Sometimes, all you want to do is get your pjs on, get under a comfy quilt and put on a good film. Maybe it’s with your boyfriend, or your friends or even just your own company, nothing beets a good day on the couch with a few good films!
Everyone has their go-to feel good films, don’t they? You know the ones, no matter how many times you watch them they will never fail to put you in a better mood, brighten your day, clear your mind and a smile on your face! When the lovely Jackie from Just Add Ginger tagged me in the post, I was excited to share my picks with you all!
ramblings introduction, here’s 5 films that always put me in a better
- Miss Congeniality
I have loved this film for years, it’s easily one of my favourite Sandra Bullock comedies, but Michael Cain and William Shatner steal the show entirely! Watching the tomboy FBI agent Gracie Hart be transformed into Miss New Jersey Grace Lou Freebush always makes me want to go put on a face mask too (another perfect pick me up!). Who doesn’t love the drama of a beauty pageant? (Ok, maybe I’ve watched a little too much Toddlers & Tiaras?)
- Marie Antoinette
The cakes, the costume, the palace of Versailles, the opulence and so much more. OK, Marie Antoinette and Louise XVI don’t exactly get the happiest of endings, but Sophie Coppolas fresh and young interpretation of two historical figures (who, if you ask me, where way too young to sit on the throne back then!) is exquisite and will leave you craving macaroons and powder blue dresses for sure! I’ve always had a fixation with Marie Antoinette and that period in history, this film was were that fixation began!
- 13 going on 30
I can’t believe this film is 10 years old! I was 16 when it first came out and who, at that age, doesn’t imagine what their life might be like at age 30? Jenna (Jennifer Garner) at 13 wishes she was 30, past her awkward teen years and on the ladder to success. Imagine being a 13 year old inside a 30 year old body? Fun and chaos ensues and in the end, you learn to open the door when opportunity comes knocking and maybe you should lie through the awkward years instead of wishing your life away!
I had to put at least one Disney film in here! I’ve always loved Tangled, the music is amazing and the film is hilarious and emotional all at the same time! Yes I cry, but who doesn’t feel good after a good little cry? I mean, c’mon, that scene with the lanterns? I’m tearing up just thinking about it!
- Dirty Dancing
This film and I have a special relationship. For starters, it was made the exact same year I was born! I’ve no idea when I started watching this film but I know it back to front, sideways and could probably write the transcript from the DVD commentary from memory! No matter what’s happening in my life, this film just takes me away and I get totally lost in the music and the dancing. The soundtrack is still one of my all time favourites and I listen to it at least once a week!
There you have it! I’m sat here looking at all these DVDs now and finding it hard to pick one to watch this evening! Are any of these on your feel good films list? Let me know in the comments below what films you enjoy watching when you need a cinematic pick me up!
Until next time,