This turned out more southern than I intended
  1. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
    Not the first or last true crime, but the best true crime. Capote's obsession with the murder of a family in Kansas yielded what he called a "nonfiction novel" which will make you empathize with a murderer. No, seriously.
  2. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    It's the Odyssey, transplanted to the depression-era south ✔️ Directed by the Coen Brothers ✔️ Starring George Clooney ✔️ and it's hilarious ✔️ Mostly I'm recommending it because I reference lines from this movie on a regular basis.
  3. Same Trailer, Different Park - Kacey Musgraves
    There aren't enough women in country music, period. Kacey tells important stories about where I grew up and she articulates the love/hate better than I ever could.