The Flip Side

After yesterday's post, I thought I should also mention some of the movies I've loved (often in spite of substantial flaws) because they're the opposite of movies like "The Road:" they affirm the redemptive potential of humanity and often hint at the presence of a spiritual consciousness, if not an outright God.

As much as it killed me, I left out obvious winners like "Crash" and "Once," movies everyone has already seen and agrees are wonderful.  These are largely little-known gems that blew me away.  Enjoy!  And if you want more, we can be Netflix buddies and you can peruse all 1600 of my ratings.  :)

  • Apocalypto

  • Babette's Feast

  • Dancer in the Dark

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose

  • Everything is Illuminated

  • Heaven

  • Kitchen Stories

  • Lady in the Water

  • Maria Full of Grace

  • The Lives of Others

  • Man on the Train

  • The New World

  • Paradise Now

  • The Syrian Bride

  • Water