The Endless Summer: Spotlighting the best summer movies to stream on Fandor
It’s hot, you’re bothered, and you need a respite from the relentlessness of sunny weather and even sunnier smiles. What you need is a movie marathon and what better place to do so than on the alternative streaming service Fandor?
If you’re a serious film buff and you haven’t signed up to this site, you should get on the case ASAP – its community is full of movie freaks, genre geeks, and tastemakers, all of whom flock to the site for its curated, eclectic film lists. So instead of fawning over the next Marvel movie or Star Wars suckfest, check out some of the indie features on Fandor that are sure to be thought-provoking and insightful. Here’s the site’s summer themed collection available on the site to stream right now.
A Summer’s Tale (1996)
Éric Rohmer’s comedy romance is like an ice cream cone in that you’ll want to savor it for as long as possible. A study on the mysteries of attraction, desire, and friendship, A Summer’s Tale is a charming story about a young graduate as he embarks on a two week sojourn where his relationships with three women grow increasingly complex.
Richard Linklater’s indie classic presents a day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts, and the oddballs. A great summer watch for anyone who’s ever felt they didn’t quite fit in.
The Endless Summer (1966)
As the cherry on the cake to Bruce Brown’s surfing documentaries, The Endless Summer sees the filmmaker follow two young surfers around the world in search of the perfect wave, and ends up finding quite a few in addition to some colorful local characters. This is one summer hit you’ll hope will never end.
The final act of a doomed relationship is played out in Turkish arthouse master Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s impactful drama, in which Ceylan himself and his wife Ebru Ceylan (Winter Sleep) star as the two leads who break up while on vacation. When Ebru’s Bahar returns to Istanbul by herself to resume a relationship with an old flame, her former partner tracks her down in a bid to mend the rift between them.
Our Beloved Month of August (2008)
Sónia Bandeira and Fábio Oliveira star in Miguel Gomes’s stunning docu-drama about Portuguese social life in the countryside during the busy month of August. An intoxicating blend of visuals, sound, and song back this story of a father, daughter, and cousin in a travelling pop band who return home to share their love of music.
Summer ‘04 (2006)
Stefan Krohmer (They’ve Got Knut) is the director behind this cutting drama centered around the assured Miriam (Martina Gedeck) who enjoys a seemingly perfect existence. That is, until her confidence it disrupted when her 15-year-old son invites his girlfriend to spend the holidays. When Miriam grows jealous of the girl’s brazen sensuality, she begins an extramarital affair with a charismatic stranger that threatens to tear her family apart.