• Sunday Sanctuary

Movies For Every Mood

Everybody loves the movies, but nobody likes scrolling endlessly for hours trying to decide what to watch. We're here to help you filter out the riff-raff, and whatever your mood, know that we have your back.



Classic

Pulp Fiction

Or any Tarantino movie to be perfectly honest; from Inglorious Basterds to Kill Bill, Tarantino's genius satisfies our need for both darkness and humour, with always a fantastic cast to boot. His distinctive style is one of a kind, and the Samuel L. Jackson/John Travolta combo in Pulp Fiction is universally acknowledged as utterly, totally, completely brilliant. The downside? WTF was in that suitcase.


Feel Good

Green Book

If you haven't seen this movie yet - put it at the top of your list. Having swept up three awards and two further nominations at the 2019 Oscars, Green Book is a heart-warming story that takes you on a journey through America's Deep South in the 1962. Based on a true-life tale, there is bitter-sweetness the whole way through that really hits you in the feels. And if that's not enough to convince you, then just know you'll get to see what Aragorn looks like now.


Superhero

Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse

We've all heard that superhero movies are overdone, boring, over, yet somehow they keep raking in billions at the box office - so maybe we're not finished with them just yet. Straying a little off-track, Into the Spiderverse is an animated take on (yet another) Spiderman story - but this time with the theme of multiple spider-people at its core. We all love a film that can laugh at itself, and the plethora of characters includes, but is not limited to, Peter Porker, Spider-Man Noir, and Spider-Woman. You're welcome. Enjoy.


Thriller

Gone Girl

You'll be wondering what the F is going on from start to finish, which is pretty much the only criteria you want for a good thriller, right? With a satisfying dollop of intrigue, infidelity, and injustice, Gone Girl will have you on the edge of your seat until the very end, and unless you want us to ruin it for you, we can't really say much more (how very... thrilling, we hear you say).


Romance

500 Days of Summer

Not the usual soppy film that comes to mind when you think of romance, 500 Days of Summer gives you the pleasure of a (fairly) realistic love-story. Whilst not the most romantic of movies, its central theme is falling in love (and out of it) nevertheless, so we dare you to argue with us. One thing's for sure; Gordon-Levitt and Deschanel will have you rewatching this film in the years to come, whether or not you agree that we got the category right.


Horror

Scream

The classic slasher that won't ever get old; this movie is perfect if you don't fancy getting any sleep tonight. You'll quickly learn never to pick up the phone, go anywhere alone, and (tbh) never leave the house again. Featuring a cast dotted with stars who went on to find huge success, there's the added (inexplicable yet very satisfying) pleasure in watching celebs star in a movie during their pre-fame days.

Comedy

Bridesmaids

Bound to have you cackling within the first five minutes, this film has an excellent cast, excellent writing, and excellent jokes. A perfect combination of awkward, outrageous, and plenty of meme-able content, you can't go wrong if you're looking for an easy laugh.


Fantasy

The Hobbit

It was a tough choice between the original LOTR trilogy or The Hobbit, and tbh we don't know if the right decision was made. But everything that Martin Freeman touches tends to be gold (Sherlock, Fargo, Ali G...) so we settled on The Hobbit in the end (as we all prefer Gandalf the Grey to Gandalf the White anyway). With stunning CGI, you'll be wanting to book the next flight to Rivendell after the film is over (on an airline showing the next two movies on its in-flight entertainment), or failing that, we'll see you in NZ.


Childhood Nostalgia

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Enough said really. Follow this up with the next 7 films and you have yourself the perfect weekend.


Animated

Shrek 2

With a great track-list, classic quotes, and a timeless story-line, the second movie in the Shrek franchise has everything you want, whether it's the kid's turn to pick a film, or if you're just a big one yourself. Take yourself Far Far Away and relax into the mystical, magical world created by Dreamworks, and loved by all.