The Collection

The Collection

UPDATE: This list has since been retired and replaced by IJR Recommends.

The Collection is a recurring opinion piece, which highlights a handful of movies, a trilogy, or the like that I consider to be a must watch film or franchise.


  • Rear Window (1954) – Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962) – Directed by David Lean.
  • The Godfather (1972) – Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
  • The Exorcist (1973) – Directed by William Friedkin.
  • Jaws (1975) – Directed by Steven Spielberg.
  • Taxi Driver (1976) – Directed by Martin Scorsese.
  • Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) – Directed by George Lucas.
  • Alien (1979) – Directed by Ridley Scott.
  • Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) – Directed by Irvin Kershner.
  • The Shining (1980) – Directed by Stanley Kubrick.
  • E. T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) – Directed by Steven Spielberg.
  • Poltergeist (1982) – Directed by Tobe Hooper.
  • Star Wars: Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi (1983) – Directed by Richard Marquand.
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) – Directed by Steven Spielberg.
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991) – Directed by Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise.
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991) – Directed by Jonathan Demme.
  • Aladdin (1992) – Directed by Ron Clements & John Musker.
  • Jurassic Park (1993) – Directed by Steven Spielberg.
  • Schindler’s List (1993) – Directed by Steven Spielberg.
  • The Lion King (1994) – Directed by Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff.
  • Toy Story (1995) – Directed by John Lasseter.
  • Saving Private Ryan (1998) – Directed by Steven Spielberg.
  • Toy Story 2 (1999) – Directed by John Lasseter.
  • Monsters, Inc. (2001) – Directed by Pete Docter, David Silverman & Lee Unkrich.
  • The Pianist (2002) – Directed by Roman Polanski.
  • Lost in Translation (2003) – Directed by Sofia Coppola.
  • The Departed (2006) – Directed by Martin Scorsese.
  • (500) Days of Summer (2009) – Directed by Marc Webb.
  • Toy Story 3 (2010) – Directed by Lee Unkrich.
  • 50/50 (2011) – Directed by Jonathan Levine.
  • Jagten (2012) – Directed by Thomas Vinterberg.
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) – Directed by Stephen Chbosky.
  • The Conjuring (2013) – Directed by James Wan.
  • Boyhood (2014) – Directed by Richard Linklater.
  • Inside Out (2015) – Directed by Pete Docter & Ronaldo Del Carmen.

 I’m Jeffrey Rex

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