The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

Moments after Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie join the Chronicle a left of Lady Holiday’s (Diana Rigg) jewels have been committed.  In order to get a follow up interview with Lady Holiday, and save their jobs, the gang head to London where they quickly become involved with an even more complicated plot that seems to be centered around an aspiring model (Miss Piggy).

Featuring giant musical numbers and several cameos, this is one of the Muppets best films.

1hr. 37min.

Balto (1995)

Balto (Kevin Bacon) is a part husky/wolf outcast living in the small city of Nome, Alaska in the 1920s. He is feared and mistrusted by everyone except a goose named Boris (Bob Hoskins) and a female husky named Jenna (Bridget Fonda). When the children of the town start to succumb to a Diphtheria outbreak, it’s up to Balto to lead a team of dogs to retrieve the medicine.

Based on a real life incident, this film is full of humor, adventure and warmth.

1hr. 17min.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

When young Milly (Jane Powell) agrees to marry Adam (Howard Keel) she has little idea that he is bringing her to his ranch AND 6 younger brothers.  Not wanting to be cook and cleaner to all of them, she decides to clean them up and teach them some manners so they can find wives of their own.  Milly is not quite prepared for the mayhem that follows as the girls in town do indeed fall for the backwoods brothers, much to the jealousy of the townsmen.

Filmed on location in Oregon, this film features memorable songs and show-stopping dance numbers.

1hr. 42min.

Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

Gnomeo and Juliet are at last together and are starting a new life in a new garden, when suddenly they find themselves in the middle of a crime wave involving the kidnapping of garden gnomes.  When their families are taken, Gnomeo and Juliet must join forces with the legendary Sherlock Gnome and the faithful Watson.  As their search takes them across London, Gnomeo and Juliet learn some timeless lessons about friendship and love.

Featuring the voice talents of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

1hr. 26min.

The Major and the Minor (1942)

Susan Applegate (Ginger Rogers) has been living in New York for the past year and has decided she wants to return to her hometown in Iowa. Unfortunately the train fare has gone up and not wanting to stay in NYC a day longer she decides to pose as a 12 year old to get a half priced ticket.  She is befriended by a kindly solider Major Philip Kirby (Ray Milland) and when the train is stranded because of a mud slide, he decides to take the “little girl” with him to his fiancé home. All chaos breaks out, when her home turns out to be amidst an all boy West Point like school, who are all too eager to impress young Susan. Things get more complicated when Susan starts to develop feelings for Philip.

1hr. 40min.

Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

Based on a true story this film chronicles the up and down relationship between Anna Leowens (Irene Dunne), a British teacher and widow who’s come to Siam in the 1860’s, and the King (Rex Harrison), who’s many children she has come to teach. Along with the vast cultural differences, Anna and her son must face the realities of injustice and almost tyranny that the king levels towards his people and in particular towards women. Despite all this the two become unlikely friends as they try to bring a new future to the country.

This inspiring story was later made into a broadway musical and then the classic film, “The King and I”.

2hr. 8min.

The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

This film tells the imaginative tale of how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) came to write possibly his greatest work, A Christmas Carol.  Overwhelmed by recent flops in his writings and riseing debts, Dickens realizes he must come up with a hit, in the ridiculously short time of six weeks.  Along the way he must face his past if he is ever to have a future with his family. Costarring Christopher Plummer and Jonathan Pryce.

1hr. 44min.

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.