Chronicle Recommends: Movie Picks

Whether you’re wandering the aisles of your local video store or aimlessly swiping around a streaming service, you know the feeling. There are roughly a gajillion movies in the world, and you have no idea what to watch.

That’s where we come in. Every month, the Chronicle’s film critics select a theme and offer movie recommendations. Want our suggestions on a specific topic? Send topic ideas to, subject: Chronicle Recommends.

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Films About Pets
Films About Pets
Sit! Stay! Good movie!

Feb. 15, 2018

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Films About Chefs
Films About Chefs
Give your compliments to the chef with these four films

May 24, 2017

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Baseball Films
Baseball Films
Four picks step up to bat for your attention

April 14, 2017

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Protest Movies
Protest Movies
Four films to get you out of the theatre and into the streets

March 10, 2017

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Animal Movies
Animal Movies
Let these furry friends act their way into your heart

Feb. 3, 2017

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Fictional Presidents of Film and TV
Fictional Presidents of Film and TV
Take a break from #45 with these fictional Commanders in Chief

Jan. 20, 2017

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Academy Award Winning Films & Performances
Oscar Performances
Treat yourself to the award-winners of years past

Nov. 4, 2016

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Scary Political Thrillers
Scary Political Thrillers
If current politics aren't scary enough for you, check out these films

Oct. 7, 2016

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Films from 1981
Films from 1981
Experience cinema from the Chronicle's founding year

Sept. 2, 2016

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Sweaty Films
Sweaty Films
Make sure you stay hydrated watching these persperational picks

Aug. 5, 2016

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Films About Revolution
Films About Revolution
Watch the status quo crumble to pieces in these cinematic gems

July 1, 2016

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Films About Writers
Films About Writers
Storytellers become the story

June 10, 2016

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Restaurant Films
Restaurant Films
Sweet stories and savory drama abound in these flicks

May 13, 2016

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Foolish Films
Foolish Films
They're no geniuses, but these fools make for fun films

April 1, 2016

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Insane Films
Insane Films
Question your reality with these freaky flicks

March 25, 2016

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Films of Love
Films of Love
Romance is in the air in this month's movie picks

Feb. 15, 2016

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Films About Memory Loss
Films About Memory Loss
Forget your troubles (and everything else) with these movies

Jan. 29, 2016

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Films With <i>Force Awakens</i> Cast
Films With Force Awakens Cast
Catch up with the ouevre of the newest Star Wars crew

Dec. 4, 2015

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Satanic Films
Satanic Films
Catch up with the Dark One's cinematic antics

Oct. 30, 2015

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Teacher Films
Teacher Films
Get schooled with this month's movie picks

Sept. 25, 2015

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Cold Climate Films
Cold Climate Films
Chill out with these movies set in frozen lands

Aug. 14, 2015

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Bad Father Films
Bad Father Films
These movies have some serious daddy issues

June 19, 2015

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: May Movies
May Movies
These picks all feature a "May" in the title or the cast

May 29, 2015

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Rain in Films
Rain in Films
Celebrate April showers with cinema's most iconic uses of rain

April 24, 2015

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: SXSW Films
SXSW Films
The best of the fest

March 20, 2015

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Short Story Films
Short Story Films
Small stories find their Hollywood ending

Feb. 27, 2015

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Makeover Films
Makeover Films
A new year, and a new you

Jan. 30, 2015

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Family Dysfunction Films
Family Dysfunction Films
Because the holidays aren't all about happiness and good cheer

Dec. 19, 2014

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Bird Movies
Bird Movies
Let us give you the bird

Nov. 28, 2014

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