Recommended Movies

Here is a list of films by genre that your friendly neighborhood critics recommend:

Action:

Matt:
Troy
The Matrix
Terminator
Gladiator
Red
The A-Team

Ben:
Braveheart
The Fugitive
Taken

Adventure:

Matt:
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The Great Escape
Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Wizard of Oz
Cast Away
Apollo 13

Ben:
The Adventures of Tin Tin
Sahara
National Treasure

Animation:

Matt:
Aladdin
The Emperor’s New Groove
Hercules
Treasure Planet

Ben:
Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs
Peter Pan
Toy Story
Beauty and the Beast

Biography:

Matt:
Soul Surfer
Schindler’s List
The King’s Speech
Valkyrie

Ben:
Braveheart
Lincoln
God’s and Generals

Comedy:

Matt:
50 First Dates
Mom’s Night out
Fun with Dick and Jane
Mrs. Doubtfire

Ben:
What about Bob
Philadelphia Story

Crime:

Matt:
The Inside Man
The Italian Job
Catch Me if you Can

Ben:
Ocean’s Trilogy
The Fugitive

Documentary:

Matt:
Evolution vs God

Ben:
Exit through the Gift Shop
Fading West
Beware of Christians
Wild Russia

Drama:

Matt:
Casablanca
Shawshank Redemption
Slumdog Millionaire
Forest Gump

Ben:
Hamlet (1994)
King Kong
Finding Neverland

Family:

Matt:
Hook
The Incredibles
The Wizard of Oz
Mary Poppins
The Chronicles of Narnia Series

Ben:
Pirates of the Caribbean Series
The Apple Dumpling Gang
Tom and Huck

Fantasy:

Matt:
Wrath of the Titans
The Chronicles of Narnia Series
Percy Jackson Series

Ben:
Peter Pan (2003)
Avatar
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Tuck Everlasting

Classics:

Matt:
The Thin Man Series
Rear Window
12 Angry Men
Gone with the Wind

Ben:
Abbot and Costello “Who Done It?”
Citizen Kane
The Time of Your Life
Goodbye Mr. Chips.

History:

Matt:
Captain Phillips
The Untouchables
Gangs of New York
The Great Escape
The Patriot

Ben:
It’s a Beautiful Mind.

Horror:

Matt:
Gremlins
Sweeny Todd

Ben:
Psycho

Music:

Matt:
Walk the Line
Footloose (1984)
Saving Mr. Banks

Ben:
Mr. Holland’s Opus

Musical:

Matt:
Les Miserables (2012)
Newsies
The Sound of Music
Mary Poppins

Ben:
Singing in the Rain
Sound of Music
Mary Poppins
Phantom of the Opera

Mystery:

Matt:
Catch me if you Can
The Prestige
The Green Mile
Inception

Ben:
Sherlock Holmes

Romance:

Matt:
Titanic
Pride and Prejudice
Casablanca
Gone with the Wind

Ben:
Sabrina
Bright Star
Mr. Nobody

Sci-fi:

Matt:
Interstellar
Star Wars Series
Avatar
Back to the Future

Ben:
Star Wars
Advent Children.

Sports:

Matt:
Remember the Titans
When the Game Stands Tall
Miracle
The Karate Kid (1984)
Rocky

Ben:
Remember the Titans

Thriller:

Matt:
Jurassic Park
The Matrix
Argo
V for Vendetta
the Day after Tomorrow

Ben:

Christmas:

Matt:
White Christmas
The Santa Clause
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
The Year Without a Santa Clause

Ben:
Holiday Inn
White Christmas
It’s a Wonderful Life

War:

Matt:
We Were Soldiers
Saving Private Ryan
The Patriot
300

Ben:

Western:

Matt:
McLintock
True Grit (1969)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Quick and the Dead

Ben:
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
El Dorado

Super Hero:

Matt:
The Dark Knight Trilogy
The Avengers
Man of Steel
Captain America Series

Ben:
The Amazing Spiderman
Captain America
Guardians of the Galaxy

Best All Around:

Matt:
The Princess Bride

Ben:
Mr. Holland’s Opus

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