The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)

Set during WWII, the story centers around Livy (Keri Russell) a young unwed mother who is sent to the country by her stern father, where she will marry single farmer Ray (Skeet Ulrich). The two enter into the arrangement warily, but are determined to at least be friends. As the two tentatively get to know each other, she is accepted into his family and experiences the love she’s never known before.

1hr. 38min.

 

 

Ladyhawke (1985)

Set in 14th Century Europe, this fairytale focuses on the star-crossed lovers Navarre (Rutger Hauer) and Isabeau (Michelle Pfeiffer) who are cursed by the insanely jealous Bishop to be ‘always together, eternally apart’; Navarre is a wolf by night and Isabeau a hawk by day.

On their travels they meet the thief Philippe ‘The Mouse’ (Mathew Broderick), that comes up with the scheme to break the spell and unite the two.

2hr. 1min.

Separate Tables (1958)

This film stars Burt Lancaster as a man on the edge of being a hopeless drunk, David Niven as an English gentleman who’s made a pretend past for himself, Deborah Kerr as a shy woman dominated by her mother and Wendy Hiller as the owner of the inn where all of these characters abide.  Rita Hayworth, a woman with her own problems, arrives to stir things up.

1hr. 58min.

Grand Hotel (1932)

This all star cast film chooses the setting of the Grand Hotel in Berlin.  John Barrymore plays the Baron, charming playboy to the world and desperate burglar on the side.  He inadvertently touches the lives of a dieing man (Lionel Barrymore), a young stenographer (Joan Crawford) and a lonely ballerina (Greta Garbo), who he himself shares a brief but wonderful love.

1hr. 53min.