Must-See Oldies But Goodies


Laylah Reyes

Hand-painted Breakfast at Tiffany’s poster.

Laylah Reyes, Staff Writer

With 2020 coming to an end as an unforgettable year here is some unforgettable classics you’ll want to see. Beware bits of spoliers.


Casablanca was released on January 23rd, 1943, starring Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine and Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Lund. Set during world war 2, It portrays a restaurant/nightclub owner (Humphrey Bogart) who is known to be cold and quiet towards everyone who comes and goes from his club until a past lover (Ingrid Bergman) shows up in town, stirring up old memories and mistakes along with reeling affections. This unexpected love triangle tale set in dangerous wartime will have you wondering not only for answers to this interesting love story but the Parisian love it carries.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Breakfast at Tiffany’s was released on October 5th, 1961, starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly and George Peppard as Paul Varjack. Based off of Capote’s famed novel about a young woman (Audrey Hepburn) working as a very pricey call-girl for rich, older men while also trying to find a husband among them has a young man (George Peppard) move into her apartment building who escorts a much older woman. Throughout the movie, Holly and Paul slowly fall in love with each other and find out what and who they truly want to be. This movie is fashionably iconic and a must-see.

Rebel without a Cause

Rebel Without a Cause was released on January 27, 1955, starring James Dean as the misunderstood Jim, Sal Mineo as John “Plato”, and Natalie Wood as the rebellious Judy. The movie sets the stage with the supposed rebellious teen (James Dean), the mean girl (Natalie Wood), and the lost boy (Sal Mineo) all at the local police station in the middle of the night. Their fates intertwine when they all go to school together and Jim is challenged to a “Chicken” game by Buzz, played by Corey Allen, who tragically dies and creates chaos in the wake of his death. A sense of belonging, love, and angst is what makes this a forever relatable teen film.

 The Sound of Music 

The sound of Music was released on April 1st, 1965, starring Julie Andrews as Maria and Christopher Plummer as Captain/Baron Von Trapp. A very lively and sweet song, sung by Maria, begins the film and then goes on to show her life as a troublesome nun that soon gets sent off to be a governess for the Von Trapp children. That is where she meets Captain Von Trapp, who is quite strict and disciplined towards everything including his children. Maria brings life, love, and happiness back to the children and their father while in the midst of war. Between the songs and the riveting love that develops all through this film, it is sure to put a smile on your face.


Sabrina was released in October of 1954 and stars Audrey Hepburn as Sabrina Fairchild, Humphrey Bogart as Linus Larabee, and William Holden as David Larabee. The Chauffeur’s daughter, Sabrina, is seen from the start mooning over David, one of the sons of a very wealthy long island estate. Her “Love” for David leads her to make an almost detrimental decision before Linus saves her. She then goes on to go to cooking school in Paris and when she returns all beautiful and ladylike, she has the brothers head-over-heels in love with her. The Parisian amor, brother versus brother and business deals of it all makes for an unexpected, entrancing romance.