Additional Recommended Movies Post-1986

The titles listed below are not necessarily “must see” viewing, but are recommended for film fanatics.


Animated Features
Animatrix StillAnimatrix, The (2003)
Antz (1998)
Bug’s Life, A (1998)
Cars (2006)
Corpse Bride, The (2005)
Fantasia 2000 (2000)
Howl’s Moving Castle (2005)
Madagascar (2005)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Scanner Darkly, A (2006)
Simpson’s Movie, The (2007)
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
Toy Story 2 (1999)

Documentaries
Aileen Wurnos StillAileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1992)
Baraka (1992)
Blind Spot: Hitler’s Secretary (2002)
Boys of Baraka, The (2005)
Bus 174 (2002)
Calle 54 (2000)
Chile, Obstinate Memory (1997)
Control Room (2004)
Corporation, The (2004)
Darwin’s Nightmare (2005)
Daughter From Danang (2002)
Devil’s Playground, The (2002)
Divorce Iranian Style (1998)
Education of Shelby Knox, The (2005)
Eyes of Tammy Faye, The (2000)
Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006)
Farm, The: Angola, USA (1998)
Fast, Cheap, & Out of Control (1997)
Fog of War (2003)
Grizzly Man (2005)
In the Shadow of the Stars (1991)
Into the Arms of Strangers (2000)
Jesus Camp (2006)
John Waters: This Filthy World (2006)
Lion in the House, A (2006)
Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)
Lost Boys of Sudan (2004)
My Best Fiend (1999)
One Day in September (1999)
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism (2004)
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)
Powaqqatsi (1988)
Saltmen of Tibet (1997)
Same River Twice, The (2003)
Slanted Screen, The (2006)
Songbirds (2005)
Startup.com (2001)
State of Mind, A (2004)
Stevie (2002)
Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (1993)
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
Tongues Untied (1991)
Touch the Sound (2004)
Vincent (1987)
War Room, The (1993)
When We Were Kings (1996)
Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)
Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, The (2003)
Winged Migration (2003)
Word Wars (2004)

Foreign Films
After Life StillAfter Life (1998, Japanese)
After the Wedding (2006, Danish)
Apple, The (1998, Iranian)
Barbarian Invasions, The (2003, French-Canadian)
Before the Rain (1994, Macedonian)
Beijing Bicycle (2001, Chinese)
Blue Kite, The (1993, Chinese)
Cache (2005, French)
Camille Claudel (1989, French)
Central Station (1998, Brazilian)
Chambermaid on the Titanic, The (1997, French)
Character (1997, Dutch)
Children of Heaven (1997, Iranian)
Chinese Ghost Story, A (1987, Chinese)
Circle, The (2000, Iranian)
City of Lost Children (1996, French)
Common Wealth / Comunidad, La (2000, Spanish)
Cronos (1993, Mexican)
Cure (1997, Japanese)
Cyclo (1995, Vietnamese)
Double Life of Veronique, The (1991, French)
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994, Taiwanese)
Farinelli Il Castrato (1994, Italian)
Fat Girl (2001, French)
Femme Nikita, La (1991, French)
Flower of My Secret, The (1995, Spanish)
Goodbye, Lenin! (2004, German)
Happy Times (2000, Chinese)
He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not (2002, French)
Heaven (2002, Italian)
Highway Patrolman (1992, Mexican)
Indochine (1992, French)
Intacto (2001, Spanish)
Italian for Beginners (2000, Danish)
Joyeux Noel (2005, French, German)
Ju Dou (1990, Chinese)
Kitchen Stories (2003, Norwegian)
Late Marriage (2001, Israeli)
Little Otik (2000, Czech)
Live Flesh (1997, Spanish)
Lover, The (1992, French)
Lumumba (2000, French)
Man Bites Dog (1992, French)
Maria Full of Grace (2004, Mexican)
Marius and Jeannette (1997, French)
Mondays in the Sun (2002, Spanish)
Motorcycle Diaries (2004, Argentinian)
My Father’s Glory (1990, French)
My Mother’s Castle (1990, French)
Nine Queens (2000, Argentinian)
Noi Albinoi (2004, Icelandic)
Not One Less (1999, Chinese)
Nowhere in Africa (2003, German)
Our Father/Abouna (2002, Chad)
Paradise Now (2005, Palestinian)
Peking Opera Blues (1986, Hong Kong)
Perfect Crime, The / Crimen Imperfecto, El (2004, Spanish)
Piano Teacher, The (2001, French)
Princess and the Warrior, The (2000, German)
Private (2004, Palestinian)
Read My Lips (2001, French)
Ronin (1998, French)
Saraband (2003, Swedish)
Sea Inside, The (2004, Spanish)
Single Girl, A / Fille Seule, La (1995, French)
Son, The (2002, Belgian)
Story of Qiu Ju, The (1992, Chinese)
Story of the Weeping Camel, The (2003, Mongolian)
Swimming Pool (2003, French)
Taste of Cherry, A (1997, Iranian)
Three Lives and Only One Death (1996, French)
Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down! (1990, Spanish)
Time to Live and the Time to Die, The (1985, Taiwanese)
Tito and Me (1992, Yugoslavian)
To Live (1994, Chinese)
Together (2000, Swedish)
Tsotsi (2005, South African)
Turtles Can Fly (2004, Iranian)
Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000, Vietnamese)
Volver (2006, Spanish)
Yeelen (1986, Mali)
Yesterday (2004, South African)
Zero Kelvin (1995, Norwegian)

Other Titles
AI StillA.I. (2001)
About a Boy (2002)
About Schmidt (2002)
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The (1988)
Affliction (1998)
Age of Innocence. The (1993)
Alien 3 (1992)
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
Alive (1993)
Always (1989)
American President, The (1995)
American Psycho (2000)
American Splendor (2004)
Amistad (1997)
Analyze This (1999)
Angel / Angel Rodriguez (2005)
Anna (1987)
Anna and the King (1999)
Another Woman (1988)
Antwone Fisher (2002)
Apostle, The (1997)
Arachnophobia (1989)
At First Sight (1999)
At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
Aviator, The (2004)
Babel (2006)
Babyfever (1994)
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Bad Education (2004)
Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Ballad of Jack and Rose, The (2005)
Barbershop (2002)
Beaches (1988)
Before Sunrise (1995)
Before Sunset (2004)
Being Julia (2004)
Believer, The (2001)
Bend it Like Beckham (2002)
Best Man (1997)
Bicentennial Man (1999)
Big Fish (2003)
Big Night (1996)
Big One, The (1997)
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
Billy Elliot (2000)
Birthday Girl (2001)
Black Robe (1991)
Black Widow (1987)
Blade (1998)
Blue Car (2002)
Boiler Room (2000)
Bourne Ultimatum, The (2007)
Bowfinger (1999)
Boys on the Side (1995)
Brady Bunch Movie, The (1995)
Bride and Prejudice (2004)
Bridges of Madison County, The (1995)
Bright Young Things (2003)
Broadcast News (1987)
Brokedown Palace (1999)
Bronx Tale, A (1993)
Brothers McMullen, The (1995)
Bruce Almighty (2004)
Bubble (2005)
Buffalo 66 (1998)
Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
Bug’s Life, A (1998)
Bugsy (1991)
Bully (2001)
Business of Strangers, The (2001)
Canadian Bacon (1994)
Cape Fear (1991)
Carlito’s Way (1993)
Casino (1995)
Castle, The (1997)
Casualties of War (1989)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Chances Are (1989)
Chaplin (1992)
Chasing Amy (1997)
Children of the Revolution (1996)
Chocolat (2000)
Chuck and Buck (2000)
Cider House Rules, The (1999)
Cinderella Man (2005)
Circle of Friends (1995)
City of Angels (1998)
City Slickers (1991)
Clean and Sober (1988)
Client, The (1994)
Clockers (1995)
Closer (2005)
Colors (1988)
Commitments, The (1991)
Company, The (2003)
Constant Gardener, The (2005)
Contender, The (2000)
Cotton Mary (1999)
Courage Under Fire (1996)
Cradle Will Rock (1999)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Criminal (2004)
Croupier (1997)
Cruel Intentions (1999)
Cry Baby (1990)
Cry in the Dark, A (1988)
Cutting Edge, The (1992)
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
Da Vinci Code, The (2006)
Dark City (1998)
Dave (1993)
Day Without a Mexican, A (2004)
Dead Again (1991)
Dead Ringers (1988)
Dead, The (1987)
Death and the Maiden (1994)
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Déjà Vu (1997)
Denise Calls Up (1995)
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
Dick Tracy (1990)
Dinner With Friends (2001)
Doc Hollywood (1991)
Doctor (1991)
Dogfight (1991)
Dominick and Eugene (1988)
Don Juan de Marco (1995)
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Door in the Floor, The (2004)
Down in the Valley (2005)
Down to the Bone (2004)
Down With Love (2003)
Dr. T. and the Women (2000)
Dreamgirls (2006)
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
East is East (2000)
East Side Story (1997)
Ed Wood (1994)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
11’09’01 – September 11 (2002)
Elf (2003)
Elizabeth (1998)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
End of the Affair, The (1999)
Enemies, a Love Story (1989)
Eve’s Bayou (1997)
Ever After (1998)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Fabulous Baker Boys, The (1989)
Falling Down (1993)
Family Thing, A (1996)
Father of the Bride (1991)
Finding Neverland (2004)
Firm, The (1993)
Flatliners (1990)
Flirting (1991)
Flirting With Disaster (1996)
Fly Away Home (1996)
For Your Consideration (2006)
Forty Shades of Blue (2005)
Forty Year Old Virgin, The (2005)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Freeway (1996)
Freshman, The (1990)
Frida (2002)
Friends With Money (2006)
Fun (1994)
Funny Ha Ha (2005)
G.I. Jane (1997)
Game, The (1997)
Garden State (2004)
Gattaca (1997)
Ghost World (2001)
Gift, The (2000)
Gingerbread Man, The (1998)
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Gladiator (2000)
Glass Menagerie (1987)
Go (1999)
Gods and Monsters (1998)
Gods Must Be Crazy II, The (1989)
Going Shopping (2005)
Good Girl, The (2002)
Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)
Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
Grand Canyon (1991)
Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
Green Card (1990)
Green Mile, The (1999)
Grifters, The (1990)
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Hairspray (2007)
Half Nelson (2006)
Hand That Rocks the Cradle, The (1992)
Handmaid’s Tale, The (1990)
Hard Eight (1996)
Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Heat (1995)
Hideous Kinky (1999)
High Fidelity (2000)
Highlander (1986)
Hilary and Jackie (1998)
History of Violence, A (2005)
Holes (2003)
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
House of Mirth (2000)
House of Sand and Fog, The (2004)
Housekeeping (1987)
Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Hurricane, The (1999)
Hustle and Flow (2005)
I Capture the Castle (2003)
I Heart Huckabees (2004)
I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)
I, Robot (2004)
Ice Storm, The (1997)
Ideal Husband, An (1999)
Igby Goes Down (2002)
Immortal Beloved (1994)
Impromptu (1991)
In America (2002)
In and Out (1997)
In Good Company (2004)
In the Bedroom (2001)
In the Company of Men (1997)
In the Line of Fire (1993)
In the Name of the Father (1993)
Independence Day (1996)
Indian Runner, The (1991)
Insomnia (2002)
Intermission (2003)
Internal Affairs (1990)
Interview With the Vampire (1994)
Ironweed (1987)
Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
Jarhead (2005)
Jersey Girl (2004)
Junebug (2005)
Jungle Fever (1991)
Kalifornia (1993)
Kinsey (2004)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Krays, The (1990)
Kundun (1997)
L.A. Story (1991)
Last Samurai, The (2003)
Layer Cake (2004)
League of Their Own, A (1992)
Lean on Me (1989)
Leon / Professional, The (1994)
Licence to Kill (1989)
Limbo (1999)
Little Dorritt (1988)
Little Fish (2005)
Little Women (1994)
Lone Star (1996)
Longford (2006)
Longtime Companion (1990)
Look Who’s Talking (1989)
Machinist, The (2004)
Mad Dog and Glory (1993)
Madness of King George, The (1994)
Magdalene Sisters, The (2002)
Magnolia (1999)
Mallrats (1995)
Man in the Iron Mask, The (1998)
Man in the Moon, The (1991)
Man On the Moon (1999)
Man Who Wasn’t There, The (2001)
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
Manic (2001)
Manny and Lo (1996)
Married to the Mob (1988)
Marvin’s Room (1996)
Match Point (2005)
Matchstick Men (2004)
Maurice (1987)
Max (2002)
Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
Mean Creek (2004)
Mean Girls (2004)
Meet the Parents (2000)
Men Don’t Leave (1990)
Mexican, The (2001)
Mi Vida Loca (1994)
Michael Clayton (2007)
Midnight Run (1988)
Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
Mighty Heart, A (2006)
Miss Congeniality (2000)
Miss Firecracker (1989)
Morning After, The (1986)
Mother, The (2003)
Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995)
Mrs. Brown (1997)
Mrs. Dalloway (1998)
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
My Cousin Vinnie (1992)
My First Mister (2001)
My Name is Joe (1998)
My Son the Fanatic (1997)
My Summer of Love (2005)
Mysterious Skin (2005)
Narc (2002)
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
Never Been Kissed (1999)
New Jack City (1991)
Nine Queens (2000)
Nixon (1995)
No Looking Back (1998)
Not Without My Daughter (1991)
Nurse Betty (2000)
Nutty Professor, The (1996)
Ocean’s Twelve (2004)
October Sky (1999)
Omagh (2004)
One-Hour Photo (2002)
Orange County (2002)
Othello (1995)
Others, The (2001)
Our Song (2000)
Out of Sight (1998)
Painted Veil, The (2006)
Parenthood (1989)
Passion Fish (1992)
Patriot, The (2000)
Pay It Forward (2000)
Pecker (1998)
People Vs. Larry Flynt, The (1996)
Perfect Murder, A (1998)
Perfect Storm, The (2000)
Pianist, The (2002)
Pieces of April (2003)
Pipe Dream (2002)
Player, The (1992)
Pleasantville (1998)
Pollock (2000)
Postcards From the Edge (1990)
Prestige, The (2006)
Presumed Innocent (1990)
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Primal Fear (1996)
Primary Colors (1998)
Primer (2004)
Proof (1991)
P.S. (2004)
Pump Up the Volume (1990)
Pure (2005)
Quiet American, The (2002)
Quiz Show (1994)
Rainmaker, The (1997)
Rambling Rose (1991)
Ratcatcher (1999)
Real Women Have Curves (2002)
Reality Bites (1994)
Red Rock West (1992)
Red Violin, The (1998)
Rent (2005)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Restoration (1995)
Return to Paradise (1998)
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Richard III (1995)
Ripley’s Game (2002)
Road to Perdition (2002)
Road to Wellville, The (1994)
Rodger Dodger (2002)
Romper Stomper (1992)
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)
Rounders (1998)
Roxanne (1987)
Ruby in Paradise (1993)
Rudy (1993)
Running on Empty (1988)
Rush (1991)
Saved! (2004)
Sea of Love (1989)
Seabiscuit (2003)
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Sexy Beast (2000)
Shallow Grave (1994)
Shallow Hal (2001)
Shape of Things, The (2003)
Shattered Glass (2004)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Shipping News, The (2001)
Shock to the System, A (1990)
Short Cuts (1993)
Sin City (2005)
Singles (1992)
Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
Skins (2002)
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
Slacker (1991)
Sliding Doors (1998)
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Smoke (1995)
Snatch (2000)
So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
Soapdish (1991)
Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries, A (1998)
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
Some Mother’s Son (1996)
Something’s Gotta Give (2004)
Spanglish (2004)
Spanking the Monkey (1994)
Spider (2002)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Squid and the Whale, The (2005)
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999)
State and Main (2000)
State of Grace (1990)
Station Agent, The (2005)
Steel Magnolias (1989)
Stolen Summer (2002)
Straight Story, The (1999)
Sunshine State (2002)
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Sweet Hereafter, The (1997)
Sweet Sixteen (2002)
Switching Channels (1988)
Sylvia (2003)
Syriana (2005)
Talented Mr. Ripley, The (1999)
Tao of Steve, The (2000)
Tape (2001)
Ten Things I Hate About You (1999)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Thank You For Smoking (2005)
That Thing You Do! (1996)
Things Behind the Sun (2001)
Thirteen (2004)
Thirteen Days (2000)
This Boy’s Life (1993)
Thomas Crown Affair, The (1999)
Three Amigos (1986)
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Time To Kill, A (1996)
Time of Favor (2000)
Titus (1999)
To Die For (1995)
Trees Lounge (1996)
True Believer (1989)
Truman Show, The (1998)
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Tumbleweeds (1999)
21 Grams (2004)
25th Hour (2002)
28 Days (2002)
Twins (1988)
Twister (1996)
Two Days in the Valley (1996)
Two Jakes, The (1990)
Unsung Heroes (1995)
Upside of Anger, The (2005)
Vanya on 42nd Street (1996)
Vincent and Theo (1990)
Waitress (2007)
Walking and Talking (1996)
War of the Roses, The (1989)
Waydowntown (2000)
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1996)
What Alice Found (2003)
What Women Want (2000)
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
White Men Can’t Jump (1992)
White Palace (1990)
Wilde (1997)
Wish You Were Here (1987)
Witches (1990)
Witches of Eastwick, The (1987)
Wonderland (2003)
Woodsman, The (2004)
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)
X-Men (2000)
X-2 (2003)
You Can Count on Me (2000)
You’ve Got Mail (1998)

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