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January list (no new titles) by Nanette Alderman
Check out one of the best dramas of all time!
The African Queen
The African Queen
Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, and Theodore Bikel, 1951, ratED pg

The adventures of a crusty, dyed-in-the-wool bachelor, Charlie Allnut, and his nemesis, Rose Sayer, in World War I Africa. The pair struggles against the climate, the river, the bugs, the Germans, and each other, until love overcomes all.

All About Eve
All About EveGeorge Sanders, Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, Marilyn Monroe, and Celeste Holm, 1950, not Rated

A young aspiring actress becomes the secretary to an aging star and uses everyone to get to the top. From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve is determined to take the reins of power away from the great actress Margo.

The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Bridge on the River KwaiWilliam Holden and Alec Guinnesss, 1957, Rated pg

British soldiers are forced to build a railway bridge for their WWII Japanese captors, unaware of an Allied mission to blow it up. Based on the novel by Pierre Boulle.

Casablanca
CasablancaHumphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, and Peter Lorre, 1942, Rated pg

Casablanca: easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if you're wanted by the Nazis. Such a man is Resistance leader Victor Laszlo, whose only hope is Rick Blaine, a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one - especially Victor's wife Ilsa, the ex-lover who broke his heart. Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's transport out of the country and bitter Rick must decide what counts more - personal happiness or countless lives hanging in the balance.

Chinatown
ChinatownJack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston, 1974, Rated r

A private detective finds himself in over his head as he takes on a case involving the most rich and powerful people in Chinatown.

Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane
Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Dorothy Comingore, and Agnes Moorehead, 1941, rated pg

Alone at his fantastic estate known as Xanadu, 70-year-old Charles Foster Kane dies, uttering only the single word Rosebud. So ends the odyssey of a life, and begins a fabulous tale of the rise to wealth and power, and ultimate fall, of a complex man.

The Godfather
The Godfather
James Caan, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and Robert Duvall, 1972, rated r

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Gone with the Wind
Gone with the WindVivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Olivia De Havilland, Hattie McDaniel, and Leslie Howard, 1939, Rated g

A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War.

The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath
Henry Fonda, John Carradine, and Jane Darwell, 1940, not rated

Following a prison term he served for manslaughter, Tom Joad returns to find his family homestead overwhelmed by weather and the greed of the banking industry. With little work potential on the horizon of the Oklahoma dust bowls, the entire family packs up and heads for the promised land: California. But the arduous trip and harsh living conditions they encounter offer little hope, and family unity proves as daunting a challenge as any other they face.

It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life
James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers, Thomas Mitchell, and Gloria Grahame, 1946, rated pg

George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all and it's Christmas! As the angels discuss George, his life is shown in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence. Clarence then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn't been for all of his good deeds over the years. Will Clarence be able to convince George to return to his family and forget suicide?

Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia
Anthony Quinn, Jose Ferrer, Alec Guinness, Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Claude Rains, Arthur Kennedy, Anthony Quayle, and Jack Hawkins, 1962, rated pg

Stationed in Cairo in 1916, Lawrence languished in the mapmaking department of British Intelligence until he was asked to find and gather information on Prince Feisal, leader of the Arab Allied forces in World War I. Lawrence of Arabia movie His desert journey inspired his first military success when he led a small contingent of Arabs against the Turkish stronghold of Aqaba.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Louise Fletcher, Jack Nicholson, Christopher Lloyd, and Danny Devito, 1975, rated r

The story of a crook who feigns insanity in order to be placed in a posh mental institution rather than a cell, but faces shock therapy instead.

On the Waterfront
On the Waterfront
Marlon Brando, Rod Steiger, Karl Malden, and Eva Marie Saint, 1954,
not rated

The tough prizefighter turned longshoreman Terry Malloy has a deepening moral crisis as he must choose whether to remain loyal to the mob-connected union boss Johnny Friendly and Johnny's right-hand man, Terry's brother, Charley, as the authorities close in on them.

Schindler's List
Schindler's List
Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, and Ben Kingsley, 1993, rated r

The incredible true story follows the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. It is the triumph of one man who made a difference and the drama of those who survived one of the darkest chapters in human history because of what he did.

Sunset Boulevard
Sunset Boulevard
William Holden and Gloria Swanson, 1950, not rated

The story of an aging film queen who prepares for her grand comeback to stardom.