Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Celebrate National Classic Movie Day with our Comfort Movie Blogathon!

For the fourth consecutive year, the Classic Film & TV Cafe is celebrating National Classic Movie Day on May 16th by hosting a blogathon. This year, we're shining the spotlight on those special movies that bring us comfort during those times when we most need it.

Recovering from the flu? Didn't get that dream job? Broke up with the person you thought was your soulmate? Then it's time to watch one of those classic movies that inexplicably makes you feel better! And then write about it for the Classic Comfort Movie Blogathon!

If you want to participate, check out our blogathon guidelines. Then, provide your blog's web address and your comfort movie by leaving a comment below or e-mailing me at When you post your review, please include a link back to this post, which is where we will post the schedule with all the links.

If you don't have a blog, you can still participate by listing your favorite classic comfort movie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or another social media platform on National Classic Movie Day.

And since May 16th is all about our love of classic movies, it's a great day to introduce a friend to the wonderful films from the silents to the 1970s!

Here's the blogathon schedule (check back later because we will continue to update it!):

An American in Paris - Popcorn and Flickers
Annie - Realweegiemidget Reviews
The Apartment - A Person in the Dark
The Awful Truth - Outspoken and Freckled
Between the Lines (1977) - Film Fanatic
Breakfast at Tiffany's - dbmoviesblog: passionate about cinema
Buster Keaton Shorts - Classic Film Observations & Obsessions
The Court Jester Caftan Woman
Cover Girl - Musings of a Classic Film Addict
Funny Face - Taking Up Room
Grand Hotel - In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood
How to Marry a Millionaire - Moon in Gemini
It's a Wonderful Life - MovieRob
Lady for a Day - Silver Screen Modes
The Long, Long Trailer - Whimsically Classic
The Magic Christian - Lo! The Humanities
My Favorite Brunette - Twenty Four Frames
Pollyanna - The Movie Night Group's Guide to Classic Films
On the Town - Silver Screenings
Parrish - Classic Film & TV Cafe
Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960) - Once Upon a Screen
Roman Holiday - Champagne for Lunch
Singin' in the Rain - Critica Retro
Sons of the Desert - Hometowns to Hollywood
Stagecoach (1939) - Old Hollywood Films
Sunday in New York - Love Letters to Old Hollywood
The Thin Man - Backlots
The Three Musketeers (1948) - Silver Screen Classics


  1. Hi, Rick! I'm gonna have to go with "Funny Face," I think. My blog is

  2. Hi, Rick! The movie that never fails to brighten my blue mood is The Magic Christian (1969). I will review it at Lo, the Humanities!

  3. I keep away from the 'net for a day and miss the announcement. I will have to settle on one of the movies I haven't yet written about. I'll be getting back to you. Save my spot!

  4. Life Could Not Better Be! I'm going with The Court Jester.

  5. "The Long Long Trailer"

    -Whimsically Classic

  6. Hi Rick, I'd love to do one of my new-to-me comfort films, "On the Town" (1949). I love the optimistic feel of that movie.

    1. Also, this is a fab idea for Classic Movie Day.

  7. Hi, can I change my choice to Annie (1982)? Just seen it and forgot what a great comfort movie it is!

  8. The Court Jester is top of the list for me movie bloggers, it's always such a laugh.....Yay verily yay!

    1. Yay verily yay! The Court Jester is Kaye's masterpiece. His choreographed dance in sagging gold tights never ceases to make my eyes tear up with laughter.

  9. What a great idea! I would love to write about Sunday in New York (1963).

  10. I would like to write about Stagecoach for Old Hollywood Films. Thanks for hosting!

  11. Hey! Put me down for Sons of the Desert.
    Hometowns to Hollywood

  12. Many candidates to choose from Rick, including some newer classics, but I'll choose an old classic many may not have seen, Capra's "Lady for a Day."

  13. It wasn't an easy choice, but I want to write about Singin' in the Rain - it always makes me smile :)
    Le from Critica Retro

  14. Hi,
    Can you put me down for Sons of the Desert?
    Hometowns to Hollywood

  15. I needed to give this quite a bit of thought, but I've finally decided: How to Marry a Millionaire.

    My blog is Moon in Gemini:

  16. Hello! I'll write about Roman Holiday! My blog:

  17. Hi, Rick - I wanna join in on the fun with "An American in Paris". My blog is - Thanks!

  18. Hi, great idea! I am participating this year too, may I review Breakfast at Tiffany's? Many thanks. My blog is at

  19. Please put me down for "Grand Hotel" ( 1932 ). It's one of my all time favorites.

  20. I want to enter but I find I've already written about most of my favorite comfort films on my blog. So I'm searching for one I haven't talked about. I'll be back to list it soon as I find one I've overlooked in the past. :)

  21. Hi! Could I write about Cover Girl (1944)? I'm at Thanks!

    1. You've been added to the calendar. Thanks for participating!