Five Favorite Films

Kiernan Shipka's Five Favorite Films

by | March 27, 2017 | Comments

(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Image)

Kiernan Shipka was the daughter of Don and Betty Draper in Mad Men, the daughter of Tenzin and Pema in The Legend of Korra, and she currently plays the daughter of Bette Davis in Feud. This week, she plays another daughter shrouded in dark mystery in The Blackcoat’s Daughter — a twisted new horror film — which opens on Friday. Fittingly, she revealed that she’s a bit of a horror fan herself when asked about her Five Favorite Films. Her well-rounded list includes one horror classic as well as solid representatives of several other genres. See her list here.

The Wizard of Oz (1939) 98%

Well, the first movie I ever saw was Wizard of Oz, and that was when I kind of realized that movies — almost in a way — existed, that this other world of movies could be my playground too, and that was definitely probably the movie that fascinated me and entranced me with, hence, Hollywood. Not to be cheesy about it.

The Shining (1980) 86%

I think that The Shining is probably my favorite horror movie just because it’s a smart film, but at the same token it’s so chilling, and there’s so much to dig into. I mean, I could get myself into two-hour-long hauls just looking at conspiracy theories about it on the internet.

Eraserhead (1977) 91%

I think that Eraserhead by David Lynch. That’s a movie that I actually had to watch for Blackcoat’s Daughter. It’s one of [director] Oz [Perkins]‘ favorite movies. I was sick when I watched it the first time, but I’ve never seen anything that kind of like stuck with me and disturbed me in a cooler, more powerful way. I really, really enjoy that movie.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) 81%

Personally, I grew up with Harry Potter. So, that first Harry Potter was probably the movie that I’ve seen the most in my life and probably… I mean, I watched all of them, but the first one was my favorite. Gosh, I just watched that movie on repeat when I was younger. Absolutely loved it.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) 80%

I think that, as far as comedies go, I can watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off so many times, and that’s one movie I can watch over and over and over again, and just absolutely never get sick of. I can drop in at anytime — I could watch the whole movie. It’s one of my favorites.


Kerr Lordygan for Rotten Tomatoes: Are you a horror fan?

Kiernan Shipka: I do like horror. Yeah. It’s an awesome genre. It’s an interesting genre. And I think that some of the best movies are horror movies.

RT: So what will your fans think of Blackcoat’s Daughter?

Shipka: I’m playing a character that’s very wildly different from anything that I’ve ever played before. I think it’s a lot… It’s easy to draw parallels between a lot of characters that a lot of people play because, you know, a lot of humans share similarities [laughing] but this is almost supernatural in a way that I think people are really gonna enjoy seeing.


The Blackcoat’s Daughter opens on Friday, Mar. 31, 2017 in limited release and On Demand.

Tag Cloud

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