THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951)

I still think this enjoyable adventure story holds up, though the story of its shooting in the Congo (including possible accidental cannibalism) is now at least as famous as the movie itself.

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (1967)

A lightish drama about interracial marriage that came out the same year it became legal nationwide. But is it a good movie?

BRINGING UP BABY (1938)

Perhaps the best known of all screwball comedies, it is a bit too aggressively madcap for me.

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)

The sheer star power and charm of Hepburn, Grant, and Stewart still shines through 80 years later.