Five Favorite Films

Jenny Slate's Five Favorite Films

by | July 19, 2017 | Comments

(Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)

Actress-comedian Jenny Slate has been stealing scenes in movies and on TV shows for over a decade, and her body of work ranges from a season on Saturday Night Live to a recurring role on the animated FOX series Bob’s Burgers to an outlandish turn as Mona-Lisa Saperstein on NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. Recently, she raised her feature film profile with a pivotal role in the Disney animated hit Zootopia and an award-winning performance in the comedy Obvious Child.

This week, Slate reunites with the writer-director of Obvious Child, Gillian Robespierre, for another wry comedy called Landline, about a pair of sisters who attempt to figure out whether or not their father is involved in an affair. Slate was kind enough to share her Five Favorite Films with Rotten Tomatoes, and you can read all about her choices below.

L' Argent de Poche (Pocket Money) (Small Change) (1976) 88%

I love this movie for its many innocent, earnest, stylish, authentic moving pieces. I love that there are so many little delights to love.

Crossing Delancey (1988) 88%

I first saw this movie when I was a little girl. I was so drawn to Amy Irving, her personal style in this film. I loved this story of a progressive, intelligent, Jewish New Yorker who was so bonded to her grandmother, but not necessarily to her cultural traditions. And what a great romance! There is nothing else like this movie.

Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (1985) 92%

Honestly? The best songs. Beautiful cinematography. Wide shots of our gorgeous Big Bird as he travels across vibrant American cornfields, farms, and cities. Plus, you know, a true heart. This one will make you want to hug someone — like a big huge yellow bird.

Field of Dreams (1989) 86%

Magic. Magic. Magic. And baseball.

A League of Their Own (1992) 78%

More baseball. Plus, a phenomenal cast, excellent direction and script. This movie is perfect and we all know it, and there’s no reason to say anything else except, “Has anyone seen my new red hat?”

Landline opens on Friday, July 21, in limited release.

Tag Cloud

Epix Hallmark thriller The Purge sequel FX GoT Amazon Acorn TV Lucasfilm Fall TV Writers Guild of America Academy Awards Valentine's Day Mary poppins Premiere Dates Trophy Talk Musical The Walking Dead Creative Arts Emmys Red Carpet Pop TV Walt Disney Pictures versus dragons adaptation Tumblr Ovation CMT technology facebook blaxploitation Rocketman ghosts 24 frames independent Captain marvel tv talk National Geographic war 2017 Fox News award winner spinoff Superheroe dceu Vudu Teen Song of Ice and Fire 2016 cinemax MTV Black Mirror Toys Logo green book Paramount Network Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt TV Land USA Marathons RT History YA hispanic cats Box Office Pirates teaser cancelled elevated horror crime drama police drama Grammys travel diversity medical drama Lifetime Christmas movies Chilling Adventures of Sabrina crime directors Shudder Television Academy cancelled television screen actors guild TCA 2017 children's TV Crackle Best and Worst Lionsgate Podcast 71st Emmy Awards comics ITV Winter TV WGN Thanksgiving Star Wars Women's History Month doctor who CBS Tarantino Paramount Marvel Television GLAAD Certified Fresh Tubi anime docudrama Family serial killer cancelled TV shows Star Trek Christmas Spring TV YouTube Turner vampires renewed TV shows Set visit blockbuster Turner Classic Movies Universal Awards Tomatazos jamie lee curtis movies President ABC Family book crime thriller E3 Western finale Summer Amazon Prime television Syfy Infographic LGBTQ YouTube Premium USA Network Kids & Family Schedule Nickelodeon Rock Super Bowl boxoffice christmas movies scary movies reviews psycho FX on Hulu ratings hist Marvel Studios halloween batman zombies Columbia Pictures 2019 discovery First Reviews San Diego Comic-Con disaster Holidays binge ESPN mutant 2015 dogs Holiday Cannes CNN comiccon Disney Channel Trailer screenings Oscars Shondaland streaming 2020 rotten movies we love Ellie Kemper Arrowverse justice league Spectrum Originals Superheroes cars joker talk show what to watch spanish language Musicals BET Sony Pictures latino See It Skip It CBS All Access SXSW werewolf First Look TIFF harry potter Disney Plus Britbox reboot Apple TV+ Mystery Elton John GIFs cops Character Guide Watching Series Calendar Action witnail Food Network singing competition Disney streaming service Peacock The Witch IFC Films SDCC Year in Review animated NBC Photos video Ghostbusters Sneak Peek Hulu Extras movie Animation transformers TruTV Opinion theme song psychological thriller Horror TCA Winter 2020 Comedy Central franchise HBO dc casting political drama romance Trivia Video Games comic Comics on TV Chernobyl spider-man mockumentary Classic Film politics Amazon Studios canceled TV shows series VH1 MSNBC natural history The CW game show E! Starz Emmy Nominations dramedy American Society of Cinematographers HBO Max sitcom Travel Channel The Arrangement OWN Pride Month quibi period drama stand-up comedy Crunchyroll Country VICE A24 science fiction spain YouTube Red miniseries Comic Book Brie Larson Anna Paquin Endgame game of thrones DirecTV supernatural aliens Sundance Now historical drama Biopics based on movie Reality Competition Film Festival crossover Avengers Awards Tour Netflix AMC adventure OneApp APB Dark Horse Comics Marvel Stephen King Nat Geo Heroines toy story canceled Countdown Mary Poppins Returns Showtime strong female leads festivals Masterpiece Martial Arts space Drama Sundance Cartoon Network Comedy Emmys Black History Month TNT golden globes richard e. Grant PBS PaleyFest romantic comedy Pixar Bravo Apple TV Plus TBS Film foreign TCA Binge Guide TV renewals zero dark thirty Spike true crime indie Apple robots Cosplay Hallmark Christmas movies MCU DC streaming service Sundance TV DGA slashers CW Seed RT21 21st Century Fox Pet Sematary 20th Century Fox sports Disney+ Disney Plus Lifetime zombie BBC America Music TCM Fantasy Netflix Christmas movies Quiz free movies 45 SundanceTV documentary Interview Winners DC Universe Freeform Reality nature BBC ABC Esquire History south america 007 social media Baby Yoda Polls and Games X-Men Discovery Channel IFC name the review Rocky New York Comic Con FOX breaking bad TLC A&E sag awards unscripted FXX Mindy Kaling Amazon Prime Video NYCC cooking Mary Tyler Moore Adult Swim cancelled TV series Pop Disney Warner Bros. composers Election Rom-Com Sci-Fi LGBT kids Funimation TV universal monsters 2018 WarnerMedia anthology El Rey revenge cartoon cults DC Comics Nominations Mudbound spy thriller biography