Hidden Comedic Gems

These titles are from faraway countries. Or from awhile back. We've plucked them from obscurity because they're that good.
By
Kim Linekin

The Distinguished Citizen

Worried he’s lost his artistic edge, a wealthy expat novelist returns to his backwater hometown in Argentina, where he’s regarded as a local hero.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return

The cult hit returns! Captured by mad scientists, new host Jonah survives a blitz of cheesy B movies by riffing on them with his funny robot pals.

The Forbidden Room

This surreal anthology of 17 different stories includes narratives about a stranded submarine crew, wolfish kidnappers and volcano maiden sacrifice.

Heidi

Orphaned at age 5, curly-haired Heidi is sent to live with her gruff recluse of a grandfather in the Swiss Alps and soon thaws his frozen heart.