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Favorite Feel Good Movie

Postby knitwit45 » January 16th, 2009, 3:34 pm

It's been a long, cold week, and I was just thinking about the weekend. Since it's snowy and cold, I'm planning on watching some old favorite movies.

Top of the stack is Robin Hood, then Hatari. Can't explain why, but both make me feel a whole lot better. Maybe it's because Robin Hood is set in a far away time, and Hatari is set in a far off land. I'll never see either place or time, so my fantasies will never be ruined.

What about you? What movie lets you slip away for a couple of hours, and when you drift back, you're feeling better?
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The way we cope with it, is what makes the difference." ~ Virginia Satir
""Most people pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it." ~ Soren Kierkegaard

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Postby movieman1957 » January 16th, 2009, 4:26 pm

"Robin Hood" is a fun film but for pure fun I like to watch "Silverado." It has plenty of action, plenty of comedy (there are some great lines "It's hard on the peace and it's hard on the furniture.") some seriousness and one of the most lovely understated "love" stories, if you will, in a western. Kevin Kline and his plutonic love and great respect for Linda Hunt.

Besides it is like watching a composite of every western ever made.
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Postby charliechaplinfan » January 16th, 2009, 5:16 pm

These are just some of my feel good films, most films to me are feel good films if I get left in peace to watch them.

Singin' In the Rain
An American in Paris
Any Fred and Ginger film
The Chaplin Mutuals
The Kid
The Circus
City Lights
Modern Times
Gigi
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Bringing Up Baby
The Awful Truth
My Man Godfrey
To Be Or Not to Be
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Roman Holiday
Les Girls
Guys and Dolls

Perhaps I've named enough for now :wink:
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Postby knitwit45 » January 16th, 2009, 7:25 pm

How could I forget Gigi? I only have a VHS tape, but still.....

Oh, just thought of another one. Persuasion with Ciaran Hinds. Come to think of it, any Jane Austen will do for me.

Chris, I agree about Silverado. I think it is the best of the "new" Westerns.
"Life is not the way it's supposed to be.. It's the way it is..
The way we cope with it, is what makes the difference." ~ Virginia Satir
""Most people pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it." ~ Soren Kierkegaard

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Postby klondike » January 16th, 2009, 9:33 pm

The 13th Warrior.
Cause it just works . . every time. :roll:

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Postby knitwit45 » January 16th, 2009, 9:34 pm

Well, Antonio Banderas is a hunk.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
"Life is not the way it's supposed to be.. It's the way it is..
The way we cope with it, is what makes the difference." ~ Virginia Satir
""Most people pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it." ~ Soren Kierkegaard

klondike

Postby klondike » January 16th, 2009, 9:54 pm

knitwit45 wrote:Well, Antonio Banderas is a hunk.... :lol: :lol: :lol:


Ya know, Nance, that's just not one of the reasons why I enjoy this movie. :x

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Postby knitwit45 » January 16th, 2009, 10:10 pm

whew! ya had me worried for a minute.....

Actually, I love the scene at the campfire, when the voices are swirling around in the air, and you begin to pick up first a word, then a phrase. Always wished it really worked like that!
"Life is not the way it's supposed to be.. It's the way it is..
The way we cope with it, is what makes the difference." ~ Virginia Satir
""Most people pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it." ~ Soren Kierkegaard

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Postby stuart.uk » January 17th, 2009, 9:31 am

Nancy

Showboat, the 1951 version with a happy reconcilation at the end

It's A Wonderful Life

Hobson's Choice

Summer Holiday, the Cliff Richard film

Sea Buiscut and Champions (John Hurt, Edward Woodward), two horse racing movies, both about a sick jockey and seriously injured horse, who recover and win The San Carlos Handicap in one and The Grand National in the other.

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Postby feaito » January 17th, 2009, 9:41 am

Good question!

Well, there are many: Kiss Me Kate (1953), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Midnight (1939), The More the Merrier (1943), Swing Time (1936) and I could go on....
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Postby knitwit45 » January 17th, 2009, 9:51 am

Great choices, Stu & Nando. Please list as many as come to mind. It's fun to see your choices, I keep thinking, "of course! I'd want to see that one, too".
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The way we cope with it, is what makes the difference." ~ Virginia Satir
""Most people pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it." ~ Soren Kierkegaard

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Postby charliechaplinfan » January 17th, 2009, 12:30 pm

Did someone say Antonio Banderas 8) :D :D :D

I feel better already :wink:
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Postby ChiO » January 17th, 2009, 4:11 pm

For me, it's DUCK SOUP, followed by DUCK SOUP, then perhaps some HIS GIRL FRIDAY.
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Postby movieman1957 » January 17th, 2009, 5:24 pm

I'm glad to know there is another "Duck Soup" devotee here. Stan and Ollie help brighten my day too.
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Postby ChiO » January 17th, 2009, 7:01 pm

Chris --

In this household, Orson Welles is the Voice of God. Groucho is the Voice of...well, nevermind...but we're all glad that God has a sense of humor. That explains the glorious presence of Timothy Carey.
Everyday people...that's what's wrong with the world. -- Morgan Morgan
I love movies. But don't get me wrong. I hate Hollywood. -- Orson Welles
Movies can only go forward in spite of the motion picture industry. -- Orson Welles


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