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Old March 24 2009, 09:06 PM   #76
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Re: I need to watch a "feel good" movie.. what would you suggest?

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Miracle.
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Good choice.

I have a soft spot for The Mighty Ducks.
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Old March 24 2009, 09:58 PM   #77
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Baraka
You got that right.

Except for those bits with the chickens.
Excellent suggestion, but don't watch yet it if you can't see it on Blu-Ray. The new Baraka release is easily the highest quality Blu-Ray release ever. The 65mm negative was scanned at 8K (2x digital cinema resolution) to create the digital intermediate source for the disc.
I agree, I also have the Blu-Ray. It is a breathtakingly beautiful film (chickens notwithstanding). Although of the two previous standard def DVD releases, the second one was also very good.

Probably my favorite part of the whole film was the scenes in the favela. Especially the music ("Wipala").

Another life-affirming film: The Pride of the Yankees
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Old March 24 2009, 10:23 PM   #78
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Re: I need to watch a "feel good" movie.. what would you suggest?

Right now, I'm thinking of Bring it on, which is my *very* guilty pleasure.

Wall*E, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc., The Aristocats, Happy Feet work great too. :-)



And I love Hedwig, but I don't think it's a particularly feel-good movie...
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Old March 24 2009, 10:50 PM   #79
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Re: I need to watch a "feel good" movie.. what would you suggest?

I recommend The Fall for 2 hours of resplendent visuals and engrossing storytelling. It is sad, but ultimately very satisfying.

It may fall into the life-affirming category rather than feel good though.
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Old March 24 2009, 10:55 PM   #80
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Night of the Living Dead or The Last King of Scotland or Rocky Balboa (Rocky 6)
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Old March 24 2009, 11:02 PM   #81
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Nothing like a little Idi Amin to brighten your day.
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Old March 25 2009, 12:16 AM   #82
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Re: I need to watch a "feel good" movie.. what would you suggest?

Depends upon what I'm in need of feeling good about.

If I've simply had a bad day at work or something, something that will completely take my mind off of things works best - something that bears no resemblance to my actual life.

In truth, one of my favorite films under this circumstance is The Hunt for Red October. I love this movie, and it is so far removed from my actual life experience that it takes my mind off of things.

If I am in one of those moods where I think that life just sucks in a million different ways, then Doctor Zhivago is the film for me. It's not at all a 'feel good' movie, but it does leave you with the feeling that no matter how bad things suck, it could definitely be worse...as this movie clearly demonstrates.

(just as an aside, I think my Russian heritage is showing. )

By the way, The English Patient works for me in the same way. Just about every main character in this film dies an incredibly tragic death. The moral of the story: things could be worse.

Lastly, if I am depressed over men/bad luck in love or whatever, there is nothing like one of those Hugh Grant romantic comedies. The best for this purpose is Notting Hill. But there are a few others that will do just as well.

Several Gary Cooper films work the same way for me under this circumstance - particularly Ball of Fire, Meet John Doe, and Mr Deeds Goes to Town. Gary Cooper is my favorite actor of all time...and these movies are really great.

Lastly, if I just want to laugh - I mean REALLY laugh until I practically cry, there is only one film to watch. It's short - less than an hour. But it is by far one of the funniest movies I've ever seen period...and definitely the one that gives you the most bang for the buck, laugh-per-minute-wise. This movie is Charlie Chaplin's silent film called 1 AM. There is only 1 other actor in the entire film besides Chaplin, and that actor is gone about 2 minutes into the film. After that it is 100% Chaplin at his absolute finest.

In fact, Chaplin films are really great in general for when you feel a bit beat down. The Tramp is the poster boy for the guy who continually gets beat down, but always gets up and keeps right on going.
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Old March 27 2009, 04:57 AM   #83
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Keeping the Faith always makes me feel better.
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Old March 27 2009, 06:28 AM   #84
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Remo Willians: The Adventure Begins.. cheese 80's film. See my thread in sci fi for some great lines!
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Old March 28 2009, 04:08 PM   #85
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Vacation
Fletch
Major League
City Slickers
The Hunt for Red October
When Harry Met Sally
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Old March 28 2009, 08:35 PM   #86
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Re: I need to watch a "feel good" movie.. what would you suggest?

What no "The Last Starfighter".. (Good old fashioned American Cheese)
Kelly's Heroes
The Longest Day
Apollo 13
The Right Stuff
Kentucky Fried Movie
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Old March 28 2009, 10:20 PM   #87
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Raising Arizona
Singin' in the Rain
Some Like it Hot
Toy Story
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Old April 1 2009, 09:31 PM   #88
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This would be more of a niche movie/ documentary, but I really enjoyed "Running the Sahara". Very interesting and pretty feel-good movie.
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Old April 2 2009, 12:33 AM   #89
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Die Hard and a second vote for Major League.
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Old April 3 2009, 05:30 PM   #90
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ST III. How can you NOT be happy after that ending?
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