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

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