Watch: Lupita Nyong’o, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill and More Recommend Their Favorite Underseen Movies

     January 19, 2015


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.

Courtesy of The Academy (via The Film Stage).