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Best Charming Movies


  • Be Kind Rewind

    Be Kind Rewind (PG-13, 2008)

    Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow, Melonie Diaz
    Jerry is a junkyard worker who attempts to sabotage a power plant that he believes is melting his br... read moreain. But, when his plan goes awry, the magnetic field that he creates accidentally erases all of the videotapes in a local video store where his best friend Mike works. Fearing that the mishap will cost Mike his job, the two friends team up to keep the store's only loyal customer--a little old lady with a tenuous grasp on reality--from realizing what has happened by recreating and re-filming every movie that she decides to rent. From "Back to the Future," to "Robocop," to "Rush Hour," to "The Lion King," Jerry and Mike become the biggest stars in their neighborhood by starring in the biggest movies ever made.
  • Dan in Real Life

    Dan in Real Life (PG-13, 2007)

    Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook, Alison Pill, Brittany Robertson
    A widower and father of three who also writes a parenting advice column for his local newspaper fall... read mores for the girlfriend of his younger brother during a family vacation in director Peter Hedges' offbeat love-triangle laugher. Steve Carell stars as the writer who finds his widely known convictions put to the ultimate test, with Dane Cook and Juliette Binoche respectively assuming the roles of the younger sibling and his radiant girlfriend. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb1406674625: . It's sweet, charming, smartly scripted and expertly acted and you'll laugh out loud because most of all, it's fu
      Reviewed 8 months days ago
    • fb1425782032
      fb1425782032: . Chemistry between Juliette Binoche and Steve Carell is sweet. Story takes place in a charming family vacation home on the coast of Rhode Island.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb1812324173
      fb1812324173: A very charming light comedy-drama but it's not the choice for fans of Carell or Cook's work like myself
      Reviewed 24 months days ago
  • Amélie

    Amélie (R, 2001)

    Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Yolande Moreau, Artus de Penguern
    One woman decides to change the world by changing the lives of the people she knows in this charming... read more and romantic comic fantasy from director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Amelie (Audrey Tautou) is a young woman who had a decidedly unusual childhood; misdiagnosed with an unusual heart condition, Amelie didn't attend school with other children, but spent most of her time in her room, where she developed a keen imagination and an active fantasy life. Her mother Amandine (Lorella Cravotta) died in a freak accident when Amelie was eight, and her father Raphael (Rufus) had limited contact with her, since his presence seemed to throw her heart into high gear. Despite all this, Amelie has grown into a healthy and beautiful young woman who works in a cafe and has a whimsical, romantic nature. When Princess Diana dies in a car wreck in the summer of 1997, Amelie is reminded that life can be fleeting and she decides it's time for her to intervene in the lives of those around her, hoping to bring a bit of happiness to her neighbors and the regulars at the cafe. Amelie starts by bringing together two lonely people -- Georgette (Isabelle Nanty), a tobacconist with a severe case of hypochondria, and Joseph (Dominique Pinon), an especially ill-tempered customer. When Amelie finds a box of old toys in her apartment, she returns them to their former owner, Mr. Bretodeau (Maurice Benichou), sending him on a reverie of childhood. Amelie befriends Dufayel (Serge Merlin), an elderly artist living nearby whose bones are so brittle, thanks to a rare disease, that everything in his flat must be padded for his protection. And Amelie decides someone has to step into the life of Nino (Mathieu Kassovitz), a lonely adult video store clerk and part-time carnival spook-show ghost who collects pictures left behind at photo booths around Paris. Le Fabuleux Destin D'Amelie Poulain received unusually enthusiastic advance reviews prior to its French premiere in the spring of 2001, and was well received at a special free screening at that year's Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
  • Waitress

    Waitress (PG-13, 2007)

    Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Shelly, Jeremy Sisto
    A woman trapped in a life from which she dreams of escape, Jenna's secretly hopes to save enough mon... read moreey from her waitressing job to leave her overbearing and controlling husband. She is a sharp, sassy woman with a gift for making unusual pies whose recipes are inspired by the trials, tribulations and circumstances of her life. An unwanted pregnancy changes the course of events giving her an unexpected confidence via letters to her unborn baby.
    • TheMoonGoddess
      TheMoonGoddess: Holistically, a charming film that tells the story of a woman who expresses herself through making pies. The plot an
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • Sweetnessa92
      Sweetnessa92: This show is wonderfully charming, and sweet and classic
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • firstamb
      firstamb: . Also seeing old Andy Griffith again was somehow charming. He's now the old southern grump he was playing in all his films and on TV. The acting was
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Julie & Julia

    Julie & Julia (PG-13, 2009)

    Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina, Linda Emond
    Based on two true stories, "Julie & Julia" intertwines the lives of two women who, though separated ... read moreby time and space, are both at loose ends until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.
    • fb15508169
      fb15508169: A charming yet forgettable film telling parallel stories of a housewife publishing a book on French co
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
    • othersmith
      othersmith: . really charming.
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
    • fb1314675750
      fb1314675750: . Very charming. Watching this movie gave me warm fuzzies inside. However, I found the transitions between
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Miss Potter

    Miss Potter (PG, 2007)

    Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Barbara Flynn, Bill Paterson
    This biography of children's author Beatrix Potter explores how she overcame a domineering mother an... read mored the chauvinism of Victorian England to become a best-selling author.
    • thmtsang
      thmtsang: Charming drama about children's author Beatrice Potter's life. An intelligent child who has great t
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • Saravanillacake
      Saravanillacake: This movie was pretty charming. I was expecting something completely different from this movie.. but I certainly learned a
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • ceeceerose
      ceeceerose: . Aside from that, is this an accurate film of Potter's life? Um, not by a long shot. But, it is a charming, sweet film that, on its own, stands as a wonderful love story. Renee Zellweger again (as s
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • No Reservations

    No Reservations (PG, 2007)

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin, Patricia Clarkson, Jennifer Wade
    Carol Fuchs adapts writer/director Sandra Nettelbeck's screenplay for the 2001 romantic drama Mostly... read more Martha for this Scott Hicks directed remake starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, and Patricia Clarkson. Kate Armstrong (Jones) is the master chef who is equally intense both in and out of the kitchen. Though Kate's "Type A" personality serves her well when whipping up meals in the trendy Manhattan eatery where she has made a name for herself, it threatens to sink her when she is named as the guardian of her nine-year-old niece Zoe (Little Miss Sunshine's Abigail Breslin). To complicate matters, an impetuous new sous chef named Nick Palmer (Eckhart) has recently joined the kitchen staff and his freewheeling personality seems to stand in direct opposition to Kate's unwavering perfectionism. Yet, despite the fact that they couldn't be more different on the surface, there's no denying the strong attraction between Kate and Nick. As the rivalry between the competitive cooks gradually gives way to romance, the lessons learned by compromising in the kitchen reveal to Kate the importance of learning to openly express herself in order to truly connect with Zoe and find romance with the good-natured Nick. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
  • Son of Rambow

    Son of Rambow (PG-13, 2007)

    Bill Milner, Will Poulter, Jules Sitruk, Jessica Stevenson, Neil Dudgeon
    It all begins in 1980s Britain, when young Will Proudfoot, raised in isolation among The Brethren, a... read more puritanical religious sect in which music and TV are strictly forbidden, encounters something beyond his wildest fantasies: a pirated copy of "Rambo: First Blood." His virgin viewing of the iconic thriller blows his mind--and rapidly expanding imagination--wide open. Now, Will sets out to join forces with the seemingly diabolical school bully, Lee Carter, to make their own action epic, devising wildly creative, on-the-fly stunts, not to mention equally elaborate schemes for creating a movie of total commitment and non-stop thrills while hiding out from The Brethren. But when school popularity finally descends on Will and Lee in the form of the super-cool French exchange student, Didier Revol, their remarkable new friendship and precious film are pushed, quite literally, to the breaking point.
    • fb590635421
      fb590635421: A nostalgia trip of the 80's and quite charming feelgood movie about friendship featuring two rather excellent juvenile performances about
      Reviewed 12 months days ago
    • fb223406772
      fb223406772: . Simple, innocent, utterly charming.
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
    • danisbarr
      danisbarr: sweet and charming...a real suprise and delight...
      the little boys are fantastic and the characters are well d
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

    Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (PG-13, 2008)

    Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Alexis Dziena, Ari Graynor, Aaron Yoo
    Michael Cera and Kat Dennings star as two lonesome teens who make a love connection as they prowl th... read moree streets of New York looking for their favorite band's secret show, as well as for their drunk friend Caroline. Norah is sick of being the doormat for her catty friend Tris, so rather than look like she's arrived at yet another concert without her unreliable ex-boyfriend-with-benefits Tal, she grabs a stranger and pretends he's her date. Unfortunately, that stranger is Nick -- whom Tris just dumped. Oddly enough, though, Nick and Norah seem to have a real connection. But is Nick still too hung up on the princess? The only way to find out is to spend all night combing Manhattan in a yellow Yugo. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
    • fb70306816
      fb70306816: Charming and funny, but more or less a chick flick.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb1574890705
      fb1574890705: I liked it! Michael Cera is always delightfully cute and charming. Good soundtrack.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • MvsFreaks23
      MvsFreaks23: .the story was short but brilliant,character were charming and interesting at the same time and also the chemistry that naturally builds up between C
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Run Fatboy Run

    Run Fatboy Run (PG-13, 2007)

    Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria, Dylan Moran, Matthew Fenton
    An overweight man leaves his fiancée on their wedding day, only to realize years later that she's th... read moree one and only woman of his dreams in a romantic comedy that reunites Big Nothing co-stars Simon Pegg and David Schwimmer, this time with Schimmer in the director's chair. It's not easy to win back a woman after leaving her at the altar, but when an out-of-shape man finally realizes just what a mistake he's made, he vows to run a high-profile marathon in order to convince his ex-fiancée that the rich and handsome man she's about to marry isn't the guy for her. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • johnnytangster
      johnnytangster: . Sure it's a slight effort, but I still think it's pretty funny and charming. Run, Fat Boy, Run is the directorial debut of actor David Schwimmer. Suggestion: When maki
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • Equalist
      Equalist: . simple & yet charming storyline. it is a well mixed of funny, emotion & encouragement Everyone makes mistake in o
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • revalismith
      revalismith: .

      Beating the odds, Run Fatboy Run is a charming little flick that feels just genuine enough. What do I mean by that? Well, I found myself
      Reviewed 4 years days ago