Film

The best films and TV series to watch right now according to your favourite musicians

Head to GQ’s Vero channel for the only curation of film and TV worth referring to, with recommendations from the likes of Mark Ronson, Dua Lipa, Lewis Capaldi, Loyle Carner and Shawn Mendes, as well as top picks from our Editors

Few questions carry as much weight in the Western world as “What shall we watch?” It’s an eternal, enduring, almost existential problem for all of us who can think of no better way to spend an evening or weekend curled up in front of the TV. Just as soon as you think you’ve found the answer, bang: that series you were loving so much you chain-watched five episodes in a row is over and suddenly you’re back to combing through iPlayer, Netflix and All 4 on a bleary-eyed hunt for your next big thing. So how to avoid ending up halfheartedly watching something average while endlessly scrolling on your phone, only to worry about all those wasted hours when you could have been optimising your cultural cachet?

The answer, of course, is to head to GQ’s Vero channel, where, for almost two years now, we’ve been posting the very best things to watch, with TV and film suggestions from the musicians we feature as well as our Editors. After all, the best recommendations, we can all agree, come direct from people you trust. Sure, keeping up to date with what’s hot helps, but there’s nothing quite like a rave review straight from the horse’s mouth to take a film or TV show from the “will watch at some point” list to “let’s whack it on right now”. And our curation is quite something, with input from the likes of Dua Lipa, GoldLink, Sam Fender, Shawn Mendes, Jesse Jo Stark, Maverick Sabre, Lewis Capaldi, Raye, Adam Lambert and Dan from Bastille, to name but a few.

From epic film recommendations courtesy of rappers such as Mist, Steel Banglez, AJ Tracey and Little Simz to the landmark series endorsed by bands such as Slaves, Circa Waves and The Vaccines, there’s a diverse bank of options guaranteed to satisfy every taste or mood. Want to discover what Mark Ronson’s been enjoying, Loyle Carner’s favourite Ryan Gosling film or the Netflix series Sigrid and Steve Aoki are both obsessed with? How about the best music documentaries according to Tom Misch, Olly Alexander’s choice Netflix hit or the cult Colombian telenovela endorsed by Kali Uchis? Perhaps maybe Masego’s most-watched superhero series, the greatest TV show of all time according to Dave or the film Nigerian star Santi says is Tarantino’s finest? You’ll find all of this alongside picks from GQ’s Editors on our Vero channel by tapping “movies/TV”.

As well as the new blockbusters our culture desk can’t get enough of, a selection of this magazine’s favourites films from the past three decades, taken from our archives in honour of GQ’s 30th birthday back in November, are also ripe for review. Highlights include the five-star 1995 Michael Mann crime classic, starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer, and a controversial but brilliant Nineties Martin Scorsese thriller, as well as the finest feel-good films in the cannon. Following us on Vero is a surefire way to be reminded of those landmark films that everyone else talks about but you’ve never quite got around to watching.

Beyond the absurdly handy dedicated film and TV post type – this special function means you can read a synopsis, watch the trailer and see the cast all without leaving the app, as well as see whether anyone else you follow has recommended it – it’s Vero’s collections feature that makes whipping through hundreds of GQ-approved films and series so easy. Thanks to collections, the content you see on Vero isn’t fleeting like other social: all you need to do is click on the files next to your profile on the dashboard and hit “movies/ TV” to see everything you, and everyone you follow, has ever posted under that category. It’s the next-level version of the “to watch” list you always forget you started in your notes: slicker, more detailed and a lot easier to navigate.

So whether it’s the classic comedy series you might have missed out on until now, a Seventies Hal Ashby film, a brand-new blockbuster, critically adored Oscar winners or the best horror TV series to snuggle up on the sofa in front of, join us on Vero and you’ll never be stuck for inspiration again.

As well as the best things to watch right now, follow us on Vero for exclusive music content and commentary, all the latest music lifestyle news and insider access into the GQ world, from behind-the-scenes insight to recommendations from our Editors and high-profile talent.

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