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Movies you can always depend on like good friends (make you feel good about life)

Old 06-25-03, 06:32 PM
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Movies you can always depend on like good friends (make you feel good about life)

This is a thread about movies you can always pop into your player and never fail to make you smile and feel like its time well spent. In short, movies where the characters and story make you feel as though you are spending time with old friends that never change.

My pick would have to be Almost Famous . I never get tired of the characters, and it still makes me laugh and identify with characters like no other movie.

Except for maybe... The Big Lebowski . Another movie I can always count on to make me laugh and smile no matter my mood. What's interesting to me is that from my long years living with or around college students is that this movie seems to have a HUGE following among liberal arts majors, particularly English Lit. ones. I thought it was because of the humor, the actual consensus was this everyone identified with the many problems that get in the way of being lazy.
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Whenever I'm feeling down, I always plop in Ferris Bueller's Day Off---always puts me in a better mood.
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I'll second Ferris and add a Say Anything.
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While I love action movie....stuff blowing up good is nice, my comfort food in movies are romantic comedies. You've Got Mail and Return to Me being my favorites.
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I think I will also go ahead and add anything that was made in the mid 80s by John Hughes.

The Breakfast Club is so close to actually being with old friends again (ones you knew in H.S.) it's amazing.
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As Good As It Gets
Sleepless in Seattle
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Ferris for sure...picks me up...
Family Guy is great for laughs...

or a great kung fu movie...IRON MONKEY or JET LI classics like TAI CHI MASTER or OUATIC series...

or BLOODSPORT and/or MARKED FOR DEATH
cant beat Van Damme and Seagal to make you smile!
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Caddyshack

Wayne's World 1 & 2

Vacation
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Almost Famous
The Big Lebowski
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
The Princess Bride
Waiting for Guffman
I guess it's kind of cheating, but MST3k.
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The Last Unicorn
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Ferris was my first thought.

How did he put it?

If you don't stop and look around sometimes life will pass you by.
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Originally posted by muggins
The Last Unicorn

That on R2 DVD yet?
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Ah, yes. See if you can figure mine out from this: "Merry Christmas, movie house!"

Honk!
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The Goonies
Good Will Hunting
The Big Lebowski
Groundhog Day
Blazing Saddles
Beautiful Girls
Big Daddy
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It's a Wonderful Life
Princess Bride
Shawshank Recemption
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Shawshank
Princess Bride
Can't Hardly Wait
Bravheart (FREEEEEEDOMMMMMM)
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Van Wilder (Unrated of course)
Stripes
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Blues Brothers always seems to put me in a good mood. Maybe its because they just set all their problems aside to help the orphans. Maybe I should do that.
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Forrest Gump
Shawshank
Field of Dreams
Caddyshack
Blues Brothers
The Majestic
E.T. The Extraterrestrial

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Shawshank
The Majestic - I think that's a good choice.

And as much as I hate to say it, I got to throw Joe Dirt in the ring.
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Well, I'll go ahead and be the first (and probably the last) to put this one down:

The Sound of Music

Yep, sreiously, I mean it but it's all because of Julie.

And also:

High Fidelity
Diner
Broadcast News

-Gunshy
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Thank GOD Dr. DVD said movies instead of movie cuz I have a couple...

Here's my list..
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • Superman
  • Indiana Jones Trilogy
  • the Karate Kid
  • the Music Man
  • the Wiz
  • E.T.
  • Grease/Grease 2
  • the Jerk/All Of Me/Roxanne
  • Pretty In Pink/Sixteen Candles/Weird Science/Ferris Bueller/the Breakfast Club
  • Bronco Billy
  • Innerspace
  • Vacation/Caddyshack/Stripes/the Blues Brothers/Fletch/Arthur
  • Chasing Amy
  • Top Gun/Legend
  • Lethal Weapon series
  • Smokey & the Bandit
  • High Fidelity
  • Better Off Dead/One Crazy Summer
  • Ghostbusters
  • the Wedding Singer/Billy Madison/the Waterboy
  • Back To the Future Trilogy
  • A Bug's Life/Toy Story I & II
  • Romancing the Stone
  • True Romance
  • Little Shop Of Horrors
  • the Muppet Trilogy [Muppet Movie, Great Muppet Caper, Muppets Take Manhattan]
  • A League Of Their Own/Splash*
  • the Neverending Story
  • Real Genius/the Last Dragon
  • Short Circuit

    And last...
  • Can't Stop the Music [Stop laughing...]
* [Please, oh please, let there be an SE forthcoming...]
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Schindler's List
Kalifornia
Taxi Driver
Requiem for a Dream
Se7en
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The Iron Giant
Almost Famous
October Sky
E.T. The Extraterrestrial
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Almost Famous
Big Lebowski
Top Gun
Commando
Caddyshack
Meet the Parents
Rocky IV

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