Research has proved that movies can trigger some strong emotions in human and personal experience has confirmed that movies can turn a good day into bad and change a bad mood into good; in order to avoid the former one we have compiled a list of movies that will not fail to uplift your spirits and might even give you a good chuckle in between.
So if you ever feel the need to forget your own problems and to find comfort and motivation in other’s misery then you can always count on the following movies:
When silliness meets smartness, it becomes appealing, and that is what Clueless is. This coming of age comedy movie is about a girl named Cher who is in high school and is rich and popular. She often had a verbal sparring with her ex-stepbrother who accuses her of being vain and selfish. When for her hidden motives, Cher plays matchmaker but surprisingly find happiness in other’s happiness she goes on to play matchmaker for another couple which, backfires horribly and leads to further soul searching. This funny and witty movie with its lighthearted humor is enough to bring a smile on even the most sullen faces.
2. Forrest Gump:
Some people are born to lead a dull life while others are meant to change even the dullest days into something great and unique. Forrest Gump is the story of a boy who was believed to be mentally slow. Gump however didn’t let his mental impairment bother him much though, with a supportive mother and a friend by his side, Gump went through dozens of professions and excelled at each one of them. From star football player to a soldier Gump, from a pop star to businessmen Gump did everything greatly and met all the famous people of his time. The movie is funny at times with a tear jerking moments at others.
Amélie is a girl who roams the Parisians streets and watches the world with her own innocent and naïve eyes. She forms her own sense of justice and begins to help the needy ones around her. The movie is brilliantly hilarious and warned five Oscar nominations for its awesomeness.
4. The Hangover:
Starring Bradley Cooper, The Hangover is a story about a bunch of friends who travel to Las Vegas to have a bachelor party for their friend Doug’s impending marriage. However when the bachelor party goes a little out of control and the friends wake up the next day with no memories of the nigh before and the groom missing. Their search for the groom before the wedding takes place leads to hilarious bickering and funny adventures.
5. It’s a wonderful life:
There is just something about black and white pictures, with their classical touch that feels like a fresh breeze on a hot day and when it comes to classic movies, nothing can beat It’s a Wonderful Life by Frank Capra. The movie shows the endearing and selfless nature of a business man in flashbacks. When the despair and frustration of the man becomes too much, an angel appears to his rescue and shows what life would have been for others without him.
A Selection of Quotes about Movies
“The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it’s as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues.” ~ Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures
“It starts so young, and I’m angry about that. The garbage we’re taught. About love, about what’s “romantic.” Look at so many of the so-called romantic figures in books and movies. Do we ever stop and think how many of them would cause serious and drastic unhappiness after The End? Why are sick and dangerous personality types so often shown a passionate and tragic and something to be longed for when those are the very ones you should run for your life from? Think about it. Heathcliff. Romeo. Don Juan. Jay Gatsby. Rochester. Mr. Darcy. From the rigid control freak in The Sound of Music to all the bad boys some woman goes running to the airport to catch in the last minute of every romantic comedy. She should let him leave. Your time is so valuable, and look at these guys–depressive and moody and violent and immature and self-centered. And what about the big daddy of them all, Prince Charming? What was his secret life? We don’t know anything about him, other then he looks good and comes to the rescue.” ~ Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming
“Everything I learned I learned from the movies.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
“Only the gentle are ever really strong.” ~ James Dean
“People don’t read any more. It’s a sad state of affairs. Reading’s the only thing that allows you to use your imagination. When you watch films it’s someone else’s vision, isn’t it?” [Interview in The Independent, 15 October 2005]” ~ Lemmy Kilmister
“Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.” ~ Alfred Hitchcock
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