The Best Films to Watch Without Leaving Your Bed: Cannes Classics

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 new premieres and various wonderful retrospectives.

But in the meantime, what better way to spend an evening than curled up under the sheets enjoying the best of cinema—new modern masterpieces to enduring classics—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 your favorite Cannes winner from the past  available to stream—peruse our list, get cozy, and enjoy.

PARIS, TEXAS (Wim Wenders, 1984) // Hulu

LA HAINE (Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995) // Hulu

THE CRANES ARE FLYING (Mikhail Kalatozov, 1958) // Hulu

BLACK ORPHEUS (Marcel Camus, 1959) // Hulu

THE LEOPARD (Luchino Visconti, 1963) // Hulu

Z (Costa-Gavras, 1969) // Hulu

PULP FICTION (Quentin Tarantino, 1994) // Netflix

BLOW-UP (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1967) // Netflix

MASH (Robert Altman, 1970) // Netflix

THE CONVERSATION (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974) // Netflix

TAXI DRIVER (Martin Scorsese, 1976) // Netflix

BRIEF ENCOUNTER (David Lean, 1946) // iTunes

L’AVVENTURA (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960) // Hulu

THE CELEBRATION (Thomas Vinterberg, 1998) // iTunes

APOCALYPSE NOW (Franics Ford Coppola, 1979) // Netflix

BARTON FINK (Coen Brothers, 1991) // Netflix 

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013) // Netflix

TASTE OF CHERRY (Abbas Kiarostami, 1997) // Netflix

ROME, OPEN CITY (Roberto Rossellini, 1946) // Hulu

THE TIN DRUM (Volker Schlondorff, 1979) // Hulu

THE BALLAD OF NARAYAMA (Shohei Imamura, 1983) // Hulu

THE PIANO (Jane Campion, 1993) // Netflix




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