If you’re trying to dedicate your life to the fabulous cause of watching incredible films constantly and doing nothing else with your life, especially this period of social distancing, then you’ve come to the right place. Sometimes it’s hard to decide what to watch, so I’ve made it real easy for you. You’re welcome.
Here’s my rundown of must-see films that you… uh… must see…for this week!
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Hepburn’s portrayal of Holly Golightly as the naïve, eccentric café society girl is generally considered to be one of the actress’s most memorable and identifiable roles. Hepburn regarded it as one of her most challenging roles, since she was an introvert required to play an extrovert.
Plot : A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.
Director: Blake Edwards
Writers:Truman Capote , George Axelrod
Stars:Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal
Serpico is a 1973 American neo-noir biographical crime film directed by Sidney Lumet, and starring Al Pacino. Waldo Salt and Norman Wexler wrote the screenplay, adapting Peter Maas‘s biography of NYPD officer Frank Serpico, who went undercover to expose corruption in the police force. Both Maas’s book and the film cover 12 years, 1960 to 1972.
Plot: An honest New York cop named Frank Serpico blows the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him.
Director: Sidney Lumet
Writers: Peter Maas , Waldo Salt
Stars: Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Paul Schrader
Director: Woody Allen
Writers: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman
Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway
Kramer vs Kramer
The film explores the psychology and fallout of divorce and touches upon prevailing or emerging social issues such as gender roles, women’s rights, fathers’ rights, work–life balance, and single parents.
Director: Robert Benton
Writers: Avery Corman , Robert Benton
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander
42nd Street is a 1933 American pre-Code musical film directed by Lloyd Bacon and starring Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell and Ginger Rogers. The choreography was staged by Busby Berkeley. The songs were written by Harry Warren (music) and Al Dubin (lyrics).
Director: Lloyd Bacon
Writers: Rian James , James Seymour
Stars: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent
Hannah and her Sisters
Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Stars: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine
When Harry met Sally
The origins of the film were derived from Reiner’s return to single life after a divorce. An interview Ephron conducted with Reiner provided the basis for Harry. Sally was based on Ephron and some of her friends. Crystal came on board and made his own contributions to the screenplay, making Harry funnier.
Director: Rob Reiner
Writer: Nora Ephron
Stars: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher