Consider these often-overlooked TV shows and movies when filling “My List” on Netflix.
6. Jeff, Who Lives at Home
This heartwarming movie is about a man (Jason Segel) who sees signs in everything and believes strongly in fate. His brother and polar opposite (Ed Helms) finds it all to be nonsensical and insane. It’s funny, sad and beautiful, with a fulfilling ending and a wholesome plot line occuring over the span of a single day. The only downside: the film is will be a bit dry for some tastes.
5. Our Idiot Brother
Though prone to making mistakes, the sweet and loving lead in “Our Idiot Brother”, Ned (Paul Rudd), will likely win you over within the first five minutes of the film and keep you on his side until the end. At times it’s hard to watch gullible Ned navigate parole in the wake of a recent break-up, but Rudd manages to ignite even the most sardonic, icy heart to become as open and accepting as his character. If only everyone was like Ned.
4. Dirty Girl
Juno Temple portrays, for the umpteenth time, a sometimes-abrasive and always-determined teen named Danielle in this coming-of-age flick about a girl and her friends searching for an absent father. “Dirty Girl” does not disappoint with excellent character development, good humor and depth.
Destiny (Yara Shahidi) is a young, black foster child who is placed in the care of a white, Southern family. After she discovers her talent for carving butter, she is pitted against the local butter-carving celebrity and his wife in a fierce competition. Though often frustrating, this funny movie will melt the heart of even the most decided skeptic.
2. United States of Tara
In three short seasons, this now-cancelled show focuses on wife and mother of two, Tara (Toni Collette), who struggles with Dissociative Identity Disorder, or multiple-personality syndrome. Tara struggles to keep her dysfunctional family sane as she delves into the true cause of her disorder. Don’t be fooled, though — this dramedy’s combo of huge laughs and interesting characters makes the show totally addicting.
1. Bob’s Burgers
Hilarious and unlike any other adult-oriented cartoon, Bob’s Burgers has succeeded in creating animated characters so relatable you’ll find yourself groaning like Tina after a week of watching the show. As Bob and his family struggle to keep the family restaurant afloat, viewers are introduced to some of the most outrageous humor to be found on Netflix.
Update: We’ve added one more for you — Butter.
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