Those of you who are just discovering Jennifer Connelly thanks to Top Gun: Maverick haven't been paying attention. She's been the best for almost 40 years.
10 am - Labyrinth (1986, dir. Jim Henson)
You know, for kids. I've learned to appreciate Labyrinth more in recent years than I used to, in large part thanks to Jennifer Connelly's lead performance as a girl on the verge of womanhood. All the cool Jim Henson shit doesn't hurt either.
12 pm - The Rocketeer (1991, dir. Joe Johnston)
2 pm - Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985, dir. Linda Feferman)
3:30 pm - Hulk (2003, dir. Ang Lee)
5:45 pm - Inventing the Abbotts (1997, dir. Pat O'Connor)
7:30 pm - Once Upon a Time in America (1984, dir. Sergio Leone)
Runtime be damned, let's watch one of the best movies ever made in the primetime slot. Jennifer Connelly (in her first movie, playing the younger version of Elizabeth McGovern) doesn't appear very much over the sprawling four-hour runtime, but she makes the most of her limited screen time and clearly made an impression on the filmmakers and casting agents who saw the Leone classic, as it kickstarted her entire career. As for the movie, it remains a messy masterpiece.
11:30 pm - Dark City (1998, dir. Alex Proyas)
1:30 am - Phenomena (1985, dir. Dario Argento)
3:30 am - Dark Water (2005, dir. Walter Salles)
5:30 am - Career Opportunities (1991, dir. Bryan Gordon)
7 am - Waking the Dead (2000, dir. Keith Gordon)
8:45 am - Little Children (2006, dir. Todd Field)