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What Movies Lift Your Spirit?

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Wonderful topic indeed! I don't watch that much movies nowadays, so I'm really not that knowledgeable when it comes to newer productions, but here are some of my favorites:

* Little Miss Sunshine. Abigail Breslin is superb in her role as Olive, as are all the other main characters. Olive's performance in the kids' beauty pageant is beyond brilliant :cheesy:

* South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut. Personally, I've always loved the satirical and off-color humor of the series but what makes this movie especially uplifting, is the number of hilariously catchy songs.

* The Full Monty. Unemployed Englishmen get creative and make a plan on how to make money. This movie is not only uplifting but also very touching in certain ways.

* American Beauty. Excellent acting and both complex and intriguing story. Every time I watch it, I find something new in it.

* Thelma & Louise. Two words: Girl Power :buttrock:

* Heavenly Creatures. The ending is absolutely horrifying, but I'm always fascinated by the friendship by the two dynamic and highly imaginative girls. Perhaps it gives me the chance to experience the rich intensity of such friendship, as I've never had the very Best Friend like so many girls do.

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OMG, how could I forget Pan's Labyrinth, Little Miss Sunshine and The Full Monty? Great lists! I have some movie watching to do! I like American Beauty, too.

The Wedding Singer

Waiting for Guffman

Fargo

About a Boy

As Good as It Gets

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Love in the Time of Cholera

Dangerous Liaisons (The American and French versions)

The Princess Bride

Thank You for Smoking

Pecker

Good Will Hunting

Frida

Smoke Signals

Persepolis

Impromptu

Gods and Monsters

Love Actually

Ma Vie en Rose (not La Vie en Rose)

Death to Smoochy

Cinema Paradiso

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I`m trying to think of some ...Everyone says I watch too many sad ones!

The Wedding Singer

Bridesmaids

Old School

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Sixteen Candles

Pretty in Pink

The Breakfast Club

Some Kind of Wonderful

Benny and Joon

It`s Kind of a Funny Story

High Fidelity

Ferris Bueller`s Day Off

Peggy Sue Got Married

Cry Baby

I guess I was able to think of some :P

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The Full Monty

Four weddings and a funeral

The Kings Speech

musicals - The King and I and My Fair Lady

With great memories from childhood Annie, the Jungle Book, Mary Poppins

I might add more later - great topic

*** A great movie I saw this week that might still be around though it was only in art house cinemas - Wadjda

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From my last post did a bit of research. Wadjda was released some time ago in most countries, but sometimes at Film Festivals. I think it may be opening in the USA in Sept but not sure. I think there will be a DVD.

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AloneGuy, I loved Princess Bride too - not the first time I saw it because I thought the "princess" was so lame and all she could do was get into trouble and get rescued.

OMG, LaurynJcat, I had the same reaction to the Princess Bride the first time I watched it. (Now I own it!) LOL

Marie, I loved The King's Speech! I'll have to check out Wadjda--I haven't heard of it. Welcome to the conversation!

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I K I R U

(In my opinion) It's a movie about finding some meaning and purpose in life when confronted squarely by mortality.

I hope everyone else can see it. It's progresses at a snail's pace, and I know that's a turn-off for some.

If someone does see it, and enjoys it, please message me!

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When Harry Met Sally

French Kiss

You've Got Mail

Sleepless In Seattle

Maid In Manhattan

Disney animated films, especially the Disney Renaissance era

The Harry Potter films

The Sound Of Music

Coming To America

Tommy Boy

Mrs Doubtfire

Ladybugs

Home Alone 1 & 2

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Love, Actually

The Holiday

The Muppet Movie (original)

Nightmare Before Christmas

The Corpse Bride

Toy Story movies

Robin Hood: Men In Tights

Adams Family Values

Cool Runnings

Dennis the Menace

Hocus Pocus

A Little Princess

The Wizard Of Oz

My Girl 1 & 2

Sister Act 1 & 2

Hook

Jumanji 

Shrek movies

Casper 

Mermaids

Burlesque

Paris Je T'aime

Many others, some already named here...

 

 

 

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