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Loft Cinema Staff Streaming Recommendations

While we are temporarily closed, our staff will be putting together lists of suggested streaming titles that you can rent or stream from home. We’ll update this page as more lists are put together.

Christopher Thornton

All of these films are available on Amazon Prime


Lean on Pete
You Were Never Really Here


Under the Silver Lake
Hereditary AND Midsommar
First Reformed
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
The Killing of a Sacred Deer


Bone Tomahawk


Sunset Boulevard
Stop Making Sense
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
A Trip to the Moon
In the Heat of the Night
The Kid
Some Like it Hot


The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Party Monster
Blow Out
The Descent
Dead Ringers
Return of the Living Dead
Jacob’s Ladder
Happiness in the Katakuris
Child’s Play
The Man from Earth


Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Cold War
Millennium Actress
Ash is Purest White


Logan Lucky


Fahrenheit 11/9
The Imposter


A Town Called Panic

Zach Breneman’s Staff Pick: Faces Places

Available on Kanopy or Amazon Prime

Aide’s Staff Pick: enemy

Available on Kanopy or Netflix

Jason Denholm

Daisies: Available on Kanopy & The Criterion Channel
Fast, Cheap & Out of Control: Available on Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu, & YouTube

Recent Faves:
All of these films are available on Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu, & YouTube

The Untamed
High Life

Erika Lannom

All of these films are available on The Criterion Channel

Black Narcissus
Brief Encounter
Elevator to the Gallows
Jules and Jim
La Strada
Nights of Cabiria
Cactus Flower
Paper Moon
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Man Bites Dog
The Getaway
Carnival of Souls
Paris, Texas
A Woman is a Woman
Band of Outsiders
Elmer Gantry
Don Juan, or If Don Juan Were a Woman
On the Waterfront

And Michelangelo Antonioni’s “Tetralogy of Alienation”
La Notte
Red Desert

Dominic Villarrubia

Roma – A Loft favorite, available on Netflix

All of these films are available on The Criterion Channel

These are related to being stuck at home…

Faces, Dir. John Cassavetes (Nothing like being stuck at home then being with the master of home dramas.)

Repulsion, Dir. Roman Polanski (Feeling stir crazy? Could be worse)

Grey Gardens, Dir. Albert and David Maysles (Two masters of not getting out of the house much)

Dropping this tongue in cheek stay home nonsense and offering: 

Tokyo Olympiad, Dir. Kon Ichikawa (A beautiful reminder that the world is whole and nations can come together through respect and admiration. Could be a nice way to hope for the future and see the Tokyo games of 2020)

And for the kids:

The Red Balloon Dir Albert Lamorisse
Zazie dans le Metro, Dir. Louis Malle
La Belle et la Bete, Dir. Jean Cocteau

Clarice Bales

All of these films are available on Kanopy

“Illusions” – Julie Dash
This short film by Julie Dash is FANTASTIC. The script, the set design, the way it was shot is just amazing. For a short film, this packs a lot of content in and I honestly wish it was a feature, but oh well, still amazing.

“The Watermelon Woman” – Cheryl Dunye
Looking for some classic queer cinema? Ya better watch this because Cheryl Dunye is a genius. This movie needs to be watched at least once a month and talked about all the time. Also a good companion to watch after or before you see “Illusions” (once you watch them, you’ll know why).

“The Early Works of Cheryl Dunye” – Cheryl Dunye
To satiate your hunger for more Cheryl Dunye films after you watch “The Watermelon Woman”.

“November” – Rainer Sarnet
Looking for some good fantasy with great cinematography? Looking for a movie to satisfy your inner wolf girl? You’re here. Sit back, smoke some mugwort, and enjoy!

“Never Goin’ Back” – Augustine Frizzell
Need a movie that makes you laugh, has a great ending, is surprisingly gay, and is a good female lead stoner movie? Check out this out! Get some snacks, pick up food from your favorite local Tucson restaurant, and pig out!

“The Fits” – Anna Rose Holmer
While the lack of dialogue and slow pacing may bother some people, I really liked meditative movies like “The Fits” that allows us to simply sit and watch, piece the story together ourselves.

“Beauty and the Beast” – Jean Cocteau
Who doesn’t love this version? If you haven’t seen it, be prepared to wish you lived on this set and wish they took color pictures of the costumes.

“Rafiki” – Wanuri Kahiu
If you didn’t see this when the director came by to The Loft last month, shame on you! JK. “Rafiki” is a sweet love story, has great cinematography, and a catchy soundtrack! Enjoy! (P.S. if you want to see more of Wanuri Kahiu’s works, a short film of hers, “Pumzi,” is on Vimeo!)
ALSO: Trigger Warning: there is some physical violence towards queer people in this film, if that is something you can’t watch at the moment, watch it another time

“Hearts Beat Loud” – Brett Haley
Plain and simple this movie is fun, sweet, relaxing, gay, funny, and comes with great tunes. During these stressful times—or any stressful time, really—this is the movie to watch to just make you smile and hope Kiersey Clemons and Sasha Lane star in more movies together.

Alexis Ruiz

Moonlight: Available on Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime

Her: Available on Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime

SLC Punk: Available on Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes

Requiem for a Dream: Available on Hulu, Amazon Prime

Let The Right One In: Available on Amazon Prime, YouTube, Vudu



Enemy (2014)
Hot Rod (2007)
The Little Hours (2017)
The Master (2012)
Moon (2009)
Shirkers (2018)
Swiss Army Man (2016)

Amazon Prime:

The Big Sick
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot
Eighth Grade
The Farewell
Inside Llewyn Davis
Operation Avalanche
Seven Psychopaths
Young Adult


American Animals
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
The Nice Guys
Punch-Drunk Love
They Came Together


The Host
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Ingrid Goes West
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Skeleton Twins
Sorry to Bother You