Sofia Coppola’s Favourite Movies


This is part of our ongoing segment entitled Smart Creative People Recommending Good Stuff to Watch, in which we crassly scour the internet for great movie lists.

Sofia Coppola had to prove herself as a filmmaker in the shadow of her father’s larger-than-life career. She did so – with melancholy cool greats like The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette and The Beguiled – fusing influences from fashion, design and of course film.

Here are Coppola’s favourite movies and where to watch them (sourced from interviews with The New York Times, Rotten Tomatoes and Far Out).


Breathless

Streaming Now
  • AroVision
  • Academy On Demand

Daddy's Home

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  • Prime Video
  • Google Play
  • Apple TV

“The only film my kids and I equally enjoy together! I love Will Ferrell, and this movie is sweet and fun to watch with cracking-up kids.”

Ex Machina

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  • Prime Video
  • Google Play
  • Apple TV

“Worth it just for Oscar Isaac’s dancing scene.”

“It feels so real, and Andrea Arnold captures the awkwardness and feeling of the characters.”

Force Majeure

Streaming Now
  • Apple TV
  • AroVision
  • Academy On Demand

“Great acting — I loved the little moments, the details that said so much.”

Grizzly Man

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  • Apple TV

Ida

Streaming Now
  • Google Play
  • Apple TV
  • AroVision

The Incredibles

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  • Disney+
  • Google Play
  • Apple TV

The Last Picture Show

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  • Apple TV

Let the Right One In

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  • Shudder

Lolita

Streaming Now
  • Google Play
  • Apple TV

Rumble Fish

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  • Google Play
  • Apple TV

“I love that it’s an art film about teenagers. I just love the way that it’s shot — I love those old lenses, those Zeiss lenses; they have a softer feel. Roman [Coppola’s brother] and I are just sentimental about film.”

The Savages

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  • Google Play

“For the performances, and the mix of humor and sorrow.”

Sixteen Candles

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  • Google Play
  • Apple TV

“One of my favorite films when I was growing up, and I’ll still watch it every time it’s on.”

Tootsie

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  • Google Play
  • Apple TV

Under The Skin

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  • Shudder
  • Google Play
  • Apple TV
  • AroVision
  • Academy On Demand

“Scarlett Johansson was so good in that — well cast, and it was so weird and innovative the way they shot it and incorporated real people. I thought that movie should have gotten more recognition.”

The White Ribbon

Streaming Now
  • Beamafilm
  • Shudder