Recommended Viewing


This page lists a few of the favorite films submitted by Act One group members.

Eli’s Top 10

Rushmore (1998), directed by Wes Anderson

Vertigo (1958), directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Pulp Fiction (1994), directed by Quentin Tarantino

The 400 Blows (1959), directed by Francois Truffaut

The Godfather (1972) & The Godfather, Part II (1974), directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Princess Mononoke (1997), directed by Hayao Miyazaki

12 Monkeys (1995), directed by Terry Gilliam

Mulholland Drive (2001), directed by David Lynch

Being John Malkovich (1999), directed by Spike Jonze

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), directed by Michel Gondry


J.G.’s Top 10

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), directed by Steven Spielberg

Twister (1996), directed by Jan de Bont

Phantasm (1979), directed by Don Cascarelli

Legend (1985), directed by Ridley Scott

Blade Runner (1982), directed by Ridley Scott

Ex Machina (2015), directed by Alex Garland

The Ninth Gate (1999), directed by Roman Polanski

The Martian (2015), directed by Ridley Scott

The House of the Seven Gables (1940), directed by Joe May

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), directed by Mel Stuart


Drew’s Top 10

The Wizard of Oz (1939), directed by Victor Fleming

Billy Jack (1971), directed by Tom Laughlin

Grey Gardens (1975), directed by Albert and David Maysles

Flash Gordon (1980), directed by Mike Hodges

Labyrinth (1986), directed by Jim Henson

Scream (1996), directed by Wes Craven

Primer (2004), directed by Shane Carruth

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), directed by Rupert Wyatt & Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) & War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), directed by Matt Reeves

John Wick: Chapter 1 (2014) & John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017), directed by Chad Stahelski

The Shape of Water (2017), directed by Guillermo del Toro


Jes’ Top 10

Night of the Living Dead (1968), directed by George A. Romero

Halloween (1978), directed by John Carpenter

The Evil Dead (1981), directed by Sam Raimi

Drag Me to Hell (2009), directed by Sam Raimi

Slither (2006), directed by James Gunn

The Breakfast Club (1985), directed by John Hughes

Eight Legged Freaks (2002), directed by Ellory Elkayem

Heathers (1988), directed by Michael Lehmann

Clueless (1995), directed by Amy Heckerling

Rat Race (2001), directed by Jerry Zucker


Scooter’s Top 10

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), directed by Steven Spielberg

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), directed by Wes Anderson

Mallrats (1995), directed by Kevin Smith

Bullitt (1968), directed by Peter Yates

Pulp Fiction (1994), directed by Quentin Tarantino

Memento (2000), directed by Christopher Nolan

Clue (1985), directed by Jonathan Lynn

The Princess Bride (1987), directed by Rob Reiner

The Ring (2002), directed by Gore Verbinski

The Other Guys (2010), directed by Adam McKay


Michelle’s Top 10

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), directed by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones

Aladdin (1992), directed by Ron Clements & John Musker

Harvey (1950), directed by Henry Koster

Toy Story (1995), directed by John Lasseter

Airplane! (1980), directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker & Jerry Zucker

The Lion King (1994), directed by Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff

The Philadelphia Story (1940), directed by George Cukor

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), directed by Wes Anderson

Doubt (2008), directed by John Patrick Shanley

Singin’ in the Rain (1952), directed by Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen


Becky’s Top 10

Pretty Woman (1990), directed by Garry Marshall

Annie Hall (1977), directed by Woody Allen

Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989), directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Toy Story 3 (2010), directed by Lee Unkrich

Skyfall (2012), directed by Sam Mendes

Much Ado About Nothing (2012), directed by Joss Whedon

The Sound of Music (1965), directed by Robert Wise

Moulin Rouge! (2001), directed by Baz Luhrmann

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), directed by Robert Mulligan

Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2003) & Kill Bill, Vol. 2 (2004), directed by Quentin Tarantino


William’s Top 10

Gladiator (2000), directed by Ridley Scott

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), directed by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones

The Warriors (1979), directed by Walter Hill

Moonrise Kingdom (2012), directed by Wes Anderson

Hot Rod (2007), directed by Akiva Schaffer

Forrest Gump (1994), directed by Robert Zemeckis

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), directed by George Lucas

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), directed by Peter Jackson

Rocky (1976), directed by John G. Avildsen

Space Jam (1996), directed by Joe Pytka