HAIR & BARBERSHOP-THEMED MOVIES & TV SHOWS TO BINGE WATCH DURING QUARANTINE

While we're all social distancing and self-isolating, we thought it would be a good idea to add some of our favorite movies and television shows that we suggest you add to your binging list during quarantine. Check out our many suggestions, and where you can stream them, below! 

MOVIES 

 

Barbershop (film series)  

Well, where else would we start this list? The Barbershop films are an iconic comedy trilogy that portray a day in the life of a barbershop in the south side of Chicago (near where a location of ours is located). The movies star Ice Cube, who plays Calvin, new owner of the barbershop that he recently inherited from his deceased father who has to navigate the successes and struggles of running a barbershop on a daily basisBarbershop also stars Anthony Anderson, Eve and Cedric the Entertainer.  

  • Available to stream on Hulu, with subscription. (Barbershop 2: Back in Business, available on YouTube; Barbershop: The Next Cut, available on YouTube and Amazon Prime for $2.99).  

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 

Sweeney Todd is a musical period, slasher film that tells the Victorian tale of Sweeney Todd, played by Johnny Depp, an English barber (and serial killer) who’s weapon of choice is a straight razor. His accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, played by Helena Bonham Carter, takes the corpses of his barbershop victims and processes them into meat pies. It’s an interesting, menacing and crazy watch, but also a classic. Directed by Tim Burton, the film won an Academy Award and was nominated for two others.  

  • Available to stream on Netflix, with subscription 

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan  

Adam Sandler is a comedy icon, and for many, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan doesn’t disappoint. The movie centers around an Israeli army counterterrorist who fakes his own death in order to purse his dreams of becoming a hair stylist in New York City. Also stars John Turturro, Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider.  

  • Available to stream on Crackle, for free 

Hairspray 

This remake of the John Waters classic of the musical, romantic comedy follows a young Tracy Turnblad, played by newcomer Nikki Blonsky, in Baltimore who dreams of becoming a dancer on a popular local teen dance television show, despite constantly being told that she doesn’t fit the part. The film’s costumes and hairstyles are as memorable as its all-star cast, which includes John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, James Marsden, Queen Latifah, Zac Efron, Brittany Snow, Allison Janney and more.  

  • Available to stream on Netflix, with subscription  

Rock of Ages 

We're sharing this one because, guess what... Floyd’s got to help work on this one! That’s right, keep a keen eye on the hairstyles when you check this one out because we’re proud to have played a small part in its creation! This epic movie twist on the Broadway classic of the same name features another all-star cast that gives you great rock ‘n’ roll/glam rock vibes with a killer soundtrack. This musical stars Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Giamatti, Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin and more. 

  • Available to stream on Amazon Prime and YouTube, for $3.99 

Castaway  

We recommend this one, mostly because we’re all going to come out of the other side of this crisis, ungroomed and unkempt, looking like Tom Hanks does in this movie. Plus, don’t most of us feel like we’re castaways at this point, too? Wilson!!!  

  • Available to stream on Hulu, with subscription 

Mansome  

This documentary focuses on men’s grooming, and what it means to be a man living in a society that’s obsessed with hair and spa treatments. The film challenges the definition of “masculinity,” and how it has become diverse with ever-changing, ever-evolving style and grooming habits. Created and written by Morgan Spurlock, the documentary also features interviews with the likes of Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Zach Galifianakis.  

  • Available to stream on Amazon Prime and YouTube, for $1.99 

Steel Magnolias  

Steel Magnolias is a favorite by many, and follows a group of Southern women in a small-town who have to work through their bonds with each other over both memorable and challenging times. Many scenes in the film are taken place in one of the character’s at-home beauty salon, where they often get their hair done. Shelby, played by Julia Roberts, is a character who is living with Type 1 Diabetes, and her condition throughout the film pulls at your heartstrings as it informs the viewer about the struggles that one living with Type 1 could have. This classic also stars Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Dylan McDermott. Get ready to laugh... but you might also want to have a box of tissues at your side. 

  • Available to stream on Crackle, for free 

MOVIES WITH ICONIC HAIR/GROOMING SCENES 

 

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy  

We all need a laugh during these times, and Anchorman is one of the best movies for it. Plus, who can forget Ron Burgundy’s glorious mustache? And, we’ve all wanted to purchase the special Sex Panther cologne by Odeon, which is made with real bits of panther!  

  • Available to stream on Amazon Prime, for $  

Home Alone  

Yes, this is normally a movie you watch a Christmas time, but the most of us are literally home alone right now... so we found it to be fitting! Not to mention, the iconic scene where Macaulay Culkin slaps some after-shave on his face and screams into the mirror. KEVIN!!!  

  • Available to stream on Netflix, with subscription 

40-Year-Old Virgin  

AHHH, KELLY CLARKSON!!! While we can’t offer you any waxing services right now, you can at least find joy in watching Steve Carell’s brutal waxing scene. (If you don’t laugh at least a little bit, are you even human?) The whole movie is full of funny, so if you haven’t seen it yet, add it to your watchlist ASAP. 

  • Available to stream on Amazon Prime & YouTube, for $ 

Grease  

Grease is the word, have you heard? So chances are if you’ve never seen this movie, you might be living under a rock. The good news is, most of us have a lot of free time on our hands right now, so what better time than to sit down and give it a watch? The hair is on point, the music is super memorable and catchy, the film even features a bad dye job and a number called “Beauty School Dropout.” 

  • Available to stream on Amazon Prime & YouTube, for $ 

Coming to America  

There are many reasons to watch this one during quarantine if you haven’t seen it, you must at least watch it for the barbershop scenes alone. And, Eddie Murphy plays the majority of the characters in those scenes! We could watch a movie that was just based in this barbershop, but the movie itself is a classic in general.  

  • Available to stream on Amazon Prime & YouTube, for $ 

TV SHOWS 

 

The Shop  

Co-executive produced by NBA legend LeBron James, The Shop features candid “barbershop” conversations with guests speaking honestly on sports, music, pop culture, and world events, among other culturally relevant topics.  

  • Available to stream on HBO, with subscription 

Shear Genius -- “It Looks Like a Helmet” episode 

Shear Genius is a Bravo reality-competition show for hairstylists who compete to create the most “cutting-edge” haircut. All of the episodes are quite entertaining, but if there’s one we recommend you watch, it’s the “It Looks Like a Helmet” episode. The contestants have to transform a bunch of surfer dude’s hair into a stylish, shorter cut than they’re used to.  

  • Available to stream on Amazon Prime, for $ 

Tabatha’s Salon Takeover -- “NexGen Barbershop” episode 

“Give me your keys, I’m taking over!” Tabatha Coffey, a stylist who previously competed on Shear Genius but did not win (spoiler alert: she won Fan Favorite), was so beloved that she got her on spin-off show on Bravo. The entire series is entertaining, as Tabatha finds struggling salons and figures out ways to reinvigorate them and turn them around after doing some deep investigating into their problems. If you watch at least one episode, we recommend the “NextGen Barbershop” episode, where she deals with taking over a barbershop with many challenging problems.  

  • Available to stream on Amazon Prime, for $ 

The Andy Griffith Show  

Well, after all, it is the show that provided us our namesake. How could we not love a show where the main character’s favorite place to get their haircut is Floyd’s Barbershop? 😉 

  • Available to stream on Netflix, with subscription 

America’s Next Top Model -- literally any of the Makeover episodes 

Thinking of going for a drastic change with your hairstyle, but don’t know how you’re going to react to it? Watch one of the makeover episodes of America’s Next Top Model, and you might get an idea of if you’re going to love your new look, or burst into tears. The entire series is a great watch, but the makeover episodes are must-see. 

  • Available to stream on Hulu, with subscription 

Entourage  -- “The Abyss” episode (features Floyd’s) 

Ok, we had to suggest this one because in the episode titled, “The Abyss,” the cast is in front of one of our Floyd’s Barbershop locations! (Shameless plug!) 

  • Available to stream on Hulu & Amazon Prime, with subscription 

The Global Barber (Amazon Prime)  

The Global Barber is a lifestyle/travel TV show that takes a look at styles and trends in barbershops around the world, particularly with men's grooming and fashion in mind. The show takes you on a journey of barbershops around the world, which should be enough to intrigue your interest in watching!  

  • Available to stream on Amazon Prime, with subscription