They draw me in and calm my soul, even with a limited 21st century attention span.
The women’s fashion so succinct with nipped high-waist blouses and slender A-line skirts of the 1940s or the long draping bias-cut dresses of the 1930s.
Exaggerated mannerisms, snappy come backs from our female lead, the anguish of hands clasped one last time before going off to war, and scenes that only went as far as a smoldering look.
There are many streaming services today, but with a limited budget, I’m going to tell you how to find Classic Hollywood Movies on Amazon Prime.
The best way to start is to go to the device you watch Prime on (or Search Amazon Prime Video on your PC to add finds to your watchlist to watch later from your device or television).
My first search is usually the Free to Me section. This section I’ve linked includes free TV and movies added for just this month and movies by genre.
Using this filter can help narrow your search and save your pocketbook.
(Don’t have a Prime Membership? Look here. Often Amazon runs specials for new members!)
Another great search criteria is looking up your favorite classic actor or actress such as Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, or Bette Davis. Even less popular searches such as Vivian Leigh or Barbara Stanwyck have lesser known movies available on Prime for free to watch. (The links above will take you to today’s available free Prime movies.)
“Film Noir” is also a great search criterion, bringing up more B movie titles.
Also searching a particular movie title such as Gone with the Wind (which is not currently a Prime title) will bring up a category below the movie information titled “Customers who watched this item also watched”. A verifiable plethora of rabbit holes to follow and click through, looking at movies and Amazon recommendations for each.
Also, if I am interested in a certain movie, I add it to my Watch List so I can monitor if it’s available on Prime at some point. Of course, I’ve purchased movies that I can’t live with out (and sometimes it will pop up as a free offering later!) If you’re a true Prime connoisseur, you will find Amazon has sales within the Prime app for discounted movies and television. Current “Spotlight Deals” can be found if you scroll down on your Main Prime Video page.
Of course, some of the best finds are under a “Classic Hollywood Movies” search.
Classic Hollywood Prime movies are changing all the time. Enjoy the search as well as viewing!
Here is a screenshot of my current Watch List Movies.
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