The Heiress

Dull and plain Catherine (Olivia de Havilland) lives with her emotionally distant father, Dr. Sloper (Ralph Richardson), in 1840s New York. Her days are empty — filled with little more than needlepoint. Enter handsome Morris Townsend (Montgomery Clift), a dashing social climber with his eye on the spinster’s heart and substantial inheritance. William Wyler’s Oscar-winning film is an adaptation of the Henry James novel Washington Square.

Things to Come

A story of 100 years: a decades-long second world war leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and tries space travel.

Time Bandits

In Terry Gilliam’s fantastic voyage through time and space, a boy escapes from his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarves. On their journey, they visit Napoleon (Ian Holm), Robin Hood (John Cleese) and King Agamemnon (Sean Connery), among other popular figures. It’s a giddy, visually outrageous fairy tale, a revisionist history lesson and a satire on technology gone awry — all wrapped into one adventure.