10 Awesome Movies You May Not Have Seen

by jaktraks

Looking for a good movie? Here are 10 good films I enjoy - maybe there's one you haven't seen yet.

One Person's Favorite Movie Can Be Another Person's Thumbs Down, Or Not

Movies I've watched 3 or more times

popcornThere is no guarantee anyone will like the movies I enjoy but it doesn't hurt to recommend them. Perhaps you will be familiar with some, or most, but there might be one you haven't seen that will knock your socks off, or at least your shoes.

Finding a really good film that somehow passed you by is fun. I always appreciate it when people give me movie ideas. Most of the time they are worth watching. If not, hit the off button.

I never know what to say when people ask, "What are your favorite movies? So, I decided that if I am willing to sit through a movie 3 or more times, it's a favorite." Enough blabbing - on with the show.

1 The Browning Version

Albert Finney is amazing in this movie, I can't imagine anyone else playing the role, although there is an earlier version of the film which is very good also.

Andrew Crocker-Harris is a bitter, disliked teacher at a British prep school. He must make decisions to ressurect his self-respect, or it will be too late.

2 Babbet's Feast

This movie is subtitled and a slow, quiet drama, but it fascinates me. Watching it makes me ask myself what I am so passionate about that I would give . . .   I don't want to give the story away.

Babette fixes an amazing feast for members of her adopted community.

3 Don Juan de Marco

A psychological drama (some comedy). Marlon Brando, Johnny Depp, and Faye Dunaway make it worth watching. Not a great movie, but different and delightful.

A psychiatrist works with a patient that calls himself Don Juan, the world's greatest lover. Will the psychiatrist be able to solve the puzzle that is Don Juan?

4 Mia Familia (My Family)

This movie captures me every time I see it. The story of this family is very different than mine, and yet the same.

The tale of 3 generations of an immigrant family's love's and losses.

5 The Pianist

Heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time.

A Polish Jewish musician barely survives the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto during WWII.

How Many Movies Do You Watch Per Week?

or how big a couch potato are you?

6 Finding Forrester

I love the interaction between the two main characters, and this is my favorite movie with Sean Connery.

An agoraphobic writer makes an unlikely acquaintance that changes both their lives.

7 Calendar Girls

This movie is such a delight to watch. Probably more of a chick flick, but its so well done any movie fan should see it at least once. Great cast.

Several women try to raise money for a local hospital by creating a calendar that raises eyebrows.

8 Philadelphia

Get a kleenex for the ending. It's a powerful movie and Tom Hanks Oscar well deserved. It also takes you back to when AIDS was less understood and less treatable.

A man with AIDS is let go by his employer when his medical condition is disclosed. A homophobic lawyer is the only one willing to take on the man's case.

9 Ruby in Paradise

Ashley Judd's first movie role. This movie always takes me back to when I was first venturing out into the world.

Ruby's leaves behind an unpleasant past to start her adult life in a new place. New experiences help her make discoveries about herself.

10 Anywhere But Here

The mother daughter relationship is so interesting and sometimes too close to home. I love the way Susan Sarandon plays her character. Another "not great" movie, but I enjoy it.

A mother and reluctant daughter move to Beverly Hills to start over.

Updated: 10/17/2013, jaktraks
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Maritravel on 12/16/2015

Seen all you mention except Finding Forrester and Don Juan de Marco. Would include on this list the 3 Godfather movies (yes, even Part 3), Bicycle Thieves, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid and The Third Man (see my write-up for the museum in Vienna of this latter film which I've just put up.

katiem2 on 03/21/2012

Some I've seen and agree are wonderful, some I have not and will def be watching as I like your taste. Great review, thanks, I love a good movie its a great way to let go and unwind.

sheilamarie on 06/19/2011

The only movie here I've seen is "The Pianist" so I guess I've got a lot of great films ahead of me. I appreciate your recommendations. It's sometimes hard to just pick one off the shelf.

bizilady on 06/14/2011

hey this is some list! I never heard of these, except for Philadelphia! That one I did see and Tom Hanks was as awesome as ever.

theherbivorehippie on 06/11/2011

There's a few here I haven't seen yet. I'll have to add these to my list! Thanks for the review!

SimeyC on 06/09/2011

Wow I've aqctually seen 5 of these movies - will have to check out the rest on Netflix! Love 'The Pianist' - amazing performance and amazing movie - so sad!

Ladymermaid on 06/09/2011

Your popcorn image sure makes this page attractive. Lol... had my mouth watering before I even got down to the movies.

sandyspider on 06/09/2011

I have seen all but 1 through 3 of your movies list. Some great selections. I love movies.

WordCustard on 06/09/2011

I've seen Calendar Girls and Philadelphia, but you've given me several more to look out for! Great idea for a top 10 and you have got me thinking about mine now too.

tandemonimom on 06/08/2011

I have only seen one of these, The Pianist, but I loved that one! Maybe I'll check out your other recommendations, too!

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