The Best Films to Watch Without Leaving Bed: Early Films From Your Favorite Directors

Every Wednesday 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, it’s that mid-week ennui 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 with the best of rare and wonderful cinema from the comfort of your bed? And with myriad options to choose from on 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 early films from your favorite directors. Plug in the Christmas lights and enjoy.

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MASCULIN, FEMININ, Jean-Luc Godard (Hulu)

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TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN!, Pedro Almodovar  (Hulu)

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THE GRANDMOTHER, David Lynch  (Hulu)

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STRANGER THAN PARADISE, Jim Jarmusch  (Hulu)

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SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER, Francois Truffaut  (Hulu)

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THIRST, Ingmar Bergman  (Hulu)

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THE BAKERY GIRL OF MONCEAU, Eric Rohmer  (Hulu)

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HOTEL MONTEREY, Chantal Akerman  (Hulu)

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SHADOWS, John Cassavetes  (Hulu)

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I VINTI, Michelangelo Antonioni (Netflix)

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ALICE IN THE CITIES, Wim Wenders  (Hulu)

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SCHIZOPOLIS, Steven Soderbergh  (Hulu)

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LA POINTE COURTE, Agnes Varda  (Hulu)

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BLITHE SPIRIT, David Lean (iTunes)

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NIGHT AND FOG, Alain Resnais  (Hulu)

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