New York, New York (1977)

“I want to stay here and annoy you.” Synopsis: Just after World War II ends, a USO singer (Liza Minnelli) is romanced by a womanizing saxophonist (Robert De Niro) and soon they begin a slow climb to grow their careers while navigating a rocky marriage. Genres: Liza Minnelli Films Marital Problems Martin Scorsese Films Musicals […]

Ghostbusters (1984)

“We came, we saw — we kicked its ass!” Synopsis: A team of paranormal scientists (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis) hire a secretary (Annie Potts) and open a business to help rid New York City of its ghosts. But when a beautiful client (Sigourney Weaver) and her nerdy neighbor (Rick Moranis) appear to […]

Golden Boy (1939)

“Money’s the answer — I can get it fighting, no other way.” Synopsis: A gifted violinist (William Holden) disappoints his father (Lee J. Cobb) when he pursues a career as a prizefighter in order to earn money for the family. While an ambitious manager (Adolphe Menjou) and his loyal girlfriend (Barbara Stanwyck) — who Holden […]

Georgy Girl (1966)

“If it’s the last thing I do, I’m going to get you lot organized!” Synopsis: When a young woman named Georgy (Lynn Redgrave) learns that her roommate (Charlotte Rampling) is going to have a baby, she and Rampling’s immature boyfriend (Alan Bates) begin preparing for the baby’s arrival; meanwhile, the wealthy man (James Mason) Georgy’s […]

Meatballs (1979)

“It just doesn’t matter! It just doesn’t matter!” Synopsis: A wacky counselor (Bill Murray) inspires his motley crew of misfit summer campers to stay positive during their annual Olympiad competition with a rival camp, while romancing a fellow counselor (Kate Lynch) and providing one-on-one mentoring to an insecure young boy (Chris Makepeace). Genres: Bill Murray […]

Great Gatsby, The (1974)

“That’s the best thing a girl can be in this world: a beautiful little fool.” Synopsis: A mysterious millionaire (Robert Redford) purchases a house near his long-lost love, Daisy Buchanan (Mia Farrow) — a socialite who married a wealthy but philandering man (Bruce Dern) while Redford was off at World War I. With the help […]

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)

“Good and evil are so close as to be chained together at the soul.” Synopsis: A highly respected doctor (Spencer Tracy) engaged to a young socialite (Lana Turner) whose father (Donald Crisp) disapproves of their relationship experiments with a potion that turns on his “wild side”, and soon he’s developed a controlling affair with a […]

Gone With the Wind (1939)

“Land’s the only thing in the world that matters — the only thing worth working for, fighting for, dying for!” Synopsis: On the eve of the Civil War, a self-absorbed southern belle (Scarlett O’Hara) in love with her neighbor, Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard), is devastated to learn he’s engaged to another woman, the kind-hearted and […]

Drum, The (1938)

“In our mountains, you are wise or dead. I beg you to be wise.” Synopsis: In a Northwest frontier of colonial India, a British governor (Frances L. Sullivan) negotiates peace with a local king who is assassinated by his power-hungry brother (Raymond Massey). The king’s son (Sabu) — who has befriended a British colonel (Roger […]

Ten Commandments, The (1956)

“Have the days of darkness made you see the light, Ramses? Will you free my people?” Synopsis: When the Pharaoh of Egypt (Cedric Hardwicke) decrees that all newborn Hebrew males shall be slain, a distraught mother (Nina Foch) places her infant in a basket on the Nile River, where he’s found and adopted by Hardwicke’s […]