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Dr. No (1962)

Dr. No 1962 via The Stalking Moon

A high profile assassination of a British Intelligence Station Chief in Jamaica has the British government on edge. They send Bond, James Bond, to investigate the possibility that the Station Chief’s connections with the CIA might have been to blame.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

This faithful adaptation of the J.K. Rowling book opens with Professors Albus Dumbledore (Richard Harris) and Minerva McGonagall (Maggie Smith) awaiting the arrival of a very special one-year-old named Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliff). He has just survived a curse from the powerful Dark Lord.

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

This is a story about the music makers and the dreamers of dreams. It begins in an unnamed town where a local candy shop fills with excited children on their way home from school. The shop keeper sells them little chocolate treats as fast as he can while singing the first ever rendition of the Sammy Davis classic, “The Candy Man Can,” but outside alone, poor Charlie Bucket stares through the window of the store. His family barely has any money to put food on the table, so there will be no chocolate for him today or any day. Instead, he heads over to Mr. Jopeck’s newsstand where he works after school.

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Paths of Glory (1957)

Paths of Glory

A bigshot French General, General Broulard, pays a visit to General Mireau and requests that Mireau order his men to take a strategically important position on the front in the first world war. The position is called, “the ant hill.” Mireau hesitates, thinking his men are too tired and thin for the difficult task. But he ultimately agrees to try.

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Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

Star Wars: Episode IV

On May 25th 1977, 20th Century Fox brought forth an epic tale of heroes and villains; a sci-fi yarn of rebellion and romance, and a story of a boy, a girl, and a universe. Of course, this was six years before we would learn that the boy and the girl were actually brother and sister, and the romance was a little incestuous.

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The Wizard of Oz (1939)

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Dorothy Gale (played by the young and amazingly talented Judy Garland) is a well-loved Kansas farm girl who lives with her Auntie Em, Uncle Henry and beloved dog, Toto. Early in the film, a day dreaming Dorothy sings the Academy Award winning best song, Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

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The Searchers (1956)

The Searchers

The Searchers hit theaters on May 26, 1956. John Ford directs the western which stars John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, and Vera Miles.

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Gigi (1958)

Gigi

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released Gigi to theaters on August 4, 1958. Vincente Minnelli directed the film which starred Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, and Louis Jourdan.

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It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

It's a Wonderful Life

Paramount Pictures released It's a Wonderful Life to theaters on December 20, 1946. Frank Capra directed the film which starred James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore.

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 1966

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical/comedy based on three plays of the playwright Plautus that tell the story of a wily slave named Pseudolus who will do anything to win his freedom from slavery, and his young master who has fallen in love with a courtesan that was sold to a famous Roman general.

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A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

A Streetcar Named Desire

Blanche Dubois arrives on the dirty streets of New Orleans and takes a streetcar named Desire to her sister’s home. Her sister, Stella, married a brutish lower class man, Stanley Kowalski. Stanley is dismayed when he learns that Blanche lost the Dubois family plantation, Belle Reve. He demands all of her legal documents when Stella is away, leading to his first confrontation with an increasingly erratic Blanche.

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