Movies from Anna Kendrick

The Greatest Showman

The story of American showman P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Anna Kendrick
Actress
I think it is a lovely film, and it was fantastically executed by the first time feature director, Hugh and the lovely Zac Efron.
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Attack the Block

A teen gang in a South London housing estate must team up with the other residents to protect their neighbourhood from a terrifying alien invasion.
Anna Kendrick
Actress
ATTACK THE BLOCK!! I am DEEPLY in love with every scene, actor, frame in this film. Can't wait to watch it so many times I have it memorized
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42nd Street

A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show, and at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star.
Anna Kendrick
Actress
Come on, kids! Let's put on a show! Gorgeous dames hoof their way through this film about putting on a Broadway show and it's heaven. If you haven't seen it, get ready for classic songs you didn't even know you knew, and some of the best tap dancing since that time you watched Christopher Walken in Peter Pan Live!.
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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher, a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery, an employee in her widowed mother's chic but financially embattled umbrella shop. On the evening before Guy is to leave for a two-year tour of combat in Algeria, he and Geneviève make love. She becomes pregnant and must choose between waiting for Guy's return or accepting an offer of marriage from a wealthy diamond merchant.
Anna Kendrick
Actress
Technically an opera, as everything in the film is sung, Catherine Deneuve stars as a humble umbrella salesgirl who falls in love. The look of the film is stunning and sumptuous, and the music is unassuming and lovely. I would also recommend having this on in the background if you're hosting a party.
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Chicago

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Anna Kendrick
Actress
Rob Marshall brought back the movie musical with this absolutely stunning film. That alone should make me love it but as a bonus, I had just gotten my wisdom teeth out and was on a fair few pain killers when I saw it. On Codeine, "Cell Block Tango" was a life-altering experience.
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Terms of Endearment

Aurora, a finicky woman, is in search of true love while her daughter faces marital issues. Together, they help each other deal with problems and find reasons to live a joyful life.
Anna Kendrick
Actress
Yeah, I saw that movie a little late. I saw it probably when I was 18 or something. It was one of those movies where I felt like such an idiot because I had obviously heard about it for years and years. And then you see it and you’re like, “This is great!” and you feel like you’ve discovered something because it’s so great and you want to tell your friends about it, and they’re like, “Yeah, we know, idiot. We’ve been telling you to see it forever.” That same kind of thing happened with Terms of Endearment, and it’s like, “Oh right, there’s a reason that The Breakfast Club and Terms of Endearment are some of the most popular movies of all time.”
Movies from Anna Kendrick

The Breakfast Club

Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal. The disparate group includes rebel John, princess Claire, outcast Allison, brainy Brian and Andrew, the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently -- and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same.
Anna Kendrick
Actress
Yeah, I saw that movie a little late. I saw it probably when I was 18 or something. It was one of those movies where I felt like such an idiot because I had obviously heard about it for years and years. And then you see it and you’re like, “This is great!” and you feel like you’ve discovered something because it’s so great and you want to tell your friends about it, and they’re like, “Yeah, we know, idiot. We’ve been telling you to see it forever.”
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Love and Death

Boris is a simple Russian villager who pines from afar for his beautiful cousin Sonja. Forced against his will into joining the Russian army during the Napoleonic Wars, the cowardly Boris accidentally becomes a military hero. But when his beloved Sonja comes to him with a dangerous patriotic scheme, Boris debates his desires and beliefs.
Anna Kendrick
Actress
I know this is not the best Woody Allen film I’ve ever seen, but it’s still my personal favorite. Only Woody Allen could mix highbrow Bergman homages and Marx Brothers-esque slapstick. I also love how much fun he seems to be having with the great Diane Keaton. If only there were a blooper reel.
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Winter Light

A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Anna Kendrick
Actress
I love all the Bergman films I’ve seen, but this spoke to me personally in a really profound way. I remember feeling very shaken after watching it. I feel like the greatest thing a writer or filmmaker can do is say something so honest that most people wouldn’t be brave enough and that’s what I love about this film. The characters are deeply flawed and sometimes very ugly to each other, but that’s why it’s so effective.
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Wet Hot American Summer

The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA's Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day.
Anna Kendrick
Actress
The first time I watched this movie was with a group of friends who are obsessed with it. I asked to watch it again the following three nights. It’s absurd, it has the most amazing cast, and it’s infinitely quotable. It’s a perfect desert island movie.
Books from Anna Kendrick

Blood Meridian

"The fulfilled renown of Moby-Dick and of As I Lay Dying is augmented by Blood Meridian, since Cormac McCarthy is the worthy disciple both of Melville and Faulkner," writes esteemed literary scholar Harold Bloom in his Introduction to the Modern Library edition. "I venture that no other living American novelist, not even Pynchon, has given us a book as strong and memorable."Cormac McCarthy's masterwork, Blood Meridian, chronicles the brutal world of the Texas-Mexico borderlands in the mid-nineteenth century. Its wounded hero, the teenage Kid, must confront the extraordinary violence of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on an official mission to scalp Indians and sell those scalps. Loosely based on fact, the novel represents a genius vision of the historical West, one so fiercely realized that since its initial publication in 1985 the canon of American literature has welcomed Blood Meridian to its shelf. "A classic American novel of regeneration through violence," declares Michael Herr. "McCarthy can only be compared to our greatest writers."
Anna Kendrick
Actress
Patton Oswalt recommended this book to me when I mentioned that I'd just finished The Handmaid's Tale. So, maybe that dude wants to ruin my life? The language is dense and gorgeous and the subject matter is some of the most horrifying stuff I've ever had to reckon with. If you loved the film The Proposition but wish it had given you more nightmares, this is the book for you.
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So You've Been Publicly Shamed

From the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, this is a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame.'It's about the terror, isn't it?''The terror of what?' I said.'The terror of being found out.'For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us – people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work. Once their transgression is revealed, collective outrage circles with the force of a hurricane and the next thing they know they're being torn apart by an angry mob, jeered at, demonized, sometimes even fired from their job.A great renaissance of public shaming is sweeping our land. Justice has been democratized. The silent majority are getting a voice. But what are we doing with our voice? We are mercilessly finding people's faults. We are defining the boundaries of normality by ruining the lives of those outside it. We are using shame as a form of social control.Simultaneously powerful and hilarious in the way only Jon Ronson can be, So You've Been Publicly Shamed is a deeply honest book about modern life, full of eye-opening truths about the escalating war on human flaws – and the very scary part we all play in it.
Anna Kendrick
Actress
Jon Ronson. “The Psychopath Test” and “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed” were both a great balance of horrifying and fun. However, the people he writes about are subjected to this super-perceptive honesty that I might not survive, so as long as this is my fantasy, I’d prefer he wait until I’m dead
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The Psychopath Test

What if society wasn't fundamentally rational, but was motivated by insanity? This thought sets Jon Ronson on an utterly compelling adventure into the world of madness.Along the way, Jon meets psychopaths, those whose lives have been touched by madness and those whose job it is to diagnose it, including the influential psychologist who developed the Psychopath Test, from whom Jon learns the art of psychopath-spotting. A skill which seemingly reveals that madness could indeed be at the heart of everything . . .Combining Jon Ronson's trademark humour, charm and investigative incision, The Psychopath Test is both entertaining and honest, unearthing dangerous truths and asking serious questions about how we define normality in a world where we are increasingly judged by our maddest edges.
Anna Kendrick
Actress
Jon Ronson. “The Psychopath Test” and “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed” were both a great balance of horrifying and fun. However, the people he writes about are subjected to this super-perceptive honesty that I might not survive, so as long as this is my fantasy, I’d prefer he wait until I’m dead
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A History Of The Wife

How did marriage, considered a religious duty in medieval Europe, become a venue for personal fulfillment in contemporary America? How did the notion of romantic love, a novelty in the Middle Ages, become a prerequisite for marriage today? And, if the original purpose of marriage was procreation, what exactly is the purpose of marriage for women now? Combining "a scholar's rigor and a storyteller's craft"(San Jose Mercury News), distinguished cultural historian Marilyn Yalom charts the evolution of marriage in the Judeo Christian world through the centuries and shows how radically our ideas about marriage have changed. For any woman who is, has been, or ever will be married, this intellectually vigorous and gripping historical analysis of marriage sheds new light on an institution most people take for granted, and that may, in fact, be experiencing its most convulsive upheaval since the Reformation.
Anna Kendrick
Actress
If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be? “A History of the Wife,” by Marilyn Yalom. It’s one of those books that I read with a highlighter in hand, because there was so much great information in it. Maybe plenty of people already know all of this stuff, but it definitely wasn’t covered in my history classes.
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The Handmaid's Tale

DISCOVER the BESTSELLING DYSTOPIAN NOVEL behind the AWARD-WINNING TV SERIES in this tie-in edition introduced by Margaret Atwood.‘I believe in the resistance as I believe there can be no light without shadow; or rather, no shadow unless there is also light.’Offred is a Handmaid in The Republic of Gilead, a religious totalitarian state in what was formerly known as the United States. She is placed in the household of The Commander, Fred Waterford – her assigned name, Offred, means ‘of Fred’. She has only one function: to breed. If Offred refuses to enter into sexual servitude to repopulate a devastated world, she will be hanged. Yet even a repressive state cannot eradicate hope and desire. As she recalls her pre-revolution life in flashbacks, Offred must navigate through the terrifying landscape of torture and persecution in the present day, and between two men upon which her future hangs.Masterfully conceived and executed, this haunting vision of the future places Margaret Atwood at the forefront of dystopian fiction.'As relevant today as it was when Atwood wrote it...no television event has hit such a nerve ...’ Guardian PRE-ORDER THE TESTAMENTS, THE SEQUEL TO THE HANDMAID’S TALE, TODAY
Anna Kendrick
Actress
I only read “The Handmaid’s Tale,” by Margaret Atwood, very recently. On the night of the first presidential debate, Patton Oswalt tweeted, “We’re moments away from the prequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’” and I think I messaged him, “O.K., that is not funny!”
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Sex at Dawn

In this controversial, thought-provoking, and brilliant book, renegade thinkers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda JethÁ debunk almost everything we “know” about sex, weaving together convergent, frequently overlooked evidence from anthropology, archaeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality to show how far from human nature monogamy really is. In Sex at Dawn, the authors expose the ancient roots of human sexuality while pointing toward a more optimistic future illuminated by our innate capacities for love, cooperation, and generosity.
Anna Kendrick
Actress
What’s the last book that made you laugh out loud? There’s a joke in “Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships,” by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá, about the commonly held belief that women choose their sexual partners based on a man’s ability to “provide.” Essentially the punch line is that Darwin thinks your mother is a whore. Anyway, the patriarchy, good stuff.
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Writing Movies for Fun and Profit



Anna Kendrick
Actress
The best book you’ve read about Hollywood? “Writing Movies for Fun and Profit,” by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, is hilarious, but more than that, it’s insanely accurate — right down to what your parking assignment when visiting a studio “really” means.
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Meditations

Nearly two thousand years after it was written, Meditations remains profoundly relevant for anyone seeking to lead a meaningful life.Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus’s insights and advice—on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity and interacting with others—have made the Meditations required reading for statesmen and philosophers alike, while generations of ordinary readers have responded to the straightforward intimacy of his style. For anyone who struggles to reconcile the demands of leadership with a concern for personal integrity and spiritual well-being, the Meditations remains as relevant now as it was two thousand years ago. In Gregory Hays’s new translation—the first in thirty-five years—Marcus’s thoughts speak with a new immediacy. In fresh and unencumbered English, Hays vividly conveys the spareness and compression of the original Greek text. Never before have Marcus’s insights been so directly and powerfully presented. With an Introduction that outlines Marcus’s life and career, the essentials of Stoic doctrine, the style and construction of the Meditations, and the work’s ongoing influence, this edition makes it possible to fully rediscover the thoughts of one of the most enlightened and intelligent leaders of any era.
Anna Kendrick
Actress
What book might people be surprised to find on your shelves? Marcus Aurelius’ “Meditations.” I kind of thrive on stress, so I’m almost embarrassed by how comforting I find this book. I don’t even agree with everything in it, but when philosophy is described in such practical language, it’s soothing.
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The Road

The Road is the astonishing post-apocalyptic and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy.A father and his young son walk alone through burned America, heading slowly for the coast. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. They have nothing but a pistol to defend themselves against the men who stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food – and each other.'So good that it will devour you. It is incandescent.' – Daily Telegraph
Anna Kendrick
Actress
On vacation, I like books that are dark and engrossing, like “All Quiet on the Western Front” or Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road,” because the beach makes me feel too content and I don’t like it.
TV Shows from Anna Kendrick

Misfits

When five young outsiders on Community Service get caught in a strange storm, they discover that they have developed superpowers.
Anna Kendrick
Actress
How is Misfits such a great show with such an unlikeable brat for a main character? Gives me hope for a movie of my life.
TV Shows from Anna Kendrick

The Standups

Comedy's freshest voices take the stage in LA for six half-hour specials packed with sly jokes, hilarious anecdotes and awkward confessions.
Anna Kendrick
Actress
This was SO HILARIOUS! (If you are ill, watch at your own risk. It sent me into several coughing fits.) Go @aparnapkin !!!!
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

When a woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and lands in New York City, she must navigate a world she didn’t think even existed anymore.
Anna Kendrick
Actress
And Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt I think I’ve watched in its entirety like five times.
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Game of Thrones

Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and icy horrors beyond.
Anna Kendrick
Actress
What’s your ‘can’t miss’ TV show right now? Game of Thrones, obviously.
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30 Rock

Liz Lemon, the head writer for a late-night TV variety show in New York, tries to juggle all the egos around her while chasing her own dream.
Anna Kendrick
Actress
I think 30 Rock is the best show ever made, and I was just excited about this script.
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The Great British Bake Off

This British television baking competition selects from amongst its competitors the best amateur baker. The series is credited with reinvigorating interest in baking throughout the UK, and many of its participants, including winners, have gone on to start a career based on baking.
Anna Kendrick
Actress
Binge-watch TV show The Great British Baking Show
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Ben Platt

Anna Kendrick
Actress
Ben is just fulfilling his destiny as the person who is too talented, too hard working, too joyful, too full of light to not become one of the most exciting and true artists on the damn planet.
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Billie Eilish

Anna Kendrick
Actress
"That ain't hype. She's the real deal," Justin said. "Billie Eilish is wonderful in every way . . . I'm a big fan." Anna expressed the same admiration for Billie, telling the caller, "I'd say you're the winner of the 'Unpopular Opinion' game" (that's a very polite way of disagreeing with someone).
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99 Problems

Anna Kendrick
Actress
“I mean, in my car, that’s fine,” she adds. “But that’s like my secret world, singing ‘99 Problems.’ That’s, you know, Anna’s alone time.”
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Rebel Prince

Anna Kendrick
Actress
Her ideal slow-dance song is "Rebel Prince" by Rufus Wainwright because it reminds her of silent movies
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Get It Together

Anna Kendrick
Actress
Her favorite rap song is "Get It Together" by the Beastie Boys.
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To Pimp A Butterfly

Anna Kendrick
Actress
What’s the last album you listened to in full? I’m thinking it was To Pimp a Butterfly because I am super street. I know, I know.
Goods from Anna Kendrick

Trapp Ambiance Collection No. 4 Orange Vanilla Poured Scented Candle, 8.75-Ounces

Trapp poured candles are versatile, classic and fit beautifully into any decor. They fill a room with aromatic fragrance and create the perfect ambiance you desire.. No. 4 Orange Vanilla - 8.75oz Trapp Scented Candle: The perfect combination of crisp orange notes elevated by the exquisite addition of Tahitian vanilla.. SCENT NOTES: Brazilian Orange | Tahitian Vanilla. Ambiance candle comes in an elegant, white glass vessel that emits a calming, radiant glow while burning. Perfect for gift giving.. Soy Blend Wax formulated for a cleaner burn and to enhance your fragrance experience | Cotton/paper, zinc-free wicks | Approximately 70 hour burn time
Anna Kendrick
Actress
Vancouver folks: is there somewhere I can buy Trapp Candles in the area?? If it's gonna be raining like this I need to get cozy quick, need that holiday collection fix. Cc @trappcandles help
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Molly Mcbutter Sprinkles Orignal Natural Butter and Cheese, 2.0-ounce

2oz Shakers of All Natural Fat Free BUTTER FLAVOR SPRINKLES and CHEESE FLAVOR SPRINKLES by Molly McButter. Natural butter flavor that will make you swoon! There's no denying we all love rich butter flavor, but not the fat and calories it adds to food. Add the taste of real cheese for 5 calories per serving and Fat Free per serving. Use Molly McButter Natural Cheese Flavor Sprinkles in place of cheese
Anna Kendrick
Actress
Favorite popcorn topping “Molly McButter. So shameful but so delicious. I haven’t seen it in a while. But please, nobody send me Molly McButter, because I don’t need that in my life!”