I saw most movies on broadcast TV when I was a teenager and a preteen. Movies from the 1950s were aired regularly, with those aimed at adults airing on Friday nights, Saturday mornings and Saturday nights. I’m sharing a list of those that I can remember seeing at least once. I’ve watched some of these movies several times since then, just for the nostalgia.
I had eight siblings living with me until I moved out at the age of 17. We only had one TV at a time. My parents eventually had two, but that was years later. I was more into books back then. I watched TV, of course, when one of the others wasn’t hogging it, watching something I was completely uninterested in.
These are the movies I remember. I’m not listing those where the only thing I remember are trailers. My lists are getting longer as I move through the decades of lists from various sources.
I won’t go into detail about any of them. If the titles interest you, feel free to read the descriptions at IMDb.
There were a lot of movies my sisters liked, that none of my brothers (or even I) cared for. It seems like one or more of their favorites aired every weekend. I spent a lot of time outdoors, during the daytime, of course. In the evenings, I preferred reading one of the many novels I checked out of the local public library (which was only like two miles away, and I usually walked there).
There are certain movies I couldn’t even stand to listen to, so I would spend a lot of my time in the bedroom, reading. Hearing Jerry Lewis annoyed me, along with a lot of other slapstick movies. I never voluntarily watched movies about movie monsters. If you’ve seen one vampire movie, you’ve seen them all. At least back then.