If your mom had sent your dad to the video store 25 years ago, these are the movies he should have come back with.
Don't forget - all these movies are great, the rating is how "chick-flick-y" it is. Start with the single hearts and work your way up.
Breakfast at Tiffany's - Before it was a slacker alternative rock hit, B@T's had the most beautiful woman alive, Audrey Hepburn, dressed like Jackie O in Camelot. Oh ya, and Moon River too.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Hot summer nights were made for Tennesse Williams. Liz Taylor before she was fat, Paul Newman before he made salad dressing.
His Girl Friday - Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell as ex-spouse newspaper reporters.
Lover Come Back - The best of the Doris Day/Rock Hudson movies. Doris gets drunk, Rock gets lucky, Tony Randall gets a moose. Beyond Classic.
My Fair Lady - Audrey Hepburn is her beautiful self and the music is to die for.
Pillow Talk - Doris Day is a virtuous decorator, Rock Hudson is a scamming composer, Tony Randall is a rich geek. It all works out fine. Same characters, same plot as Lover Come Back, doesn't matter to me.
Send Me No Flowers - Doris Day is married to hypochondriac Rock Hudson. Tony Randall is comedic sidekick.
The Shop Around the Corner - Jimmy Stewart in the original Ernst Lubitsch romantic comedy long beforeYou've Got Mail.
Some Like It Hot - Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon drag with flair, but Marilyn Monroe takes your breath away. Hilarious slapstick and everyone gets their "girl" in the end.
A Streetcar Named Desire - Don't settle for a remake. Marlon Brando only yells "Stella!" in the original.
That Touch of Mink - Cary Grant, Doris Day and that classic automat scene.
The Thrill of It All - Doris Day, James Garner, and this one has the classic swimming pool full of suds scene.
Woman of the Year - Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy in this sophisticated comedy. They were made for each other.
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