Nothing is better than a Sunday night ending at home with a great movie…

As a person who always loves hearing new recommendations of things I haven’t seen or tried, we at ISTANBUL’74 decided to recommend movies each Sunday on our Instagram account. The #74sundaymoviepick is a favorite of mine, and as the weekend is about to start, below is the past list. Stay tuned for more each Sunday on @istanbul74_ and, starting soon, the #74saturdayrecordpick!


Aguirre, Der Zorn Gottes (1972), by Werner Herzog
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), by John Carpenter
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966), by Robert Bresson
Bad Lieutenant (1992), by Abel Ferrara
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970), by Russ Meyer
Big Wednesday (1978), by John Milius
Bird (1988), by Clint Eastwood
Blow-Up (1966), by Michelangelo Antonioni
Boom (1968), by Joseph Losey
Cruising (1980), by William Friedkin
Das Boot (1981), by Wolfgang Petersen
Dead Man (1995), by Jim Jarmusch
Death in Venice (1971), by Luchino Visconti
Der Himmel Uber Berlin (1987), by Wim Wenders
Election (1999), by Alexander Payne
Elmer Gantry (1960), by Richard Brooks
Eraserhead (1977), by David Lynch
Foolish Wives (1922), by Erich von Stroheim
Germany Year Zero (1948), by Roberto Rossellini
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), by James Foley
Greed (1924), by Erich von Stroheim
Happy Together (1997), by Kar Wai Wong
Heimat (1984), by Edgar Reitz
Johnny Got His Gun (1971), by Dalton Trumbo
Kandahar (2001), by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
La Chinoise (1967), by Jean- Luc Godard
L’Atalante (1934), by Jean Vigo
Le Grand Bleu (1988), by Luc Besson
Le Plaisir (1952), by Max Ophuls
Le Salon de Musique (1958), by Satyajit Ray
Lola Montès (1955), by Max Ophuls
Los Olvidados (1950), by Luis Buñuel
Manhattan (1979), by Woody Allen
More (1969), by Barbet Schroeder
Offside (2006), by Jafar Panahi
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951), by Albert Lewin
Pather Panchali (1955), by Satyajit Ray
Rumble Fish (1983), by Francis Ford Coppola
Scum (1977), by Alan Clarke
Serpico (1973), by Sidney Lumet
The Apple (1998), by Samira Makhmalbaf
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), by Samuel Goldwyn
The Brown Bunny (2003), by Vincent Gallo
The Devils (1971), by Ken Russell
The Five Obstructions (2003), by Jorgen Leth and Lars von Trier
The Horse’s Mouth (1958), by Ronald Neame
The Night of the Iguana (1964), by John Huston
The Secret of the Grain (2007), by Abdellatif Kechiche
The Servant (1963), by Joseph Losey
Sorcerer (1977), by William Friedkin
The Sun Shines Bright (1953), by John Ford
The Wages of Fear (1953), by Henri-Georges Clouzot
Touch of Evil (1958), by Orson Welles
Tristina (1970), by Luis Buñuel
Unforgiven (1992), by Clint Eastwood
Vincent & Theo (1990), by Robert Altman
Walkabout (1971), by Nicolas Roeg

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Demet Muftuoglu Eseli

Creative Director
Demet Muftuoglu Eseli is a boldfaced name in the Turkish art and fashion worlds. She founded ISTANBUL ’74, the first Turkey-based international arts and culture platform, in 2009. Muftuoglu Eseli ...