If you’re like me, you’re probably detoxing after eating approximately one pound of candy corn last week. If you’re not a candy corn fan (unfortunate for you), you’re probably still detoxing from an overload of candy and Halloween festivities. What better opportunity to stay in and watch movies? While none of these picks are scary – unless you consider the mortifying ordeal of being a teenager scary, like I do – they are some of my favorite movies that are free on Amazon Prime.
If you’re having a hard time choosing what to watch this week, I did the work for you:
What We Do In the Shadows
dir. Taika Watiti, Jemaine Clement
This New Zealand-based mockumentary about vampire roommates is the funniest thing you’ll watch this year.
The Virgin Suicides
dir. Sofia Coppola
A soft, nostalgic film that proves teenage girls are misunderstood by everyone.
Never on Sunday
dir. Jules Dassin
Take a foray into classic Greek cinema with the queen herself, Melina Mercouri.
dir. Stanley Tucci, Campbell Scott
A celebration of food, brotherhood, fighting for the American dream, and Stanley Tucci (with hair). (Also screens Monday, 11/4 @ Coolidge! –ed.)
dir. Yorgos Lanthimos
Will you accept Olivia Colman as your queen and savior? You should.
dir. Bo Burnham
Such a beautiful, accurate coming-of-age that it’s almost too painful to watch, but it’s worth it.
dir. Sebastián Lelio
Gloria Bell embraces her life by dancing her way through it — even the most difficult parts — with fervor.
Wristcutters: A Love Story
dir. Goran Dukić
A dark comedy in which Tom Waits plays a mystical commune leader. Isn’t that enough?