Frank Capra's classic Christmas fantasy stars James Stewart as a smalltown good guy who contemplates ending it all until his guardian angel shows him how the town would fare without him. With heartless money-lender Lionel Barrymore making life difficult for everyone and misfortune occurring at every turn, all does seem a little bit lost. But that's when the magic kicks in. The movie that defined the term 'Capra-esque' - and cemented Stewart's status as the world's favourite everyman - is the ultimate winter warmer.
Director: Frank Capra
Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Michael, Henry Travers