These are some of the films that are in the queue to watch. Please feel free to leave suggestions in the comment box!
Booksmart – Coming-of-age comedy that is 97% on RT and will be nominated for movie of the year.
Jellyfish – Coming-of-age movie about a difficult teen with a hidden talent.
God Help the Girl – A charming british musical about a girl with an eating disorder.
The Souvenir – An art student falls into a bad relationship. 97% on RT.
To Whom It May Concern – Story of a suicidal woman who bounces back after falling for someone.
Little Switzerland – A fictional Castillian village but located in Basque Country tries become part of Switzerland after a surprising discovery.
Exotica – Also on Ebert’s all-time list, 97% on RT.
Nothing But the Truth – A political thriller. I think it went straight to dvd despite glowing reviews from critics and fans (and a stellar cast). 3.5 from Ebert.
Happy Accidents – Marissa Tomei in a very quirky indie rom com. I liked her other work from this era.
Humpday – An early work by Lynn Shelton and a Duplas brother.
Hatchback – A narcoleptic wannabe journalist engages in an adventure with a mysterious girl living out of her car at the end of his street.
Top End Wedding – 86% on RT. A woman’s mother has gone missing days before her wedding in Australia.
Love is Now – Australian film that chronicles that unexpected journey of a couple in new love.
Monsieur Hire – An older french man falls for his younger neighbor. On Ebert’s best of all time list.
Rosie – The story of a mother trying to keep it together after the landlord kicks out the family.
Fish Tank – A 15-year-old’s life changes when her mother brings home a new boyfriend. British movie, 91% on RT and best of lists.
My Days of Mercy – Two women meet at a lethal injection protest and fall into a complicated romance.
Memories of Murder – I recently discovered director Bong Joon Ho. Glowing reviews on RT as being something really unique.
The Beat that My Heart Skipped – Gritty french drama, it won movie of the year there.
Ash is the Purest White – A tragicomedy from China. 98% on RT.
Amour – Retired couple have to deal with their daughter having a heart attack. I’ve heard about this one for years.
Transit – 95% on RT. A German refugee takes the identity of a dead writer in WW2.
The Deap Blue Sea – Movie based on a play. Wife falls in love with younger man, stars Rachel Weisz.
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia – Drama where a group of men (including the suspect) spend the night trying to find the victim. Drama ensues. Made many best-of lists.
All the Real Girls – A story about the struggles of young love.
Mysteries of Lisbon – a 4.5 hour epic. It made many best-of lists.
Maze – Story of 1983 IRA prisoner jailbreak. 100% on RT, described as extremely intelligent.
The Idea of Manhood – Two friends get together for a day to discuss their shortcomings. An unexpected conversation ensues.
Never Let Me Go – I’ve seen this on many best-of lists and it stars some of my favorite actors. 4/4 from Ebert.
Fireworks Wednesday – Another film by the aforementioned Iranian director. 100% on RT.
Her Smell – Elizabeth Moss as an out-of-control indie rocker. Critics loved it, the audiences seemed less enthused.
The Conductor – Another indie gamble? It looks intriguing.
House of Games – Early David Mammet, on Ebert’s list.
The Wild Pear Tree – 94%, listed as an intelligent drama
Soul Kitchen – A well-reviewed indie comedy
Zama – Black comedy / period piece.
The Hunt – We enjoyed the work of the lead actor in other films.
Incendies – Foreign indie movie, very well reviewed
A Fortunate Man – The few reviews I could find on this movie were good
Blame – I am a sucker for the coming-of-age dramas
If Beale Street Could Talk – Another one that got rave reviews
Bubble – Not unlike the amazing The Rider, this film was made with regular people and not actors. Very mixed reviews with Ebert saying that he thought it was the second best movie of 2006.
Good Movie Lists
Indies – A Good Movie to Watch – Not that I want to give props to another site but I’ve been following this list for a while
Paste Magazine 75 Best Indie movies
ew.com Best movies you’ve never seen