It’s a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story “The Greatest Gift”, which Philip Van Doren Stern wrote in 1939 and published privately in 1945.
The film is considered one of the most loved films in American cinema and one of the most critically acclaimed films ever made. It was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture and has been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made, placing number 11 on its initial 1998 greatest movie list, and would also place number one on its list of the most inspirational American films of all time.
Capra revealed that this was his personal favorite among the films he directed and that he screened it for his family every Christmas season.
In English, with English subtitles, IMDB rating: 8,7 %, 130 mins.