Thursday Movie Picks: Island Movies

We're heading to the islands for this week's theme from Wandering Through The Shelves. I feel like I've been choosing animated films a lot lately and this week is no exception. Here's what I came up with. 

1) Castle in the Sky -
This Ghibli film follows two teenagers and a band of air pirates as they search out a mysterious floating castle on its own island. It features young Anna Paquin with her Kiwi accent, and I love it. 

2) Moana -
I instantly think of "Hawaii" when I see "Island" and since I already used Forgetting Sarah Marshall this year, Moana will have to do. This is one of the best Disney movies that has come out in recent years. 

3) Shutter Island -
This is easily top 5 Scorsese, don't @ me. 


  1. I have not seen the first 2 but love Shutter Island and feel this will be the hit this week. I forgot that Manhattan is an island.

    1. I don't think many think of Manhattan as an island, even though it is. lol

  2. Oooh! I love Castle in the Sky and Moana! Great picks!

  3. You know me and animation! So I'm a no on the first two though I'm very familiar with Moana. I'm a big fan of Shutter Island after The Aviator my favorite Scorsese though I do have a soft spot for his New York, New York even if its a bit messy.

    What I thought of right away was the Robinson Crusoe story in its many iterations. There's so many but the first three that come to mind are the 80's Crusoe with Aidan Quinn, the 70's terrible Man Friday with Peter O'Toole and the 60's Disney adventure Lt. Robinson Crusoe U.S.N. with Dick Van Dyke.

    1. Gangs of New York is a great movie, that's in my Top 5. Ahhh, Robinson Crusoe...I forgot about him. lol

  4. I seen the bottom two and like them. Moana is a lot of fun and I really enjoyed the songs.

  5. I haven't seen Castle in the Sky (though I really want to and all of those Studio Ghibli films if I can get HBO Max and cut off the cable for good) but I've seen Moana a bunch of times. My niece and nephew LOVE that film. Shutter Island is an amazing film and I think it's underrated. Especially with its ending as it's got a bit of a dark sense of humor.

  6. Y'all need Mysterious Island in your life. It's not great, but damn did I love it as a kid.

  7. I ADORE Shutter Island, already reviewed it twice so really had to think of something else.. it is definitely Top 5 if no 1!


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