Peter Kowalke

Good Movies I’ve Seen Recently

Here are the movies I’ve watched and loved lately.

Note that some of these films are not on Netflix. You’ll have to find them on Amazon Prime Video or one of the many free movie sites (reach out if you need some links).

Burning (2018, Lee Chang-dong)

Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood, who asks him to look after her cat while she’s on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.

The Fallen Leaf TV series (2019)

The Fallen Leaf is a 2019 Thai drama about a transgender woman who is caught up in a love triangle with her uncle-in-law and her father.

Deadwood TV series

A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.

Das Boot (1981)

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth and sheer terror.

The Deer Hunter

An in-depth examination of the ways in which the Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of several friends in a small steel mill town in Pennsylvania.

Also Seen Recently (Honorable Mention)

These are some of the other movies I’ve seen recently that are worth a watch. While not quite as good as the films above, they still are well worth your viewing time. Consider these honorable mentions.

Love Per square foot (2018)

A young boy and Individually, Sanjay and Karina don’t earn enough to be able to buy a home, so they enter into a marriage of convenience.

Gran Torino (2008)

Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, Thao Lor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski’s prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.

My All-Time Favorite Movies

For the full list of movies that get me excited, see my All Time Favorite Movies List:

See My Favorite Movies List.