Movie Recommendations Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Let's look to the stars to find your new favorite watch for the week!
Movies aren't just an experience. It's life and everything in between (at least, this has been true for me). And with life, you have a variety of characters, moments, and emotionality that spills between each moment. Zodiac signs are the pinnacle expression of life. It denotes to character and its relationship with nature. With Zodiac signs and movies, both are able to express something about character, aesthetic, and thinking. So look to the stars and you might find a new gem. Here's a list of movie suggestions based on your Zodiac sign and where you can currently watch them.
Cool Hand Luke (1967) dir. Stuart Rosenberg
Aries are classically known for making themselves known, being number one in everything, and their bold and ambitious personality always leads them down a lonely but rewarding road. For that reason alone, Aries would find a friend in Rosenberg's classically iconic Cool Hand Luke. Aries would dramatically identify with Paul Newman's character, Luke Jackson who tries, repeatedly, to escape a prison farm and trick its sadistic guards. He's bold, rebellious, a lone-wolf, and walks head-first into any challenging situation with ambition. Any Aries could see themselves in him, and if you disagree...then what we have here is a failure to communicate.
Streaming: HBO Max & Hulu (premium)
The Tree of Life (2011) dir. Terrence Malick
When it comes to a Taurus, their environment is extremely important to them. They are earth signs who enjoy serenity, soothing aromas and soft sounds. Though a Taurus would love a movie about a character who is stubborn and strong-willed, their affinity for being surrounded by beauty can lead one to believe that Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life is the perfect film to address a Taurus' adoration for beauty and desire for peace. This philosophical film delicately studies the human condition and everything in between. With soft sounds and deeply moving aesthetics and camerawork, a Taurus would ponder the meaning of life while also enjoying the beauty of this single piece of art.
Streaming: Apple TV+ (for rent)
Rushmore (1998) dir. Wes Anderson
A Gemini is always moving and collects personal pursuits throughout their life. They're awake when everyone's asleep and they're more curious than anyone in the room. While Rushmore explores angst and identity, a Gemini might find a friend in Jason Schwartzman's Max Fischer who is always on the move and working towards another goal everyday. He joins many clubs, pursues love, and claims special interests in lieu of completing his actual responsibilities—and he doesn't care about what you're supposed to do. He's always busy, ambitious, angsty, and completely alone. This coming-of-age film might attract a Gemini, or it might just go over their heads, claiming that they can't empathize with Max Fischer enough.
Persona (1966) dir. Ingmar Bergman
The thing about people with Cancer as their sun sign is that many categorize them as overtly "emotional." And while true, their emotionality seems layered and complicated. Their sensitivity and emotional intuition speaks levels to their ability to empathize, but it also is indicative of them being highly emotionally intelligent. With that being said, the renowned genius filmmaker, Ingmar Bergman, created his masterpiece called Persona—arguably—for the emotionally intelligent. The film is an arthouse, low-budget production that has been evaluated, studied, and meditated upon only for critics to come to the conclusion that this story weaves emotionality and the human condition together as the story progresses. And any Cancer would enjoy something so sensitive to a female's experience, the human struggle, and they would also be highly intuitive to the intricate images this film presents.
Streaming: Criterion Channel
Clueless (1995) dir. Amy Heckerling
We all love to tease a Leo for their readiness to celebrate themselves or sit in the spotlight. But people with Leo as their sun sign are also extremely passionate and generous. Their complicated and intricate self-centered but self-sacrificing personalities could be best expressed in Amy Heckerling's Clueless. With a protagonist as relatable as Cher, being slightly self-centered, confident, and achingly sweet, Leo's would enjoy the complicated character, defend her, and start the movie all over again just because they said so. Truly, Clueless is about a group of young, shallow, and annoying girls who you (as an audience) are not supposed to like, but you really can't help but do—if that doesn't immediately catch the attention of Leo's—always stubbornly ready to defend themselves—then I don't know what will.
Streaming: HBO Max and Hulu (premium)
Duck Soup (1933) dir. Leo McCarey
A Virgo is known for being analytical and practical. Coupled with these traits, Virgo's are also highly critical of the world around them, making them passionate about how the world works and how others are effected by it. With that being said, people with Virgo as their sun sign would enjoy anything that embraces a critical lens. Leo McCarey's Duck Soup is a classic feature film that criticizes—through satire—jingoism, war, and failed government diplomacy. A Virgo would enjoy analyzing the deep themes expressed through comedy. Their passion for helping others can be exhausted by this film that aims to criticize but hopefully help.
Streaming: Amazon Prime (for rent)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) dir. Wes Anderson
For a person with Libra as their sun sign, they might be fair-minded, social, and amiable. But they also might be indecisive and obsessed with seeking a balanced life. While Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel has many interesting themes and characters, a Libra would enjoy this Anderson film purely for its use of colors, symmetry, and consistency of both throughout the film. While a Libra could relate to the plethora of interesting and slightly relatable characters in Wes Anderson's film canon, a Libra is also appreciative of art and beauty. And as any Wes Anderson fan knows, he strives to create beautiful worlds that anyone could enter; I think Libra's would be the most excited to indulge in his worlds.
Streaming: YouTube (for rent)
The Outsiders (1983) dir. Francis Ford Coppola
Many consider Scorpio as one of the most misunderstood signs. While passionate and assertive, many mistake them for a fire sign despite being a water sign—expressing emotion similarly to othe water signs. But a Scorpio makes for a great, loyal friend while also struggling to remain not jealous or suspicious of others. Their classic life of being misunderstood rather than embraced for positive qualities denotes to their probable connections to characters like them. In Francis Ford Coppola's film about angst, identity, and friendship, The Outsiders should be next on a Scorpio's queue, as it holds the standard of being misunderstood as something to bask in and not turn away from. And if not that, a Scorpio would enjoy the endearing friendship expressed on screen.
Streaming: Apple TV+ (for rent)
Groundhog Day (1993) dir. Harold Ramis
A Sagittarius is always on the search for something. But most likely, they are seeking to gain more knowledge or experience. Their thoughtful approach to life speaks to their ability to philosophize life while also intending to always have a good time. With a Sagittarius seeking knowledge always, they might find themselves attached to movies about quests or knowledge or the dangers of both. But to many's surprise, Groundhog Day might be the movie they hold close to their hearts. While the premise alone might exhaust a Sagittarius, the growth of the protagonist from slimy, self-centered man to complex, thoughtfully-driven hero might spark an interest in Sagittarius whose idealistic and philosophical nature finds love in a spiritual, wisdom-driven, and knowledgable life, which are themes seen in the beloved film.
Streaming: Starz and Hulu (premium)
A Few Good Men (1992) dir. Rob Reiner
While many irresponsible characters from A Few Good Men might annoy a Capricorn who strives off of responsible and disciplined enviroments, the film might speak to a Capricorn in different but impactful ways. A Capricorn might enjoy a movie like this—an Aaron Sorkin, thus dialogue-drive script—because of the basis of each character who embrace their know-it-all nature. While a Capricorn values tradition and is also uncompromising, they are also intricate in the way that while they seem cold, they just want to be understood. For this reason, A Few Good Men might be their new favorite film for its characters who are distant and cold, but are also seeking someone to finally understand them.
Streaming: Amazon Prime
The Social Network (2010) dir. David Fincher
Aquarius is a humanitarian, so it might be a slight surprise to suggest a film that notoriously features a protagonist who is antithetical to an Aquarius' nature. With that being said, an Aquarius is also original, progressive, and despises boring situations. With the two characters of Eduardo and Mark in The Social Network, an Aquarius might find themselves relating to both or somewhere in the middle of the two. With Eduardo as the independent, fun, and social character and Mark as the peevishly smart but tempermental protagonist, an Aquarius might become stimulated by the notion of them as friends. They might even enjoy a smart conversation about the themes invovled in the fast-paced film.
Streaming: Netflix (US) and Hulu
12 Monkeys (1995) dir. Terry Gilliam
Pisces is symbolized by two fishes who represent the divison of reality and fantasy, which a Pieces might struggle with. Additionally, Pisces are also artistic and seek spiritual guidance. Terry Gilliam, a renowed director, created 12 Monkeys, a film created for Pisces. With its main theme regarding fantasy and reality, a Pisces might be stimulated by the challenging theme but might also relate to the artistic nature of the film. While a Pisces might despise the cruelty of certain characters and events in the film, their gentle and compassionate nature will be more attracted to revolving themes of sanity, madness, time, and the idea of freewill—ultimately sympathizing with the world and characters stuck in between reality and fantasy.
Streaming: Amazon Prime and Hulu (premium)
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