Film December 2023

A Winter Movie Series Starring Elizabeth Taylor

Cuddle up with your favorite Elizabeth Taylor film in our winter movie series. Traditional Christmas movie enthusiasts will be smitten with Little Women’s winter wonderland, and those who enjoy the classics can expect to get caught up in a feel-good film about a girl and her horse with National Velvet. BUtterfield 8 brings a bit of spice to the list and Cleopatra's four-hour running time can fill the lull between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Continue reading for more details on each movie and where they’re available for streaming.

Read more about the making of the films in “Elizabeth Taylor: The Grit and Glamour of an Icon” by Kate Anderson Brower.

Little Women

Streaming on Google Play, Apple TV, Vudu, Amazon Prime, and YouTube.

Nothing says holiday season quite like the 1949 adaptation of Little Women. Elizabeth played Amy March with a devotion that showcased Elizabeth’s ability to handle a character’s evolution. Timeless and uplifting, this film is considered one of the greatest coming-of-age stories to hit the screen. 

BUtterfield 8

Streaming on Google Play, Apple TV, Vudu, Amazon Prime, and YouTube. 

Money, scandal, love, and more: Butterfield 8 has it all. Earning Elizabeth her first Academy Award, this 1960 American drama highlights the life of Gloria Wandrous, a woman whose life is flipped upside down when she gets intertwined with socialite Weston Amsbury Liggett.

National Velvet 

Streaming on Google Play, Apple TV, Vudu, Amazon Prime, Redbox, and YouTube. 

When Velvet Brown, a 12-year-old living in rural Sussex, becomes the owner of a rambunctious horse, she decides to train it for England's Grand National race. Elizabeth quickly fell in love with her equine co-star, King Charles. Although he was reported to be aggressive toward his handlers, he and Elizabeth shared a special bond that became evident throughout filming.


Streaming on Hulu, Roku, Amazon Prime, and Max.

Cleopatra led to the biggest payout in film history and began the infamous love affair between Elizabeth and Richard Burton. The sweeping 1963 drama adorns the screen with spectacular displays of wealth and political power, bonds forged, and trusts broken. This four-hour journey set the bar for grandeur and star power at the time of its release.