The history of cinema is vast and intimidating; there are so many great works of art that it’s impossible to have seen everything. With the Oscars on the horizon, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences gathered up some actors, producers, and filmmakers to offer their recommendations of films everyone should see—specifically, their favorite movies that most people may not have watched. There’s a swell variety from these participants, which include Lupita Nyong’o, Matthew McConaughey, Oscar Isaac, Jonah Hill, David O. Russell, Jennifer Garner and many others, and the films mentioned vary widely, from A Matter of Life and Death to Time Out to The King of Comedy.
As you may or may not have made a New Year’s resolution to see more older or obscure films, this list offers some swell recommendations to get you started. Watch the video after the jump.