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Twenty Movies…that consistently make me happy


Twenty Movies…that consistently make me happy

These are the the films that can always cheer me up on a cloudy day, many of which I watched over and over again in my childhood. If you happen to have missed any of these I highly recommend that you seek them out.

1.     Girls Just Want to Have Fun. I was lucky enough to get to watch this one a couple of days ago with my daughters and a couple of their friends. Super cheese, so much fun!
2.     Weekend at Bernie’s. This was a shameful favorite of mine growing up. This movie is not a cool movie. It is ridiculous and incredibly fun.
3.     Earth Girls are Easy. This one is a true gem, also completely ridiculous. At one point in time I had the entire “blonde” song memorized, and could sing it from beginning to end.
4.     The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. I have loved this one from a time that I was probably far too young to be watching it. Charles Durning’s performance as the mayor is absolutely unsurpassed.
5.     Adventures in Babysitting. I’m not sure just what it is about the movie…it simply makes me smile.
6.     Newsies. One of my all time favorites, ever. It got horrible reviews when it was first released…fifteen years later they decide to put it on Broadway. If you have never seen it you will be surprised by how young Christian Bale is in the film.
7.     A Fish Called Wanda. I actually have attachment issues when this film ends. I want for it to keep going and going.
8.     George of the Jungle. Just ridiculousness from the beginning to the end, but it is such feel good fun. The coffee scene is my favorite.
9.     The Pirates of Penzance.  The 1983 film with Kline and Lansbury. She once said that it was one of her favorite projects to be involved in. Wonderful musical fun!
10. Pump Up the Volume. I think the reason that it makes me so happy is because it is so deliciously rebellious. It is not a particularly light or fun film, but it makes me smile all the same.
11. My Best Friend’s Wedding. Rupert Everett totally steals the whole movie, in my opinion. It also has a fantastic soundtrack.
12. Blast from the Past. It’s an odd little film about a family who accidentally spent years closed in their bomb shelter. It cracks me up.
13. In and Out. This isn’t a very widely known movie, but it is so genuine and heartwarming. I need to look it up again.
14. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The 1999 film version. The cast is absolutely fantastic.
15. Ratatouille. I mention this one because I know that a lot of people never saw it. Especially, if you are a food lover, it is a must see film. The end of the movie gives me goose bumps.
16. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead. It is a 1990 film. The play has been around for sometime. It’s a farce on Shakespeare’s Macbeth. If you love words and language, you can’t help but love this movie, and it also has an outstanding cast.
17. L.A. Story. It makes a little more sense if you have ever lived in Southern California. It’s so much fun, it makes me laugh and laugh.
18. Forgetting Sara Marshall. This is a go to for my husband and I. Now we can both quote many lines from the film. It’s hilarious, and I never get tired of watching it.
19. Mannequin. I know that most people saw this one forever ago. It is a good cheese-fest not to be forgotten though.
20. Hot Tub Time Machine. This is the newest one on the list. I think it was after the second time I saw it that I realized how truly funny it was.


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