beguiling eroticism captured millions, Marlene Dietrich was a multifaceted performer who at one time was cinema’s highest-paid star. She emerged from the silent era to become an international star in Germany, before coming to Hollywood in the early 1930s. She was once labeled box office poison, but revived her career by becoming a popular performer on stage and screen. Here are eight great classics starring the one and only Marlene Dietrich.

5 Greta Garbo Classics
Both glamorous and mysterious, Swedish actress Greta Garbo first gained notice overseas in Germany before becoming a major Hollywood star in the waning days of the silent era. She captured the attention of American audiences, but remained immensely more popular in Europe. Garbo retired in the early 1940s and lived in relative seclusion for the remainder of her life. Here are five classic movies starring Greta Garbo.

6 Classics Starring James Mason
An extraordinary British actor, James Mason made a name for himself on both sides of the Atlantic playing a wide range of villains, spies, assassins, and other dubious characters. Mason achieved stardom in his native England in the early 1940s and quickly became one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars. Though he never won an Academy Award (he was nominated three times and only once for Best Actor), he remained one of the finest actors ever to have graced the silver screen. Here are just six of many extraordinary performances by the great James Mason.

6 Classic Vivien Leigh Movies
One of the greatest screen actresses of all time, Vivien Leigh became an overnight star after playing the coveted role of Scarlett O’Hara in 'Gone With the Wind' (1939), one of classic Hollywood’s most celebrated films of all-time. She won the Oscar for that iconic performance and another for 'A Streetcar Named Desire' (1951), while forging one of the great Hollywood marriages with Laurence Olivier. Here are six great films starring Vivien Leigh.

6 Great Movies Starring Frank Sinatra
While best remembered for recording a multitude of hits like 'Strangers in the Night', 'My Way' and 'Summer Wind', Frank Sinatra also forged a successful film career that included starring roles in several classics and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Being a best-selling crooner, Sinatra naturally had his start in musicals, but soon displayed considerable acting chops in dramas, action movies and political thrillers.

9 Classic Movies Starring Spencer Tracy
Virtually peerless in natural talent and professional accomplishment, actor Spencer Tracy had an unparalleled career that spanned four decades and amassed nine Academy Award nominations, a record he continues to share with Laurence Olivier. Also noted for his longtime companionship with Katharine Hepburn, Tracy had a difficult life behind the...

6 Classic Movies Starring Noir Queen Lizabeth Scott
Long compared to her contemporary Lauren Bacall, husky-voiced actress Lizabeth Scott thrived as the femme fatale in a string of underrated, but significant film noirs. Having emerged from Broadway, where she was Tallulah Bankhead’s understudy, Scott arrived in Hollywood in 1945 and was hailed as the next Bacall or Veronica Lake. Over the next 10 years, Scott appeared opposite some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, only to see her career come to an end in the late 1950s once her contract with legendary producer Hal Wallis was up. Though she was never nominated for an Oscar, Scott earned widespread critical praise for her unrelenting performances. Here are six classics starring Lizabeth Scott.

Cary Grant and Howard Hawks Classic Movies
A master of multiple genres, director Howard Hawks enjoyed fruitful collaborations with top stars of the classic era like Gary Cooper, John Wayne, and Humphrey Bogart. With those actors, Hawks thrived in genres like the Western, film noir, and even Oscar-winning biopics. But with Cary Grant, he was able to cut loose and use his actor’s breezy, carefree persona in several popular screwball comedies, a couple of which have stood the test of time as all-time classics. Their partnership spanned 15 years over three different decades and produced five great films. Here are the movies made between Cary Grant and Howard Hawks.

7 Classic Mickey Rooney Movies
With a career that dates back to the waning days of the silent era, actor Mickey Rooney has had one of the longest running careers in cinema history. Rooney was the child of divorced stage performers who began his career in vaudeville before successfully transitioning to the screen as the mischievous Mickey McGuire. But it was playing the wholesome Andy Hardy in 16 films mostly made in the 1930s and ‘40s that skyrocketed Rooney into superstardom. From 1939-1941, he was Hollywood’s top moneymaking star while earning respect with two Best Actor nominations. After a stint entertaining the troops during World War II, however, Rooney returned to Hollywood and spent the next several decades struggling to regain his popularity. He suffered tragedy and generated controversy, while seeing only periodic glimmers of his former success. Still working well into his senior years, Rooney finally regained respect as an elder statesman of the classic era. Here are seven great films starring Mickey Rooney.

7 Great Films Starring Ingrid Bergman
One of classic Hollywood's most elegant actresses, Ingrid Bergman possessed an extraordinary amount of talent and glamor that helped make her one of the era's greatest stars. Having emerged from her native Sweden in the late-1930s, Bergman quickly rose to the top with her fresh Nordic beauty and soon became the ideal role model for American...

John Ford and Maureen O'Hara Classic Movies
While John Ford had a far more prolific collaboration with John Wayne, the director also helmed five films with Maureen O’Hara, undoubtedly his favorite actress. Though it only lasted five movies – as compared to the 21 pictures Ford made with Wayne – their partnership produced a number of lasting classics. Unlike some actresses at the time, O’Hara was more than willing to tackling more physically challenging roles, making her a perfect fit in Westerns and other action-oriented movies. Here are all five films made between John Ford and Maureen O’Hara.

4 Great Films Featuring Angela Lansbury
A gifted actress best known for her Emmy-winning TV series 'Murder, She Wrote', Angela Lansbury first gained attention as a young actress in the mid-1940s. She made a big splash right out of the gate, earning an Oscar nomination in her debut film and following up with another nod just a year later. But after signing a contract with MGM, Lansbury was relegated to B-movie status and languished in a string of forgettable films that made the actress increasingly dissatisfied. Once she was free from the studio, however, Lansbury bounced back and delivered one of the most powerful performances of the 1960s, playing a manipulative mother and Communist agitator in the great political thriller, 'The Manchurian Candidate' (1962). Though international fame came much later in her career, Lansbury was long praised by critics and was a favorite supporting actress of many top directors. Here are four classic movies featuring British star Angela Lansbury.

Olivia de Havilland and Michael Curtiz Classic Movies
Along with matinee idol Errol Flynn, actress Olivia de Havilland enjoyed a highly successful collaboration with workman-like director Michael Curtiz. In fact, the trio worked together on seven films that proved to be major box office hits in the 1930s. While the Curtiz-Flynn side of the equation is more well-known, de Havilland delivered quality leading performances that turned the young actress into a major Hollywood star. Here are five films made between Michael Curtiz and Olivia de Havilland.

Alec Guinness and David Lean Classic Movies
While he has long been remembered for playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in 'Star Wars' (1977), much to his personal displeasure, Guinness had a substantially fruitful, albeit contentious partnership with British director David Lean. Covering six films and five decades, their partnership contained two masterful literary adaptations and four large scale epics, one of which was one of the greatest movies ever made. In spite of – or perhaps because of – their unrelenting fights behind the cameras and even beyond production, Guinness and Lean brought out the best in one another. Guinness was never better in his career outside of his collaborations with the director, while Lean’s best work was made with the actor as part of his cast. Here are four of the six exemplary films made between Alec Guinness and David Lean.

John Ford and Henry Fonda Classic Movies
While he had a far more prolific collaboration with John Wayne director John Ford also enjoyed a fruitful partnership with Henry Fonda. Spanning seven films over two decades, their collaboration produced some of the greatest Westerns, biographies, and literary adaptations ever made. They even made a great comedy adapted from Fonda’s Tony-winning stage production, but the two came to literal blows on set and abruptly ended what could have gone down as one of the most productive actor-director duos in Hollywood history.

Humphrey Bogart and John Huston Movies
While not as highly regarded as other actor-director combos, like Alfred Hitchcock and James Stewart or George Cukor and Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and John Huston collaborated on five films, four of which have stood the test of time as all-time classics. Combining Huston’s dramatic ambition with Bogie’s world-weary persona, their partnership was the stuff dreams were made of, as the two were kindred spirits both on- and off-screen. Bogart won his only Oscar thanks to his work with Huston, while in turn the director won his only Academy Award for Best Director. Here are four great classic movies made by Humphrey Bogart and John Huston.

Katharine Hepburn and George Cukor Classic Movies
Acclaimed woman’s director and master of such genres as the screwball comedy and musical, George Cukor found in Katharine Hepburn the perfect actress for his films. Strong, sophisticated, and quick witted, Hepburn delivered her career’s greatest comedic performances in a several pictures directed by Cukor, whose flair for sharp witty dialogue brought out Kate the Great's best. Here are five exceptional movies made by Katharine Hepburn and George Cukor.

7 Bing Crosby Classics
Hollywood’s top box office star from 1944-48, Bing Crosby found stardom as a popular crooner, movie actor, radio and television star, and even entrepreneur. While mainly cast in musicals, Crosby shined in dramatic roles and won the Oscar in 1944 for his portrayal of the modern-minded Father O’Malley. He also made seven incredibly successful 'Road to…' comedies with Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour, cementing his status as an iconic performer who found enormous success in multiple mediums.

Alfred Hitchcock and James Stewart Movies
Having built a reputation as a genial everyman with stammering folksy charm, James Stewart completely turned his persona upside down when he began a fruitful collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock in 1948. Though they only teamed up for four films, their partnership proved to be one of the most highly regarded actor-director tandems in Hollywood history, even more so than Hitch’s own collaboration with Cary Grant. Here are the four great movies made by James Stewart and Alfred Hitchcock.

6 Classics Starring Joan Fontaine
The younger sister and bitter rival of fellow actress Olivia de Havilland, Joan Fontaine broke into the movie business in the 1930s as a contract player with RKO Pictures. Initially considered a rising star, Fontaine struggled to find her footing with a number of minor roles and was finally released by the studio. A fortuitous meeting with legendary producer David O. Selznick, however, led to her to being cast in Alfred Hitchcock’s Hollywood debut, thus sparking a prominent career that spanned the course of the next few decades. Here are six of the best movies starring Joan Fontaine.

4 Films Starring Luise Rainer
The rapid rise and sudden decline of actress Luise Rainer has been Hollywood legend since she left the movie business in the late 1930s. Enormously gifted and undeniable luminous, Rainer shot to the top by becoming the first actress to ever win two Oscars for Best Actress, only to make a small string of mediocre films that led to her self-imposed exile once losing all desire to perform onscreen. While her career has been viewed as something of a cautionary tale, Rainer nonetheless has remained a source of endless fascination.

6 Classics Starring Irish Actress Maureen O'Hara
One of the most accomplished actresses to never receive an Oscar nomination, Irish-born Maureen O’Hara was the star of a number of great movies, several of which starred friend John Wayne. O'Hara was also a favored actress for director John Ford and together with Wayne the trio made everything from Westerns to romantic comedies set in Ireland. With fiery red hair and an on-screen presence to match, O'Hara exuded both charm and sexuality in becoming one of the more popular actresses of the 1940s and 1950s.

Best Actor Oscar Winners - 1950s
In the 1950s, Hollywood was forced to face changes in the media landscape with the proliferation of television. Needing to lure audiences from the comforts of their own homes and back into the theaters, studios made massive historical epics and spectacular genre films. But moviegoers also wanted character driven fare and they were richly...

6 Classics Starring Joan Crawford
One of the most durable and successful actresses of the classic era, Joan Crawford survived several declines to have one of the longest running careers in cinema history. Starting in the silent era, Crawford made the transition to talkies and became a major star in the early 1930s. But by the end of the decade, she was labeled box office poison and her career appeared to be in jeopardy. In 1945, however, she one the Oscar for Best Actress, only to falter once more. Following numerous ups and down, Crawford finally went into seclusion until her death in 1977. While her legacy has been marred by her daughter's tell-all book that included accusations of child abuse, Crawford's work has remained virtually unparalleled. Here are six classic movies starring the incomparable Joan Crawford.

5 Classics Starring Laurence Olivier
He was classic Hollywood's greatest interpreter of Shakespeare and arguably the greatest actor of the 20th Century. Though he only won one Academy Award in his lifetime for acting, Laurence Olivier was an extraordinary craftsman in front of and behind the camera, as well as on stages across the world. While he seemingly took any role that...

6 Classics Starring Barbara Stanwyck
A gutsy, versatile actress who starred in a wide variety of genres, Barbara Stanwyck used her striking good looks and undeniable talent to rise to stardom in the 1930s. By 1944, Stanwyck was a major star, the highest paid woman in the United States, and a favorite of directors like Frank Capra and Billy Wilder. Though her film career fell off in the 1950s and gave way to television soon after, Stanwyck had already earned her place as one of classic Hollywood's greatest stars.

7 Films Starring Robert Redford
Though known later in life for his political activism and dedication to independent film through his Sundance Film Festival, actor Robert Redford was a major box office star in the 1960s and 1970s. Whether in lighthearted romantic comedies or paranoid thrillers, Redford starred in a string of hits that twice featured collaborations with friend...

8 Swashbuckling Classics Starring Errol Flynn
Synonymous with swashbuckling adventure, Errol Flynn was a large than life persona who became an overnight star, only to be typecast as a sword-wielding rogue for the remainder his career. During his peak, however, Flynn was one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars and became a legend after delivering the quintessential portrayal of Robin Hood. Despite his image for dashing heroics, Flynn branched out beyond costume adventure to star in everything from Westerns and historical dramas to sports-themed biopics and war movies. Here are eight classic movies starring Errol Flynn.

7 Classic Movies Starring Gregory Peck
An actor celebrated both on and off screen for his strength and authority, Gregory Peck starred in numerous classic movies and was one of Hollywood’s most iconic stars. Peck delivered many great performances in his career, starring in thrillers, Westerns, war movies, melodramas and romantic comedies, and became forever identified as the morally...

6 Classic Films Starring Gene Kelly
A vibrant actor, singer, dancer, director and choreographer, Gene Kelly became synonymous with the movie musical in the 1940s and 1950s. Along with contemporary Fred Astaire, Kelly was classic Hollywood’s most famous song-and-dance man and rode the wave of the musical genre’s height of popularity, only to fade from view by the late 1960s.

6 Classics Starring James Cagney

6 Classic Movies Starring Burt Lancaster
Though he didn't enter films until his 30s, Burt Lancaster used his strong physical presence and winning charm to become a popular Hollywood star for over four decades. Lancaster built his career in a number of tough guy roles, before trading in his all-American image for more complex dramatic roles in the '50s and '60s. Lancaster displayed his...

8 Films Starring Henry Fonda
A beloved performer who typified the onscreen Everyman, Henry Fonda was the star of many classic movies over the course of six decades. He worked with the top directors of the day and did his best work with John Ford before their falling out in 1955. Despite turning in a number of great performances throughout his career, Fonda was nominated for...

8 Classic Movies Starring Gary Cooper
Possessing a down-home persona that was quintessentially American, Gary Cooper spent five decades making dozens of classic movies. At his peak, he was a top box office draw who earned five Academy Award nominations and won once. Cooper died relatively young and still in his prime, but left behind a staggering cinematic legacy filled with...

8 Movies Starring Robert Mitchum

8 Great Rita Hayworth Movies
She was the ultimate Hollywood bombshell, a sultry siren who sang, danced and flipped her long red hair into becoming a screen legend. On screen, Rita Hayworth was charismatic and oozed sex appeal, but off screen she was admittedly shy and suffered from a series of failed marriages. Though her career eventually faltered, she was one of the top...

8 Classics Starring William Holden
A dashing leading man in his youth, William Holden was in his prime during the 1950s with a number of comic and romantic films that were all-time classics. But when he entered the turbulent 1960s, Holden made a number of forgettable films due to contractual obligations that damaged his career. He mounted a comeback toward the end of the decade...

7 Great Classic Movies Starring Elizabeth Taylor
For over 50 years, Elizabeth Taylor reigned as one of classic Hollywood's great screen actresses. Starting her career as a child performer, she blossomed into a star following her adolescent years and earned four consecutive Academy Award nominations, while becoming a top box office attraction for over a decade.

Best Actress Oscar Winners - 1970s
Hollywood in the 1970s was markedly different than the one that existed in the previous three decades. The old studio system was gone thanks to financial struggles and a seismic cultural shift that saw the rise of the youth-oriented counterculture. Hollywood responded by opening the doors wider to more experimentation, resulting in a second...

Best Actor Oscar Winners - 1970s
Hollywood in the 1970s was markedly different than the one that existed in the previous three decades. The old studio system was gone thanks to financial struggles and a seismic cultural shift that saw the rise of the youth-oriented counterculture. Hollywood responded by opening the doors wider to more experimentation, resulting in a second...

9 Essential Richard Burton Movies

6 Classic Westerns Starring James Stewart
James Stewart has long been remembered for his work with Alfred Hitchcock and Frank Capra. But just as famous as 'Rear Window' and 'It's a Wonderful Life' were a series of Westerns he made in the 1950s and 1960s, particularly his image-changing films with Anthony Mann. Though not as identifiable with the genre as John Wayne or Clint Eastwood,...

7 Great Films Starring Clint Eastwood
For the first several years of his career, Clint Eastwood struggled as a bit actor bouncing around from one uncredited role to another in movies best left forgotten. But in the mid-1960s, he was cast by Italian director Sergio Leone in a trilogy of Spaghetti Westerns and was vaulted into international superstardom. While this list barely scratches the surface of Eastwood’s esteemed career, it at least gives some idea how he developed from minor character actor to one of the most accomplished Hollywood stars of all time.

8 Marlon Brando Movies
Marlon Brando was the most celebrated and influential actor of the 20th century. Employing the famed Method style of acting, Brando was a powerful and mesmerizing presence on the screen, but combative and enigmatic behind the cameras. His career spanned across six decades, though his best work came in the 1950s and often in collaboration with...

6 Hilarious Classics by Mel Brooks
A former stand-up comic and writer on variety shows, Mel Brooks reached legendary status as an award-winning writer, actor, and director with hilariously irreverent spoofs on a number of classic Hollywood genres. Whether parodying Westerns, horror films, or history itself, Brooks brought a vulgar sense of humor to movies that turned off some, but nonetheless have become comedy classics. One of a few people to win an Emmy, an Oscar, a Tony, and a Grammy, Brooks undoubtedly left his distinct mark on entertainment. Here are six of the best Mel Brooks movies.

7 Classic Movies Starring Grace Kelly
In just five short years, Grace Kelly rose from being a bit player to one of the biggest Hollywood stars whose elegance and radiated off the screen in several classic movies, only to give it all up to become the Princess of Monaco. Though her film career was brief, Kelly left an indelible mark on cinema.

7 James Bond Movies with Sean Connery
With deadly charm and cool sophistication, Sean Connery inaugurated British secret agent 007 in 1962 and set forth the framework for other actors who played the role in later movies. He was icy-cold in Dr. No, charmingly witty in Goldfinger and a bit too cheeky in Diamonds Are Forever. No matter what, Connery inhabited the role like no other and...

Katharine Hepburn Movies
A list of the best movies starring Katharine Hepburn, the angular, athletic beauty who brought a series of strong women characters to the screen over decades of work.

7 Best John Ford-John Wayne Movies
If there was ever a director-actor tandem that defined the Western genre, it was John Ford and John Wayne. Over the course of five decades, Ford and Wayne made over 20 pictures, most of them Westerns and some that stood the test of time as the model for all others to follow. They made other types of films, war movies and even a romantic comedy....

10 Movies Starring Elvis Presley
Undeniably the most iconic music star of the 20th century, Elvis Presley was also a popular box office star in the 1960s. Thanks to manager Colonel Tom Parker, many of Presley's films contained thin plots, exotic locations, bikini clad girls and mundane songs - a combination that irked critics and brought audiences to theaters in droves.

Six Great Humphrey Bogart Movies
With his long face, shadowed eyes and short stature, Humphrey Bogart almost never made it past supporting roles to leading man. Thank goodness destiny took a hand. Here are six great Humphrey Bogart films, where Bogie plays heroes and villains, complex men of honor and deeply flawed characters.

Claudette Colbert Movies
This tiny beauty was one of the first Hollywood actresses to take control of her own career. A list of great Claudette Colbert classic movies.

Cary Grant - Alfred Hitchcock Movies
Cary Grant was Alfred Hitchcock's favorite actors, and they made four great movies together, each well worth a viewing.

Clark Gable Movies
A list of some of the greatest movies starring Clark Gable, the rugged, masculine early film star known as "The King of Hollywood."

Hepburn-Tracy Movies
Partners on and off screen, Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy made legendary movies together with terrific screen chemistry. Here is a list of their best.

Seven Classic Films Starring Charlton Heston
With his chiseled features, magnificent physique and deep, resonant voice, Charlton Heston was born to be a Hollywood hero. In a career that spanned more than sixty years, he was a dependable leading man and box office success who never lacked for work. Here's a list of his finest classic movies.

Carole Lombard Movies
A platinum blonde beauty who overcame adversity to become a great star, and died tragically young. These movies show her range in a career cut short.

Six Great Paul Newman Classic Movies
Paul Newman’s rugged American good looks, piercing blue eyes and irresistible air of weary virility made him a top box-office attraction for decades and a genuine movie star in the great tradition of Hollywood. Here are six classic Paul Newman movies.

6 Classic Tyrone Power Movies
With his black Irish looks and dimpled smile, Tyrone Power was a perfect matinee idol, but he wanted to be recognized for his talent. Here is a list of Tyrone Power movies showing his versatility.

9 Quintessential Jimmy Stewart Movies
A folksy defense lawyer. A naive, idealistic Senator. A voyeuristic photographer. The lovable town drunk. A hardened, vengeful cowboy. The small-town banker who dreamed of bigger things. Jimmy Stewart played them all in his long, accomplished career. Here are nine of his finest performances.

7 Classic Sidney Poitier Movies
With an elegant and quietly commanding personality, Sidney Poitier became the first African-American to win Best Actor at the Academy Awards. Because of his refusal to compromise his principals and his insistence on taking roles that avoided stereotypical depictions of blacks, Poitier earned the respect of audiences and his peers. As in Major...

8 Great Classics Starring Doris Day
A sensation both as an actress and as a singer, Doris Day typified the All-American girl next door whose shining virginal persona onscreen belied a private life plagued by abuse and multiple marriages. As an actress, Day delivered exuberant performances in a string of musicals and comedies, ultimately becoming the top box office star in the early 1960s thanks to a trio of collaborations with Rock Hudson. Though she tried subverting her virginal image with the occasional thriller, where she displayed considerable chops as a dramatic actress, Day found her greatest success with fluffy romantic comedies that eventually fell out of favor during the sexual revolution of the mid-1960s. Still, Day was fondly remembered by legions of classic movies decades after she retired and today remains one of the era’s most popular performers. Here is a list of eight fantastic movies starring Doris Day.

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