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'Movies Like Desert Hearts': Passing the Bechdel Test

The Bechdel test asks whether a piece of fiction features at least two women talking to each other about something other than a man. This eclectic collection passes with flying colors.

'Movies Like Enter the Void': American Arthouse Movies

Alongside the regular Hollywood blockbuster production line runs a rich vein of progressive arthouse filmmaking, spawning such boundary pushing films stretching from existential horror classic 'Eraserhead' to modern sci-fi gem 'Melancholia'.

Visually Stunning Indie Dramas

A collection of dramas with an indie feel, which communicate their emotional message through intense visuals. Make sure to check out Brad Pitt's 'Tree of Life' for a transcendental journey through space, time, and adolescence.

Best 70s Romance

Woody Allen dominates this collection of great 1970s romances, with 'Annie Hall' and 'Manhattan'. Still, we mustn't forget seminal teen romance 'Grease' or mismatched romantic masterpiece 'Harold and Maude'

Best 70s Drama

Think 'Days of Heaven' and 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' with this collection of the greatest dramatic pictures to have come out of the 1970s. Also make sure to check out our 'Oscar Best Picture Nominees 70s' list, for the critics' distillation of the decade.

'Badlands and Madmen': Stark Midwestern Drama

What is it about the Midwestern landscape that inspires such bleakly beautiful movies as 'Badlands' and 'Days of Heaven'? Maybe you're from the Midwest yourself, and feel like wallowing a bit. Maybe you're not, and want to prepare yourself mentally for a visit. Either way, these movies are an experience.

'A Painter of Films': Terrence Malick Movies

One of the greatest directors of our age, Terrence Malick has made a name for himself with his contemplative, dreamlike films, including the recent addition 'Knight of Cups'. What do you expect from a chap who wrote his thesis on the 'concept of world'?

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