Best Films I've Seen In The Last Few Years - Part 2

A Listmania! list by Mark Barry "Mark Barry"
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Caramel [DVD] (2007)
1.  Caramel [DVD] (2007) DVD ~ Nadine Labaki
The list author says:
  "Adored it. Five Stars. See review..."
£5.50   Used & New from: £0.10
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

In The Valley Of Elah [DVD] [2008]
2.  In The Valley Of Elah [DVD] [2008] DVD ~ Charlize Theron
The list author says:
  "Powerful stuff - and for all the right reasons. See review..."
£2.73   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Michael Clayton [DVD]
3.  Michael Clayton [DVD] DVD ~ George Clooney
The list author says:
  "Brilliant film. Five star screenplay & cast. See review..."
£2.73   Used & New from: £0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Seraphim Falls [DVD]
4.  Seraphim Falls [DVD] DVD ~ Liam Neeson
The list author says:
  "Despite a weird and slightly disappointing ending, this is a gripping frontier chase movie with both leading men exceptionally good. Beautifully filmed too. See review..."
£2.85   Used & New from: £0.32
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

Dixie Chicks: Shut Up And Sing [DVD]
5.  Dixie Chicks: Shut Up And Sing [DVD] DVD ~ Natalie Maines
The list author says:
  "The lead singer of a US country band makes a remark on stage in London about her President & all Hell breaks loose - for years. It's about freedom of speech - a fantastic & enlightening watch."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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In The Hands Of The Gods [DVD]
6.  In The Hands Of The Gods [DVD] DVD ~ Sami Hall Bassam
The list author says:
  "More a documentary than a film about some lads from England using their soccer skills to pay their way all the way to South America to meet their idol - Maradona. Alive & uplifting."
£6.50   Used & New from: £0.24
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Transsiberian [Blu-ray]
7.  Transsiberian [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Woody Harrelson
The list author says:
  "Similiar to the 1985 chase movie "Runaway Train" by Kurasawa - this is instead set between Moscow & Beijing. Not a masterpiece, but a great ride nonetheless. See review..."
£10.95   Used & New from: £2.73
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Married Life [DVD]
8.  Married Life [DVD] DVD ~ Pierce Brosnan
The list author says:
  "Great ensemble cast in martial film noir dodgy doings - both Cooper and Brosnan are superb. Beautifully filmed too. 3 very clever alternate endings. See review..."
£6.84   Used & New from: £2.43
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Flashbacks of a Fool [DVD] (2008)
9.  Flashbacks of a Fool [DVD] (2008) DVD ~ Daniel Craig
The list author says:
  "Craig steps out of Bond's shoes with great results in this 'growing up' in the Seventies morality tale. Stunning all-round cast, great locations and period music. Very good. See review..."
£6.33   Used & New from: £0.19
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

The Jane Austen Book Club [DVD] [2007] [2008]
10.  The Jane Austen Book Club [DVD] [2007] [2008] DVD ~ Maria Bello
The list author says:
  "A delicious and impossibly entertaining film with a truly shining cast - great idea too. All this and Emily Blunt - who would make most men consider infidelity immediately if not sooner. See review..."
£5.14   Used & New from: £0.09
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

The Band's Visit [DVD] [2008]
11.  The Band's Visit [DVD] [2008] DVD ~ Sasson Gabai
The list author says:
  "With over 35 International Awards already clocked up, this quirky and charming Israeli movie is one to watch. Loved it to bits - bought it too. See review..."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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My Brother is an Only Child [DVD]
12.  My Brother is an Only Child [DVD] DVD ~ Elio Germano
The list author says:
  "When the Italians get it right - my God do they get it right! Two brothers with wildly differing political views grow from boys into men with all the consequences. Funny, literate and moving."
£12.99   Used & New from: £0.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Once [DVD]
13.  Once [DVD] DVD ~ Glen Hansard
The list author says:
  "The word "magical" is often liberally bandied about, but for "Once" it actually does apply. Made for £80,000 - it's moved millions globally - and the music is superb too. Grade A pick-me-up."
£4.13   Used & New from: £0.85
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (245 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Into the Wild [DVD] [2007]
14.  Into the Wild [DVD] [2007] DVD ~ Emile Hirsch
The list author says:
  "At times it's infuriatingly navel-gazing, but then there's people interaction that blows you away. A Sean Penn movie - that's enough for most movie lovers. More moving than I thought it would be."
£3.50   Used & New from: £0.85
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

In Search Of A Midnight Kiss [DVD]
15.  In Search Of A Midnight Kiss [DVD] DVD ~ Scoot McNairy
The list author says:
  "Although its painfully emo at times, this New Year's Eve in Los Angeles film has a really ballsy script and style - it wins over your affections. And the unknown cast shines. Very, very good."
£15.99   Used & New from: £1.30
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Across the Universe [Blu-ray] [2007] [2008] [Region Free]
16.  Across the Universe [Blu-ray] [2007] [2008] [Region Free] DVD ~ Evan Rachel Wood
The list author says:
  "Beatles songs made into a story and sung in wildly differing styles - brave, daring, genius at times - even the big star cameos are brilliant. Could have been a disaster and it isn't. Loved it."
£6.97   Used & New from: £5.89
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Juno [DVD] [2007]
17.  Juno [DVD] [2007] DVD ~ Ellen Page
The list author says:
  "Ellen Page and Michael Sera are wonderful in this spunky teenage pregnancy movie - aided by the hilarious & wise JK Simmons & Allison Janney. Fantastic Diablo Cody script that deserved every win."
£2.73   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Eastern Promises [DVD]
18.  Eastern Promises [DVD] DVD ~ Viggo Mortensen
The list author says:
  "You can see why Cronenberg chose Viggo Mortensen - you just can't take your eyes off him - compelling like De Niro. Cassel, Mueller-Stahl, Watts - all superb too. "Leon" Violent, but still brilliant."
£3.53   Used & New from: £0.25
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

Son Of The Bride [DVD]
19.  Son Of The Bride [DVD] DVD ~ Ricardo Darín
The list author says:
  "A Spanish film about a son trying to keep his restaurant business and life in something other than turmoil, while honouring his Dad's wishes for his ailing Mum. As beautiful a film as I've ever seen."
£6.93   Used & New from: £3.37
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

The Bucket List [DVD] [2008]
20.  The Bucket List [DVD] [2008] DVD ~ Jack Nicholson
The list author says:
  "The millionaire and car mechanic are levelled by cancer - become reluctant buddies in one last adventure before they kick... The two top leads play it for laughs and heart - and win."
£3.00   Used & New from: £0.54
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (204 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

And When Did You Last See Your Father? [DVD]
21.  And When Did You Last See Your Father? [DVD] DVD ~ Jim Broadbent
The list author says:
  "Broadbent, Firth, McKee, Stevenson - a terribly British film about a loathsome and yet loveable father who won't give his son the nod. Twee at times, captivating the next - it'll get to you..."
£4.95   Used & New from: £2.28
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Jindabyne [2007] [DVD]
22.  Jindabyne [2007] [DVD] DVD ~ Laura Linney
The list author says:
  "Fishermen in macho outback Australia do something incredibly cavalier on a fishing trip that brings the media, town and wives down on them. Dark & difficult. Byrne and Linney are fantastic."
£3.70   Used & New from: £0.29
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Things We Lost In The Fire [DVD]
23.  Things We Lost In The Fire [DVD] DVD ~ Benicio Del Toro
The list author says:
  "Duchovny doesn't want to ever give up on his hopelessly alcoholic friend Del Torro, but circumstances force Del Torro into the merciful hands of a wary Halle Berry. Powerful, intelligent and moving."
£3.50   Used & New from: £0.89
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Inside I'm Dancing [DVD] [2004]
24.  Inside I'm Dancing [DVD] [2004] DVD ~ James McAvoy
The list author says:
  "Two Dublin paraplegics fall for the same lovely nurse Romola Garai - both James McAvoy & Steven Robertson are sensational as the physically challenged, but mentally alive pair. Brilliant little movie."
£19.99   Used & New from: £1.19
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

Waitress [DVD] [2007]
25.  Waitress [DVD] [2007] DVD ~ Keri Russell
The list author says:
  "A small film about a small person in a small town who does the big thing and breaks free from her personal chains. Sad, plucky, brill. Very, very good."
£7.67   Used & New from: £0.73
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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