Binge-worthy TV shows and movies featuring CFA alums

BU alumni Michael Chikils, Geena Davis, Baron Vaughn

CFA alumni Michael Chiklis (’85) in Gotham on Fox with Ben McKenzie; Geena Davis in season 3 of Netflix’s GLOW (Photo by Ali Goldstein/Netflix) and Baron Vaughn with Sam Waterston in Netflix’s Grace & Frankie (Photo by Melissa Moseley/Netflix)

As the world hunkers down for social distancing season, we gathered a collection of shows and films you can stream right from your couch. The best part? All of these feature the work of CFA alums! These cinematic classics, groundbreaking series, and feel-good films all showcase the work of BU actors, producers, and designers. Here are (just some of) the series and movies we recommend that you can dive into today.

Happy streaming!

Shows starring CFA and BU alums

  • Atypical (Netflix) – Raúl Castillo (CFA’99)
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix) – Alfre Woodard (CFA’74, Hon.’04)
  • Bones (Hulu, Amazon) – Emily Deschanel (CFA’98)
  • Charmed (The CW, YouTube) – Ellen Tamaki (CFA’14)
  • Commander in Chief – Geena Davis (CFA’79, Hon.’99)
  • GLOW (Netflix) – Geena Davis (CFA’79, Hon.’99), Marc Maron (CAS’86)
  • Gotham (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon) – Michael Chiklis (CFA’85)
  • Grace & Frankie (Netflix) – Baron Vaughn (CFA’03)
  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, Netflix, Hulu) – Kim Raver (CGS’87, CFA’91)
  • Lincoln Rhyme (NBC) – Russell Hornsby (CFA’96)
  • Looking (HBO) – Raúl Castillo (CFA’99)
  • Lost (Hulu) – Yunjin Kim (CFA’93)
  • Orange is the New Black (Netflix) – Uzo Aduba (CFA’05)
  • Queer as Folk– Peter Paige (CFA’91)
  • Seinfeld (Hulu, Amazon, YouTube) – Jason Alexander (CFA’81, Hon.’95)
  • Six Feet Under (Hulu, Amazon, HBO NOW) – Lauren Ambrose (BUTI’94,’95)
  • Shades of Blue (NBC, Hulu, YouTube) – Hampton Fluker (CFA’13)
  • The Shield (Hulu) – Michael Chiklis (CFA’85)
  • Vida – Raúl Castillo (CFA’99)
  • Vegas – Michael Chiklis (CFA’85)
  • Will & Grace (NBC, Hulu) – Harry Connick Jr. (BUTI’83)

Shows created, produced, and designed by CFA and BU alums

  • Arrested Development (Netflix) – Abraham Higginbotham (CFA’92), Writer
  • Dead to Me (Netflix) – Liz Feldman (CGS’98, COM’00), Creator, Writer
  • Ellen’s Game of Games (Hulu, NBC, YouTube) – Brooke Karzen (CFA’84)
  • Family Guy (Hulu, FOX, YouTube) – Abraham Higginbotham (CFA’92), Writer
  • Good Trouble (Hulu, Free Form) – Peter Paige (CFA’91), Executive Producer, Writer
  • Grey’s Anatomy – Krista Vernoff (CFA’93), Executive Producer
  • Little Big Shots with Melissa McCarthy (NBC, YouTube) – Brooke Karzen (CFA’84)
  • Modern Family (ABC, Hulu, Amazon) – Abraham Higginbotham (CFA’92), Executive Producer
  • Shameless (Netflix, Showtime) – Krista Vernoff (CFA’93), Executive producer
  • Ugly Betty (Hulu, ABC) – Abraham Higginbotham (CFA’92), Writer
  • The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise (ABC, Hulu, Netflix) – Brooke Karzen (CFA’84), Senior Production Executive
  • The Fosters (Hulu, Free Form) – Peter Paige (CFA’91), Executive Producer, Writer
  • The Mandalorian (Disney+) – John Bartnicki (BUTI’02, CFA’07), Co-producer
  • The Voice (NBC, YouTube) – Brooke Karzen (CFA’84)
  • Vida (Hulu, YouTube) – Tanya Saracho (CFA’98), Producer, Writer
  • Will & Grace (Hulu, NBC) – Abraham Higginbotham (CFA’92), Writer

Movies starring CFA alums

  • A League of Their Own (Amazon) – Geena Davis (CFA’79, Hon.’99)
  • After the Wedding (Amazon) – Julianne Moore (CFA’83)
  • Avengers: Endgame (Disney+) – Marisa Tomei (CFA’86, Hon.’82)
  • Brittany Runs a Marathon (Amazon) – Michaela Watkins (CFA’94)
  • Captain America: Civil War (Disney+) Marisa Tomei (CFA’86, Hon.’82)
  • Chinatown (Hulu) – Faye Dunaway (CFA’62)
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love (Hulu) – Julianne Moore (CFA’83), Marisa Tomei (Hon.’02)
  • Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (Amazon) – Michael Chiklis (CFA’85)
  • Happy Death Day, Happy Death Day 2U (Amazon, Hulu) – Jessica Rothe (CFA’09)
  • He’s Just Not That Into You (Netflix) – Ginnifer Goodwin (CFA’01)
  • La La Land (Amazon) – Jessica Rothe (CFA’09)
  • My Cousin Vinny (Hulu) – Marisa Tomei (CFA’86, Hon.’82)
  • See (Apple TV) – Alfre Woodard (CFA’74, Hon.’04)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far from Home (Hulu) – Marisa Tomei (CFA’86, Hon.’82)
  • Steel Magnolias (Amazon, Crackle) – Olympia Dukakis (SAR’53, CFA’57, Hon.’00)
  • Stuart Little, Stuart Little 2, Stuart Little 3 (Amazon, Crackle) – Geena Davis (CFA’79, Hon.’99)
  • The Big Short (Amazon) – Marisa Tomei (CFA’86, Hon.’82)
  • The Fantastic Four (Amazon) – Michael Chiklis (CFA’85)
  • The Hate U Give (Amazon, Hulu) – Russell Hornsby (CFA’96)
  • The Lincoln Lawyer (Hulu) – Marisa Tomei (CFA’86, Hon.’82)
  • The Lion King (Amazon, Disney+) – Alfre Woodard (CFA’74, Hon.’04)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Hulu) – Julianne Moore (CFA’83)
  • Thelma & Louise (Amazon) – Geena Davis (CFA’79, Hon.’99)
  • What Women Want (Amazon) – Marisa Tomei (CFA’86, Hon.’82)
  • We the Animals (Netflix) – Raúl Castillo (CFA’99)

Movies created, produced, and designed by CFA alums

  • FrozenFrozen II (Disney+) – Peter Del Vecho (CFA’80), Producer
  • Ghost (YouTube, Amazon) – Jane Musky (CFA’76), Set Designer
  • Hustlers (Amazon) – Jane Musky (CFA’76), Production Designer
  • Leaving Barstow (Amazon) – Peter Paige (CFA’91), Director
  • The Lion King (Disney+) – John Bartnicki (BUTI’02, CFA’07), Co-producer
  • The Jungle Book (Hulu, Amazon, YouTube) – John Bartnicki (BUTI’02, CFA’07), Co-producer
  • Toy Story 3 (Hulu) – Christian Roman (CFA’91), Story Artist
  • Say Uncle (Amazon) – Peter Paige (CFA’91), Director
  • When Harry Met Sally (Hulu) – Jane Musky (CFA’76), Set Designer


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