Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | November 1, 2011

Movie Recommendation: Perfect Three for Early November

Recommendation #1:

Type: Romantic musical

Actors:  Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien

Director: Roy Mack, Vincente Minnelli

Writers: Doris Gilver, Fred F. Finklehoffe, Irving Brecher, Sally Benson, Sarah Y. Mason

Title:  “Meet Me In St. Louis”

Why:  “Meet Me In St. Louis” is one of the great classics and spans all of the seasons.

Recommendation #2:

Type: Romantic comedy

Actors:  Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Jean Stapleton, Katie Sagona

Director: Nora Ephron

Writers: Nora Ephron, Mikls Lszl, Delia Ephron

Title:  “You’ve Got Mail”

Why:  You’ve Got Mail” is a modern classic and spans all of the seasons.

Recommendation #3:

Type: Romantic musical

Actors:  Bing Crosby, Marjorie Reynolds, Fred Astaire, Walter Abel, Virginia Dale

Director:  Mark Sandrich

Writers: Ben Holmes, Elmer Rice, Bert Lawrence, Francis Swann, Claude Binyon

Title:  “Holiday Inn”

Why:  “Holiday Inn” is filled with familiar Irving Berlin classics and spans all of the seasons.


  1. Good choices! I love them all

    • Thank you so much, Vicki. After Halloween/Samhain, I’m always looking for gentle and heartwarming stories. Cheers, Ashley

  2. I love all of those movies! Holiday Inn is a perfect holiday movie.

  3. I’m with you on all of them.
    Own all.
    But I don’t love If you got mail because she gives up everything.
    Her dream is gone and he’s the one who took it.
    Not a great end.

    • Hi Sandy, I agree the ending is a little weak. But I love how they show the change of seasons. Cheers, Ashley

  4. I adore Holiday Inn! I need to get it on DVD. Even though there’s not a “change of seasons” per se, I also love Easter Parade.

    Then – there’s An American in Paris, Funny Face, and while not of the same era, there’s What’s Up Doc with Barbra Streisand – HILARIOUS! well, okay, none of them show a panorama of seasons. But they’re great movies!

    • Hi Christine, “An American in Paris” is one of my all time favorites, along with “Gigi”. Haven’t seen “Funny Face” yet–will have to look for it. Great recommendations! Cheers, Ashley

  5. These are all great choices!

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