It's a Wonderful Life
by Frank Capra starring James Stewart and Donna Reed
A most beloved movies. George Bailey, a small town entrepreneur, dreams of adventure and travel but circumstances keep him enslaved to his home turf. Meanwhile, George's buddies and family leave Bedford Falls to find fame and fortune. Frustrated by his life, and haunted by an impending scandal, George prepares to commit suicide on Christmas Eve. Clarence, his guardian angel, arrives and shows him what the world would have been like if George had never been born.
Life is frustrating and few of us reach our dreamed fame and fortune. That's why It's a Wonderful Life is such an endearing family movie. A great way to broach, as a family, the value of friendship, work, and appreciation for what we do have.