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 '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...

  • Morgan Spurlock Recommends 'The Producers'

    "It’s so good it will stay with you forever and the best movies will do that."

  • The Producers

    1967 • PG • Comedy

    It’s springtime for Hitler, and trouble for the producers.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Mel Brooks’ classic, which Roger Ebert called "one of the funniest movies ever made," will still make you laugh out loud.

    Two producers are out to scam elderly women of their wealth by getting...

  • Morgan Spurlock Recommends 'This Is Spinal Tap'

    "That type of improvisation that came out of some of the scenes is what makes the movie really great."

  • This Is Spinal Tap

    1984 • R • Comedy, Music & Musicals

    Spinal Tap returns to rock the US after a 17 year hiatus.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: It's the only comedy we know that goes to 11.

    A rock mockumentary approved by the The Library of Congress. The British rock group "Spinal Tap" tours the U.S. in 1982 to promote...