A collection of films that deserve to be seen, In my own humble opinion of course.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments or if you have any recommendations.
The Art of Getting By
George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit. (83 mins.)
“ Think this film has something we can all relate with, it has so much heart, wit, a dash of heartache but ultimately a happy ending that feels natural and right. ” - graeme440
It's Kind of a Funny Story
A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward. (101 mins.)
“ A heart warming film that challenges the stereotype of mental illness and how friends and more can be found in even the most unlikely of places. ” - graeme440
(500) Days of Summer
An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her. (95 mins.)
“ Not your average love story, which is why I like this film. A touching and humorous film which goes to show there really are plenty of fish in the sea. ” - graeme440
Captures a generational moment - young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved. (100 mins.)
“ Josh Radnor is amazing in this film, flawed and complicated but kind and well meaning even if he does go the wrong way about it. ” - graeme440
A family unit begins to bow under the pressure of a failing marriage. (95 mins.)
“ Alec Baldwin is fantastic in this film and I love the ending, except the cliffhanger at the end... ” - graeme440
The story of a large fifteen-year-old boy in a small town as he struggles to adjust to his difficult life. (105 mins.)
A washed-up writer forms an unlikely friendship with a teenager from Long Island. (110 mins.)
World's Greatest Dad
When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note. (99 mins.)
“ Been a Robin Williams fan for such a long time and this is one of his greats, dark and witty and sometimes uncomfortable...
"Even I think my son is an *beep* ” - graeme440
A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. (92 mins.)
“ Emma Stone is such a brilliant actress and she plays the role of a know-it-all so well and such a refreshing film.
"Don't worry I'm not nearly as smart as I think I am" ” - graeme440
Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease. (100 mins.)
A troubled husband and executive adopts a beaver hand-puppet as his sole means of communicating. (91 mins.)
Father of Invention
After 8 years in prison, inventor Robert Axle struggles to win over his estranged family and catch up on current technology as he works to once again become the king of the infomercial. (93 mins.)
“ Seems out of place with the other films here but is truly amazing. ” - graeme440