The Best Films to Watch Without Leaving Bed: Essential 1960s Cinema

Every Monday morning, I find myself whispering the old Beckett adage, “I can’t go on, I’ll go on,” to myself as I settle down into work. No matter how thrilling the day’s prospects may be, it’s that midweek slump that always seems to rear its ugly head in the worst way. But never fear, the hours are sure to breeze on by and soon it will be the weekend—one that happens to be rife with fantastic films both premiering and screening around the city, thanks to various wonderful retrospectives.

But in the meantime, what better way to spend an evening than curled up under the sheets enjoying the best of rare and wonderful cinema from the comfort of your bed? And with myriad options to choose from on Netflix, Hulu, and iTunes, the nightly decision of what to show in your private bedroom screening can prove a challenge. So to make your time easier, I’ve rounded up some of the best films of the 1960s that are available to stream—so peruse our list, get cozy, and enjoy.

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VIVRE SA VIE, Jean-Luc Godard (Hulu +)

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MY NIGHT AT MAUD’S, Eric Rohmer (Hulu +)

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STOLEN KISS, Francois Truffaut (Hulu +)

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LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH, R.W. Fassbinder (Hulu +)

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FACES, John Cassavetes (Hulu +)

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L’ECLISSE, Michelangelo Antonioni (Hulu +)

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PURPLE NOON, René Clément (Hulu +)

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THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY, Ingmar Bergman (Hulu +)

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MOUCHETTE, Robert Bresson (Hulu +)

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WOMAN IN THE DUNES, Kōbō Abe (Hulu +)

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THE GRADUATE, Mike Nichols (Netflix)

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LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD, Alain Resnais (iTunes)

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THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL, Luis Bunuel (Hulu +)

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PLAYTIME, Jacques Tati (iTunes)

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ROSEMARY’S BABY, Roman Polasnki (Netflix)

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THE LEOPARD, Luchino Visconti (Hulu +)

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IL SORPASSO, Dino Risi (Hulu +)

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