As a Liverpool hotel that pays homage to some of the great classic films of our time, we thought we’d put a list together of a few other movie greats you simply must watch at least once in your lifetime.
Our selection includes thrillers, horrors, musicals and iconic Hollywood productions that have helped shape today’s cinematic landscape.
See which of our selection you’ve already seen and which ones you still need to watch.
Director: Michael Curtiz
The classic movie of old Hollywood glamour, Casablanca tells the story of a love triangle between, Rick, (Humphrey Bogart) Lisa, (Ingrid Bergman) and Victor (Paul Henried).
As Rick discovers Lisa is back in town, he comes to the aide of her and her new husband helping them avoid the Germans who are in hot pursuit of the couple.
Remembered for: that line.
“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.”
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Known as one of the most extravagant and expensive movies of all time, Cleopatra was an obvious choice for our list of the most classic films.
Everyone has heard of Andy Warhol as the artist and father of popular culture, but what you might not know is he also directed several remarkable films. Now considered avant-garde cinema classics, Warhol’s repertoire stretches over 60 films, 2000 videos and 500 short black and white ‘screen test’ portraits of his friends and ‘muses’.
Warhol was celebrated throughout the art world as an innovator. He masterfully mixed artistic expression with celebrity lifestyle and corporate advertising to