I second Immoimeme's recommendation for jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring. Great movies, especially the first one, so heartbreaking. I saw these when they first came out, and have been really impressed wtih Daniel Auteuil over the years.
Recently I finally saw 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' - loved it, cried, Logan Lerman was great, nice coming of age story.
And I will admit, I saw for the first time 'Harold and Kumar go to White Castle'. I was amused and LOL a bunch of times. Cho and Penn were great. Stupid and fun!