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What Quirky, Uplifting Movies Should I Add to my Netflix Q? Recommendations?

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What Quirky, Uplifting Movies Should I Add to my Netflix Q? I usually do not go for the blockbuster type of film. I often like independent films. But I find that I am too lazy (at this age!) to read subtitles. Any movies you can recommend? New or even old ones.

Thanks for your suggestions!

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RubyinNE1295203641.1377442 PostsRegistered 8/16/2009Nebraska

Crimes of the Heart

It stars Diane Keaton, Sisy Spacek, Jessica Lange as three quirky Southern sisters. I love that movie.

Ruby

baseball_k­im1295203852.13152 PostsRegistered 11/19/2004

Try "What dreams may come" with Robin williams-it doesn't start off as uplifiting, but it is a very touching movie.

CDN21295203925.131960 PostsRegistered 1/2/2006near Boston

10 Items Or Less

Mother

I don't know how uplifting, but lots of laughs.

blahblahva­mpemerblah1295205874.8136193 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Enchanted April is my feel-good movie, and I also like French Kiss (a romance with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline).

Yeah, FINALLY!!!!! Run Trey, run!

Linders Ba­ck1295207324.3438662 PostsRegistered 9/4/2005Second star to the right and straight on till morning.

Can't get any quirkier than "Eversmile New Jersey" with Daniel Day-Lewis laying a traveling dentist in Patagonia:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097302/

Another great Indie fun movie is "The Impostors" starring Oliver Platt and Stanley Tucci as a couple of characters reminiscent of Laurel and Hardy, with Tony Shaloub, Hope Davis, and a great cast of character actors:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120823/

BE sure to watch the closing credits.

"SHUT UP LEGS" - Jens Voight

tama1295207542.38437 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004jersey shore

Kate and Leopold with Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman. I loved it which was a nice surprise since I am not a Meg fan. Great story, great acting...Liev Schreiber is in it too.

Linders Ba­ck1295207681.528662 PostsRegistered 9/4/2005Second star to the right and straight on till morning.
On 1/16/2011 blahblahvampemerblah said:

Enchanted April is my feel-good movie, and I also like French Kiss (a romance with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline).

Love Enchanted April.

Oh, that reminds me of another quirky movie I love: "Pieces of April" with Katie Holmes, Patricia Clarkson, and Oliver Platt:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0311648/

And another quirky English flick:"Cold Comfort Farm" with Kate Beckinsale, Joanna Lumbley (AbFab), Ian McKEllan, Rufus Sewell.....

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112701/

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"SHUT UP LEGS" - Jens Voight

tama1295207773.76437 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004jersey shore

27 Dresses with Katherine Heigl and James Marsden. Really good romantic comedy.

imxpnsive1295208084.0231028 PostsRegistered 6/5/2010

Julie & Julia.....

Wadzlla1295208180.3831976 PostsRegistered 2/25/2009

Little Miss Sunshine

Wadzlla1295208261.681976 PostsRegistered 2/25/2009

Little Miss Sunshine

Big Fish

saschill1295208282.411328 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 1/16/2011 ShihTzuLover said:

Little Miss Sunshine

Huge 2nd! Love this movie.

crdlb1295208746.03713173 PostsRegistered 6/24/2009So. Cal.

Happy Go Lucky

Ira and Abby

Gigantic

500 Days of Summer

Bride and Prejudice

Bend it Like Beckham

About A Boy

You, Me and Dupree

40 Year Old Virgin

Juno

Youth in Revolt

In a Day

Sideways

Bottle Shock

Blow Dry

Muriel's Wedding

Shall We Dance

Strictly Ballroom

The Big Lebowski

I have a million. It's one of my favorite Genres, too.

battyoldbr­oad1295209383.9471206 PostsRegistered 6/19/2010

a couple of oldies come to mind

Always

The Goodbye Girl

10sluvr1295209974.5132049 PostsRegistered 12/17/2006

the weather girl. cute but no barnburner. it was worth it to see mark harmon with "fluffy hair".

Farmers da­ughter1295210129.011415 PostsRegistered 8/28/2008

Recently viewed "My Name is Bill W." starring James Woods and James Garner. It is the story of the founder of AA. It was made in '89, and James Woods won an Emmy. If you are a James Garner fan, unfortunately he does not have a major part. I had never heard of the movie, but highly recommend it!

Frannie1295210513.7672035 PostsRegistered 9/27/2006

I prefer "smaller" and indie movies too. Some of my faves:

The Kids Are All Right

Winter's Bone

Sunshine Cleaning

Sideways

Hotel Rwanda

I've Loved You So Long

Billy Elliot

The Visitor

The Lucky Ones

Waking Ned Devine

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RedConvert­ibleGirl1295211016.75314345 PostsRegistered 9/3/2005Pacific NW

Sandra Bullock movies. I love the Miss Congeniality ones and All About Steve and The Proposal.

Uplifing? If funny and laughing out loud are uplifting, then yes.

Bedtimes Stories (Adam Sandler) is both uplifting and funny. A good movie for all ages.

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10sluvr1295211320.8632049 PostsRegistered 12/17/2006
On 1/16/2011 Frannie said:

I prefer "smaller" and indie movies too. Some of my faves:

The Kids Are All Right

Winter's Bone

Sunshine Cleaning

Sideways

Hotel Rwanda

I've Loved You So Long

Billy Elliot

The Visitor

The Lucky Ones

Waking Ned Devine

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i've seen the previews for winter's bone. it looks intense, violent and maybe depressing. what did you think of it?

Frannie1295211387.982035 PostsRegistered 9/27/2006

Loved Winter's Bone - it's not depressing at all. Very inspirational. There's a bit of violence in it - nothing too bad.

And to the OP - put The King's Speech on your Netflix "saved" list - you'll love it.

A few more: Frozen River, Henry Poole Is Here, An Education, The Holiday.

Sorry - I love movies lol.

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wishd4it1295212274.36713796 PostsRegistered 8/11/2007NC

Most of the movies you guys mentioned are not on instant. Does anyone have an "instant" list? Smile

ratdog1111295212341.15714924 PostsRegistered 10/27/2008

Keeping Up With the Steins

Only the Lonely (just saw this again on TV ... still a good one!)

Frannie1295212443.9632035 PostsRegistered 9/27/2006

I watched The Messenger on Instant. Loved it and didn't expect to.

crdlb1295212741.72713173 PostsRegistered 6/24/2009So. Cal.

Ira & Abby and In A Day are on instant play.

JustJazzmom1295212795.29328194 PostsRegistered 11/12/2007My garden, of course!!

The Accidental Tourist

☼The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there. GBShaw☼

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