Magdalen Monday Movies


Magdalen Monday Movies is a film club that runs every Monday (and some Sundays) during term time. We have a different theme each term.

Our curator, Peter Kessler, introduces each film. Sometimes we have guest speakers, and occasionally we follow screenings with interviews with the director. All our films start at 7pm.

Everyone is welcome to come along – but booking via our Eventbrite page is a good idea.

You don’t need to be a member of Magdalen College. Magdalen Monday Movies is open to everyone over the age of 18: students, academics, members of the public. So please feel free to bring your friends and family.

We also offer everyone free popcorn, because that’s (partly) what going to the movies is all about. And we even provide a full Contents Warning page.

Our next season All-Time Favourite Films (that wouldn’t fir in any other season) starts on April 29th 2024.

Our previous seasons have been

  • Ran
  • High and Low
  • Yojimbo
  • Hidden Fortress
  • Throne of Blood
  • Seven Samurai
  • Ikiru
  • Rashomon
  • Stray Dog
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Bridge on the River Kwai
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Spartacus
  • Singin’ in the Rain
  • Blade Runner
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • What’s Up Doc?
  • Welcome to the Dollhouse
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • The Lady Eve
  • Dr Strangelove
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Life of Brian
  • Der Müde Tod
  • Dr Mabuse Der Spieler
  • Der Letzte Mann
  • Nosferatu
  • Die Bergkatze
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Metropolis
  • Sunrise
  • M
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • This Is England
  • Pressure
  • A Hard Day’s Night
  • The Small World of Sammy Lee
  • The Lady Vanishes
  • The Third Man
  • The Servant
  • The Innocents
  • The King of Kong
  • For Sama
  • The Celluloid Closet
  • Bowling for Columbine
  • The Act of Killing
  • The Atomic Café
  • Waltz With Bashir
  • The Hidden Jews of Berlin
  • Koyaanisqatsi
  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather Part 2
  • Don’t Look Now
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • The Wicker Man
  • Jaws
  • Cabaret
  • Taxi Driver
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Annie Hall
  • The Babadook
  • The Golem
  • Let the Right One In
  • Dead of Night
  • Dark Water
  • La Cabina
  • The Vanishing
  • What We Do In the Shadows
  • Suspiria
  • One Cut of the Dead
  • Train to Busan
  • Les Diaboliques