Movies that make you feel happy

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  1. Cagri

    Cagri Second Unit

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    There are movies that make me feel good. Not like watching a good horror movie and find it great thus feeling good, but are there movies which you think add something to you, emotionally. Flawless, for example is one of my favourites in that respect. I always feel happy after watching that film. Are there any films you feel the same ?
     
  2. Chris

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    Hoosiers. Hoosiers does it for me every time.

    And, on the cornier side, Cool Runnings.
     
  3. george kaplan

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    There are hundreds of such films for me. A few, just off the top of my head:

    Scrooged
    Planes, Trains & Automobiles
    The Long, Long Trailer
    Father of the Bride
    Hopscotch
    The Gold Rush (1925)
    In the Good Old Summertime
    To Have & Have Not
    Hello, Dolly!
    How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying
    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
    Charade
    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
    Animal House
    National Lampoon's Vacation
    From Russia With Love
    North by Northwest
    A Hard Day's Night
    Adam's Rib
    When Harry Met Sally
    You've Got Mail
    The African Queen
    The Parent Trap
    The Sound of Music
    Dumbo
    Toy Story
    Pillow Talk
    Casablanca
    Stalag 17
    The Ghost & Mrs. Muir
    The Burbs
    Road to Utopia
    Grease
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
    The Thin Man
    Murder By Death
    Galaxy Quest
    Back to the Future
    Star Wars
    Operation Petticoat
    Father Goose
    Houseboat
    Grumpy Old Men

    ah hell, way too many to list...
     
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    JACK
    The Replacements
     
  5. Richard_D_Ramirez

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    Off the top of my head....

    The Natural, God, The Devil, Angels, and oh yeah, Baseball!
    The Shawshank Redemption, The last scenes.
    Rounders, "He beat me straight up!"
    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, fun all around!
    Contact
    Immortal Beloved
    A.I. Artificial Intelligence, "I Love You"
    Forrest Gump, The feather!
    Young Frankenstein
    The Legend of Bagger Vance
    The Tigger Movie, Kenny Loggins' song does it to me everytime....
    Big Trouble in Little China, How can you NOT be happy?
    Gattaca, The space launch
    The Princess Bride, "As you wish."
    Finding Nemo
    Seabiscuit
    Monsters, Inc., That last scene...
    8^B
     
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    How can any list not include It's A Wonderful Life?
     
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    Amelie
    Slap Shot
    Major League
    Office Space
    Dazed and Confused
    Good Will Hunting
    Talk to Her - In a very European way [​IMG]
    The Insider - Maybe makes me feel more inspired than happy
    Animal House
    Go
    Swingers
    Three Kings
    Dead Poets Society
    About a Boy
    High Fidelity
    Say Anything
    Almost Famous
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    ET
    Waking Ned Devine
    The Full Monty
    Billy Elliot
    Rushmore
    Royal Tenenbaums
    Wonder Boys
    Il Postino
    Jerry Maguire
    Field of Dreams
     
  8. Cagri

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    My Cousin Vinnie
    Mickey Blue Eyes
    Il Postino
    Chocolate
    Rosanna's Grave
    Edward Scissorhands
    Big Lebowski
    And... BIG BLUE: It's a sour but very positive feeling each time...
     
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    What about Bob?
     
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    Hackers - This movie actually changed my life. In '84, after 2 kick ass years studying computers in high school (trs-80 and apple II) I entered the CS major at UCF. Bad mistake; Business types teaching (one teacher, for programming 2, teaching us pascal while concurrently learning pascal at night school), complete disorganization, total lack of creativity and fun. Frustration, annoyance, no connection, no sense of direction, dropped the major.
    Years later, see Hackers, rediscover high school level love of computing; how kick ass it could be. (plus, a cyberpunk Angelina Jolie...) And, for a aspiring Techno enthusiast, insert kick ass soundtrack (Prodigy, Orbital, Leftfield, etc.). The opening song, as Zero Cool flies over NYC and it morphs into a circuit board, with Orbital's "Halcyon and on" playing, is incredible.

    Great flick.

    The Secret of My Success - never fails to be an inspiration, and a great cheer-up movie. Michael J. Fox at his best.

    Back to the Future series = awesome. Just awesome.

    American Pie (I, II, and hopefully after tomorrow, III) - 1 never fails to choke me up. I think this is a great coming of age film. 2 we liked as well (damn the critics, full speed ahead!) because it's like a great book, when you're done, you wish there were more chapters. Well, there's more!

    Serial (Martin Mull, Tuesday Weld] - Ah, Mr. Everyman (Mull) tries to deal with the rise of new age foolishness and the swinging 70's in Marin County. I can't wait for this to hit DVD. VHS quasi-in-print.

    B.A.P.S. - Underrated film. Halle Berry, Martin Landau. Great feel good movie, funny with a good heart.

    A Night at the Roxbury - ok, cheesy, but in the late 80's, my friend and I considered ourselves to be sua-ve clubbers in Orlando. We were more like the Wutabis than actually cool, so it's fun to watch this and laugh at myself.


    I second Animal House, Cool Runnings, and I'll try to remember more. My wife adds:


    Tootsie - Great film

    (insert name of John Hughes film here) - Yes.
     
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    Bottle Rocket
    Rushmore
    The Royal Tenenbaums
    Punch-Drunk Love
    LOTR: FOTR
    A Christmas Story
    About Schmidt
    Amelie
     
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    Altered States
    American Beauty
    Cube
    Dark City
    Fight Club
    Lawn Dogs
    Run Lola Run
    The Unbearable Lightness Of Being
     
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    Rudy
    Searching for Bobby Fischer
    Hoosiers
    Dominick & Eugene
    The Rookie (2002)
    Apollo 13
    The Waterboy
    Office Space
    Billy Madison
    Happy Gilmore
    The Sandlot
    Lucas
    Up the Creek
    Con Air
    Waking Ned Devine
    The Italian Job (2003)
    Spirited Away
    Mr. Holland's Opus
    A Christmas Story
    Smoke Signals
    My Bodyguard
     
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    It's a Wonderful Life
    Willy Wonka
    The Sound of Music

    And they're not movies, but:

    Charlie Brown Christmas
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    Rankin/Bass Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    Oh, God, there must be others. Hmm...
     
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    The Truman Show!
    The Truman Show!
    The Truman Show!

    When the hell is this going to be in a special edition dvd?
     
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    Singin' In The Rain
    Help!
    A Hard Day's Night
    City Lights
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    Abel Gance's Napoleon
    Fantasia
     
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    I'll throw out one that I doubt no one will mention: Walkabout
     
  19. Andy Olivera

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    Absolutely. Each film I listed deals with life or the nature of existance and I find the messages to be quite positive. Besides, I am Worth. [​IMG]

    I wrote a short explanation using all the films(except Fight Club) here.
     
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    It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
     

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