Bill Hader’s Adventures in Moviegoing

Bill Hader’s Adventures in Moviegoing

17 Episodes

The comedian and actor presents a selection of his favorite films, and talks about watching movies with his dad, fart jokes in Ozu pictures, and why Bergman’s THE VIRGIN SPRING is hilarious. Be warned—some introductions contain plot spoilers!

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Bill Hader’s Adventures in Moviegoing
  • Bill Hader in Conversation

    Episode 1

    The actor and comedian on a lifetime of moviegoing

  • Bill Hader on IKIRU

    Episode 2

  • Ikiru

    Episode 3

    Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1952 • Japan
    Starring Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Kyoko Seki

    One of the greatest achievements by Akira Kurosawa, IKIRU shows the director at his most compassionate—affirming life through an exploration of death. Takashi Shimura beautifully portrays Kanji Watanabe,...

  • Bill Hader on PATHER PANCHALI

    Episode 4

  • Pather Panchali

    Episode 5

    Directed by Satyajit Ray • 1955 • India
    Starring Subir Banerjee, Kanu Banerjee, Karuna Banerjee

    With the release in 1955 of Satyajit Ray’s debut, PATHER PANCHALI, an eloquent and important new cinematic voice made itself heard all over the world. A depiction of rural Bengali life in a style insp...

  • Bill Hader on THE VIRGIN SPRING

    Episode 6

  • The Virgin Spring

    Episode 7

    Directed by Ingmar Bergman • 1960 • Sweden
    Starring Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg, Gunnel Lindblom

    Winner of the Academy Award for best foreign-language film, Ingmar Bergman’s THE VIRGIN SPRING is a harrowing tale of faith, revenge, and savagery in medieval Sweden. With austere simplicity, the...


    Episode 8

  • The American Friend

    Episode 9

    Directed by Wim Wenders • 1977 • Germany
    Starring Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz

    Wim Wenders pays loving homage to rough-and-tumble Hollywood film noir with THE AMERICAN FRIEND, a loose adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel “Ripley’s Game.” Dennis Hopper oozes quirky menace as an amoral American a...

  • Bill Hader on THE BROOD

    Episode 10

  • The Brood

    Episode 11

    Directed by David Cronenberg • 1979 • Canada
    Starring Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle

    A disturbed woman is receiving a radical form of psychotherapy at a remote, mysterious institute. Meanwhile, her five-year-old daughter, under the care of her estranged husband, is being terrorized by a...

  • Bill Hader on BLOOD SIMPLE

    Episode 12

  • Blood Simple

    Episode 13

    Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen • 1984 • United States

    Joel and Ethan Coen's career-long darkly comic road trip through misfit America began with this razor-sharp, hard-boiled neonoir set somewhere in Texas, where a sleazy bar owner releases a torrent of violence with one murderous though...

  • Bill Hader on DOWN BY LAW

    Episode 14

  • Down by Law

    Episode 15

    Directed by Jim Jarmusch • 1986 • United States
    Starring Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni

    Director Jim Jarmusch followed up his brilliant breakout film STRANGER THAN PARADISE with another, equally beloved portrait of loners and misfits in the American landscape. When fate brings together t...

  • Bill Hader on THE VANISHING

    Episode 16

  • The Vanishing

    Episode 17

    Directed by George Sluizer • 1988 • Netherlands
    Starring Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets, Johanna ter Steege

    A young man embarks on an obsessive search for the girlfriend who mysteriously disappeared while the couple were taking a sunny vacation trip, and his three-year investigation dra...