Starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. The Travers children get the attention of their all-business father by tormenting every new nanny in the Banks household. When Mr. Banks advertises conventionally for another nanny, the kids compose their own ad, asking for someone with a little kindness and imagination. Mary Poppins answers the children's ad by arriving at the Banks home from the skies, parachuting downward with her umbrella. She immediately endears herself to the children. Rated G; 140 min. (1964)
Starring Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek. A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive. Rated PG-13; 103 min. (2009)
Starring Reese Witherspoon and Arnold Oceng. Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas, where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives. Rated PG-13; 110 min. (2014)
Starring Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova and Hugh Walsh. A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story. Rated R; 85 min. (2007).
Starring Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifah. To escape her cruel, angry father - and discover the truth about her late mother's past - 14-year old Lily Owens flees with her caregiver and friend Rosaleen to a South Carolina town where she's taken in by the bee-keeping Boatwright sisters. Surrounded by the unexpected love, grace and spirituality she encounters there, Lily forms a bond with each of these uniquely gifted women and discovers that sometimes you must leave home in order to find it. Rated PG-13; 110 min. (2008).
Starring Jim Caviezel and Michael Chiklis. The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. Rated PG; 115 min. (2014).
Starring Tina Fey, Jason Bateman and Jane Fonda. When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Rated R; 103 min. (2014).
Starring Clive Owens and Juliette Binoche. An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important. Rated PG-13; 111 min. (2014)