What Movies Should We Watch Next?

Toler Chan
Sidney Toler as the inscrutable Charlie Chan

My wife and I have been watching a lot of classic television and movies lately, and by classic, I mean old.  Very old.  Black and white old.  I’ve seen most of it, my wife has not so it’s fun to go back and see all the very old series, both television and movies, that I haven’t seen in a long time, plus to share it with someone who is new to them.

So far, we’ve watched all the way through the classic 39 Universal Monsters films, ranging from The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1923 to The Creature Walks Among Us in 1956.  We’ve rewatched the series of Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes movies from the late 30s to mid 40s.  We did the 8 Mr. Moto movies made between 1937 and 1939.  We’ve seen the majority of Charlie Chan flicks in all of his guises, from Warner Oland,  to Sidney Toler to Roland Winters.  Of those, Toler is my favorite.

There are so many more to watch though, I’m just not sure what I should pick next so I’m opening it to the reading audience.  Which ones, of the following that I have, should be the next on the viewing agenda?

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3 thoughts on “What Movies Should We Watch Next?”

  1. For classic TV I would go with The Twilight Zone or Outer Limits. The TZ episode that still sticks in my mind after all these years is: To Serve Man. If you haven't seen it I won't tell the ending.

    1. Oh yeah…definitely the original TOL and TZ. As far as classic film series, there isn't a one that I could suggest, except maybe the Hammer films. I never found any of the others to be in the least bit interesting. Even the Sherlock Holmes ones were boring to me and I read The Complete Sherlock Holmes 12 times as a kid.
      The Universal Monsters were great, of course.

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