It's a Wonderful Life (1947)


Metacritics rating: 89.0
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 93.0%

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An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all – and it’s Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence. Clarence then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn’t been for all of his good deeds over the years. Will Clarence be able to convince George to return to his family and forget suicide?

It's a Wonderful Life
Drama Fantasy Family
IDMB rating
8.6 (364290 votes)
Metacritics rating
Rotten Tomatoes rating
Frank Capra
Lionel Barrymore, Donna Reed, Thomas Mitchell, James Stewart

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