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      It's a Wonderful Life

      PG Now Playing 2h 9m Holiday Comedy Drama TRAILER for It's a Wonderful Life: Trailer 1 List It's a Wonderful Life: Trailer 1 It's a Wonderful Life: Trailer 1 1:42 View more videos
      94% Tomatometer 97 Reviews 95% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George's wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there. Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      The holiday classic to define all holiday classics, It's a Wonderful Life is one of a handful of films worth an annual viewing.

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      Chris Stuckmann ChrisStuckmann.com A movie people will have a good time watching with their families for enduring decades. Rated: A+ Jan 4, 2019 Full Review Karen Krizanovich Little White Lies There's sex and death here, elation and depression, hope and despair. Rated: 5/5 Dec 14, 2018 Full Review Kate Cameron New York Daily News While it isn't the best picture to come out of Hollywood this year, nor is it Capra's masterpiece, it tells a good story and its conclusion has a heart-warming effect on the audience. Rated: 3.5/4 Dec 19, 2016 Full Review Raquel Stecher The Movie Palace Podcast "an enduring classic... timeless" Dec 18, 2023 Full Review Dennis Harvey 48 Hills ...earned their climactic waterfall of happy tears... Dec 15, 2023 Full Review Justin Brown Medium Popcorn This is movie that gives you a lot of hope and inspires you to get through the darkest of times. Very effective and such a "feel good" movie. Rated: 4/5 Dec 11, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Stephen Great to see it on the big screen on Christmas Eve! Aside from for the first time that we noticed 2 "connected" characters are named "Ernie" and "Bert" (!) we're not going to add anything - it's all been said before. Enjoy! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/25/23 Full Review MJ Great oldie but goodie movie. The movie started late as there was a power shortage but all went well throughout the movie! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/18/23 Full Review Martin It was so great to see this classic in the theater! You can also see details that you dont notice on the small screen. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/18/23 Full Review Pdp Timeless classic! Always awesome! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/17/23 Full Review Mrs. Wihl Just a wonderful movie in so many different ways! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/17/23 Full Review tyryl2 Holiday masterpiece. If possible to watch it on the big screen at least once it is recommended. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      It's a Wonderful Life: Official Clip - Every Time a Bell Rings an Angel Gets His Wings It's a Wonderful Life: Official Clip - Every Time a Bell Rings an Angel Gets His Wings 2:11 It's a Wonderful Life: Official Clip - Lasso the Moon It's a Wonderful Life: Official Clip - Lasso the Moon 1:44 It's a Wonderful Life: Official Clip - Careful What You Wish For It's a Wonderful Life: Official Clip - Careful What You Wish For 0:46 It's a Wonderful Life: Official Clip - Back To Life, Back To Reality It's a Wonderful Life: Official Clip - Back To Life, Back To Reality 1:20 It's a Wonderful Life: Official Clip - Mary The Old Maid It's a Wonderful Life: Official Clip - Mary The Old Maid 1:17 It's a Wonderful Life: Official Clip - Vanishing Act It's a Wonderful Life: Official Clip - Vanishing Act 1:07 It's a Wonderful Life: Official Clip - Angel Second Class It's a Wonderful Life: Official Clip - Angel Second Class 1:44 It's a Wonderful Life: Official Clip - A Great Gift It's a Wonderful Life: Official Clip - A Great Gift 1:30 It's a Wonderful Life: Official Clip - Pool Party It's a Wonderful Life: Official Clip - Pool Party 1:11 View more videos
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      Synopsis After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George's wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.
      Director
      Frank Capra
      Producer
      Frank Capra
      Screenwriter
      Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, Philip Van Doren Stern, Jo Swerling
      Distributor
      RKO Radio Pictures
      Production Co
      RKO Radio Pictures Inc., Liberty Films
      Rating
      PG (Some Violence|Smoking|Thematic Elements)
      Genre
      Holiday, Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 7, 1946, Wide
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      Dec 18, 2018
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $3.3M
      Runtime
      2h 9m
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.37:1)
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