Director of Hugo
Meet Me in St. Louis
"One of the first great color movies by one of the greatest masters of color in cinema, Vincente Minnelli, and a lovely evocation of childhood and home."
Night of the Hunter
"The one and only film directed by Charles Laughton is one of the great works of American cinema, with a remarkable performance by Robert Mitchum as a con man/preacher who becomes a boogeyman for two children in the American South."
A High Wind In Jamaica
"A great children's pirate adventure, exactly as you dream it when you're young, from the director of Sweet Smell of Success, Alexander Mackendrick, with a grand performance from Anthony Quinn."
The 400 Blows
"Francois Truffaut's first, autobiographical feature, with a young Jean-Pierre Leaud in the first of many pictures as the director's alter ego Antoine Doinel, helped to usher in the French New Wave and took the very idea of childhood in cinema to a new level of expression."
The Secret Garden
"I recently showed the beautiful 1949 adaptation of the Frances Hodgson Burnett classic to my daughter, and she loved it; the Agnieszka Holland version is also wonderful. …