The Best Movies to Watch Without Leaving Bed: Cinema’s Greatest Soundtracks, Part I

From PARIS, TEXAS and DOWN BY LAW to CHUNGKING EXPRESS, check out our list of movies featuring cinema’s greatest soundtracks for you to enjoy from this week.

Every Tuesday I find myself whispering that old Beckett adage into the morning air: I can’t go on / I’ll go on. No matter how thrilling the day’s prospects, as I settle into the week’s work, that beginning of the week existential stomach ache always begins 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, the nightly decision of what to watch can prove a difficult task. 

So to help, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite films with incredible soundtracks for you to enjoy. From classic collaborations like Wim Wenders and Ry Cooder or Jim Jarmusch and Neil Young to the brilliant ear for music of directors like Jonathan Demme and Wong Kar-wai, indulge in cinema’s greatest soundtracks. Dim the lights, crank up the volume, and enjoy.

Wim Wenders’ PARIS, TEXAS

Available to watch on Hulu +

Federico Fellini’s AMARCORD

Available to watch on Hulu +

Marcel Camus’ BLACK ORPHEUS

Available to watch on Hulu +

Nicolas Roeg’s PERFORMANCE

Available to watch on iTunes

Wong Kar-wai’s CHUNGKING EXPRESS

Available to watch on iTunes

Danny Boyle’s TRAINSPOTTING

Available to watch on Netflix Instant

Carlos Saura’s PEPPERMINT FRAPPE

Available to watch on Hulu +

Jim Jarmusch’s DOWN BY LAW

Available to watch on Hulu +

Whit Stillman’s THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO

Available to watch on iTunes

Louis Malle’s ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS

Available to watch on Hulu +

Jonathan Demme’s SOMETHING WILD

Available to watch on Netflix Instant

Jim Jarmusch’s DEAD MAN

Available to watch on Netflix Instant

Paolo Sorrentio’s THE GREAT BEAUTY

Available to watch on Hulu +

Wes Anderson’s RUSHMORE

Hal Ashby’s HAROLD AND MAUDE

Available to watch on iTunes

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