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Top 7 Classic Films to watch this week (December 2020)


Besides being obsessed with creating double-tappingly good content, our team is obsessed with films, tv shows, and documentaries. To the point that we noticed on average, our team watches at least two films, one series, and one documentary every day (or night).

Where do we watch them? Mostly on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, and Disney+.

So we are making it a tradition to suggest Seven handpicked classic films to our readers every Wednesday.

However, keep in mind that these films are not chosen based on Popularity. We suggest these films because we believe they are good content and they worth the time viewers spend watching them.

So look no further, because we got your week covered:


**Please note that we do not support or approve the way women, sexuality, and minorities are portrait in some of these films. These works of art belong to another time and mindset which we may not agree with.**


#1 Casablanca

Mister Rhino: 9/10

IMDB: 8.5/10

Rotten Tomato: 99%

Metacritic: 100%



Director: Michael Curtiz

Genre(s): Drama

Rating: PG

Runtime: 102 min


Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid BergmanMiddleditch, William Hurt








Summary: Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country. (Summary from rottentomatoes.com)


#2 Citizen Kane

Mister Rhino: 10/10 ⭐

IMDB: 8.3/10

Rotten Tomato: 100%

Metacritic: 100%



Director: Orson Welles

Genre(s): Drama

Rating: PG

Runtime: 119 min


Starring: Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles










Summary: When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane's (Orson Welles) dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though Kane's friend and colleague Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten), and his mistress, Susan Alexander (Dorothy Comingore), shed fragments of light on Kane's life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man's final word, "Rosebud." (Summary from rottentomatoes.com)


#3 Gone with the wind

Mister Rhino: 8/10

IMDB: 8.1/10

Rotten Tomato: 91%

Metacritic: 97%



Director: Victor Fleming

Genre(s): Drama, Romance

Rating: PG

Runtime: 238 min


Starring: Vivian Leigh, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil








Summary: Presented as originally released in 1939. Includes themes and character depictions which may be offensive and problematic to contemporary audiences. Epic Civil War drama focuses on the life of petulant Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara. Starting with her idyllic life on a sprawling plantation, the film traces her survival through the tragic history of the South during the Civil War and Reconstruction, and her tangled love affairs with Ashley Wilkes and Rhett Butler. (Summary from rottentomatoes.com)




#4 Some like it hot

Mister Rhino: 9/10

IMDB: 8.2/10

Rotten Tomato: 95%

Metacritic: 98%



Director: Billy Wilder

Genre(s): Comedy, Romance

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 121 min


Starring: Billy Gray, George E. Stone, George Raft, Jack Lemmon, Joan Shawlee, Joe E. Brown, Marilyn Monroe, Nehemiah Persoff, Pat O'Brien, Tony Curtis







Summary: After witnessing a Mafia murder, slick saxophone player Joe (Tony Curtis) and his long-suffering buddy, Jerry (Jack Lemmon), improvise a quick plan to escape from Chicago with their lives. Disguising themselves as women, they join an all-female jazz band and hop a train bound for sunny Florida. While Joe pretends to be a millionaire to win the band's sexy singer, Sugar (Marilyn Monroe), Jerry finds himself pursued by a real millionaire (Joe E. Brown) as things heat up and the mobsters close in. (Summary from rottentomatoes.com)


#5 Psycho

Mister Rhino: 8/10

IMDB: 8.5/10

Rotten Tomato: 96%

Metacritic: 97%



Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Genre(s): Horror

Rating: R

Runtime: 109 min


Starring: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh










Summary: Phoenix secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), on the lam after stealing $40,000 from her employer in order to run away with her boyfriend, Sam Loomis (John Gavin), is overcome by exhaustion during a heavy rainstorm. Traveling on the back roads to avoid the police, she stops for the night at the ramshackle Bates Motel and meets the polite but highly strung proprietor Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a young man with an interest in taxidermy and a difficult relationship with his mother. (Summary from rottentomatoes.com)


#6 Lawrence of Arabia

Mister Rhino: 10/10 ⭐

IMDB: 8.3/10

Rotten Tomato: 97%

Metacritic: 100%



Director: David Lean

Genre(s): Drama, History

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 216 min


Starring: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Omar Sharif, Jose Ferrer, Anthony Quayle









Summary: Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal (Alec Guinness) and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif), Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port.(Summary from rottentomatoes.com)


#7: The Roman Holiday

Mister Rhino: 8/10

IMDB: 8/10

Rotten Tomato: 97%

Metacritic: 78%



Director: Willian Wyler

Genre(s): Romance

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 119 min


Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Tullio Carminati, Hartley Power, Laura Solari








Summary: Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck),who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's regal identity and bets his editor he can get exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way.(Summary from rottentomatoes.com)