Morgan Spurlock's Shortlist

Morgan Spurlock's Shortlist

Movie recommendations from documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, known for 'Super Size Me'

The director of the critically acclaimed and Oscar®-nominated documentary 'Super Size Me', Morgan Spurlock is an American humorist, television producer and political activist.

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Morgan Spurlock's Shortlist
  • Morgan Spurlock Recommends 'Hair'

    "When I saw 'Hair', I couldn’t turn my eyes away."

  • Hair

    1979 • PG • Drama, Music & Musicals, War

    A captivating musical portrait of the hippy generation.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This now-classic movie version of the landmark musical exemplifies the free-wheeling creative spirit of 1960s America.

    The Vietnam era faces up against hippie culture as an...

  • Morgan Spurlock Recommends 'The Party'

    "Peter Sellers just embodied this free spirit of creative, explosive magic."

  • The Party

    1968 • PG • Comedy

    A one-man wrecking crew wreaks havoc at a Hollywood party.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Despite Sellers retroactively unfortunate donning of brownface, this tinsel-town-skewering slapstick remains a cult comedy classic.

    Peter Sellers is Hrundi V. Bakshi, a bumbling Indian actor...

  • Morgan Spurlock Recommends 'Escape From New York'

    "What I love about John Carpenter is that he’s someone who I think created a lot of great characters."

  • Escape from New York

    1981 • R • Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Drama

    Kurt Russell is Snake Plissken, war hero turned criminal.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: One of the great director-actor duos, Carpenter and Russell teamed up for the first time in this dystopian cult classic.

    The island of Manhattan is...