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Funny Girl (1968) starstarstarstar   Shirley Valentine (1989) starstarstarstar

The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900’s charting her rise to fame as a Ziegfeld girl, subsequent career, and her personal life, particularly her relationship with Nick Arnstein. Stars Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford.

 

Shirley is a 42 year old Liverpudlian bored housewife, who takes a holiday trip to Greece, meeting a local man who bolsters her self-confidence. She evolves and transforms to the point of finally being unrecognisable by her husband. Stars Pauline Collins, Tom Conti, Julia McKenzie.

Showing on SKY Cinema Greats
  Showing on SKY Cinema Drama
     
The Karate Kid (2010) starstarstar   Hancock (2008) starstarstar

Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master. Stars Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Taraji P. Henson.

 

Hancock is a superhero whose ill considered behaviour regularly causes damage in the millions. He changes when the person he saves helps him improve his public image. Stars Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman.

Showing on SKY Cinema Family
  Showing on SKY Cinema Sci-fi/Horror
     
Little Black Book (2004) starstarstar   His Girl Friday (1940) starstarstarstar

A woman snoops through her boyfriend's palm pilot and reveals his former girlfriends, which causes her to question why they're still listed in his little black book. Stars Brittany Murphy, Ron Livingston, Holly Hunter.

 

A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying. Stars Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy.

Showing on AMC UK
  Showing on Talking Pictures TV
     

 

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