Little Women
Movies That Inspired “Little Women”
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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.

1

Meet Me In St. Louis

1944

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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.

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Meet Me In St. Louis
1944
113 Mins | U
A lawyer's (Leon Ames) family (Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien) attends the 1904 World's Fair.


2

Heaven’s Gate

1980

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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.

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Heaven’s Gate
1980
218 Mins | R
An educated marshal (Kris Kristofferson) defends Wyoming settlers against cattle barons.


3

Two English Girls

1971

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.

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Two English Girls
1971
108 Mins
A French writer (Jean-Pierre Léaud) falls in and out of love with sisters of opposite virtue.


4

Jules and Jim

1962

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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.

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Jules and Jim
1962
110 Mins | PG
Austrian (Oskar Werner) and Frenchman (Henri Serre) love woman (Jeanne Moreau) who loves them.


5

The Age of Innocence

1993

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This historical drama leans more heavily into romance than Little Women, but the young characters facing oppressive tradition and blooming love are definitely relevant.

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The Age of Innocence
1993
138 Mins | PG
An 1870s lawyer (Daniel Day-Lewis) loves his fiancee's (Winona Ryder) cousin (Michelle Pfeiffer).


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