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Naomi Judd's Five Favorite Films

by | November 12, 2014 | Comments

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One of the biggest stars ever to come out of country music, Naomi Judd made up half of the female country duo, The Judds, in the 1980s and has since made her way to Hollywood. A proud mama to her two daughters (Wynonna and Ashley Judd) and a country girl at heart, she loves that her favorite movie of all time shocks most people.

In her current project, An Evergreen Christmas, currently available on DVD, Judd stars as a grandma trying to keep her family together when her lost-to-the-city granddaughter returns to inherit her father’s Christmas tree farm in the wake of his death. An Evergreen Christmas is out now in limited theaters, but check out the list of Judd’s favorite movies of all time below.


Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991; 94% Tomatometer)




It’s my all time favorite, hands down. It’s just me. I really love the dark side and one of my girlfriends is one of the world’s experts on serial killers and she has John Wayne Gacy’s brain in her basement. I’ve SEEN it! Next to her sons hockey sticks. I didn’t know anything about it. We were on tour. We were in Corpus Cristi, Texas and had a night off and I always took the band and crew out for dinner and we go to this mall. I guess it was the last movie of the night and we’re the only ones in this theater and when we got out of the movie theater the whole mall was empty and we were locked in it. So, the whole night was creepy because we weren’t staying in an expensive hotel and there was just that little button on the door knob that locked our door. So I put all the heavy furniture in the room against the door. I can literally repeat the lines now and when I met Tony Hopkins — and nobody gets me; I’m just not impressed by celebrities unless they do something life saving or they’re a hero type — but anyway I don’t ever approach celebrities, but I couldn’t stand not to, and he did the lines for me. And then I was sitting next to Hannibal in a make up chair — the movie was called Heat and you know when you hang out with somebody for a long time… Ashley was doing that movie with him, so I had him do it. But absolutely my favorite.

Prisoners (Denis Villeneuve, 2013; 82% Tomatometer)




That’s up there, definitely. I loved that movie. It was real. From the set decorating to the acting, to the possibility of the script itself. I’ve seen that a couple times.

Kiss the Girls (Gary Fleder, 1997; 30% Tomatometer)



All of Ashley Judd’s Movies.

Any one in particular?

Kiss the Girls was her first big box office and it’s pretty scary. It’s about serial killers as you know.

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Ruby in Paradise (Victor Nuñez, 1994; 93% Tomatometer)

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Then her first one called Ruby in Paradise — her first independent movie. That’s the first time I ever saw her act.

How did it make you feel seeing your daughter move to acting from coming up in the music industry yourself?

We saw the premiere in LA and I was stunned. Ashley was never in a high school play, she didn’t take a drama class — nothing. It seemed like it happened overnight. I knew she’d been taking acting classes once she got out to LA. About five weeks after graduating from college she said, “Mama, pass the salt. I think I’ll go to Hollywood and be an actress.” But that night I remember being in a trance, just kind of floating and looking around like, “Is my kid going to do this? Is this her journey? Is this a fore-bearer of what she really wants to do?”

Analyze This (Harold Ramis, 1999; 69% Tomatometer)



It just hit my funny spot. It’s intelligent.


An Evergreen Christmas is currently available on DVD.

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