A music video that will make you run to your Netflix queue

It’s not often you come across a music video that’s great to watch, pleasing to the ear, and chock-full of movie references. With “Listening Man,” the British group A Band of Bees has managed to achieve this trifecta.

Directed by Dominic Leung, the video for the smooth, 1970s-R&B-inspired song features a lanky fellow who looks as if he tumbled out of a Wes Anderson film. While his girlfriend blathers on endlessly, he mopes about, verbally paralyzed. As the video unfolds, so do the movie references: A tennis scene is straight out of The Royal Tenenbaums; the confused hero trying to win his girl is reminiscent of the main character in Rushmore; and the girl’s brightly colored dresses might remind you of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. At the end of the three-and-a-half-minute clip, our hero figures out the only move to silence his girlfriend — and those scenes could be out of Cinema Paradiso.

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A music video that will make you run to your Netflix queue