Movies I Recommend

In no particular order, here are some of my favorite flicks that you may not have seen…

  • A Man Called Peter (1955)–A moving spiritual biography.
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)–Classic movie from a classic novel.  May be my favorite film ever.
  • North by Northwest (1959)–Hitchcock’s awesome spy thriller.  The Bond films modeled themselves on this one.
  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994)–Difficult, disturbing, undeniably moving prison drama.
  • The Aviator (2004)–Howard Hughes biopic.  Stirring, sweeping, and an amazing performance by DiCaprio.
  • Catch Me if You Can (2002)–Another biopic, more DiCaprio.  Fun, stylish, and Tom Hanks to boot!
  • Unbreakable (2000)–A superhero origin story with real-world grittiness.  Slow, but worth it.
  • The Third Man (1949)–Noir drama set at the start of the Cold War, extremely stylish and gripping.
  • Singin’ in the Rain (1952)–Only the greatest movie musical EVER.
  • The 39 Steps (1935)–Spy thriller with Hitchcock at the peak of his early years.
  • American Graffiti (1973)–Sorry, geeks.  Star Wars may be Lucas’ biggest hit, but this is his best film.
  • A Few Good Men (1992)–Courtroom drama+Aaron Sorkin dialogue=win.
  • Waking Ned Devine (1998)–Quirky, Irish, and fun.
  • Seabiscuit (2003)–A sports movie with three inspiring stories of redemption: a trainer, a jockey, and a horse.
  • Galaxy Quest (1999)–Hilarious spoof of all things Trek.
  • Downfall (2004)–Extremely violent and disturbing, but this story of Hitler’s last days grabs you and won’t let go.

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