singing in the rain,
Rushmore. When I almost got kicked out of private school it cheered me up a lot.
as of today: Startrek (2009)
its a wonderful life and breakfast club
Watching Dean Martin sing, “My Rifle, My Pony, and Me”, in Rio Bravo will lift me slightly up when I am down:
This one too:
Not to mention Stumpy.
I love everything about Rio Bravo. When I was little I wanted to be the Dude. I think I even wanted people to call me The Dude (and this was before The Big Lebowski). It reminds me of going to my grandmas house and sitting on the floor eating Cheeto’s and watching John Wayne movies (which I did endlessly—especially Rio Bravo). It’s like comfort food. The music. The clothes. The dialogue. It all brings a smile to my face.
I like ‘The Purple Rose of Cairo’ for this
The Abominable Dr. Phibes, House on Haunted Hill or any other old Vincent Price movie, Cocktail, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Troll 2, Now Voyager, The Star
Manhattan Murder Mystery
The Man Who Knew Too Little
The Sound of Music
I’m starting to realize I may be a movie masochist. When I’m down I tend to watch films with strong emotions that rattle me even more. For example, I just watched Blue Valentine while on a downward spiral in my own relationship, knowing damn well it was a bad idea.
^“I’m starting to realize I may be a movie masochist.”
I hear ya. I stay clear of Antichrist, or anything coming out of Russia when I’m in that mood.
Instead it’s all Anime, Spaghetti Westerns and action movies. Give me complete plot control and I can turn that frown upside down. On a side note, I hear even the most amazing of relationships are having a tough time after seeing Blue Valentine. Which of course just makes me want to see it more.
Singin’ in the Rain is my ultimate pick-me-up film, but if it’s girl troubles, (500) Days of Summer seems to be a new favorite.
fIGHT cLUB. tha’s 4 sure. i’d like to eat it all, from inside the brain with tYLER to outside the mind with pIXIES.
Any Marx Brothers movie. Even the “lesser” ones. Those guys make it impossible to be anything but glad.
Anything that makes me laugh till tears run down my face.
500 Days of Summer is a good one.
My favorite would have to be Ocean’s 11 (Soderbergh). Something about listening to those guys talk about robbing casinos is soothing.
Ralph Bakshi films.
This Is Spinal Tap… I’m smiling already.
castle in the sky, my neighbor totoro, or most anything with fred astaire and ginger rogers :)
chance is a fool’s name for fate
the odd couple
singin’ in the rain
the breakfast club
Killer of Sheep (1977) (yes, really)
Why is almost everyone picking heavy stuff? It’s always light material that gets my mood up.
Garden State… it’s almost painful how much I can relate to it, but it really does deliver me with a brighter outlook :)
Life of Brian.
You lucky Bastard!
Bay Of Angels. Every time I see it I am captivated.
singing in the rain, amelie
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off :)
Ozu’s GOOD MORNING