The Lion in winter - Over the Christmas of 1183, King Henry II of England brings together his treacherous family members - his wife, Queen Eleanor of Acquataine, newly released from prison for attempting to stage a coup; his beautiful, shameless mistress Alais and her scheming brother, King Philip of France, and his three sons, Princes Richard, Geoffrey and John, all with political, filial and fraternal axes to grind - to settle once and for all the question of who will succeed him as ruler of the kingdom.
The Graduate - The film explores the life of Benjamin Braddock shortly after earning his bachelors degree from an unnamed university, presumably Williams College. The movie starts at a party celebrating his graduation at his parents house in suburban Los Angeles. Benjamin is visibly uncomfortable at the party attended by mostly his parents friends. One family friend, Mrs. Robinson, asks Benjamin to drive her home, which he reluctantly does. Arriving at her home, she asks him to come inside. Once inside, she exposes herself to him and offers to have an affair with him. Initially flustered, he flees. A few days later.
Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christies beloved sleuth Hercule Poirot (Albert Finney) books passage on the famed Orient Express only to find him at the center of a murder investigation. The mysterious Mr. Ratchett (Richard Widmark) is found murdered in his cabin, a victim of twelve stab wounds. It is up to Poirot to question the remaining passengers. In so doing, he discovers that, coincidentally, each of them has a personal connection to the Daisy Armstrong kidnapping and murder in the United States five years earlier. Aided by his trusted friend, Signior Bianchi (Martin Balsam), Poirot begins to develop a unique theory that he ultimately shares with everyone aboard.
A River Runs Through It - Robert Redford (Best Director, Ordinary People, 1980) captures the majesty of the Montana wilderness and the strength of the American family in this acclaimed adaptation of Norman Macleans classic memoir. Craig Sheffer stars as the young Norman, and Brad Pitt stars as his brother Paul, an irresistible daredevil driven to challenge the world. Growing up, both boys rebel against their stern minister father. While Norman channels his rebellion into writing, Paul descends a slippery path to self-destruction. Co-starring Tom Skerritt as the Reverend Maclean and Emily Lloyd as wild-hearted Jessie Burns. Destined to become a classic. Its a knockout.