The Critics Association of Central Florida announced its inaugural class of films for the newly created CACF Hall of Fame. The new designation is meant to support the history of film and filmmakers with strong ties to the Central Florida region. The inaugural class of ten films spans decades, from the 1950s all the way to 2017. Below, you will find the films that were included and additional information about the CACF.

Full disclosure, I (Alan French) am a board member/committee member of the Critics Association of Central Florida. Both Josh and Borja are also members of the Critics Association of Central Florida. All three of us voted in this poll, and our ballots remain confidential.

The CACF Hall of Fame Films

Our inaugural class showcases the rich history of cinema with strong ties to Central Florida. As part of our mission, we wish to lift up and celebrate the achievements of the creative teams that work in our region. We want to cultivate a collection of iconic movies that will continue to represent Central Florida and the diverse stories that are capable in our hometowns. All of the films have significant ties to the Central Florida area. Below is the inaugural class of ten films.  

Films Selected for the 2023 Critics Association of Central Florida Hall of Fame

(chronological order)

The Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) – Directed by Jack Arnold

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Cool Hand Luke (1967) – Directed by Stuart Rosenberg

Edward Scissorhands (1990) – Directed by Tim Burton

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Apollo 13 (1995) – Directed by Ron Howard

The Blair Witch Project (1999) – Directed by Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez 

Lilo & Stitch (2002)Directed by Chris Sanders & Dean DeBlois

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Monster (2003) – Directed by Patty Jenkins

Magic Mike (2012) – Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Spring Breakers (2013) – Directed by Harmony Korine 

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The Florida Project (2017) – Directed by Sean Baker

You can find more information about the CACF Hall of Fame here, as well as the CACF website here.

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