I also would recommend looking through some AFI lists.
For example, their bahagian, atas ten from link is as follows, and it's easy agree that they are all essential viewing:
01. Citizen Kane 1941 02. Casablanca 1942 03. The Godfather 1972 04. Gone with the Wind 1939 05. Lawrence of Arabia 1962 06. The Wizard of Oz 1939 07. The Graduate 1967 08. On the Waterfront 1954 09. Schindler's senarai 1993 10. Singin' in the Rain 1952
As anda start watching, anda can get an idea what kind of Filem anda like, what genres, what actors, what eras... Then anda can look at lebih specific lists. Like link, atau link. atau maybe anda want to watch lebih Filem that have Katharine Hepburn... atau silent films from the '20s ! who know's :) there are so many wonderful films out there
Well heres some of my fav's. Ciuman Me Kate Singing In The Rain King Creole Breakfast at Tiffanys, Funny Face, Sabrina (ALL Audrey Hepburn Filem are great) etc.
The best thing to do is watch an old movie u like, then research your fav character in it and see lebih old movies, TV shows etc. Some good actors I like are Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Carolyn Jones, Elvis Presley (In his Filem from the fifties), Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, etc. Hope that helps.