I am a BIG fan of old movies. If it's black and white, I'm there. While Kanopy has a lot of newer movies, it also has plenty of old goodies. Let me share a few that perhaps you have overlooked. All with stars you should know, and, if not, it's definitely time you met them.
Meet John Doe starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck
Keep a box of tissues handy for this tearjerker starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne.
Dial M for Murder A classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller starring Ray Milland and Grace Kelly.
The Stranger This thriller stars and is directed by Orson Welles and co-stars Loretta Young and Edward G. Robinson.
Neighbors This hilarious silent film stars Buster Keaton, who does all of his own stunts. I had my kids watch this with me and we all laughed and were amazed by Keaton's abilities.
Some more recent films that I also enjoyed:
Dead Man Walking starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn
This may not be a lighthearted movie, but it is an amazing story.
The Man Who Invented Christmas starring Dan Steven of Downton Abbey Fame.
If you like Charles Dickens, you will enjoy this fictionalized biopic of his inspiration for A Christmas Carol.
I hope you give these movies and Kanopy a try. I love to look at the clothes, furnishings, cars, and basically everything in these movies from a time gone by.