My first pick is one of Paul Newman's first. It is a 1956 drama based on the life of boxer Rocky Graziano. Great movie and reason #2073 why Paul Newman is badass. If you look close you can see Steve McQueen in one of his first roles.
Pick Number two is a more current drama. From 2008 this stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Joaquin Phoenix and some girl that was in hocus pocus.
But the point is that this is a great movie, and the best I have seen in the past year. It is dark and has great performances. This was supposedly Joaquin Phoneix's last film. You might not remember this film because Phoenix looked like this whenever he was trying to promote the film on Letterman.
Okay now to the last pick.
This is a tv pick (assist from Garbage Disposal). This is a series on Starz. It has lots of good people, lots of cameos, very dry, pretty damn funny, very underrated.