Twitter user Matthew Dowd sparked the recent social media trend. It saw users identify their classic movie crushes (pre-1970). Dowd's original post referenced the coronavirus quarantine period, which many people are using to watch films. Who were the most popular responses?

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Cary Grant in The Eagle and the Hawk (1933).

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Social distancing movie viewing: Classic movie male leads

For the men, Paul Newman and Cary Grant were the runaway winners. Newman was a heart-throb of the 1960s and 70s. Grant's career began in the 1930s, but he was among Hollywood's top stars in the 1950s and 60s. 

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Paul Newman in 1969

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Other frontrunners included Sidney Poitier, Robert Redford, Gregory Peck, and Clint Eastwood. But a response (from user @TheDiane0905) that focused on Paul Newman was the most popular post.

Quarantine movies: The women of classic films?

For Hollywood's leading ladies, one of the most popular choices was Audrey Hepburn. She was a screen star of the 1950s and 60s. Sophia Loren, the Italian film star, was another frequent response.

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Audrey Hepburn in How to Steal a Million (1966).

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In addition to Hepburn and Loren, other Twitter users named Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, and Marilyn Monroe. Dowd, who started the trend, said his choices were Maureen O'Hara, Rita Hayworth, and Jane Fonda.

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Sophia Loren in The Key (1958).

Netflix movies: Have your say on your classic movie crush

Did they miss out on any of your favourites? If you're revisiting classic movies during the quarantine, it's not too late to have your say on the debate. You can also check out these classic movies that you can watch on Netflix today.