Here are really great movie recommendations that are also a little under the radar. Hopefully there are several you’ve never seen before and can watch next time you’re in a bind. Also, would love to hear your movie recs in the comments please. Help a new parent out!
All About Eve - If you haven’t seen this, make it your next movie. Great acting, excellent quotable dialogue. This is a favorite from our movie club.
Clerks – One of my favorite comedies of all time.
The Tao of Steve - Cracking up throughout the film.
Spellbound – My very favorite documentary about the national spelling bee. These kids are genius.
Fruitvale Station - More a docu-drama. Depicts the life of Oscar Grant. Oscar was unarmed and killed by a BART security agent on NYE.
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints - Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck give stunning performances. Modern day remake of Bonnie and Clyde.
Short Term 12 - SXSW audience award winner about a foster care center.
The Spectacular Now - Wonderful coming of age story.
13 Assassins – This is an action-packed Japanese thriller. Thumbs up from everyone in our movie club.
The Attack – Suspenseful film depicting the conflict between Israel and Palestine. I watched this a while ago, but I remember it made me realize that every side has their convictions—and for good reason. Painful and heartbreaking.
Heartbreaker (L’Arnacoeur) – One of my favorite romantic comedies. Stars Vanessa Paradis.
Two soccer recs as we gear up for the World Cup!
Damned United - Fast-paced, inspirational British soccer movie.
Rudo y Cursi – Another soccer film in Spanish about two brothers vying for soccer stardom and fame.
Deceived – Not sure why the ratings are so bad on Rotten Tomatoes. This is a fantastic thriller starring Goldie Hawn. The ending is unexpected.
Trance – A Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) film that we recently watched. Loved it. Had me guessing until the very end.