BEST MOVIES TO WATCH ONLINE (WHILE SUPPORTING CINEMAS IN GENEVA)
by Chené Koscielny
Know the Netflix and Amazon Prime Video menu off by heart? Want something a bit different and keen to support local cinemas during lockdown?
Why not check out an amazing collection of carefully-chosen international movies streamed to your screen from your favourite cinemas in Geneva, including Cine 17, Cinérama Empire, Cinema du Grütli and Cinema Bio in Carouge.
Cinefile, a Swiss streaming service, has teamed up with over 30 cinemas in Switzerland, to bring these films straight to your screen. With films from all genres and a host of countries, there’s something for everyone!
All films can be rented for CHF7.50 or less during 48h periods.
There’s no excuse not to help our local cinemas to survive, whilst also enjoying on-hand quality entertainment at very reasonable prices guilt-free!
HERE IS OUR CHOICE OF SOME OF THE BEST MOVIES ON OFFER FROM LOCAL CINEMAS
CINÉRAMA EMPIRE/CINÉ 17
Get your Hollywood fix here. These two cinemas also offer an array of foreign films, for when you’re looking for something different. With rows of famous faces and award-winning films, everyone’s a winner. Grab the popcorn and enjoy!
WHIPLASH Click here
An emotional coming-of-age musical drama with a stellar soundtrack!
MOONLIGHT: Click here
The film behind the infamous 2017 Oscar debacle. This beautiful work of art deals with the relationship between race and sexuality in modern-day America.
THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES: Click here
Ryan Gosling captivates in this tense work about early parenthood and life on the run.
VOLVER: Click here
This stunning Pedro Almodovar/Penelope Cruz collaboration follows the antics of a seemingly ordinary Spanish family.
LES CINÉMAS DU GRÜTLI
We love this cinema for alternative picks; films to discover which you may not usually go for. We recommend some of the local films!
These two films can be downloaded both in French and English (with German, French or English subtitles). We would recommend watching these in French – as they are quite easy to follow.
MA VIE DE COURGETTE: Click here
An award-winning Swiss animation – great for our littler viewers!
CEUX QUI TRAVAILLENT: Click here
This Geneva-based film deals with unemployment and betrayal. A real eye-opener whilst also very close to home!
Les cinémas du Grütli CLICK HERE
CINÉMA BIO (CAROUGE)
This cinema hosts a variety of films from across the world, as well as a number of fascinating documentaries. Whoever said screen-time couldn’t be educational?
HUGO: Click here
This Scorsese classic is great for the whole family. Hugo is our lovable protagonist, who takes us through the early days of cinema in beautiful Paris.
GREEN BOOK: Click here
One of our top picks, this film follows a black pianist and his white bodyguard in 20th century conservative America. The film is surprisingly funny, whilst also a great life-lesson for younger viewers.
Cinéma Bio CLICK HERE
TOP PICKS FOR TINY PEOPLE
If you’re struggling to keep the kids entertained 24/7, don’t feel too guilty about renting a film. “Cinefile” and our Geneva cinemas have got you covered – keeping the kids entertained, whilst making sure they learn a thing or two!
Little people love…
OCEANS: CLICK HERE
Kids are captivated by ocean-life, whilst learning about our current problems of overfishing and climate change.
MINUSCULE: CLICK HERE
This fun animated work presents our little ones with some little heroes, but some big life-lessons!
Don’t forget “Hugo” and “Ma vie de Courgette” too!