Dr. Jen's Movie Bucket List
|I love engaging dramas, fun romantic comedies, action/adventure
movies with captivating stories, and animated movies, especially musicals.
Below are the upcoming movies that I can't wait to see and the ones that I've already seen that have captured my heart.
Find my movie reviews here.
~Dr. Jen (California, USA)
Movies on Dr. Jen's Bucket List:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (November 2016)
A new movie set in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World!
Beauty and the Beast (March 2017)
I loved the animated version. The trailer for the live-action version is stunning!
Toy Story 4 (June 2017; animated)
Sequel to one of the best trilogies ever!
Dr. Jen’s Favorite Movies of All Time:
[That movies that I love so much that I would want to watch them again.]
Finding Nemo (2003)/3D (2012) (animated)
A kid fish comes of age. His dad tries to stop him. I loved the wonderful parent-child story, and the underwater animation is gorgeous.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
Young boy discovers that he is a wizard and goes off to wizard school. The imaginative, magical world made me want to go to Hogwarts.
Jurassic Park (1993)
Imagine a theme park where they have live dinosaurs! Awesome premise, beautifully carried out. This movie is why I went to Kauai, Hawaii.
Beauty and the Beast (1991; animated; musical)
A young woman who is "different" finds her place in the world and meets her true love. I wish I could find my prince in disguise.
Toy Story (1995; animated)
Toys have lives of their own! What a concept!
Moana (2016; animated; musical)
One of the most gorgeous movies I've ever seen. The song "How Far I'll Go" stirs my soul.
Frozen (2013; animated; musical)
An epic musical journey from the people at Walt Disney Animation Studios! The songs, especially “For the First Time in Forever" and “Let it Go," are memorable and it is a visual treat.
The Princess and the Frog (2009; animated; musical)
A woman meets her soulmate. The only problem: he is a frog! Great songs!
Les Miserables (2012; musical)
A musical look at the troubles of some people in Paris. Sounds boring, but isn’t. The music is epic!
In a dystopian future world, a teen decides her fate and then must live with the consequences. The characters and the world that author, Veronica Roth, created in the book are fascinating.
Cars (2006; animated)
Big city racecar finds himself stuck in a small town. I want to live in Radiator Springs!
Monsters, Inc. (2001; animated)
Monsters visit the human world, then a human visits the monster world. Creative and fun!
Tangled (2010; animated; musical)
Girl who is imprisoned in a castle finds her way out and finds love. Many of the great songs by Alan Menken are now on my iPod.
Big Hero 6 (November 2014; animated)
Walt Disney Animation Studios' big 2014 offering. A fourteen-year-old child prodigy teams with his friends and a squishy robot to save the futuristic city of San Fransokyo.
The Book Thief (2013)
Eleven-year-old girl learns about love, loss and living in World War II-era Germany. The film is visually exhilarating and the acting performances are spectacular.
Planes (2013; animated)
A crop duster plane sets out to win a race around the world. This movie has heart and feels like Cars meets Cars 2. It’s like visiting a good friend.
Cars 2 (2011; animated)
The racecar we came to love in Cars is back for a race around the globe. It’s like taking a trip around the world with old friends.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
A group of young men try to "find themselves" at an all-boys school by forming a secret society. Robin Williams gives an incredible performance in the role of the boys' teacher. I wish he were my teacher.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000; musical)
A grinch goes from outcast to celebrated guest at Christmastime. Always gets me into the holiday spirit. Great songs!
Brother Bear (2003; animated; not really a musical, but lots of original songs)
A boy yearning to become a man becomes a bear instead. The music is irresistible and the youngest bear is precious.
The Wizard of Oz (1939; musical)
A girl tries to find her way home from a strange world that seems lifted from the pages of a storybook. Catchy songs. Beautiful to watch.
The Sound of Music (1965; musical)
A nun sets out to care for a family of children and ends up falling in love with their father. It’s a true story. The kids are adorable.
A boy wishes that he was an adult and then gets his wish. Tom Hanks plays the adult-version of the boy and is delightful to watch.
Pretty Woman (1990)
A wealthy man treats a prostitute like a princess. The perfect rags to riches story. Julia Roberts is charming.
Lost in Translation (2003)
A young woman and a middle aged man explore Tokyo and each other. There’s a wonderful sense of melancholy in this movie. If you’re going to Japan, it’s an absolutely-must-see!
The Sixth Sense (1999)
A little boy can talk to dead people. The ending “got” me. Only problem is: I can’t watch this movie alone; it's too scary.
Anastasia (1997; animated; musical)
Orphan girl sets out to find her family. Beautiful songs!
The Lion King (1994; animated; musical)/3D (2011)
A lion grows from cub to king. The young lion is adorable, and the songs are great!
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
A little alien gets stuck on Earth. A little boy tries to help him get home. I fell in love with both of them!