In my early 20’s I worked at a video store. I’m hesitant to reveal which particular company, but let’s just say that it rhymed with “blockbuster." The pay sucked, the hours weren’t great, and trying to manage a team of people who only took the job as a last resort – half of them fresh out of high school – was a constant headache. But it was also my favorite job ever .
One of the reasons I loved it was because of the interaction with customers. That’s not to say I enjoy customer service. Most customers were rude, annoying, and worst of all had absolutely horrible taste in movies. But once or twice a day, some trusting soul would enter our dvd domicile and ask me for a suggestion. These were the moments that made it all worth it, getting the chance to share a great film with people who otherwise would never have given it a shot since it wasn’t given a full section with hundreds of copies such as classics like “Paul Blart: Mall Cop.”
So today I would like to share that same experience with my readers. This article will detail some hidden gems that you may not have seen or even heard of before. It’s worth noting that many of these films are foreign because most Americans don’t realize that they make films outside of Hollywood. Hell, half the films coming out of Hollywood are just remakes of foreign films. That’s a subject that we’ll get into another time, but for now we’ll focus on some truly worthwhile films that I recommend to all of my readers. So, in no particular order, here are some wonderful movies you all should check out.