Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Top Ten Movies to Make Me Feel Better

Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. Today's topic is a movie-related freebie.

I don't really talk politics on this blog, nor am I much of a movie-watcher, but I can tell you that in the wake of a presidential election that I can only describe as tragic I have been watching more movies and tv than usual just to try and escape. Here are my favorite movies to watch when I need to be cheered up.

1. Disney's Beauty and the Beast
I hadn't seen this in years but watched it on election day in hopes of staving off anxiety.

2. Pride and Prejudice, BBC version
I may have mentioned this one before. Once or twice.

3. Finding Nemo
I've probably watched this forty times, and I do not have children. It's still good. So is the sequel, Finding Dory.

4. Chicken Run
I'm not sure there's anything better than chickens with British accents.

5. Ghostbusters, 2016 version
Ok, I've only seen this once so far but that's only because all the library copies are out. This movie is truly revolutionary: not only are the main characters all female, but none are there to be sexy, none are in romantic storylines, and none are portrayed as victims. Name another movie with those qualities. (Seriously, name them - if they exist I want to watch them!)

6. Pitch Perfect
Music makes everything better. I even liked the sequel!

7. Sleepless in Seattle
This is my go-to romantic comedy. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are an incomparable combination, and Rose O'Donnell is the icing on the cake.

8. Zootopia
I just saw it for the first time but it was adorable and had a great message about racism. (A bunny to a fox: "You're so articulate!")

9. A Little Princess
Pure comfort food.

10. The Secret Garden

What movies do you turn to when the world is crappy and you just need to feel better?


Lynn said...

Great list! It's been soooo long since I've seen Chicken Run, I should watch it again! And Pride and Prejudice is amazing!

Louise @ Foxes and Fairy Tales said...

I love this list, and it's such a good idea at the moment. I especially like Zootopia, I feel like its such an underrated movie. If you're looking for some other movies with great female rep, Mad Max: Furisoa Road is incredible for subverting tropes.
My TTT for this week

3goodrats said...

I loved Mad Max! Charlize Theron is one of my very favorites :)

Lindsay said...

Speaking of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, I think my go-to happy movie is "You've Got Mail"!

3goodrats said...

I really need to watch that movie!

Girl About Library said...

Great list of feel good movies, especially Pitch perfect - that lifts my mood immediately!