Some of the movies listed are definitely not "small movies", lol!
For those of you who saw and liked Amélie (aka, "le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain") you will enjoy "A very long engagement" (un long dimanche de fiançailles) by the same director, with the same lead actress (Audrey Tautou) and the now famous Marion Cotillard in a small role.
I love all the quirky British movies like Cold Comfort Farm ("I saw something in the woodshed..." ), Brassed Off, Waking Ned Devine, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel etc. Also love, love all the BBC mini-series like the Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth. I watch it every year at Christmas! Also the original Brideshead Revisted with Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews (who also starred in a great series called UXB).
If you like British crime, a must watch are all the Prime Suspect mysteries with Helen Mirren playing a female Detective Inspector in a very male dominant police force.
Love Helen Mirren, loved her in Prime Suspect.
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What a great list of movies. One I didn't see mentioned that is one of my all-time favorites is Nobody's Fool, with Paul Newman, Jessica Tandy, and Bruce Willis. Drive is a terrific movie, one not easily forgotten. Also with Ryan Gosling is Crazy, Stupid Love, another of my all-time favorites.
In the cute, enjoyable non-Hollywood romance category:
Italian for Beginners - a very cute movie. Several lonely hearts in a semi-provincial suburb of a town in Denmark use a beginner's course in Italian as the platform to meet the romance of their lives.
Romantics Anonymous - Jean-René, the boss of a small chocolate factory, hires Angélique, a gifted chocolate maker, as a sales rep. They are both shy and trying to hide it. What occurs when a highly emotional man meets a highly emotional woman? They fall in love, and this is what occurs to Jean-René and Angélique who share the same handicap.
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I am feeling very blue and discouraged (once again) reading the 'politics' threads.
So I thought I would revive this 'feel good' thread.
I meant to make a list last time around and try to see some of the films suggested.
Did anyone see any of these?
Does anyone have any more suggestions?
Thank you, Fred. It's always nice to have a little light-heartedness in my day.
I just watched the remake of Steel Magnolias that has been showing over and over on cable. I thought it was good, and an interesting foil to the original. It did not have the emotional impact at the end, I thought.