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The Social Distance 100

We should all be practicing responsible social distancing as much as possible, and what better way to pass the time and avoid Cabin Fever than with a little watch list? Or a big watch list as the case may be.

I took 100 films—from various periods, genres, directors, countries—and created this big collection. I tried to make it a list that combines several heavy-hitters, as well as some lesser-known stuff to boot.

All of the rental/streaming sources are current, as of the 12th of March, 2020. Enjoy re-watching or watching for the first time!

[Be sure to click on "Read Notes" to see streaming/rental availability!]

[[Also, I obviously haven't had the chance to get around to rating all these titles on Letterboxd, but rest assured, they're all I'd recommend!]]

Read notes
  • The Thing
  • Like Father, Like Son
  • Groundhog Day
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Big Lebowski
  • North by Northwest
  • Stop Making Sense
  • Blade Runner
  • The Great Dictator
  • Back to the Future
  • GoodFellas
  • Fargo
  • Batman Returns
  • The Shining
  • Frances Ha
  • Amarcord
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • RoboCop
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Wages of Fear
  • The Red Shoes
  • Meek's Cutoff
  • The Third Man
  • The Blues Brothers
  • It Happened One Night
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Die Hard
  • The Producers
  • Mikey and Nicky
  • Office Space
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Girls Trip
  • The Godfather
  • Withnail & I
  • Lost in Translation
  • Daughters of the Dust
  • The Matrix
  • War and Peace
  • Clerks
  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • The Hitch-Hiker
  • Daisies
  • Portrait of Jason
  • Grey Gardens
  • Blast of Silence
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Vagabond
  • Metropolitan
  • The Rock
  • Clueless
  • American Psycho
  • The Wonders
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • Gremlins
  • PlayTime
  • Snowpiercer
  • The Lady Vanishes
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Monterey Pop
  • Fanny and Alexander
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Duck Soup
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • Seven Samurai
  • Heat
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
  • Hoop Dreams
  • Elevator to the Gallows
  • The Dark Knight
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Under the Volcano
  • The Ice Storm
  • Lady Snowblood
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Set It Off
  • Shut Up and Play the Hits
  • Detour
  • The American Soldier
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Wanda
  • Pather Panchali
  • Alice in the Cities
  • Heart of a Dog
  • Black Girl
  • Tampopo
  • Ghostbusters
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
  • Rififi
  • La Ciénaga
  • Holiday
  • The Watermelon Woman
  • True Stories