What to watch when you're laid up for weeks.

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1.
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
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A substance-addicted actress tries to look on the bright side even as she is forced to move back in with her mother to avoid unemployment. (101 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ all time fave. ” - jennyheidtman
 
2.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
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After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. (122 mins.)
“ love Bradley Cooper. Love dancing and dialogue, so this works. ” - jennyheidtman
 
3.
This Is 40 (2012)
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Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart. (134 mins.)
Director: Judd Apatow
“ Is this Amber and Doss? ” - jennyheidtman
 
4.
Then She Found Me (2007)
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39-year-old April Epner's childish husband and school teacher colleague Benjamin/Ben leaves her, but... (100 mins.)
Director: Helen Hunt
“ heart wrenching but good watch. ” - jennyheidtman
 
5.
City Island (2009)
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The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find... (104 mins.)
“ random find, good enough content for a matinee, so to speak... ” - jennyheidtman
 
6.
Bull Durham (1988)
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A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him. (108 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
“ baseball, poetry, romance, quotable lines....what's not to love? ” - jennyheidtman
 
7.
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011)
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A vulnerable teenager with a deep perception of the world and no idea how to live in it. (95 mins.)
Director: Roberto Faenza
“ token teenage angst flick, but interesting/unique enough. good grandma role. ” - jennyheidtman
 
8.
Toast (2010 TV Movie)
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The ultimate nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960s Britain. (96 mins.)
Director: S J Clarkson
“ love weird brits. ” - jennyheidtman
 
9.
A Late Quartet (2012)
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Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust. (105 mins.)
Director: Yaron Zilberman
“ I think I gave up on it eventually...kinda sleepy and sad. ” - jennyheidtman
 
10.
Undertaking Betty (2002)
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A woman, whose husband is cheating on her, and an undertaker, who has been in love with her since their childhood, decide to fake her death so they can be together. (94 mins.)
Director: Nick Hurran
 
11.
I Love You, Man (2009)
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Friendless Peter Klaven goes on a series of man-dates to find a Best Man for his wedding. But, when his insta-bond with his new B.F.F. puts a strain on his relationship with his fiancée, can the trio learn to live happily ever after? (105 mins.)
Director: John Hamburg
 
12.
Butter (2011)
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In Iowa, an adopted girl discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman in their town's annual contest. (90 mins.)
Director: Jim Field Smith
“ kinda weird enough not to be dull, ad some cute moments. ” - jennyheidtman
 
13.
In the Spirit (1990)
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A woman moves back to New York and hires a ditzy New Age woman to redecorate her apartment in this Odd Couple styled comedy... (94 mins.)
Director: Sandra Seacat
 
14.
The Hours (2002)
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The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
“ I want to love this, but really--it took hours to watch, and hours I might want back later in life. ” - jennyheidtman
 
15.
Funny People (2009)
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When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship causes him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act. (146 mins.)
Director: Judd Apatow
 
16.
Every Day (2010)
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A comedy about a New York City couple (Schreiber and Hunt) in romantic and family crises. (93 mins.)
Director: Richard Levine
 
17.
The Art of Getting By (2011)
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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.)
Director: Gavin Wiesen
“ teenage angst. Wouldn't brag about it, but it did pass the time. ” - jennyheidtman
 
18.
Bruno (2000)
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Bruno is the story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno (Alex D. Linz), whose expression of his own individuality... (108 mins.)
 
19.
Movie 43 (2013)
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A series of interconnected short films follows a washed-up producer as he pitches insane story lines featuring some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. (94 mins.)
“ i quit watching this sometime after seeing genitalia on hugh jackman's neck. worst movie ever. ” - jennyheidtman
 
20.
Little Voice (1998)
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A shy reclusive lady is convinced by an invisible entity to sing. Subsequently, she finds herself noticed by a sleazy talent agent and her talent being showcased on-stage. She also meets a kind but nervous man who becomes her best friend. (97 mins.)
Director: Mark Herman
 
21.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
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A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus. (101 mins.)
“ great family ensemble cast. ” - jennyheidtman
 
22.
The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
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Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment.... (108 mins.)
 
23.
Terms of Endearment (1983)
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Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love and her daughter's family problems. (132 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
“ mostly just worth watching for Shirley ” - jennyheidtman
 
24.
Hud (1963)
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Honest and hard-working Texas rancher Homer Bannon has a conflict with his unscrupulous, selfish, arrogant and egotistical son Hud, who sank into alcoholism after accidentally killing his brother in a car crash. (112 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
25.
Absence of Malice (1981)
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When a prosecutor leaks a false story that a liquor warehouse owner is involved in the murder of an union head, the man's life begins to unravel. (116 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
26.
Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
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A television newswoman picks up the story of a 1960s rock band whose long-lost leader - Eddie Wilson - may still be alive, while searching for the missing tapes of the band's never-released album. (95 mins.)
Director: Martin Davidson
 
27.
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003 TV Movie)
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A failing star is faced with a lifestyle change when her rich husband suddenly dies while they are en route to Italy... (114 mins.)
“ Hello, Harlequin. ” - jennyheidtman
 
28.
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)
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An aging actress travels to Rome with her husband; after he suddenly dies during the flight, she begins a passionate affair with a young gigolo. (103 mins.)
Director: José Quintero
 
29.
A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010)
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Upon learning they only have a few days left to live, three brothers set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes. (93 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Sobol
 
30.
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
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A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu. (110 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
 
31.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
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Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable. (22 mins.)
“ This is LOL funny, which isn't great if laughing hurts your healing insides. I suggest holding a pillow. ” - jennyheidtman
 
32.
Julie & Julia (2009)
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Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book. (118 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron
“ The Julia Child story line is too good to miss. As if I didn't love Meryl enough already... ” - jennyheidtman
 
33.
It's Complicated (2009)
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When attending their son's college graduation, a couple reignite the spark in their relationship. But the complicated fact is they're divorced and he's remarried. (120 mins.)
Director: Nancy Meyers
“ Meryl shines again... ” - jennyheidtman
 
34.
¡Three Amigos! (1986)
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Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing. (104 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
35.
Patton (1970)
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The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton. (172 mins.)