The Prince of Egypt

Why did they let us watch this in elementary school?? YES Release date: December 16, 1998Director: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon WellsLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Curious gentiles. Jews in their 20s. Musical enthusiasts. When should you watch this movie: During Passover, when you can’t go home for seder. The sell: The PrinceContinue reading “The Prince of Egypt”

Surf’s Up

Stop trying to monetize your hobbies YES Release date: June 8, 2007Director: Ash Brannon, Chris BuckLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Fans of 7 Days in Hell. Fans of Waterlogged (1962). When should you watch this movie: When summer feels really far away. When you desperately need a boost of serotonin. The sell: AnimatedContinue reading “Surf’s Up”

Meet The Robinsons

Just an absolute delight YES Release date: March 23, 2007Director: Stephan Anderson Language: English Who should watch this movie: Anyone who did Science Olympiad in middle school. Millennials who can’t afford therapy. When should you watch this movie: When your’e in a creative rut. When you miss your family. The sell: This is the movieContinue reading “Meet The Robinsons”

Night Is Short, Walk On Girl / 夜は短し歩けよ乙女

I will only be accepting confessions of love in the form of guerrilla theater YES Release date: April 7, 2017Director: Masaki YuasaLanguage: Japanese Who should watch this movie: University students. Theater nerds. Anyone who’s been out drinking in Kansai (Kanto folks need not apply).  When should you watch this movie: When you’ve just discovered GenContinue reading “Night Is Short, Walk On Girl / 夜は短し歩けよ乙女”

Bee Movie

It’s impossible to stop your imagination from going straight to bee sex YES Release date: November 2, 2007Director: Simon J. Smith, Steve HicknerLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: People who haven’t seen it before who want to understand the memes When should you watch this movie: When you need a laugh. When you’re writingContinue reading “Bee Movie”

Fantastic Mr. Fox

I love my mom but sometimes I wish Meryl Streep was my mom YES Release date: October 14, 2009Director: Wes AndersonLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: People who grew up with the book. People with kids.  When should you watch this movie: When your kid suggests watching Frozen again. When you need a goodContinue reading “Fantastic Mr. Fox”

The Emperor’s New Groove

The funniest movie ever made, you cannot convince me otherwise YES Release date: December 15, 2000Director: Mark DindalLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Everyone with a soul and a few without.  When should you watch this movie: Every time you think of it The sell: This movie is SO GOOD. The story is original,Continue reading “The Emperor’s New Groove”

The Road To El Dorado

Gay YES Release date: March 31, 2000Director: Eric “Bibo” Bergeron, Don PaulLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Fans of Pirates of the Caribbean. Fans of Mulan.  When should you watch this movie: When you accidentally catch feelings. When you want to watch an adventure movie that doesn’t star Johnny Depp.  The sell: El DoradoContinue reading “The Road To El Dorado”

Mulan

Do you think Disney knows how gay this is? YES Release date: June 19, 1998Director: Barry Cook, Tony BancroftLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: People with young kids (watch it with them). Millennials who forgot how good it is When should you watch this movie: Not with me, I compulsively say the lines outContinue reading “Mulan”

Summer Wars / サマーウォーズ

The best movie you’ve never heard of YES Release date: August 1, 2009Director: Mamoru HosodaLanguage: Japanese Who should watch this movie: People who grew up watching Sailor Moon. Fans of Miyazaki. Gamers. When should you watch this movie: In the summer. Outside if possible.  The sell: Summer Wars is a very Japanese movie. It’s gotContinue reading “Summer Wars / サマーウォーズ”