Posted by Pam O.
This is a random list (put together with a little help from Entertainment Weekly magazine) of little-known but highly regarded films, all of which are available for check out from the library! Click on the links to request one today.
Broken English (2007) A single New Yorker falls for a Frenchman on vacation in the Big Apple, starring Parker Posey. Her performance is reason enough to see this romantic independent film.
Cold Comfort Farm (1995) Do you love Downton Abbey? Then check out this adaptation of Stella Gibbons' deliciously warped comic 1932 novel, a sharp send-up of all things deliciously British.
Devil’s Playground (2002) A documentary exploring the lives of teenaged Amish kids during the year they're allowed to experience the ''devil's playground'' — the religion's name for the outside world — before committing to their community.
Eve’s Bayou (1997) An uniquely Southern story starring Samuel L. Jackson featuring unique characters from a well-to-do Creole family in the early 1960s.
Fly Away Home (1996) Anna Paquin stars as a girl who just lost her mom and learns to raise geese while her sweetly hapless dad (played by Jeff Daniels) learns to raise her. Fly Away Home is a rare family movie find that adults will love as much as kids do!
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) A surprising twist on the traditional hitman genre that delves into mysticism, action and samurai philosophy with Forest Whitaker as the title hitman.
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2010) Richard Gere plays a professor who adopts a lost Akita puppy who turns out to be the most loyal dog EVER, especially after tragedy strikes. Based on a true Japanese story, we won’t give away too much by telling you to have a box of tissues ready when you watch this dog story!
Happy Accidents (2000) A woman falls in love with a man who claims to be time-traveling back from the year 2470. Is he really from the future or just a mental case? Check out this beautifully weird love story starring Marisa Tomei.
Idiocracy (2006) Luke Wilson plays an average guy and modern-day Rip Van Winkle who wakes up after a 500-year sleep to find he's the smartest man in the world.
I’ve Loved You So Long (2008) After 15 years in prison, a mother, played by Kristin Scott Thomas, struggles to reenter society while unraveling a family mystery.
Last Night (2011) Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington play a New York couple who face temptation during one evening -- she with an old flame and he with a colleague.
Layer Cake (2004) The film that landed Daniel Craig the Bond role in which he plays a London drug dealer who gets lost caught in plot holes and double crosses.