Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945) Roy Rowland, Edward G. Robinson, Margaret O’Brien, James Craig, Drama, Family
Life in small town Wisconsin. Selma and Arnold, aged 7 and 5, pal around together between their two farms. Selma has a newborn calf that her father gave to her which she named ‘Elizabeth’. Nels is the editor of the Fuller Junction Spectator and the kids just call him ‘editor’. Viola is the new school teacher from the big city. While Nels wants to marry Viola, Viola does not want to live in a small quiet, nothing happening town. The biggest news is that Faraassen has built a new barn.
The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968) Michael O’Herlihy, Walter Brennan, Buddy Ebsen, Lesley Ann Warren, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical, Western
The Bower Family Band petitions the Democratic National Committee to sing a Grover Cleveland rally song at the 1888 convention, but decide instead to move to the Dakota territory on the urging of a suitor to their eldest daughter. There, Grampa Bower causes trouble with his pro-Cleveland ideas, as Dakota residents are overwhelmingly Republican, and hope to get the territory admitted as two states (North and South Dakota) rather than one in order to send four Republican senators to Washington. Cleveland opposed this plan, refusing to refer to Congress the plan to organize the Dakotas this way. When Cleveland wins the popular vote, but Harrison the presidency due to the electoral college votes, the Dakotans (particularly the feuding young couple) resolve to live together in peace, and Cleveland grants statehood to the two Dakotas before he leaves office (along with two Democrat-voting states, evening the gains for both parties).
The Horse with the Flying Tail (1960) Larry Lansburgh, George Fenneman, Dorian Williams, Slim Pickens, Family, Documentary
A palomino horse born into poverty is given a chance to compete in what he loves best- jumping and soaring over hurdles. Trained by an ex-cavalry officer who recognizes his jumping ability, the horse endures a tough and bumpy progress to win the world famous King George V cup. This is the true story of Nautical, the star jumper of the U.S. Equestrian Team.
Eno nakano bokuno mura / Village of Dreams (1996) Yôichi Higashi, Mieko Harada, Keigo Matsuyama, Shogo Matsuyama, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Tells of the childhood of two nine-year-old twins in a rural village in Japan after World War 2. Includes the boys relationships with their schoolteacher mother, civil servant father, elderly landlord, a rough new boy at the school, and three mysterious spirits in the form of old women.
Hook (1991) Steven Spielberg, Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Peter Pan (Williams) has grown up to be a cut-throat merger and acquisitions lawyer, and is married to Wendy’s granddaughter. Captain Hook (Hoffman) kidnaps his children, and Peter returns to Never Land with Tinkerbell (Roberts). With the help of her and the Lost Boys, he must remember how to be Peter Pan again in order to save his children by battling with Captain Hook once again.
Fly Away Home (1996) Carroll Ballard, Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Adventure, Drama, Family
Amy is a young teenager when she loses her mother to a car accident. Because of it, she moves in with her father. Amy finds her new life absolutely miserable, until she finds abandoned goose eggs from when the developers tore up the forest behind her home. They soon hatch and Amy becomes their “mother” and takes care of them. Winter quickly arrives, and the geese must go south. But who will show them the way? It is up to Amy and her father to make sure that the young geese find their way, and with the assistance of her father’s invention, they do just that.
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) George Stevens, Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut, Biography, Drama, Family
Based on Anne Frank’s diary, and the stage play that was adapted from it: In Nazi-occupied Holland, Otto Frank and his family have decided to go into hiding, because of the increasing persecutions against Jews. The businessman Kraler and his assistant Miep prepare a hiding place in the rooms above their place of business, and arrange for the Franks and another family, the Van Daans, to stay there. Later on, they are joined by the dentist Dussel. Together, they try to avoid detection while hoping for Holland to be liberated by the Allies, but even meeting basic needs can become a challenge, and even minor incidents could present a grave risk.
By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953) David Butler, Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Leon Ames, Comedy, Family, Musical
The trials and tribulations of the Winfield family in small town Indiana as Marjorie Winfield’s boyfriend, William Sherman, returns from the Army after W.W.I. Bill & Marjorie’s on-again, off-again provide the backdrop for other family issues, primarily brought on by little brother Wesley’s overactive imagination and tall tales.
Captain Sindbad (1963) Byron Haskin, Guy Williams, Heidi Brühl, Pedro Armendáriz, Action, Adventure, Family
After completing his voyages Sindbad the Sailor and his hearty crew have come home to find a palace coup d’etat has occurred and his home city is being run by a brutal dictator played by Pedro Armendariz. He’s got designs on the beautiful young princess, Heidi Bruhl both lustful and political.