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Lassie Come HomeLassie Come Home (1943) Recommended
Dir. Fred M. Wilcox
Feat. Roddy McDowall, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp
Brilliant emotional manipulation for all the family, with the impoverished parents of Roddy McDowall forced to sell their beloved Collie, who…
National VelvetNational Velvet (1944) Recommended
Dir. Clarence Brown
Feat. Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney
Ever–exciting family classic, with 12 year–old budding equestrian Elizabeth Taylor, taking her horse Velvet all the way to the Grand…
White Cliffs of Dover, TheWhite Cliffs of Dover, The (1944)
Dir. Clarence Brown
Feat. Elizabeth Taylor, Roddy McDowall, Irene Dunne
Patriotic sentiment up full–bore, this extended saga of English–American fraternising over both World Wars, has Irene Dunne and family…
Life with FatherLife with Father (1947) Recommended
Dir. Michael Curtiz
Feat. William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor
Keen adaptation of the Broadway staple, with a starched–shirt father raising daughter Elizabeth Taylor in 19th century NYC.
Father of the BrideFather of the Bride (1950) Recommended
Dir. Vincente Minnelli
Feat. Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor
The original comedy in which the affable Spencer Tracy gets his knickers in a twist when young daughter Elizabeth Taylor decides to tie the knot.
Place in the Sun, APlace in the Sun, A (1951) Recommended
Dir. George Stevens
Feat. Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters
Montgomery Clift excels as a penniless youth whose determination to win the heart of socialite Elizabeth Taylor (in her debut as an adult actress) is…
IvanhoeIvanhoe (1952)
Dir. Richard Thorpe
Feat. Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine
Boisterous Middle–Ages spectacular featuring brutal action scenes.
Elephant WalkElephant Walk (1954)
Dir. William Dieterle
Feat. Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews, Peter Finch
Love–triangle melodrama set on Ceylon tea plantation is a tad overblown, with thunder stolen from the good cast by a climactic elephant…
GiantGiant (1956) Recommended
Dir. George Stevens
Feat. James Dean, Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor
A beautifully conceived saga of life on a Texas cattle ranch told through two generations. James Dean's final performance.
Raintree CountyRaintree County (1957)
Dir. Edward Dmytryk
Feat. Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Eva Marie Saint
Civil War set romance has Montgomery Clift as a schoolteacher whojoins the Union Army as they march into Georgia in the hope of finding his estranged…
Cat On a Hot Tin RoofCat On a Hot Tin Roof (1958) Recommended
Dir. Richard Brooks
Feat. Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman
Compelling melodrama based on Tennessee Williams' play of greed, lust and impotence in a wealthly Southern family. Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor…
Suddenly, Last SummerSuddenly, Last Summer (1959) Aro Favourite
Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Feat. Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift
A kitsch classic in which Elizabeth Taylor is in finest neurotic form as a young woman trying to fight her vindictive aunt's will to have her…
Butterfield 8Butterfield 8 (La Venus au Vision) (1960) Recommended
Dir. Daniel Mann
Feat. Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Eddie Fisher
A purring Elizabeth Taylor stars in this high–strung melodrama as a bed–hopping New York model, who questions her ways when she falls in…
CleopatraCleopatra (1963)
Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Feat. Rex Harrison, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton
Magnificent sets and Rex Harrison's dynamic Caesar are the saving graces of this, Hollywood's most extravagant turkey. Both Liz Taylor and Richard…
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) Aro Favourite
Dir. Mike Nichols
Feat. Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor
High powered melodrama with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in peak form as a married couple whose dinner party turns into a violent debacle.…
Taming of the ShrewTaming of the Shrew (1966)
Dir. Franco Zeffirelli
Feat. Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor
Famous couple Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor star as Petruchio and Katharina in this spirited parody of gender role plays. Zeffirelli succeeds…
Reflections in a Golden EyeReflections in a Golden Eye (1967)
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Brian Keith
Adaptation of Carson McCuller's novel. Taking place on a peacetime army base, a career officer finds his personal and professional life compromised…
Secret CeremonySecret Ceremony (1968)
Dir. Joseph Losey
Feat. Elizabeth Taylor, Mia Farrow, Robert Mitchum
Farrow resembles Taylor's dead daughter, Taylor resembles Farrow's dead mother, and their meeting has strange results. Originally an excellent…
Boom!Boom! (1968)
Dir. Joseph Losey
Feat. Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Sir Noel Coward
Thud: Only film buffs who admire Losey's very original directorial style are likely to appreciate fuzzy adaptation of Tennessee Williams' The Milk…
Only Game in Town, TheOnly Game in Town, The (1970)
Dir. George Stevens
Feat. Warren Beatty, Elizabeth Taylor
An aging showgirl stumbles into a clandestine affair with a brash young gambler. Based on a stage play by Pulitzer Prize winner Frank D. Gilroy.
Under MilkwoodUnder Milkwood (1971)
Dir. Andrew Sinclair
Feat. Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O'Toole
Celebrated radio play by Dylan Thomas gets a surprisingly successful visual rendering, though some will always prefer the original format for Thomas'…
Winter KillsWinter Kills (1979)
Dir. William Richert
Feat. Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins
Low–key but satisfying 'redux' of the Kennedy assassination posits a parallel scenario where the half–brother of an assassinated…
Mirror Crack'd, TheMirror Crack'd, The (1980)
Dir. Guy Hamilton
Feat. Angela Lansbury, Geraldine Chaplin, Tony Curtis
Pleasant fun, this Agatha Christie whodunit concerns a quartet of 50s movie stars – played by four real movie stars – embroiled in…
North and South (TV Series)North and South (TV Series) (1985)
Dir. Richard T. Heffron
Feat. Patrick Swayze, James Read, Kirstie Alley
Heavyweight Civil War tome starring Patrick Swayze and James Read as young men caught up in the winds of American revolution, conflict and…
Flintstones, TheFlintstones, The (1994)
Dir. Brian Levant
Feat. John Goodman, Kyle MacLachlan, Elizabeth Perkins
Though it misses the essence of the original animated favourite, a big budget ensures there are plenty of gimmicks and effects to keep things…

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