Monday, December 01, 2008

Movies to see

Have you seen this pretty little gem? Lars and the real girl? Loved it.
Others I recommend:
1.  The Visitor
2. The Constant Gardener Interesting film.
3. Dear Frankie

All on Netflix.

Seen any movies lately you can recommend?

22 comments:

Nicole said...

I'll have to check those out (I've seen The Constant Gardener and loved it, but haven't seen the other two). Two movies I saw recently and loved: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day & Mamma Mia.

Doncha Wannano said...

Oooo I just loved Dear Frankie. One that I loved lately was Becoming Jane. If you like a good mini-series- The Forsyte Saga.

Aimee said...

LOVE The Constant Gardener...will put the other two in my queue!

Can't think of any recently that I have seen that are really good...

Mrs. Olsen said...

The year of Dear Frankie, there was another foreign film that won my heart. Millions is a must-see, especially at Christmas time.

My other favorite movie right now is the HBO series John Adams. I have learned sooo much American History and been compelled by it. It was an HBO mini-series and is on 3 discs.

P.S. I loooved Lars and the Real Girl.

Rachel H said...

Loved Lars. Son of Rambow is funny and quirky-- we liked it a lot. Saints and Soldiers is a good WWII movie, if you like those sorts. We liked Ushpizin very much-- thanks for the recommendation a long time ago. (I think it was you?) We also enjoyed Dear Frankie, and I think I'd like to watch the Constant Gardener again.

Anonymous said...

We loved "John Adams". The "Nativity Story" was a deep, beautiful experience for my husband and I. We LOVE the "7 up" series about children in Britian starting at age 7...it follows around 8 children throughout their lives and the most recent film was "49 up".

We also loved "Miss Potter". Everyone loves the A & E "Pride and Prejudice", but I also recommend the Keira Knightly version...it did a lovely job portraying some of the novel's mood.
Mary Brooke

Sheila said...

We enjoyed the John Adams miniseries.

We also saw The Terminal recently (even thought its been out for years) and I was surprised how much I enjoyed it.

laura said...

I Am David- checked it out from our church library and although a wee bit slow at first, this movie was wonderful.

Monica said...

Have you ever heard of the Heartland Film festival- check out their website for past winners and great picks for 'truly moving pictures'. This festival is held in our city, but I rarely get to go. Instead I just use their list and netflix:)

I look forward to checking out your movie picks. Thanks!

AndiMae said...

It is not available on Netflix yet, but I just saw The Secret Life of Bees this last weekend and it was so good! I loved the book and was worried that the movie was going to ruin the story for me- but it definitely just added to the beauty of it. I highly recommend it!

Rachel D. said...

Hi! You don't know me, but I love reading your blog. The best movie I have seen in quite some time is The Ultimate Gift.

tonia said...

I keep seeing "Lars..." around, so I'll have to check that out. And I echo the "Dear Frankie" sentiments...and I'll watch any movie with Ralph Fiennes in it. :)

Let's see...have I recommended "Sweet Land" to you yet? a quiet kind of romance. and last night we watched "August Rush" more of a modern fairy tale - really sweet.

TheFiveDays said...

Oooh, thank you for this post and all the suggestions. With three little ones, I rarely get to sit down with my husband and watch a movie. When we finally do, it is so frustrating when it turns out to be awful, as it often does! I'll check out these recommendations... :)

Rose said...

you have to see "amelie" it's my favorite movie ever... but there are probably 2 or 3 split-second things you might not want your babies to see. but it is really and lovely and wonderful movie :)

Anonymous said...

not sure if your also including movies at the theater but I LOVED Rachel Getting Married! love elizabeth c.

Kate said...

Oh, ditto on someone's rec of August Rush. I wept during that film, and I rarely weep. :)

julie said...

long road home (chinese), the italian(russian)and grand central (brazilian). all 3 were so good. the long road home is very family friendly, the other 2 contain a lot of mature subject matter but so very moving.

Anonymous said...

"Noelle" was made by a homeschooling family and had a limited release last year. I would like to support the movie via Netflix and watch it. One of the producers is an Ambleside Mama.

I am sure you have seen "Bella"...quite amazing..winner at Toronto, yet could not get distribution for a long time. It celebrates LIFE and family. My husband and I were deeply touched.
Mary Brooke

Courtney said...

Yes, we liked Lars and the Real Girl too! I'll have to check out the others. You know me...I love me some flix!

Courtney said...

I just got around to seeing "Horton Hears a Who!" last night and it is fantastic...though I'm sure you've already seen it.

Courtney said...

Have you seen The Diving Bell and the Butterfly? And Son of Rambow?

Maria Rose said...

I loooove Lars and the Real Girl. My Dad recommended it to me and I thought he had gone off the deep end because I knew what the "real girl" was. Glad I saw it!

Have you seen Pan's Labyrinth? It has beautiful cinematography and a Christian undertone.