Born Free (1966)

This is the true story about Elsa, an orphaned lion who is raised and loved by Joy Adamson (Virginia McKenna) and her husband in Kenya. The two are inseparable, but when it becomes more apparent that Elsa can’t remain with her human family, Joy decides to set her free.  Which is easier said than done, in this moving drama.

1hr. 35min.

Shipwrecked (1990)

Young Haakon makes a hard decision, when he takes his fathers place on a ship in order to pay the family’s debt. Almost at the same time that the boat is taken over by a mutiny, the ship is lost in a storm. The boy is shipwrecked on an island that happens to be the hideout for a band of pirates. When he finds their treasure Haakon knows it will only be a matter of time before they return.

1hr. 32min.

Little Women (1949)

This is the classic film adaption of Louisa May Alcotts novel about four sisters growing up during the American civil war.  The oldest is Meg (Janet Leigh), always proper but not above having fun with her tomboy sister Jo (June Allyson).  Next is beautiful and vain Amy (Elizabeth Taylor) and little Beth (Margaret O`Brian).  Into their little world comes Laurie (Peter Lawford), with him they share laughter, tears and triumph.  Co-starring Mary Astor and Rossano Brazzi.

2hr. 2min.

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)

When life in America isn’t quite what they dreamed it would be, young Fievel and his family fall for the allure of the Golden West and set off for a new life.  Once there they find it harder then they expected but the mice want to stick it out when they fall for the promises of a scheming cat (John Cleese).  Fievel is the only one that realizes the truth and it’s up to him to save the other mice.

Jimmy Stewart co-stars in his final film as an old law dog that just might have one more fight in him.

1hr. 16min.

Megamind (2010)

It seems from literally birth that villain Megamind (Will Ferrell) and hero Metro Man (Brad Pitt) are locked in an endless battle of good vs evil.  When one of Megaminds’ plans finally defeats Metro Man, there seems to suddenly be nothing for Megamind to strive for.  He quickly decides to create another superhero for him to fight.  Unfortunately he chooses the slacker Hal (Jonah Hill) who quickly uses his powers for evil.  Now it is up to Megamind to save the city and the girl of his dreams Roxanne Ritchi (Tina Fey), in this hilarious comedy that turns the superhero genre upside-down.

1hr. 36min.

Brave (2012)

Young Highland Princess Merida is anything but ready for the impending political marriage arranged by her mother the queen.  Feeling that her mother can’t understand her situation, Merida decides to enlist the help of a witch to “change her fate” by changing her mother.  This sets off a chain of events that causes Merida to consider whether it is only her mother that must change.

1hr. 34min.

The Boss Baby (2017)

When his new brother is brought home, Timothy knows something is not quite right; for starters the baby wears a suit and can talk!  He soon finds out that the baby is on a top secret mission to find out why puppies are taking away popularity from babies. Timothy agrees to help so that the baby (voiced by Alec Baldwin) can go back to where he came from. This hilarious film also features the more difficult aspects of sibling rivalry and love, told in an imaginative way.

1hr. 38min.

The Country Girl (1954)

Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly give their finest performances, in this tale of a former musical stage actor (Crosby) turned alcoholic and his loving wife (Kelly).  Crosby is consumed by guilt for a tragic accident and for the next ten years he is living on the brink.  His wife stays with him faithfully, and when a musical director (William Holden) offers a chance for a comeback, she urges him to take it.  She must push him and keep him going, but ultimately he must come face to face with his guilt or be destroyed.

Grace Kelly won the Academy Award for her stirring performance.

1hr. 44min.