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Which Movie always makes you feel better?

Asked by mjchatter (433points) February 24th, 2009

Whenever my dad was sad he would watch Pretty Woman or whatever Julia Roberts movie he could find because it always cheered him up. What movie does the same thing for you???

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janbb's avatar

A Night at the Opera, The African Queen or The Gods Must be Crazy are three at the top of my list of cheerer-uppers.

chelseababyy's avatar

Garden State – Because it reminds me of home.
Dirty Dancing – Because it reminds me of friends.
Over the Hedge – Because it reminds me of my siblings.
True Romance – Because it reminds me of him, love and plus I love the action.
Pulp Fiction and Fever Pitch, for just being great movies.

aprilsimnel's avatar

The Court Jester with Danny Kaye. He was so funny. And I love the sword fighting scene, it shows real skill. What a tummler that Danny was. And in his 40s, yet!

Singin’ in the Rain, Oh, what a glorious movie, especially the Moses Supposes scene. It never fails to cheer me up. And I always, always laugh at this bit:

Lina: Gee, this wig weighs a ton! What dope’d wear a thing like this?
Rosco: Everybody used to wear them, Lina.
Lina: Well, then everybody was a dope.

elijah's avatar

Spaceballs, Anchorman, Zoolander, Ace Ventura (the first one), or Super Troopers.

eponymoushipster's avatar

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

I’m Ron Burgundy?

elijah's avatar

I forgot Caddyshack, Airplane!,
and Joe Dirt.

KrystaElyse's avatar

Coming to America
Office Space
Tommy Boy
Dumb and Dumber

Likeradar's avatar

Scream. It’s just a kick-ass movie… and I hear they’re coming out with #4! (but it will probably suck.)

Blondesjon's avatar

@janbb…lurve for The African Queen.

Flash Gordon
Kung Pao


Bluefreedom's avatar

Airplane 1 & 2
The Naked Gun
Top Secret
Hot Shots & Hot Shots: Part Deux
Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein
History of the World – Part I
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Kentucky Fried Movie

Aethelwine's avatar

Club Dread
16 Candles
Dazed and Confused
Strange Brew
Bad Santa
Cabin Fever love cheesy horror movies

KrystaElyse's avatar

@jonsblond – Lurve for Strange Brew!

Aethelwine's avatar

@KrystaElyse Take off you hoser.


KrystaElyse's avatar

Geez, you’re real nice. If I didn’t have puke breath, I’d kiss you

Hehehe. I must watch that movie now!

tennesseejac's avatar

Debbie Does Dallas
Sperms of Endearment

Blondesjon's avatar

@Bluefreedom…If you’ve seen Kentucky Fried Movie than you’ve maybe seen The Groove Tube?

Bluefreedom's avatar

@Blondesjon. Yeah I have! Crazy stuff. Wait, how about Amazon Women on the Moon? That was the same type of movie. Did you see that one? It was totally off the wall. :o)

janbb's avatar

@ april – Lurve for The Court Jester and “tummler.”

Blondesjon's avatar

@Bluefreedom…Sure! The opening scene is the only funny thing I have ever seen Arsenio Hall do.

i also see you have a mancrush on leslie neilson

tiffyandthewall's avatar

even though i’d always be in tears at the end, breakfast at tiffany’s always made me feel better. i haven’t watched it in like a year though ):

Bluefreedom's avatar

@Blondesjon. He really pumps my nads. LOL

TitsMcGhee's avatar

I get high and watch Fantasia (the original, none of this 2000 bullshit).

Other options include Waiting, Saved!, Knocked Up, Accepted, Spice World, I Heart Huckabees, 10 Things I Hate About You, Annie Hall, Dogma, and if it’s really bad, The Sandlot or The Princess Bride or The Secret Garden.

Aethelwine's avatar

@TitsMcGhee Much lurve for Fantasia, Saved!, and Annie.

punkrockworld's avatar

I was gonna say pretty woman too. That’s just a classic!

TitsMcGhee's avatar

@jonsblond: I do hope you mean Annie Hall, because if I could slap anyone square across the face, it would be Shirley Temple.

Aethelwine's avatar

LOL oops! How did I miss that? Annie was a part of my pre-teen years. Along with E.T. and The Karate Kid. Though I’m pretty sure Shirley Temple wasn’t in Annie, at least the one that I saw in the theater.

I never saw Annie Hall, can you believe? :D

TitsMcGhee's avatar

@jonsblond: That’s a travesty, that you haven’t. Get on that, pronto. And Shirley Temple was in the famous movie version of Annie, as well as a bunch of other similarly ridiculously obnoxious films with her obnoxious face and voice.

Aethelwine's avatar

@TitsMcGhee Will do. My mom (bless her heart) has gotten my daughter a few Temple movies. My daughter could kick Shirley’s ass when it comes to singing and cuteness though. Oh wait, that’s what you hate about Shirley! Nevermind. ;)

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augustlan's avatar

It’s a Wonderful Life
The Breakfast Club
The Quiet Man

@Tits Lurve for Dogma!

Jack79's avatar

Gladiator, for some reason.

Most comedies help.

Triiiple's avatar

Pineapple Express! Thank ganja its out on DVD now.

adreamofautumn's avatar

Transformers!!!!! The good guy wins in the end, the cars are hot, the girl is hot, it’s basically just a great movie.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

@Triiiple: Ah, I need to see that movie again… I missed a few things the first time I saw it… I was drunk and my face was attached to someone…

Triiiple's avatar

Then you surely do.

zephyr826's avatar

For me, it has to be either “Charade” with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant, or “Little Women” (the nineties version w/Winona Ryder and Susan Sarandon, as well as Christian Bale…mmm). The second is when I want to weep it all out.

mjchatter's avatar

@zephyr826 WOW… WE Love Charade – so much fun, great chemistry, wonderful clothes! And definitely Little Women, although I also liked the Elizabeth Taylor version – but I’m probably a bit older than you!

zephyr826's avatar

@mjchatter My mom and I have watched those movies hundreds of times. I’m in love with Peter/Alexander/Joshua etc.

Blondesjon's avatar

My all time fave is Better Off Dead.

four weeks…twenty papers…two dollars

Bri_L's avatar

@Blondesjon LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! I want an anteater hooded jacket!!

“Do you have any idea what the street value is of this mountain”

“I haven’t got a dime”
“didn’t ask for a dime (_flip_opens switchblade comb) asked for two dollars”

elijah's avatar

I got another one- Cry Baby
It’s so bad it’s good.

sjmc1989's avatar

I watch Beauty and the beast yes the disney movie I cant help it. It brings me back to a time when things simple. It always makes me feel better. I also have to say Gone with the wind and Arsenic and Old lace I used to watch them both when I was little with my mom.

Bri_L's avatar

@sjmc1989 – that movie has the best damn music to sing along to!!

And are you kidding me?! Arsenic and Old Lace? “Chaaaarrrrrrrggggeeeee” Classic!

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