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The Most Modern Movies from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s

Avid followers of Simplicity Metropolis, the brilliantly curated Instagram account beloved by the style world, know that tucked amongst the classic J.Crew catalog scans and iconic paparazzi pictures of Carolyn Bessete-Kennedy are evocative movie stills from the pre-digital age. Nicole Rice, the creator of @simplicitycity (and @thesimplicityman), has a eager eye for movies that exhibit the identical subtle calm fashion as the remainder of her grid. “After I search for movies to publish, I search for ones that possess nice fashion and visuals, and that comprise a component of nostalgia, consolation, and ease,” she says. “Widespread themes are New York Metropolis and straightforward, pure fashion and sweetness.” Hopefully, with the vacations comes some well-deserved downtime, good for cozying up on the sofa with a terrific film. To present you some trendy inspiration, we reached out to Nicole and requested her for her high 10 movies:

Metropolitan (1990) and The Final Days of Disco (1998) directed by Whit Stillman

“Yearly throughout the holidays, I watch and publish stills from Metropolitan. Whit Stillman’s movies actually converse to me—I want there have been extra of them, however the truth that there are only some makes them extra particular. This one particularly is my favourite Christmas film, and, regardless of specializing in a crowd that calls itself the “city haute bourgeoisie,” the conversations are relatable and endearing and the NYC places like JG Melon are enjoyable to identify. One other Stillman movie that must be on my record is The Final Days of Disco. It jogs my memory of being younger and dwelling in Manhattan and it has nice music, dialogue and elegance.”

“I may replenish my record with 10 Éric Rohmer movies as a result of they’re all my absolute favorites! His complete assortment could be my desert island decide, however these are my high three. He discovered magnificence within the mundanity of on a regular basis life, which is one thing I’m drawn to within the photos I publish. His tales are no-frills, heartwarming, relatable and the characters possess a easy, pure, and wonderful fashion.”

Peppermint Soda (1977) directed by Diane Kurys

“A recurring movie on Simplicitycity is Peppermint Soda. It’s one other coming-of-age movie from 1977 and it’s lovable, charming and trendy. The story of adolescence and sisterhood and by no means feels dated.”

Love Story (1970) directed by Arthur Hiller

“I lately rewatched Love Story and was reminded of one of many first muses of my Instagram, Ali McGraw. Her fashion is iconic and timeless and the story is nice and heartbreaking. It’s a good cozy season movie and McGraw’s Jennifer at all times evokes me along with her easy, preppy ’70s appears.”

Sliding Doorways (1998) directed by Peter Howitt and A Good Homicide (1998) directed by Andrew Davis

“It doesn’t get significantly better than Gwyneth Paltrow’s fashion within the 90s. Two movies that I at all times take pleasure in revisiting for her aesthetic are Sliding Doorways and A Good Homicide. Rising up within the 90s makes this period very nostalgic for me, it’s one which I prefer to revisit typically.”

The Pleasure Luck Membership (1993) directed by Wayne Wang

“Subsequent up in my queue is The Pleasure Luck Membership. I haven’t seen it since highschool, however a follower lately really useful it. I like getting recommendations that folks DM me. It’s wonderful what number of movies I nonetheless haven’t seen and I like listening to what the neighborhood cherishes and feels could be a great match.”

Stunning/Honorable Mentions:

La Belle Noiseuse (1991) directed by Jacques Rivette, La Petite Bande (1983) directed by Michel Deville, Purple Midday (1960) directed by René Clément and The Proficient Mr. Ripley (1999) directed by Anthony Minghella, An Single Lady (1978) directed by Paul Mazursky, When Harry Met Sally (1989) directed by Rob Reiner and Masquerade (1988) directed by Bob Swaim.



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