Great wee movies.

A list of films that weren't blockbusters, and in most cases weren't meant to be, but are really worth watching. The films on this list will have a certain feel good vibe of different sorts; either comedy, triumph over adversity or just a story where the journey is more important than the destination.
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1.
Waking Ned Devine (1998)
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When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money. (91 mins.)
Director: Kirk Jones
“ Redistribution of wealth in a small Irish village. A charming black comedy. ” - paddyclyde
 
2.
About Adam (2000)
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A waitress falls for a handsome customer who seduces her, her two sisters, her brother, and her brother's girlfriend. (97 mins.)
“ Adam is a man for all seasons; he plays a different role in the lives of three sisters. Each achieves fulfilment and are feel better for having their particular relationship with him, however brief. ” - paddyclyde
 
3.
Pay It Forward (2000)
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A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance. (123 mins.)
Director: Mimi Leder
“ The world is a better place for the brief life of a small boy in Las Vegas. ” - paddyclyde
 
4.
Bride & Prejudice (2004)
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A modern adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, that features the lives of four unmarried daughters in an Indian family. (122 mins.)
Director: Gurinder Chadha
“ A modern cross cultural, musical take on Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice. ” - paddyclyde
 
5.
Gray Matters (2006)
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They finish each other's sentences, dance like Fred and Ginger, and share the same downtown loft--the perfect couple? Not exactly. Gray and Sam, are a sister and brother so compatible and inseparable that people actually assume they are dating. Mortified, they both agree they must branch out and start searching for love. He'll look for a guy for her and she'll look for a gal for him. (96 mins.)
Director: Sue Kramer
“ Following one woman's life changing discovery of why she hasn't had a boyfriend and always hangs out with her brother. ” - paddyclyde
 
6.
Muriel's Wedding (1994)
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Muriel finds life in Porpoise Spit, Australia dull and spends her days alone in her room listening to Abba music and dreaming of her wedding day... (106 mins.)
Director: P.J. Hogan
“ Muriel loves ABBA and takes extraodinary steps to fulfil her dreams of marriage and being better than Porpoise Spit. ” - paddyclyde
 
7.
Jack & Sarah (1995)
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A young American woman becomes a nanny in the home of a recent British widower. (110 mins.)
Director: Tim Sullivan
“ A heart renching comedy drama. Jack's wife dies, leaving him in an emotional heap with a baby to raise. ” - paddyclyde
 
8.
Circle of Friends (1995)
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'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone... (103 mins.)
Director: Pat O'Connor
“ A girl from a rural village goes to university in Dublin and meets a boy, the universty's rugby star, but can she trust him? can she trust her childhood friends? ” - paddyclyde
 
9.
Brick Lane (2007)
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A young Bangladeshi woman, Nazneen, arrives in 1980s London, leaving behind her beloved sister and home... (102 mins.)
Director: Sarah Gavron
“ A confident Pakistani man returns from England to marry a village girl. He takes her back to England to a life she does not know where she finds he is not as successful or confident as she believed. ” - paddyclyde
 
10.
Amélie (2001)
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Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. (122 mins.)
“ Amelie just wants to make people happy. ” - paddyclyde
 
11.
The Man Who Sued God (2001)
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Billy Connolly plays Steve Myers, a lawyer who became a fisherman from frustration. When his one piece of property... (97 mins.)
Director: Mark Joffe
“ A man challenges acts of God in court by suing the representatives of God in court catching the world's religions and the insurance industry in a catch 22. ” - paddyclyde
 
12.
Keeping Mum (2005)
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A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair and his children are up to no good. (99 mins.)
Director: Niall Johnson
“ A black comedy set in an archetypal english home counties village. An under confident vicar and his board wife hire a house keeper who wants to help the family reconnect though her methods are somewhat unorthodox. A funny film with the fantastic Rowan Atkinson and eternally beautiful Kristin Scott-Thomas. The plot twist is a little obvious but still well worth watching. ” - paddyclyde
 
13.
Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004)
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In this irreverent parody, the British court and war government consist mainly of idiots and/or traitors... (84 mins.)
“ This film is somewhat infuriating in the vein of U571 where Holywood make out the Enigma code was broken by the USA instead of the British. However when it is understood that Churchill: The Holywood Years was a British movie the parody is turned on its head. A very funny and quite off the wall film that requires a willing suspension of disbelief. ” - paddyclyde
 
14.
Sideways (2004)
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Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle. (126 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
15.
Spanglish (2004)
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A woman and her daughter emigrate from Mexico for a better life in America, where they start working for a family where the patriarch is a newly celebrated chef with an insecure wife. (131 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
“ One of my favourite films and one that I can watch over and over again. A mother wants a better life for her daughter yet wants her to also have the values of her own Mexican culture. She moves to California and begins work as a housekeeper for a dysfunctional American family where her confidence and her daughter's values are challenged. Featuring the fantastic Paz Vega. ” - paddyclyde
 
16.
Strictly Ballroom (1992)
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A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner. (94 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
 
17.
The Holiday (2006)
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Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love. (138 mins.)
Director: Nancy Meyers
 
18.
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
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High school student Nick O'Leary, member of the Queercore band The Jerk Offs, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg when she asks him to be her boyfriend for five minutes. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Sollett
 
19.
Anita & Me (2002)
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Meena, a 12-year-old living in a mining village in the English Midlands in 1972, is the daughter of... (89 mins.)
Director: Metin Hüseyin
 
20.
Son of Rambow (2007)
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During a long English summer in the early 1980s, two schoolboys from differing backgrounds set out to make a film inspired by First Blood. (96 mins.)
Director: Garth Jennings
 
21.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
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Two bumbling store clerks inadvertently erase the footage from all of the tapes in their video rental store. In order to keep the business running, they re-shoot every film in the store with their own camera, with a budget of zero dollars. (102 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
 
22.
East Is East (1999)
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In early 1970s England, a Pakistani father finds the authority he has previously maintained challenged by his increasingly Anglicized children. (96 mins.)
 
23.
Where the Heart Is (2000)
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A pregnant 17-year-old rebuilds her life after being abandoned by her boyfriend at a Wal-Mart in Sequoyah, Oklahoma. (120 mins.)
Director: Matt Williams
 
24.
Starter for 10 (2006)
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Set in 1985, working-class student Brian Jackson (McAvoy) navigates his first year at Bristol University. (92 mins.)
Director: Tom Vaughan
 
25.
Ghost World (2001)
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With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives. (111 mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff
 
26.
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
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A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home. (96 mins.)
Director: Jared Hess
 
27.
But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
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A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian. (85 mins.)
Director: Jamie Babbit
 
28.
Truly Madly Deeply (1990)
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A woman dealing with inconsolable grief over the death of her partner gets another chance when he returns to earth as a ghost. (106 mins.)
“ A must watch if just to see why Juliet Stevenson is the mistress of on screen crying. ” - paddyclyde