1. Gran Torino
After a Hmong teenager tries to steal his prized 1972 Gran Torino, a disgruntled, prejudiced Korean War veteran seeks to redeem both the boy and himself.
This movie got a lot of shit from performative, retrospective movie critics bit it still rocks.
2. Winter's Bone
An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.
This is a really good, under-appreciated movie that will always be my barometer for what Jennifer Lawrence can really do as an actress.
3. Defending My Life
A documentary about the comedian and filmmaker Albert Brooks which includes interviews from Sharon Stone, Larry David, James L Brooks, Conan O'Brien, Sarah Silverman and Jonah Hill.
Albert Brooks is such a treasure which is what makes this a must-watch to me. Just a real pleasant dude with a great sense for comedy and some of the best dad vibes in movies (highlighted by him playing one of the best pixar dads ever in Finding Nemo).
STREAMING NOW: Aliens, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, A Christmas Story (early, I know), A Cinderella Story, Dennis the Menace, The Devil Wears Prada, Elf, The Foot Fist Way, Four Christmases, Fred Claus, Gran Torino, The Kings Speech, Legally Blonde, Major League, The Manchurian Candidate, Misery, Christmas Vacation, Now You See Me, Paddington 2, Rocky 1-5, Walking Tall, Wargames, Winter's Bone
Nov 11th: Defending My Life (Documentary on Albert Brooks)
Nov 23rd: Little Richard: I Am Everything (Doc)
Nov 29th: Her
Nov 6th: The Host
Nov 30th: Badlands, Blade 1-3, Burn After Reading, Doctor Sleep, The Drop, The Fly, Freddy vs Jason, Gone Girl, Green Room, The Hurt Locker, If Beale Street Could Talk, Insidious, Limitless, The MAsk, Poltergeist, The Rookie, Signs, Team America: World Police, Young Frankenstein