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Movie of the Week

Every weekend, we pick a movie you can stream that dovetails with current events. Old, new, blockbuster, arthouse: They’re all fair game.

Many banned books were made into movies. Where the Wild Things Are may be the greatest.

Independence Day started the most American of movie traditions: massive advertising campaigns

A Christmas Tale is the perfect antidote to holiday movie fatigue

1995’s star-studded Home for the Holidays is the big family movie Thanksgiving deserves

Stunning philosophical sci-fi was perfected in 1979 with Tarkovsky’s Stalker

Paris, Texas gave Harry Dean Stanton his first lead role. It's a masterpiece.

Mother! will infuriate many viewers. In 2014, Darren Aronofsky's film Noah did the same.

Telling a political loser’s story is tricky. The 2014 documentary Mitt makes that clear.

American Graffiti, George Lucas’s last film before Star Wars, is the perfect end of summer movie

Taylor Swift's new song evokes 2 iconic movies in both style and content

Dirty Dancing was expected to flop. But nobody puts Baby in a corner.

The bloody, exhilarating Bonnie and Clyde broke taboos when it hit screens 50 years ago

Fast Times at Ridgemont High is turning 35. Learn it. Know it. Live it.

Spectacle fuels the media in Billy Wilder’s prophetic 1951 satire Ace in the Hole

The late George Romero didn't mean to tackle race in Night of the Living Dead, but he did anyway

200 years after Jane Austen died, the 1995 film Sense and Sensibility still sparkles

The 2015 comedy Don Verdean has a warning for those who would smuggle biblical artifacts

It’s time to revisit Children of Men, whose near-future British dystopia feels achingly close

Loving v. Virginia was decided 50 years ago. This HBO documentary explores the couple at its center.

In The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, the late Peter Sallis voiced one of Britain’s most enduring comedy legends

Now is the time to revisit Wall-E, perhaps the finest environmental film of the past decade

40 summers ago, the great Roger Moore starred in his best Bond film: The Spy Who Loved Me

The 2001 indie movie Festival in Cannes pays wry tribute to cinema’s dreamers and schemers

Dick, the 1999 teen Watergate comedy, captures the enduring weirdness of political scandals

Two Days, One Night asks whether we look out for ourselves or each other

Jonathan Demme's film Rachel Getting Married sums up the late director's greatest talents

The 1976 film Network is meant to be satire, not a playbook for news hosts

The Ten Commandments has been a springtime TV staple since 1968, with good reason

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington has become synonymous with the filibuster — for good reason

In 2010, The Social Network already knew the internet would become an advertisers’ playground

The Netflix short documentary Extremis looks at the hard questions of end-of-life care

Ken Burns's 1990 Civil War documentary makes a strong case for preserving public humanities funding

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu is a human reminder of the stakes of health care debates

Barry Jenkins's 2008 debut, Medicine for Melancholy, shows all of his pre-Moonlight promise

Nazis executed Sophie Scholl 74 years ago this week. A 2005 movie told her story.

In 1964, Dr. Strangelove transformed existential dread into biting comedy

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping captures the absurdity and fun of the music business

A Separation, an Oscar-winning glimpse into Iranian life, is one of the best films of the decade

2014’s Foxcatcher centers on an egotistical billionaire who fancies himself America’s savior

What is gaslighting? The 1944 film Gaslight is the best explainer.