Nobody expects you to be a total movie whiz, but we all know there are definitely a few classics you need to have seen in order to function as a human being. While there are like, nine zillion lists out there telling you which classic movies you should watch, they’re all pretty much the same. Here’s our list of underrated classic movies that you probably haven’t thought of yet:
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
If you haven’t seen this cult classic by now, you need to ASAP. Seriously. There’s a reason why we listed this one first — now go.
Singing in the Rain
Ah, the Golden Age of Hollywood. Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, singing and dancing. What more could you want?
Forget Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, Say Anything is where it’s freakin’ at in 80s movies. John Cusack holding the radio to her bedroom window is everything.
Dead Poet’s Society
Oh Captain, my Captain! We really don’t know what you’re doing with your life you haven’t seen this flick. Arguably one of the best of the late Robin Williams, this movie can be a little bit of a bummer (and that’s putting pretty lightly), but it’s an absolute must-see for every single human.
GET. WATCHING. NOW. Before you live another second without having seen comedic gold. You’ll never pump gas in your car the same way after seeing this movie (and you’ll know what we’re talking about after you get that done.)
My Fair Lady
It doesn’t get more classic (or classy) than this. My Fair Lady is the ultimate old-timey film to make you feel like a glamorous Hollywood starlet from the comfort of your own couch, and we’re always going to love it for that.
You’ve Got Mail
It’s like online dating before dating became a thing, and for that, we’re utterly inspired. Besides, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are the bee’s knees, and you need to see them make magic together.
Lawrence of Arabia
If you’re an Aladdin fan, Lawrence of Arabia is a must-see. It’s like the adult, classic Hollywood version of our favorite animated flick, and definitely something you have to see to maintain your movie-watching street cred.
Sleepless in Seattle
The best part of Sleepless in Seattle is that it puts you in the holiday spirit without it needing to be the holidays for you to see it.
You don’t know film until you’ve seen this classic. For your own good, we suggest you hop on this real quick.