Planning a road trip? Rainy vacation? How about a movie night?
If you really want to get a movie that no one (and I mean NO ONE) will have seen, I humbly suggest these five obscure movies. Hidden gems, if you will.
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1:: So Dear to My Heart
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The tale of a little boy and his black lamb. This movie was made in the 1950's, and it's just wonderful. There's a combination of animation and live action that works really well without being cheesy. There's a curmudgeonly grandmother who loves her grandson deeply. There's dancing and running barefoot through the woods. It's all glorious. And in true 1950's fashion, bad behavior has consequences, back talk is not allowed, and Granny expects a lot out of her little grandson. And it'll make you want to go to the fair.
2:: Charlie the Lonesome Cougar
So, so funny. This story of a cougar that's figuring out his place in life (with lots of mishaps along the way) is full of funny outdated sayings and ridiculous situations. And then there's a dog named Chainsaw.
3:: Brighty of the Grand Canyon
Spectacular views of the Grand Canyon, a fuzzy-faced donkey, adventure and justice. This is the story of a donkey with a mind of his own that befriends an old prospector. When a thief kills the prospector to steal his claim, Brighty enlists the help of a few old friends to help him get justice for his friend.
4:: Far and Away
I'm not a fan of Tom Cruise. That said, I really like this movie. The movie follows the journey of two very different young people from Ireland as they journey to the USA and become part of the Great Land Race that shaped modern day America.
It's rated PG 13 for some very good reasons (they stay in a brothel for a couple of months, and Tom Cruise is a prize fighter for a while... and he loses at least one tooth), but the story is sweet and the (probably wildly inaccurate) historical background is interesting.
5:: Breaking the Press
A movie about a teenage boy caught up in worldly things, this Christian movie follows the story of the Prodigal Son. A good message and a well-put together plot. It can be a little cheesy (hello, Christian films), but it's very easy to relate to... and there's basketball.
So there you have it- my five favorite "you've never heard of 'em" movies!
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