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 [email protected], subject: Chronicle Recommends.

Chronicle Recommends: Vive la France!
Vive la France!
In honor of New French Cinema Week, we go Gallic!

April 22, 2019

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: A History of SXSW Headliners
A History of SXSW Headliners
From time travel to baseball, some of our favorite first night films

March 8, 2019

Chronicle Recommends: The Worst of the Oscars
The Worst of the Oscars
From badly timed to just plain bad: When the Academy got it wrong

Feb. 24, 2019

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Memory Loss
Memory Loss
Films for when you're trying to forget everything

Jan. 8, 2019

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Seasons Beatings
Seasons Beatings
Our top picks for holiday movies with a twist

Dec. 6, 2018

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: The Best of Austin
The Best of Austin Cinema
Our recommendations of the finest movies from and about the ATX

Nov. 4, 2018

Chronicle Recommends: Halloweenies
This Is Halloween
Deliciously spooky films for the scaring season

Oct. 8, 2018

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Back to School
Back to School
Seven of the best movies about edumacation

Sept. 11, 2018

Chronicle Recommends: The Many Faces of Frankenstein
Frankenstein, Alive, Alive!
Celebrating the cinematic legacy of Mary Shelley's creation

Aug. 2, 2018

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Crime and No Punishment
Crime and No Punishment
For Crime Month, our favorite films about getting away with it

July 9, 2018

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Films About Fashion
Films About Fashion
Get glamorous with our favorite catwalk flicks

June 4, 2018

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: War Movies
War Movies
Movie picks for Memorial Day

May 24, 2018

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: <i>Star Wars</i> Actors in Non-<i>Star Wars</i> Films
Star Wars Actors in Non-Star Wars Films
Celebrate May the Fourth away from a galaxy far, far away

May 3, 2018

Get in the Spirit of Spring With These Classic Movies
Films About Spring
Our critics poke their noses out after winter

April 7, 2018

<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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