This is a list of movies for people who actually love movies. Yeah, you know what we mean. GOOD movies.
Sunday Film Club is for the movie buff, film major, or hangover hero who dedicates their Sundays to watching movies. The hardest part of keeping up with this tradition is, of course, picking the movies. Each week, two films will be added to this list on the basis that they feel right for that Sunday.
We recommend you watch 0-15 seconds of a trailer before picking a movie. Don’t read into it, trust us!
(Mike Mills, 2011, English)
Oliver grows depressed, struggling with his failing career as an artist while constantly remembering his childhood and time spent with his dad. Oliver’s loneliness is eased when he meets a charming French actress.
Romantic, smart, and beautifully spun.
Exit Through the Gift Shop
(Banksy, 2010, English)
The infamous, shadowy British graffiti street artist Banksy has literally left his mark on cities throughout the world. He comes in contact with Thierry Guetta, and later is transformed into an art phenomenon.
Classic, cool, and a must see.
(Greg Gillespie, 2021, English)
Estella is a young and clever grifter who’s determined to make a name for herself in the fashion world. She soon meets a pair of thieves and together they build a life for themselves on the streets of London.
Pleasant, cool, a refreshing take.
(Robert Eggers, 2016, English)
In 1630 New England, panic and despair envelops a farmer, his wife and their children when youngest son Samuel suddenly vanishes. The family blames Thomasin, the oldest daughter who was watching the boy at the time of his disappearance.
Smart, intense, and psychological.
(Neil Jordan, 2009, English)
An Irish fisherman discovers a woman in his fishing net whom his precocious daughter believes to be a selkie.
Sweet, easy watch, fantasy driven.
(Enrico Casarosa, 2020, English)
Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, the original animated feature is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret.
Fun, Energetic, Heartwarming.
The Girl Next Door
(Luke Greenfield, 2004, English)
When Matthew discovers a secret about perfect girl next door, his sheltered existence begins to spin out of control.
Smart, Energetic, Nostalgic.
(Matt Ross, 2016, English)
Ben Cash, his wife Leslie and their six children live deep in the wilderness of Washington state and devote their lives to raising their kids.
Intelligent, Fresh, Emotional.
(Rick Famuyiwa, 2015, English)
High-school senior Malcolm and his friends Jib and Diggy bond over ’90s hip-hop culture and a chance encounter with a drug dealer named Dom lands Malcolm and company at the dealer’s nightclub birthday party.
Star-studded, cool, and entertaining.
The Love Witch
(Anna Biller, 2017, English)
Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, then picks up men and seduces them. However, her spells work too well.
Sexy, masterful cinematography, and dark.
(Gia Coppola, 2021, English)
A young woman finds a path to internet stardom when she starts making videos with a charismatic stranger.
Hilarious, Unique, Underrated.
(Ben Affleck, 2010, English)
Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) leads a band of ruthless bank robbers and has no real attachments except for James (Jeremy Renner), who — despite his dangerous temper — is like a brother.
Intense, Gripping, Captivating.
(Mikey Alfred, 2020, English)
Michael tries to answer the question every high school kid faces when they graduate: What’s next?
Mindless, cameo packed, experimental.
(Paul Brickman, 1983, English)
Ecstatic when his parents leave on vacation for a few days, high school senior Joel Goodsen cuts loose with his best friend Miles and a kind prostitute.
Iconic, sexy, and entertaining.
Let the Right One In
(Tomas Alfredson, 2008, Swedish)
Lonely, 12-year-old Oskar is regularly bullied by his stronger classmates. A new friendship develops when Eli, a young girl who only comes out at night, moves in next door.
Dark, Gorgeous Visuals, Intelligent.
Bat Times at the El Royale
(Drew Goddard, 2018, English)
Several strangers meet up at a rundown Lake Tahoe hotel in 1969 for a violent and fateful night filled with wild twists and turns.
Bad- ass, Tarantino-esque, Great Story.
(Jim McBride, 1983, English)
A fugitive heads to L.A. to track down Monica, a beautiful French woman studying at UCLA.
Sexy, Nostalgic, Cool.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
(Edgar Wright, 2010, English)
Dreamy delivery girl Ramona captures Scott Pilgrim’s heart, but he must vanquish all seven of her evil exes.
Funny, stoner friendly, classic.
(Carlos López Estrada, 2018, English)
Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning in his Oakland, Calif., neighborhood.
Intense, Provocative, Fresh.
Isle of Dogs
(Wes Anderson, 2018, English)
When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alone and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots.
Visually Pleasing, Intelligent, Touching.
Weathering With You
(Makoto Shinkai, 2020, Japanese)
A young boy befriends a young girl with an unusual power.
Heart-warming, must watch, magical.
The Bling Ring
(Sofia Coppola, 2013, English)
A movie following the group of teenagers responsible for robbing Hollywood celebrity homes.
Gripping, accurate depiction, great soundtrack.
(Erik Skjoldbjærg, 2001, English)
A young woman navigates divorce, sex, drugs, and an overbearing mother while facing depression.
Intriguing, suspenseful, emotional.
(Richard Kelly, 2001, English)
A sleepwalking teenager becomes shocked to learn that the world is coming to an end.
Dark, psychological, thought provoking.
(Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001, French)
A comedy about a young woman who orchestrates the lives of the people around her and creates a world of her own making.
Heart-warming, uplifting, romantic.
(Richard Curtis, 2013, English)
A time traveler uses his abilities to meet a woman and fall in love with her.
Charming, touching, clever.
(Jon Poll, 2007, English)
An awkward teen finds an unconventional route to popularity at his new high school.
Heart-warming, memorable, clever.
(Cory Finley, 2018, English)
Two childhood friends find themselves at odds and hatch a plan to solve all of their problems.
Compelling, memorable, thrilling.
(David Fincher, 2014, English)
After a woman goes missing, her husband becomes the prime suspect. The police search leads to a frightening surprise.
Sharp social commentary, intriguing, clever.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
(Amy Heckerling, 1982, English)
A high school girl gets trapped in a love triangle while her schoolmates can’t stay out of trouble.
Nostalgic, fun, coming of age.
(Amy Poehler, 2021, English)
A shy teenager gets inspired by her outgoing mother and publishes an anonymous zine that calls out sexism at her school.
Easy, silly, relevant.
Judas and the Black Messiah
(Shaka King, 2021, English)
A biographical drama about the Black Panther party gathering intelligence on Chairman Fred Hampton.