The Best Films to Watch Without Leaving Bed: Rare Cinematic Gems

Every Monday I find myself whispering that old Beckett adage into the morning air: I can’t go on / I’ll go on. As I settle into the week’s work, and no matter how thrilling the day’s prospects, it’s that beginning of the week existential stomach ache that always seemed to start gnawing away at my insides. But breathe, just breathe, the hours will pass themselves and soon it will all be easier and the weekend will come again—one that’s rife with fantastic films playing in theaters all around the city. But in the meantime, look forward to the evening, when a wealth of wonderful films will be at your fingertips.

With so many great movies streaming online, what better way to spend a cold March night than curled up beneath the sheets with some of the best rare and incredible cinema from the comfort of home? But with myriad options streaming, I understand the decision of what to screen in your private bedroom viewing can prove a challenge. So to make your troubles easier, this week we’ve highlighted some of our favorite rare gems, all available to watch on Hulu +. Peruse our list, curl up under the covers, and enjoy.

PEPPERMINT FRAPPE,  Carlos Saura

LA TRUITE, Joseph Losey

COUP DE GRACE, Volker Schlöndorff

FEAR OF FEAR, Rainer Werner Fassbinder

WILD 90, Norman Mailer

HOLLIS FRAMPTON (Winter Solstice, Process Red, Surface Tension, Maxwell’s Demon, Lemon + More)

L’ASSASSIN HABITE…AU 21, Henri-Georges Clouzot

CRUEL STORY OF YOUTH, Nagisa Ôshima

 LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH, Rainer Werner Fassbinder

YOU WERE LIKE A WILD CHRYSANTHEMUM, Keisuke Kinoshita

A MODERN COED, Eric Rohmer

VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS, Jaromil Jireš

THE SUITOR, Pierre Etaix

MASTER OF THE HOUSE, Carl Theodor Dreyer

ALL THESE WOMEN, Ingmar Bergman

THE GRANDMOTHER, David Lynch

NEWS FROM HOME, Chantal Akerman

SING A SONG OF SEX, Nagisa Ôshima

WARRENDALE, Allan King

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