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5 Classic movies to match your mood

Copywriter by day, blogger by night, I'm a reserved thinker and lover of language with a perpetual passion for Old Hollywood.

Need a laugh, a good cry or an energy boost? Find it in these movies that stand the test of time

Looking for a film that fits your frame of mind? Or one to help change it?

Maybe you've had a long work week and need to unwind. Perhaps your spirits need to be lifted with laughter. No matter what you're feeling, I have some Old Hollywood sensations for you.

From passionate love stories that will make your heart melt, to adventure mysteries that will get your pulse pounding, you're sure to find what you need.

Longing for rest and relaxation?

Need a laugh, a good cry or an energy boost? Find it in these movies that stand the test of time
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Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Set your mind at ease and join Holly Golightly’s elegantly unconventional NYC lifestyle. You'll get carried away in Audrey Hepburn’s grace, a magical essence that makes you forget your stress and savor life's simple sentiments.

Searching for a thrill?

Need a laugh, a good cry or an energy boost? Find it in these movies that stand the test of time
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North by Northwest (1959)

Take a gripping journey with a misidentified Madison Avenue advertising man, Roger Thornhill, as he tries to survive a cross-country chase. Cary Grant will make your heart skip a beat for more than one reason in this Hitchcock classic.

Need a good cry?

Need a laugh, a good cry or an energy boost? Find it in these movies that stand the test of time
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Love Story (1970)

Escape to a New England winter where rich jock, Oliver, falls in love with an underprivileged, musical beauty named Jenny. When tragedy strikes, you’ll be reaching for the tissues as your tears stream in rhythm with the sympathetic score.

Want to laugh hysterically?

Need a laugh, a good cry or an energy boost? Find it in these movies that stand the test of time
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Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Spend an uproarious night with an uptight paleontologist and a madcap heiress who's relentlessly after his heart. Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant will have you in stitches with their crackpot shenanigans, most of which revolve around a pet leopard — yes, a pet leopard.

Need an energy boost?

Need a laugh, a good cry or an energy boost? Find it in these movies that stand the test of time
Image: MGM/IMDb

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

Get your groove on with tap master Gene Kelly as he sings and dances to catchy tunes with his pals. Hailed as the greatest musical of all time, Singin' in the Rain is comedy, romance and pure entertainment rolled into one movie that's sure to make you want to get up and move.

Turn out the lights and pop in your pick. Any of these A-list options will suit your mood or put you in the one your mind desires.

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