(Blogger's note: This movie is definitely NOT for kids (PG-13), unless you're with your parents. There's quite a lot of violence.) Check out the screening schedule below:
Though Its a Wonderful Life never won any awards, it was nominated and dubbed by the American Film Institute as the number one most inspirational American film of all time. Here is the trailer:
Here is the screening schedule, and the film is rated PG:
Third on the list is On the Waterfront, a 1954 film directed by Elia Kazan starring the great Marlon Brando (one of my favorite actors). This film won a total of eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and of course, Best Actor.
I've always enjoyed mobster flicks. From Godfather I and II (I disliked III to be honest) to Goodfellas to The Untouchables and even Married to the Mob where Michelle Pfeiffer plays the widow of a mafioso with an FBI agent and a mafia boss both competing for her affections. I've never seen On the Waterfront, but I'd be a fool to pass up this opportunity to catch Marlon Brando not as the kingpin I'm accustomed to) but as an average bloke named Terry Malloy, who decides to stand up to the mob boss (played by Lee J. Cobb).
This film definitely calls for parental supervision due to pretty bloody scenes. Here is the screening schedule: