‘Boyhood' Is President Obama's Favorite Movie Of The Year

Obama Names His Favorite Movie Of The Year
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President Barack Obama smiles as he meets Pope Francis at the Vatican Thursday, March 27, 2014. President Barack Obama called himself a "great admirer" of Pope Francis as he sat down at the Vatican Thursday with the pontiff he considers a kindred spirit on issues of economic inequality. Their historic first meeting comes as Obama's administration and the church remain deeply split on issues of abortion and contraception. (AP Photo/Gabriel Bouys, Pool)
President Barack Obama smiles as he meets Pope Francis at the Vatican Thursday, March 27, 2014. President Barack Obama called himself a "great admirer" of Pope Francis as he sat down at the Vatican Thursday with the pontiff he considers a kindred spirit on issues of economic inequality. Their historic first meeting comes as Obama's administration and the church remain deeply split on issues of abortion and contraception. (AP Photo/Gabriel Bouys, Pool)

In a new interview with People magazine, President Barack Obama revealed some highly classified information: his favorite movie. Turns out, Obama fell in love with "Boyhood," Richard Linklater's coming-of-age film that took 12 years to create.

"'Boyhood was a great movie," Obama said. “That, I think, was my favorite movie this year.”

First lady Michelle Obama was a huge fan of Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl." But, because she was talking about the book and not the film, she stayed mum on Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike's performances. “I’ve read others [since, but] I read ‘Gone Girl’ a couple summers ago, which is one of my favorites," she said. "The book is much better than the movie.”

The interview, which also hits on harder points like racial profiling, prejudice and the president's experience in dealing with both, is not yet available online in full. For excerpts, head over to People.

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Boyhood. Credit: Universal Pics

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