Favorite Movies

“EVERY TIME I GO TO A MOVIE, IT’S MAGIC, NO MATTER WHAT THE MOVIE’S ABOUT.”

-Steven Spielberg

Table of Contents:

Spiritual

Bella (2007), Dir. Alejandro Monteverde

The Letters (2015), Dir. William Riead

The Shack (2017), Dir. Stuart Hazeldine

Love and Mercy: Faustina (2019), Dir. Michal Kondrat

The Ten Commandments (1956), Dir. Cecil B. DeMille

Silence (2016), Dir. Martin Scorsese

October Baby (2012), Dir. Andrew Erwin

Risen (2016 ), Dir. Kevin Reynolds

Babbette’s Feast (1987 ), Dir. Gabriel Axel

The Nativity Story (2006), Dir. Catherine Hardwick

Diary of a Country Priest (1951), Dir. Robert Bresson

Amazing Grace (2007), Dir. Michael Apted

Joan of Arc (1999), Dir. Christian Duguay

Of God’s and Men (2011), Dir. Xavier Beauvois

There Be Dragons (2011), Dir. Roland Joffe

Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018 ), Dir. Andrew Hyatt

**Mindwalk (1991), Dir. Bernt Amadeus Capra [MOVIE UNAVAILABLE]

My Dinner with Andre (1981 ), Dir. Louis Malle


Family Friendly

The Prince of Egypt (1998 ), Dir. Brenda Chapman, Stephen Hickner, Simon Wells

It’s a Wonderful Life (1947 ), Dir. Frank Capra

Coco (2017), Dir. Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina

Hugo (2011), Dir. Martin Scorsese

A Little Princess (1995), Dir. Alfonso Cuaron

The Lion King (1994), Dir. Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff

Mary Poppins ( 1964), Dir. Robert Stevenson

The Hunchback of Notre Dame ( 1996), Dir. Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse (2018), Dir. Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey

The Princess Bride (1987), Dir. Rob Reiner

Moana (2016), Dir. Ron Clements and John Musker

Annie (1982), Dir. John Huston

Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (2018), Dir. Aaron Horvath, Peter Ride Michail

Aladdin (1992 ), Dir. John Musker and Ron Clements

The Parent Trap (1998), Dir. Nancy Meyers

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Science Fiction/ Action

Alien (1979), Dir. Ridley Scott

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), Dir. Jack Arnold

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Dir. George Miller

The Dark Knight (2008), Dir. Christopher Nolan

Jurassic Park (1993 ), Dir. Steven Spielberg

Interstellar ( 2014), Dir. Christopher Nolan

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Guillermo del Toro

Arrival (2016), Dir. Denis Villeneuve

Inception (2010 ), Dir. Christopher Nolan

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014 ), Dir. James Gunn

The Matrix ( 1999), Dir. The Wachowskis

Wonder Woman (2017), Dir. Patty Jenkins

Blade Runner (1982 ), Dir. Ridley Scott

The Thing (1982 ), Dir. John Carpenter

Snowpiercer (2014 ), Dir. Joon-ho Bong


Drama

Citizen Kane (1941 ), Dir. Orson Welles

Rahomon (1950), Dir. Akira Kurosawa

Jane Eyre (2011), Dir. Cary Joji Fukunaga

The Passion of the Christ (2004), Dir. Mel Gibson

Schindler’s List (1994 ), Dir. Steven Spielberg

Life is Beautiful (1998), Dir. Roberto Benigni

Cinema Paradiso ( 1988), Dir. Giuseppe Tornatore

12 Angry Men (1957), Dir. Sidney Lumet

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), Dir. Mark Herman

Pride and Prejudice (2005), Dir. Joe Wright

Titanic (1997), Dir. James Cameron

Forrest Gump (1994 ), Dir. Robert Zemeckis

The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Dir. Frank Darabont

12 Years a Slave ( 2014), Dir. Steve McQueen

Dead Poets Society ( 1989), Dir. Peter Weir

Stand By Me (1986), Dir. Rob Reiner

The Usual Suspects ( 1995), Dir. Bryan Singer

The King’s Speech (2010), Dir. Tom Hooper

Run, Lola, Run (1999), Dir. Tom Tykwer

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Musicals

The Sound of Music (1965), Dir. Robert Wise

Singing in the Rain (1952 ), Dir. Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

Begin Again (2013), Dir. John Carney

The Music Man (1962), Dir. Morton DaCosta

Once (2007), Dir. John Carney

Les Miserables (2012), Dir. Tom Hooper

The Greatest Showman (2017), Dir. Michael Grace

La La Land (2016), Dir. Damien Chazelle

My Fair Lady (1964), Dir. George Cukor

A Star is Born (2018), Dir. Bradley Cooper

Moulin Rouge (2001), Dir. Baz Luhrmann

The King and I (1956), Dir. Walter Lang

The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Dir. Joel Schumacher


Horror

The Crow (1994), Dir. Alex Proyas

The VVitch ( 2015), Dir. Robert Eggers

Halloween (1978), Dir. John Carpenter

Midsommar (2019), Dir. Ari Aster

Get Out (2017), Dir. Jordan Peele

The Ring (2002), Dir. Gore Verbinski

The Shining (1980), Dir. Stanley Kubrick

The Cabin in the Woods (2011), Dir. Drew Goddard

The Descent ( 2005), Dir. Neil Marshall

Hellraiser ( 1987), Dir. Clive Barker

Us (2019), Dir. Jordan Peele

Silence of the Lambs ( 1991), Dir. Jonathan Demme

The Babadook (2014), Dir. Jennifer Kent

Candyman (1992), Dir. Bernard Rose

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Anime

Akira (1988 ), Dir. Katsuhiro Otomo

Spirited Away ( 2001), Dir. Hayao Miyazaki

Grave of the Fireflies (1988), Dir. Isao Takahata

Millenium Actress ( 2001), Dir. Satoshi Kon

Your Name. ( 2016), Dir. Makoto Shinkai

The Wind Rises (2013), Dir. Hayao Miyazaki

Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989), Dir. Hayao Miyazaki

The Secret World of Arrietty ( 2011), Dir. Hiromasa Yonebayashi


Comedy

The Great Dictator (1940), Dir. Charlie Chaplin

Sister Act ( 1992), Dir. Emile Ardolino

When Harry Met Sally ( 1989), Dir. Rob Reiner

Moonstruck ( 1987), Dir. Norman Jewison

The Holiday ( 2006), Dir. Nancy Meyers

Back to the Future (1985), Dir. Robert Zemeckis

The Great Gatsby ( 2013), Dir. Baz Luhrmann

Juliet, Naked ( 2018), Dir. Jesse Peretz

Midnight in Paris ( 2011), Dir. Woody Allen

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), Dir. Ben Stiller

Spanglish ( 2004), Dir. James L. Brooks

My Big Fat Geek Wedding ( 2002), Dir. Joel Zwick

No Reservations ( 2007), Dir. Scott Hicks

The Terminal ( 2004), Dir. Steven Spielberg

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Documentaries

Won’t You Be My Neighbor ( 2018), Dir. Morgan Neville

Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism ( 2015), Dir. David Naglieri

Dear Zachary: A letter to a Son About His Father (2008), Dir. Kurt Kuenne

Koyaanistiqatsi ( 1983), Dir. Godfrey Regio

Powaqqatsi ( 1988), Dir. Godfrey Regio

Naqoyqatsi ( 2002), Dir. Godfrey Regio

Icarus (2017 ), Dir. Bryan Fogel [on Netflix]

The Corporation ( 2004), Dir. Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott

One Child Nation ( 2019), Dir. Nanfu Wang, Lynn Zhang

Citizenfour ( 2014), Dir. Laura Poitras

Inside Job ( 2010), Dir. Charles Ferguson

Baraka ( 1992), Dir. Ron Fricke

Samsara (2011), Dir. Ron Fricke

Blackfish ( 2013), Dir. Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Jesus Camp ( 2006), Dir. Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady

20 Feet From Stardom ( 2013), Dir. Morgan Neville

Food, Inc. (2008), Dir. Robert Kenner

The Great Hack (2019), Dir. Karim Amer, Jehane Noujain [On Netflix]

Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005), Dir. Robert Greenwald

Food Matters ( 2008), Dir. James Colquhoun, Carlo Ledesma

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2016), Dir. Matt D’Avella

Just Eat It: A Food Wast Story (2015), Dir. Grant Baldwin

The True Cost (2015), Dir. Andrew Morgan


*Bonus* Classic Bad Movies

Leprechaun (1993), Dir. Mark Jones

The Room ( 2003), Dir. Tommy Wiseu [unavailable]

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988), Dir.Stephen Choido

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964), Dir. Nicholas Webster

The Garbage Pail Kids Movie ( 1987), Dir. Rod Amateau

Gremlins 2: The New Batch ( 1990), Dir. Joe Dante

Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus ( 2009), Dir. Jack Perez [streaming on Tubi, Vudu, PlutoTv]

C.H.U.D (1984), Dir. Douglas Cheek

Critters (1986), Dir. Stephen Herek

Arachnophobia (1990), Dir. Frank Marshall

Cry Wilderness (1987), Dir. Jay Schlossberg-Cohen

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