The First Rule of Flight Club: Don't pay to rent Fight Club. But do watch (or rewatch) this trippy, controversial classic, which has one of the all-time great plot twists followed by a finale that can be hard to watch in the post-9/11 world.
One of the most quotable cult classics ever, The Big Lebowski ranks among the Coen brothers' best. It's a surprisingly simple tale of lovable losers, mistaken identity and a rug that really tied the room together. If you like oddball movies about oddballs, this is the gold standard.
If you like your sci-fi dark, occasional disturbing and thoroughly thought-provoking, watch Alicia Vikander absolutely crush it as the android Ava. It's as good as, or better than, any Black Mirror episode -- and in fact it could easily join that archive of futuristic cautionary tales.
Without question the best vampire comedy since Love at First Bite (which didn't set the bar that high), this hilarious gore-fest stars Flight of the Conchords vet Jemaine Clement. Finally, a vampire movie that doesn't take itself so seriously (cough, Twilight, cough).
Come for the delicious irony of Michael Keaton playing a washed-up actor best known for his role as a winged superhero, stay for the seemingly impossible single-shot camera work and utterly bonkers finish.
As my dad likes to say, "They don't make 'em like this anymore." Which is too bad, because The Sting is everything a movie should be: witty, clever, suspenseful and just plain fun. And, I mean, come on: Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Isn't it time you shared this classic with the kids?
A movie the whole family can enjoy, Paddington tells the story of a bear with very little brain who -- whoops, wrong bear. This one's a young cub whose comic misadventures steer him (almost) to the clutches of an evil taxidermist.
The 2008 Best Picture winner is the romantic but often wrenching tale of young man who appears on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire -- and gets every question right. The story unfolds as he explains to police just how he was able to pull off this amazing feat.
A boxing movie like no other, The Fighter is about two brothers: One still trying to make it in the ring, the other a has-been who had a brief moment of boxing glory. It's a sad story, but amazing performances helped it punch its way to seven Academy Award nominations -- and two wins.