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Altogether Feel Good Films

by Kyle Edward Harris

Created 08/21/12

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"I know it's a bit cheeky, but I'm a cheeky young monkey."

  • What a romp! A relaxing road trip turns into something more when two explosive characters who don't get along learn things about each other as well as, maybe, themselves. For the Wages of Fear is FUN!

  • A very calming film. One needs to only view the last shot of a movie. A picturesque framing of a country home, the leaves blowing softly, the lead inside having just picked fresh apples. Simple, country perfection.

  • Finally, that cat got something to eat!

  • Those French know their comedy! (Except those M. Hulot movies, what a bore.) This film puts us with a spiraling drunk on his escapade through a city full of quirky characters and friends. One is in love with Egyptology, another in a group of stoned "philosophers" talking out their rear-ends!

  • I wouldn't have included this on the list if not for the side-splitting, rib-tickling ending! Thewlis hobbling down the street, running away from these women, is gold.

  • What's more beautiful than a marriage? Not much. Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk are so in love with each other they start to imitate each other. How fun!

  • At first I thought this was going to be depressing and dark, but once our scientist reunites with his lost love, beauty radiates. All they want is love, and in the end, that's all he gets. Love, love, love. Genuine, real love.

  • A movie about a sound effects mixer constantly on the search for stronger, better sounds. Throw in John Lithgow (always a riotous pleasure) and De Palma's style along with Travolta's character finally getting that sound he was looking for and this one comes together perfectly.

  • A broken father searching for his daughter. When they meet, it's magic. The father's troubles are alleviated and the girl understands her family a bit better. This is a heartfelt film for the whole family to cry tears of joy over. (And keep your eye out for the haircut and manicure scenes as the father gets ready for his self-inflicted family reunion!)

  • A couples vacation gone horribly wrong? Or right! A twist of fate pins two men against each other over a woman. A hero, a regular Dudley Do Right, is duped again and again by our villain, Snidely Whiplash. In the end, the hero is with the girl, all is right.

9 comments

  • By TheSeafairy
    August 22, 2012
    02:17 PM

    Two of these on my wish list still. Too many things!
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  • By Asa-Nisi-Masa
    November 15, 2012
    02:55 PM

    how can you possibly consider hulot boring? try to reassess mon oncle, which is my fave. what beautifully subtle physical comedy!
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    • By The Narrator Returns
      November 15, 2012
      05:24 PM

      To quote the great Rainier Wolfcastle, "That's the joke."
  • By DUDElaundrey
    November 17, 2012
    11:28 AM

    haha.. ok,thats pretty funny, but u coulda added some more. maybe salo or something, but thatd b too obvious.. although, ur not too subtle, being wages of fear is #1 hahaha
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  • By Jarred
    November 17, 2012
    04:47 PM

    Hilarious. Great list.
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  • By Sleestak
    November 25, 2012
    12:21 AM

    110% agreement on Solaris. I almost tear up at the zero gravity scene.
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  • By CitizenCane
    November 30, 2012
    07:18 PM

    Probably like a few people, I was ready to spew anger in the comments...until I realized how hilarious you are
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    • By QuQCDegueulasse
      November 02, 2013
      11:31 AM

      Now I completely agree with you and disown my previous comment. How could I miss the sarcasm?
  • By Peter_Wilson
    January 05, 2014
    02:51 PM

    It's a good list. If you have the time check out mine.
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