DO THE RIGHT THING (1989)

Controversial in 1989, this may be the most relevant movie you’ll see in 2020.

THE DEER HUNTER (1978)

Called a “nightmare” and “endless” by its own studio, it ended up winning Best Picture and being the first big hit movie about the Vietnam War.

THE APARTMENT (1960)

Winning performances set against stark corporate modernism highlight a fun comedy, albeit one with a surprising amount of attempted suicides.

THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)

A movie that launched legendary careers and an entire classic genre of film, and is also pretty fun in its own right.

ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)

On the Waterfront is known for Marlon Brando’s revolutionary performance, but does it still work out of its very specific context?

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)

Maybe the most epic epic ever made, about a weird guy in the desert.

NETWORK (1976)

The most biting satire of the mid-70s feels, if anything, more relevant in 2020.