“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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There are 11 dramatic films in this list released in the 2000s.

  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • The Wrestler
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Fish Tank
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • American Psycho
  • Far from Heaven
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Bridget Jones's Diary