What better way to get through the cold chilling winter than throwing a blanket over you and watching a lot of films on the tellie?
And if you watch the films below, you could give yourself a History of Film in Philadelphia.
And if you watch a film a day—it will be well into spring. Pop some Corn and relax.
MADE IN PHILADELPHIA
Kitty Koyle. 1940. Ginger Rogers as working class lady wooed by wealthy Main Liner.
The Philadelphia Story. 1940. Romance comedy. Katherine Hepburn. Cary Grant.
Pride of the Marines. 1945. John Garfield as Philly war hero.
The Burglar. 1957.Jane Mansfield on the Main Line.
The Blob. 1958. Steve McQueen as teenager in Horror film.
The Young Philadelphians.1959. Paul Newman as lawyer and Philadelphia1950’s society.
Marnie 1964. Tippi Hedren & Sean Connery. Alfred Hitchcock.
The Trouble with Angels.1966. Haley Mills & Rosalind Russell.
The Happiest Millionaire.1967. Disney film about Biddles from Main line
High School. 1968. Life At North East High School. The film was once banned.
The Lost Man. 1969. Sidney Poitier as Black revolutionary robbing North Phila.factories.
Rocky. 1976. Academy Award winning film.
Rocky II. 1979.
Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood.1973. Willow Grove Park horrors.
Dressed to Kill.1980- Director De Palma’s tribute to Hitchcock.
Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise. 1980. Jazz player.
Blow out 1981. John Travolta.
Uncle Scam.1981. Joan Rivers. Abscam scammers.
Taps. 1981. Tom Cruise. Sean Penn. Valley Forge Military Academy.
Fighting Back. 1982. Kensington revenge.
Rocky 111. 1982.
Eddie and the Cruisers. 1983.
Trading Places. 1983. Eddie Murphy. Dan Akroyd.
Birdy.1984. Nicholas Cage & Matthew Modine as teen kids during Vietnam War.
The Philadelphia Experiment.1984. Alleged Naval Experiment at Philadelphia shipyards during 1943 during which a Navy destroyer was rendered invisible. Conspiracy story.
Witness. 1985. Amish boy murder.
Atlantic City. 1985 – with Susan Sarandon & Burt Lancaster–nominated for 5 Academy Awards
Girls School Screamers.1986. Chestnut Hill Catholic schoolgirl’s ghost story
Mannequin.1987. Kim Cattrall stars as Wanamaker’s mannequin.
Stealing Home. 1988. Mark Harmon & Jodie Foster. Chestnut Hill ball player.
Clean & Sober .1988. Michael Keaton
Worth Winning. 1989. Mark Harmon as weatherman.
Rocky V. 1990.
Downtown. 1990. Forest Whitaker as North Philly cop.
Philadelphia.1993. Tom Hanks
Money For Nothing. 1993. South Philly armored car thief Joey Cole.
Age of Innocence 1993 Director Martin Scorsese
Crumb. 1994. Documentary of Fritz the Cat Cartoonist
Two Bits. 1995. Al Pacino grandfather in Italian Market.
12 Monkeys. 1995—biological disaster. Bruce Willis. Brad Pitt
Up Close & Personal. 1996. Robert Redford& Michelle Pfeiffer.
The Life & Times of Charles Outz. South Phila lonely elevator operator.
The Watermelon Woman. 1996. Lesbian TLA video clerk story.
The Last Broadcast. 1998.
Fallen. 1998. Denzel Washington & John Goodman. Occult thriller.
Wide Awake. 1998. Another M. Knight film. Rosie O’Donnell & Denis Leary.
The In Crowd. 1998. Coming of age story surrounding 1960’s Philly disc jockey
Renegades. 1989. Lou Diamonds & Kiefer Sutherland as cops.
The Florentine. 1999. Story about Easton, Pa. working-class bar.
The Sixth Sense. 1999. M. Night Shyamalan.
Kimberly. 1999. Coming of Age Story about pregnant girl.
Jesus’ Son 1999. Jack Black. 1970’s drug story around Burlington County.
Unbreakable. 2000. Bruce Willis & Samuel Jackson.
Best in Show. 2000. Fun mock documentary about Dog Show.
Chronicle of Corpses. 2000 – secrets in a 19th century wealthy Phila. Family
The Demo Crew. 2001. Street hockey story.
Diary of A City Priest. 2001.True story of inner city Priest
Signs. 2002. Mel Gibson confronts aliens in M. Night Shyamalan story.
State Property. 2002. Beanie Sigel gangster story.
Strut. 2002. Mummers.
Stone Reader. 2002. Great mystery about vanished author.
The Village. 2004. Another M. Knight film.
The Woodsman. 2004. Kevin Bacon as pedophile.
My Architect. 2004. Documentary by son of Phila. architecht Louis Khan.
Mafioso: The Father, The Son. 2004. South Philly mob drama.
National Treasure. 2004. Nicholas Cage defends Declaration of Independence.
State Property 2. 2005. Beanie Segal. Phila. drug trade.
Jersey Girl. 2004. Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez.
Invincible. 2006. Mark Whalberg.
Credits and Sources:
www.film.org/film/philly_film_scene/– a filmography is available from 1975 to 2009.
www.MoviesUnlimited.com– go here to Movie Collector’s Website.
If you want to purchase these films here is a link to Amazon – Philadelphia Movies