I need to watch a "feel good" movie.. what would you suggest?

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  1. The Boy Who Cried Worf

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    Glad to see I am not the only guy in the world that really liked Mallrats. I apparently am still the only guy in the world that really hated Heathers.
     
  2. hellsgate

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    • "Pump Up The Volume" (Christian Slater & Samantha Mathis)
    • "What A Girl Wants" (Amanda Bynes)
    • "Heathers"
    • "Kuffs"

    I loved Mallrats, I have it on DVD. I have Clerks & Clerks II.
     
  3. Mr. Laser Beam

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    You got that right.

    Except for those bits with the chickens. :(
     
  4. JonathonWally

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    Roman Holiday
     
  5. auntiehill

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  6. TheLonelySquire

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  7. nevermore

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    Um, you probably still are.
     
  8. Mr. Laser Beam

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    2001 is a great pick-me-up for me.

    Not just because of the music (some of my favorite movie-soundings of all time, that) but the visuals are absolutely breathtaking.
     
  9. TheLonelySquire

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    Almost forgot. Fireproof.
     
  10. K'Ehleyr

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    X Men - The Last Stand (my fav of the three)
    Mean Girls and
    Finding Nemo

    Ditto for Shawshank Redemption and The Princess Bride.

    Surely you've now found what you're looking for ;)
     
  11. thestrangequark

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    A lot of people are recommending what I would term "life-affirming" movies. To me they are totally different to "feel good" movies. I think The Shawshank Redemption is life-affirming, but I'd never think of it as feel-good.
     
  12. Mr. B

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    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.
     
  13. Moocey

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    Excellent point.

    Another good life-affirming movie: Green Street Hooligans

    Another good feel-good movie: His Girl Friday
     
  14. Jono

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    Love Actually is my guilty feel good movie. "love actually is really all around", corny as hell but it works on me.
     
  15. Aragorn

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    Love Actually... if you can overlook that Liam Neeson is playing a recent widower. :(
     
  16. TheBrew

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    Good choice.

    I have a soft spot for The Mighty Ducks.
     
  17. Mr. Laser Beam

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    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
     
  18. AdAstra

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    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...
     
  19. Pingfah

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    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.
     
  20. davidant32

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    Night of the Living Dead or The Last King of Scotland or Rocky Balboa (Rocky 6)