“Houston Chronicle” Top Texas Film Picks
To celebrate Texas movies, the MFAH and Preview Houston team up for this series showcasing selections from the list of films chosen by Houston Chronicle staffers and readers.
Past Events in This Series
See the winner of the MFAH/Houston Chronicle readers’ poll for “Top Texas Film” on the big screen! Shot largely in Waxahachie and based on an original screenplay by Horton Foote, Tender Mercies received five Oscar nominations.
Harry Dean Stanton is a drifter trying to reconnect with his estranged son, wife, and brother in Paris, Texas—Wim Wenders’s masterpiece on the myth of the American family.
In Houston, a Gen-Xer (Winona Ryder) makes a documentary about herself and friends floundering in relationships and careers. Janeane Garofalo, Ethan Hawke, Ben Stiller, and Steve Zahn also star.
Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor star, along with James Dean and Dennis Hopper, in a sprawling epic that covers two generations of wealthy Texas cattle barons.
Jennifer Lopez stars in the true story of Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla-Perez, whose legend continues to grow decades after her 1995 death.
A burned-out border-patrol officer in a small Texas town, Charlie Smith (Jack Nicholson) changes his ways after becoming embroiled in a corrupt scheme.