Lawn Dogs is a movie I take out and watch when I'm alone and feeling nostalgic. And I bring it out to show to people I am very close to. It reflects social discrimination in our society which is something that has always prevailed, yet the faces of which are always changing as new waves of immigrant populations and "undesirables" appear. I can't even count how many movies I've seen Sam Rockwell in that have made me cry.
These are some of my favorites that I'd recommend:
The King of Hearts (French) - Set in WWI about a Scottish soldier on a one man mission to disable explosives in a french town where the only people left are mentally insane, all posing as particular town characters. It is charming and witty, with some kind of absurdist slapstick humor throughout, but also empowering. This film has a similar theme where societies outcasts are shown to be the ones who truly value the world.
Au Revoir Les Enfants (also in French) - If subtitles deter you, I strongly suggest you get over it if you want to watch one of the best movies ever made. My comment on this one is just watch it because it is beautiful. Also, the director, Louis Malle, wrote it based on an experience he had as a child during WWII.
Harold and Maude - but probably, like, everyone you know has seen that movie so that might make me dumb for even suggesting it
Trust (1990) - with Adrienne Shelly when she was really young (the gal that wrote Waitress and then was murdered not long after). If you like dark humor and sarcasm you will like this
Factotum- I'm personally not a real admirer of Bukowski's writing, but his stories are pathetically amazing. I know that is a bit of an oxymoron, but I don't quite know what else to call it. Also, not a huge fan of Matt Dillon, but I can forget the roles he played that annoyed me because he gets the cake for this.
A Love Song for Bobby Long- John Travolta, another actor who surprised me. Try to picture him as a washed up alcoholic William Faulkneresque character. Filmed just before Katrina, beautiful shots of New Orleans that make me sad I never went because that city will probably never be the same again
Birdman of Alcatraz
Everything is Illuminated