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What's your favorite "Feel Good" movie?

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Mysto, May 21, 2019.

  1. Rustifer

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    "Field of Dreams" also brings to mind "The Natural".
     
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    Jeff Flugel

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    Good thread idea, Marv (and I share the love for The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao)! Lots of good ones mentioned already. Many of my Top 20 All Time Faves are "feel good" movies, for me. Some of these aren't not perfect films, but I love 'em and they never fail to bring a smile to my face the countless times I've watched them.

    Hatari!
    Donovan's Reef
    Rear Window
    Operation Petticoat
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Four Weddings and a Funeral
    A Night at the Opera
    Enchanted April
    The Three Musketeers
    (1973 version)
    My Man Godfrey
    The Thin Man
    How to Marry a Millionaire
    To Have and Have Not
    Rio Bravo
    The Magnificent Seven
    The Thing from Another World
    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    ...and many others.
     
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    Galaxy Quest and Accepted (the latter is bad enough that it also falls into the guilty pleasure category).
     
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  4. Mysto

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    Nobody has mentioned the obvious holiday choices.
    It's a Wonderful Life
    A Christmas Carol
    (I prefer the Alastair Sim version but most will do)
     
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    Mysto

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    Remember this is a no judgement zone.:D
    Fear of shaming :rolleyes: is probably why nobody has mentioned many of the films that were designed as feel good movies

    Bobby Benson - One on One - Ice Castles
    Melanie Griffith - Working Girl

    Just to throw out a couple.

    We need some of our few ladies to weigh in. A lot of feel good movies are... uuuuh... Chick Flicks.

    Edit to correct moves to movies (maybe a Freudian slip)
     
  6. Rustifer

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    Atta boy Marv! Love your thread parameters' descriptions.

    I've got one that covers most of your bases:
    Feel Good
    Uplift
    Who I was with
    Chick Flick

    Flashdance. Saw it on my first date with my wife some 36 years ago. Definitely a chick flick. Feel good--I know I felt something good in that dark theater. Uplifting.
     
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    :rolling-smiley:
     
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    ‘90’s version of The Secret Garden. That spring montage never fails to lift my spirits.
     
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    Before Sunrise and Garden State are two of my favourite feel good movies
     
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    Haven't seen a lot of animated mentioned.
    Despicable Me
    and my favorite feel good animated...
    UP!
     
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    My Cousin Vinny
    Father Goose
    Arthur
    The Quiet Man
    The Castle
    The Dish
    Remember the Titans
    Genevieve
    First Contact
    Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home
    Galaxy Quest
    The Titfield Thunderbolt
    My Man Godfrey
    The Party
    The Ladykillers
    Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion
    (Too many Disneys to mention them all here)
     
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    Off the top of my head:

    Star Wars (Han shows up at the end to save Luke)
    Jaws (Brody destroys the shark)
    Rock N Roll High School (the Ramones play "Do You Wanna Dance?" as everyone dances through the halls)
     
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    MOONSTRUCK, which was filmed up the street from me in Brooklyn. (The actual Cammareri Bakery is gone but the grate that leads to the ovens is still there.)
     
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    When I need a pick me up and a laugh, my go to movie is "The Pink Panther". :D

    PinkPanther.
     
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    Great list...Heartily agreed on the above especially!
     
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    That’s great, Jeff. So glad you are fond of some lesser-known Aussie and UK films as well as the US films there.
     
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    Sorry Jeff, I missed your posting It's a Wonderful life so I re-posted. Missed the edit window.:blush:
    And I agree on the U.K. and Aussie lists. You are my UK vintage TV guru.
     
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    Thanks, Ramin! Oh, yes, love those Aussie films...also a big fan of Flirting and The Efficiency Expert, among other feel-good flicks from Down Under. And of course, being a massive Anglophile, there's no shortage of great stuff from the U.K., too.
     
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    That's kind of you, Marv (the Classic Mystery Movie series guru)! I'm always glad to spread the love for lesser-known UK telly (though I guess we're in the wrong forum for that!)
     
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    I agree with just about all of the movies you guys have already called out, but I want to add one more---Avengers: Endgame. Just went and saw it again today. After 11 years of Marvel films, this one is such a fun, feel good movie!
     
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