DARBY O’GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE (1959)

A silly but more charming than you might expect live-action Disney movie involving leprechauns, banshees, and Sean Connery.

THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)

Estimated to be the most-watched movie of all-time, it somehow works just as well 82 years later.

KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (1989)

A gentle story about a young girl growing up who just happens to be a witch who rides around on broomsticks and stuff.

GROUNDHOG DAY (1993)

A deep philosophical tract about the meaning of life, in which the main character keeps trying to commit suicide. Also a comedy where a groundhog drives a truck.

THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)

There are very few perfect movies in the world. This is one of them.

PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997)

A gorgeous animation classic that is firmly for adults, about the eternal struggle between humans and their environment.

THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (1992)

My favorite Christmas movie, bar none, featuring Michael Caine as Scrooge and Gonzo the Great as Charles Dickens.