Years and years ago, shoot getting close to at least 15 years, Sydney and I made the trip down to Grandma and Grandpa’s house to spend the night. A quarter-mile trip may not seem far, but I’m sure it felt far enough for my parents to get us kids out of the house for the night or if they were lucky, the weekend!
Anyhow, we took our toothbrushes and a change of clothes and headed out. Once at their house, we put our things away in one of the bedrooms and headed back to the kitchen and living room for snacks, maybe even a milk shake. It was going to be a movie night. With the lights turned down and the movie started, we soon realized we were going to be watching a black and white film.
I’m sure this wasn’t the first time I had watched something in black and white, but I was a bit surprised nonetheless. Soon “Sabrina” was scrawled across the screen and Audrey Hepburn was narrating the intro with her airy, whimsical delivery and instantly our attention was captured for the next 112 minutes. The fashion alone made Sabrina worth watching. But besides that, the story and characters were simply enchanting. A typical story you’ve seen done many times, but made different because of Audrey Hepburn. For these reasons and more, Sabrina will always be my favorite Audrey Hepburn movie.
But because of Netflix and Amazon Prime, I have watched as many Hepburn movies as I could find. Most are superb. Therefore, when I thought of the Top 5 Friday series, I knew I had to add this to the list. Below I have ranked my most favorite Hepburn films:
(1) Sabrina (1954)
(2) How to Steal a Million (1966)
(3) Paris When it Sizzles (1964)
(4) Charade (1963)
(5) Two for the Road (1967)
For fun, I tracked down the trailers for each of these movies. Laughed as I watched these clips. Warning though, watching these may give you a strong urge to plan a Hepburn movie marathon (or old movies in general)! Links to the trailers of my honorable mentions are above, just click on their titles.
Well this has been a fun post to put together! I actually have been working on this for a couple of weeks now. Just too much thought going into such a simple post, but only the best for y’all :)