I'm sure you're wondering what someone named "Morty"
is doing suggesting movies for women. This list was
inspired by a listing of movies for men. I felt I could
get in touch with my feminine side and make a companion list
for women. There's some more comments about the list
at the bottom of the page.
The surprise hit blend of suspense, romance and fantasy
stars Patrick Swayze as a New York yuppie who is killed
during a mugging and returns to Earth with a mission:
find his murderer and save fiancee Demi Moore from the
same fate. Warm and winning drama also features an Oscar-winning
turn by Whoopi Goldberg as a medium who can communicate
with Swayze. 121 min. DVS edition includes:
Widescreen; Soundtracks: English 5.1 and Dolby Surround,
French; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; featurette;
theatrical trailer; scene access.
& Louise(1991) VHS Thelma
& Louise [DVD](1991) DVD
Controversial "female road movie" stars Susan
Sarandon as a bored waitress and Geena Davis as a put-upon
housewife who decide to take a trip to a friend's cabin
for some R&R. While stopping at a bar, a man attempts
to rape Davis and Sarandon shoots him dead, sending
the pair on the run from the police and on a wild and
woolly drive across the Southwest. Harvey Keitel, Brad
Pitt also star; Ridley Scott directs. 130 min.
includes: Side A: Widescreen; Side B: Standard;
Soundtracks: English 5.1, Spanish, French; Subtitles:
English, Spanish, French; audio commentary by Scott;
alternate ending; theatrical trailers; scene access.
Story(1970) VHS Love
Story [DVD](1970) DVD
Ivy League tearjerker based on Erich Segal's novel stars
Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal, two lovers who are ultimately
struck by tragedy. With Ray Milland and Tommy Lee Jones
(in his film debut). 99 min. DVD edition includes:
Widescreen; Soundtracks: English mono, French; Subtitles:
English; audio commentary; featurette; theatrical trailer;
Sings The Blues(1972) VHS
Diana Ross is stunning in her portrayal of jazz and
blues singer Billie Holiday, whose brilliant career
was ruined by prejudice and drug addiction. Moving musical
score and supporting roles by Billy Dee Williams and
Richard Pryor. 144 min.
Of Endearment(1983) VHS Terms
Of Endearment [DVD](1983) DVD
Follow the lives and loves of a mother and daughter
over the years, and the special bond they share, in
this poignant comedy-drama that garnered five Oscars,
including Best Picture, Director, Actress and Supporting
Actor. Shirley MacLaine is the feisty mom; Debra Winger,
her independent daughter; Jack Nicholson, a womanizing
ex-astronaut who lives next door. With John Lithgow,
Jeff Daniels, Danny DeVito; directed by James L. Brooks.
130 min.DVD edition includes: Widescreen;
Soundtracks: English 5.1 and mono, French; Subtitles:
English; audio commentary by Brooks, more; theatrical
trailer; scene access.
Diana Ross is radiant as a world-famous fashion designer
who finds success comes at the cost of her personal
happiness. Moving love story also features Billy Dee
Williams, Anthony Perkins. 109 min.
Green Tomatoes(1991) VHS Fried
Green Tomatoes [DVD](1991) DVD
Wonderfully acted comedy/drama, based on the best-selling
novel by Fannie Flagg, about a frustrated housewife
(Kathy Bates) who is transfixed by the tales spun by
an elderly nursing home resident (Jessica Tandy). The
stories involve two independent women (Mary Stuart Masterson
and Mary-Louise Parker) who ran a popular cafe in 1930s
Alabama and whose friendship survived a number of incredible
events. With Cicely Tyson, Chris O'Donnell. Special
video version includes six minutes of extra footage
and interviews with Masterson, Parker and director Jon
Avnet. 130 min. DVD edition includes: Widescreen;
Soundtrack: English 5.1; Subtitles: French, Spanish;
additional footage; documentary; audio commentary; production
photographs; DVD-ROM downloads; theatrical trailers;
People(1980) VHS Ordinary
People [DVD](1980) DVD
Robert Redford's directorial debut, the moving story
of a seemingly perfect family torn apart by tension,
lack of communication and guilt, won Oscars for Best
Picture, Director, Screenplay and Supporting Actor.
Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland, Timothy Hutton,
Judd Hirsch and Elizabeth McGovern star. 124 min.
DVD edition includes: Widescreen
(Enhanced); Soundtracks: English mono, French; Subtitles:
English; theatrical trailer; scene access.
Castles(1979) VHS Ice
Castles [DVD](1979) DVD
A young figure skater who dreams of the Olympics becomes
blinded by an accident but her boyfriend encourages
her to continue. Robby Benson, Lynn-Holly Johnson co-star.
109 min. DVD edition includes: Widescreen;
Soundtracks: English 5.1 and Dolby Surround, French,
Spanish, Portuguese; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish,
Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai; scene access.
vs. Kramer(1979) VHS Kramer
vs. Kramer [DVD](1979) DVD
A moving, sensitive story about contemporary
relationships and values. Dustin Hoffman is a man who
finds himself starting anew when his wife walks out on
him and their young son. Winner of Best Picture, Best
Actor and three other Oscars. Meryl Streep, Justin
Henry, Jane Alexander also star. 105 min. DVD
edition includes: Widescreen; Soundtrack:
English Dolby mono, French; Subtitles: English,
Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai;
"making of" featurette; scene access.
Jones's Diary(2001) VHS Bridget
Jones's Diary [DVD](2001) DVD
Armed with a British accent and 20 well-placed extra
pounds, Renee Zellweger plays the title role (Bridget,
not the diary) in this witty romantic comedy based on
Helen Fielding's popular novel. As a thirtysomething
working girl in a London publishing company, Zellweger
sets out to overcome her vices and her
"singleton" status, but cannot choose
between handsomely caddish boss Hugh Grant and
handsomely stuffy lawyer Colin Firth. With Gemma
Jones, Jim Broadbent. 97 min. The DVD edition
(Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby 5.1 Surround,
French; audio commentary; featurette; music videos;
Lana Turner stars as a woman accused of murder,
defended by a lawyer who doesn't realize his
connection to her. Lush, highly polished remake of
classic story co-stars John Forsythe, Ricardo
Montalban, Burgess Meredith and Constance Bennett. 100
Dustin Hoffman plays an impatient, unemployed actor
who dons dresses and makeup and is hired as a woman in
a TV soap opera. While posing as "Dorothy
Michaels," Hoffman learns first-hand about the
nature of women and men, through the co-star (Jessica
Lange) he falls in love with; her father (Charles
Durning), who has a thing for Dorothy; his flaky
girlfriend (Teri Garr); and some jerky co-workers (Dabney
Coleman, George Gaynes). With Geena Davis, Sydney
Pollack and an uncredited Bill Murray. 116 min.
DVD edition includes: Widescreen
and Standard; Soundtracks: English 5.1 and mono,
French; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish,
Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai; scene access.
In Seattle(1993) VHS Sleepless
In Seattle (Special Edition) [DVD](1993) DVD
Sweetly romantic hit comedy starring Tom Hanks as a
Seattle widower who draws the attention of scores of
women after his son talks about him on a national
radio show and Meg Ryan as a soon-to-be-married
Baltimore reporter who sets out to meet him.
Co-starring Rosie O'Donnell, Rob Reiner and Bill
Pullman and featuring a slew of classic tunes;
directed by Nora Ephron. 105 min. DVD Edition
Widescreen and Standard Dual Layered; Soundtrack:
English Dolby Surround; Subtitles: English, Chinese,
Korean, Thai; audio commentary by Ephron; featurette;
music video; scene access.
So how did I make up the list? I listen. The
older classics were selected by a former employer of mine,
he was very in touch with his feminine side, if you catch my
drift... I'm sure I've omitted a lot of great titles
and the few listed are in no particular order. So if
you feel strongly about a title, one way or another, want to
suggest your favorite, just send me feedback.
Also note: Because I've selected
some older titles, availability may be limited.
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