Bend It Like Beckham. Directed by Gurinder Chadha. With Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher. The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team (soccer in America).
Memoirs of a Geisha is a novel by Arthur Golden published in The novel tells the story of a geisha working in Kyoto during World War II. It is also the name of the film based on the book, and directed by Rob Marshall, and starring Zhang Ziyi.
Lars and the Real Girl - a favorite movie of mine, it's funny and sweet, despite appearances. It also has Ryan Gosling (mmmm). Thought of it because the current episode of "House" (called "We Need the Eggs") I'm watching also has a real doll in it.
The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius, a multi-Oscar winning French romantic comedy-drama film in the style of a black-and-white silent film, charting the personal and professional relationship of a silent movie actor and a young dancer. Find this at ART.
"Nuovo Cinema Paradiso" (Giuseppe Tornatore, Ennio Morricone's score is sensational. My son was the same age & looked just like "Toto." This movie kills me, every time. Don't let the subtitles scare you away, watch it in Italian.
Directed by Lisa Cholodenko. With Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska. Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life.