This timeless family saga by Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck is an absorbing story of a poverty-stricken Chinese farming family whose eventual rise to wealth is filled with loyalty, loss, and love of the land.
A Home of Our Own Wanting to trade the dangers of Los Angeles for a simpler life in the country, a widowed mother of six packs up the kids and heads to rural Idaho, where she finds a place for her brood to live in exchange for work.
Out Of Africa. Director: Sydney Pollack Writers: Karen Blixen (book), Judith Thurman (book), and 2 more credits & Stars: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford and Klaus Maria Brandauer. Very long movie but good to watch on a rainy day.
"The Heart is a Lonely Hunter", based on first novel by southern writer Carson McCullers when she was only 23 years old. The movie, from starred Alan Arka and Sondra Locke and was filmed in SELMA, Alabama
Effie Gray (2014) A look at the scandalous love triangle between Victorian art critic John Ruskin, his teenage bride Effie Gray, and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais. Director: Richard Laxton Writer: Emma Thompson Stars: Dakota Fanning, Greg Wise, Tom Sturridge
Directed by Phillip Noyce. With Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Kenneth Branagh, Laura Monaghan. In three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.