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in the mood for something ... whimsical?
If you want oddball style, quirky humor and a surprising sweetness, look for these flicks at your video store. 
title year find it at the video 
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24 Hour Party People 2002 comedy
Adventures of Priscilla, The 1994 drama, comedy
Amelie 2001 foreign [France]
American Movie 1999 documentary
Big Fish 2003 drama
Bottle Rocket 1996 comedy
Box of Moonlight 1996 drama
Brazil 1985 comedy, drama
Cane Toads, an Unnatural History 1987 documentary
Delicatessen 1991 foreign [France]
Dream with the Fishes 1997 drama
Edward Scissorhands 1990 drama
Fast, Cheap & Out of Control 1997 documentary
Funeral, The 1987 foreign [Japan]
Garden State 2004 drama
Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) 2003 documentary
Hard Day's Night, A 1964 comedy, musical
Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001 musical
Highway 61 1991 comedy, foreign [Canada]
Hudsucker Proxy, The 1994 comedy
I'll Take You There 1999 comedy, drama
I Heart Huckabees 2004 comedy, drama
L.A. Story 1991 comedy
Me and You and Everyone We Know 2005 comedy, drama
Moulin Rouge 2001 musical
Muriel's Wedding 1994 comedy
My Life as a Dog 1985 foreign [Sweden]
My Neighbor Totoro 1988 animation
Mystery Men 1999 comedy, action
Napoleon Dynamite 2004 comedy
The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993 animation
Nurse Betty 2000 comedy
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 comedy
Post Concussion 1999 drama, comedy
Raising Arizona 1987 comedy
Ratcatcher 1999 drama
Royal Tenenbaums, The 2001 comedy, drama
Rushmore 1998 comedy
Secretary 2002 comedy, drama
Shall We Dance? (Shall We Dansu?) 1996 foreign [Japan]
Strictly Ballroom 1992 comedy
Tampopo 1987 foreign [Japan]
Tootsie 1982 comedy
Triplets of Belleville, The 2003 animation
Very Long, Engagement, A 2004 foreign [France], drama
Waiting for Guffman 1996 comedy
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 2005 animation

NOTE: We haven't yet provided plot synopses and reviews for many of the recommended videos ... but we'll be rectifying this as time goes on.  Videos that have been reviewed are linked to the relevant reviews.

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