Classic Film Club


Film Images

1890s

The John C. Rice - May Irwin Kiss

1900s

The Eclipse

1910s

Easy Street

1920s

Robin Hood

1930s

L'Atalante

1940s

Out of the Past

About Classic Film Club

Why Classic Film Club?

Like you, we love great movies.   Don't want to waste time sitting through another bad film?   Check out our database of classics with ratings from our subscribers.

We offer short, concise backgrounds of the films - who made them, who starred in them and what happened to them.   We try to make learning about more than 100 years of great movies easy, fun and approachable.   If you want to go deeper, we provide links to take you to more detailed sources.

What do you cover?

We start at the very inception of the film industry, beginning in Thomas Edison's New Jersey studio in 1894 through the last decade.

We believe some time needs to pass to let the marketing and media hype settle before we can begin to properly assess whether a film is a true classic - whether it holds up to the passage of time.

This is a new website, launched within the last few months.   We've focused most of our attention on the 1930s and 1940s, but will be expanding and deepening the club catalog as long as enough of you enjoy our format and continue to support our efforts.

How are films rated?

Our subscribers rate our films.   The film rating is the overall subscriber rating.   Our rating key can be found in the Movies - by Star Rating fly-out navigation in the upper left section of this page.   We also include ratings from other popular review sites for comparison.

Do you have film reviews?

We provide a short synopsis of the film, but do not provide or catalog reviews.

How do I participate?

As a visitor, explore - click around.   See what's here.   If it interests you, join - it's free.

As a member, you have deeper access to our database and can get an even better feel of our information and format.

As a subscriber, for low annual dues of $10 (cancellable at any time), you gain access to everything, including the ability to rate films and search box functionality.

Can we purchase the photos or posters?

The photographs and movie posters used here are low resolution images optimized for fast web page loading performance.   They are not meant for reproduction or sale and are used for comment and criticism only.

All images here have been professionally restored and/or altered to a likeness of how they may have appeared at the time of original print date.

Do you stream or rent movies?

We only provide backgrounds and bios on films and their participants.   We have limited our catalog of classics to those films that are widely available for streaming, renting or purchasing.   There are several channels and choices available for viewing these films and, as a film lover, we assume you are already familiar with or favor one or more of the existing formats.   We hope this website will be useful in helping you with your film choices.



Contact us:

Club business: office@classicfilmclub.com
Member Support:    support@classicfilmclub.com
  • Mailing Address:
  • Classic Film Club
  • P.O. Box 693
  • Corte Madera, California   94976
  • U.S.A.

Film Images

1950s

Seven Samurai

1960s

The Graduate

1970s

Chinatown

1980s

Blade Runner

1990s

Toy Story

2000s

Monster