Greta Gerwig’s take on “Little Women” breathes fresh life into the source material, and the filmmaker invites you to look into the movies that inspired her vision.
Meet Me In St. Louis
The similarities to Little Women are immediately noticeable. While this one takes place before the 1904 World's Fair and involves several musical numbers, it’s still hyper-focused on four sisters dealing with their own hopes and dreams.
Set in America soon after the Civil War, this movie captures some of the tensions present between Americans and European immigrants in a small county of Wyoming.
Two English Girls
Two sisters from England both fall in love with the dashing Claude from France. What follows is a contemplation on the complicated effects of love and separation.
Jules and Jim
This tender adaptation of a novel written by Henri-Pierre Roché (who also wrote (“Two English Girls” ) captures the intimate story of a doomed love triangle.
The Age of Innocence
This historical drama leans more heavily into romance than Little Women, but the young characters facing oppressive tradition and blooming love are definitely relevant.