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I recently wrote a post about my top 5 based on true events films and I absolutely loved writing it so I thought why don’t I do it again but this time I’m going to discuss my top 5 feel good movies.
It’s that time again to go grab a drink and snack of choice, this post isn’t as long as the previous one but you still may want refreshments to get you through it.
Now we’re all settled let’s get started shall we with film number one.
This wasn’t a hard decision to make my first feel good movie HAS to be the parent trap, 1998 version of course, this is a romantic comedy drama film and it stars Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid & Natasha Richardson. If you haven’t seen this film then you really need to, let me give you a bit of a rundown about the movie, it’s based on identical twins Hallie & Annie, they both attend the same summer camp unaware that they’re sisters, once they discover they are they hatch a plan to switch places so they can see the parents they havent seen. If the plan actually works it might just bring the family together again. Now I’m 24 years old and I have no shame what so ever in admitting that I still absolutely love this film. I’ve grew up with it being my favourite film and it still is.
Moving on to feel good movie number 2 and that is pretty woman, this came out in 1990, 3 years before I was born, it’s a romantic comedy film starring Julia Roberts & Richard Gere. It’s based on a prostitute and very wealthy man who strike up a very unlikely friendship. Richard Gere’s character Edward hire’s Julia Roberts character Vivian to spend the weekend with him, they end up falling for each other but they face many hurdles as they try to bridge the gap between their different classes. Even though this film was released 3 years before I was born it’s one of my mum’s favourites and obviously once I was old enough to watch it I fell in love with it, I fell in love with the storyline, the characters, I fell in love with them falling in love and yeah that’s why it’s in my top 5.
Feel good film number 3 is dirty dancing, another film released before I was born with it being released in 1987, this is a drama/romance film starring Patrick Swayze & Jennifer Grey, based on the character baby who attends a summer resort with her family, while there she meets dance instructor Johnny, he enlists baby as his new dance partner and the two soon fall in love, however baby’s father forbids her of seeing Johnny but she can’t let him down and is determined that she’s going to help him perform the final summer dance. Now first things first the end dance in this movie is incredible and yes I’ve tried to do the lift so many times and failed, secondly I’ve had the time of my life is such a tune and just makes me want to sing and dance.
Moving onto feel good film number 4 and that is grease of course, released in 1978 starring Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta. I mean if you haven’t ever seen this film then I don’t really know what to say other than WATCH IT!!! The film is based on a group of high school kids in the 1950s, experience their friendships, romances and adventures throughout the film. Now just like all the other films this was released wayyyyy before my time 15 years in fact but that doesn’t stop me from absolutely loving it, the songs are amazing and a young John Travolta is hot.
Fifth and final film and it’s actually a film that was released this year, I couldn’t miss this out of my top 5 and it’s the greatest showman, starring Zac Efron, Hugh Jackman, Zendaya, Michelle Williams & Rebecca Ferguson. Again just like grease if you have seen this film then why?? This film is based on a man named P.T. Barnum, in the late 19th century P.T. rallies together a group of out of the ordinary people to perform in a circus show, we follow his story throughout the film in trying to become the greatest showman. Now then I’m an absolute sucker for musicals and the first time I watched this film I watched it alone and cried I loved it that much, all in all I’ve watched it about 8 times, 2 of those showings being the sing along version and I’m still obsessed with it now, constantly singing the songs at the top of my lungs and I have no shame.
So there we have it, my top 5 feel good films, just like my previous similar post I loved writing this, I love talking about my favourite films and I hope you guys enjoyed reading it.
What are your favourite feel good films?
Until next time.