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King Vidor, starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr
The Wizard of Oz is a classic musical fantasy film directed by five different directors. The movie follows Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland), a young girl from Kansas who is transported to the magical Land of Oz by a tornado. Accompanied by her faithful dog Toto, Dorothy embarks on a journey to the Emerald City to meet the mysterious Wizard of Oz, who she believes can help her get back home. Along the way, she meets a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), a Tin Man (Jack Haley), and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who join her on her quest. As Dorothy and her companions journey down the yellow brick road, they encounter many magical creatures and characters, including the Wicked Witch of the West. In the end, Dorothy discovers that the Wizard is a humbug, but learns that the power to get back home was within her all along. The Wizard of Oz is an iconic family film that has captivated audiences for generations.
From Roman Polanski, starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer
Rosemary's Baby is a classic horror film directed by Roman Polanski in 1968. It tells the story of Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) and her husband, Guy (John Cassavetes), who move into a new apartment building in Manhattan. However, their new neighbors, Roman and Minnie Castevet, have nefarious plans for Rosemary. After being lured into joining a strange cult, Rosemary discovers that the Castevets have been using her as part of a Satanic ritual to bring a demonic child into the world. Rosemary must fight for her life, and the life of her unborn child, as it becomes increasingly clear that the Castevets are out to get her. Rosemary's Baby is a chilling and suspenseful classic that continues to terrify audiences to this day.
Ben Sharpsteen, starring Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne, Roy Atwell
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The film is based on the German fairy tale of the same name by the Brothers Grimm. It was the first full-length cel-animated feature film and the earliest Disney animated feature film. Snow White follows the fortunes of a young princess as she escapes from her wicked stepmother, the Queen, and befriends the lovable seven dwarfs. The Queen, jealous of Snow White's beauty, orders a huntsman to take the princess into the forest and kill her. But the huntsman finds himself unable to do so and instead abandons her in the forest. After stumbling upon the dwarfs' cottage, Snow White eventually wins their hearts and finds happiness living with them. The Queen eventually learns of Snow White's whereabouts and enlists the help of a magic mirror to discover who is the fairest of them all. To her horror, the mirror reveals that it is Snow White and she sets out to destroy her. With the help of the dwarfs, Snow White narrowly avoids being killed by the Queen and outwits her instead. In the end, the Queen is defeated, Snow White and the Prince live happily
John Musker, starring Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes
The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated romantic musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is based on the Danish fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen. It tells the story of a mermaid princess named Ariel who dreams of becoming human and falling in love with a prince. After bravely striking a bargain with Ursula, a devious sea witch, Ariel is transformed into a human and must find true love's kiss within three days, or remain a mermaid forever. Along the way, she makes friends with the adorable Sebastian, a lovable crab, and Flounder, an endearing fish. Her journey sets her on a collision course with the dastardly sea witch and her cohorts, who are determined to prevent Ariel from achieving her goal. The Little Mermaid features a star-studded cast, including Jodi Benson as Ariel, Pat Carroll as Ursula, Christopher Daniel Barnes as Prince Eric, Kenneth Mars as King Triton, Buddy Hackett as Scuttle, and Rene Auberjonois as Chef Louis. The film features several beloved songs, including "Part of Your World", "Under the Sea", and "Kiss the Girl".
From Matthew Vaughn, starring Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller, Ian McKellen
Stardust is an adventure film based on the 1999 novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman. It follows the story of Tristan, a young man from a small town in England, who goes on a quest to find a fallen star in order to win the heart of his beloved, Victoria. Along the way, he comes across a number of fantastical creatures, including a prince cursed to take the form of a broken-winged bird, a cross-dressing pirate, and a witch. He must battle against them as well as a powerful witch who wants the star for herself. Ultimately, Tristan learns the lesson that true love is worth more than any material item.
From Robin Hardy, starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland
The Wicker Man is a 1973 British horror film directed by Robin Hardy and starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland, and Ingrid Pitt. The film follows a policeman, Sergeant Neil Howie, as he investigates the disappearance of a young girl on the small Scottish island of Summerisle. During his investigation, Howie discovers that the islanders practice a form of paganism and that they plan to sacrifice the missing girl in an ancient ritual to ensure a successful harvest. Howie is horrified by the islanders' actions and his attempts to intervene end in tragedy. The Wicker Man is considered an important work of horror cinema and has won numerous awards.
From James Wan, starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor
The Conjuring is a horror film directed by James Wan that tells the story of the real-life paranormal investigators and demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. In the early 1970s, they are called in to help the Perron family, who are experiencing increasingly disturbing supernatural events in their Rhode Island farmhouse. Over the course of several days, the Warrens uncover the dark secrets of the home, and confront the powerful, ancient evil that holds the family in its grip. With the help of the Warrens and their knowledge of the supernatural world, the Perrons must come together to fight off the forces of evil and save their family.
From Dario Argento, starring Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé
Hamilton Luske, starring Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton
From Alan Parker, starring Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling
From Kevin Lima, starring Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Patrick Dempsey
From Kenny Ortega, starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz
From Robert Stromberg, starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville
From Robert Eggers, starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Julian Richings
From Nicolas Roeg, starring Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson
From André Øvredal, starring Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, Ophelia Lovibond, Michael McElhatton
From Roman Polanski, starring Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin, Emmanuelle Seigner
From Leigh Janiak, starring Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd, Ryan Simpkins, McCabe Slye
From Sam Raimi, starring Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Ruth Livier, Lorna Raver
From Joachim Rønning, starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Harris Dickinson, Michelle Pfeiffer
From Leigh Janiak, starring Kiana Madeira, Ashley Zukerman, Gillian Jacobs, Olivia Scott Welch
From George Miller, starring Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer
Eduardo Sánchez, starring Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard, Bob Griffin
From Iain Softley, starring Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, Joy Bryant, Gena Rowlands
From Wes Craven, starring Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson, Zakes Mokae, Paul Winfield