Monday, August 22, 2011

Comfort Movies!


It’s pouring outside today much to my dismay so I thought I’d write this list to make me feel better.

Comfort Movies

Definition: movies that I’ll watch over and over again and can either give me a fuzzy happy feeling or bring on the sad pandas. I’ve seen these multiple times and still love them, and they aren’t the best movies (sometimes far from it) but they're the ones that I’ll turn to when I’m feeling particularly emotional.


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The Notebook

  • As pretty much any girl out there, this is perhaps, THE must-watch romance of my generation. Love, lost, heartbreak, tears, smiles, happy endings… it’s all there.


27 Dresses

  • I just watched this yesterday and a few times before that. It just popped into my mind that I had to watch it and it’s just as fun and romantic and lovely as I remembered. I remember rewinding that scene outside the bar after the engagement-party-meltdown.. I love you James Marsden!


A Walk to Remember

  • Call me crazy but I’ve always liked Mandy Moore! And while Nicholas Sparks isn’t high on my authors-I-admire list, I really love the story and… *sigh* and it’s sad and happy and sad and so lovely.


10 Things I Hate About You

  • I just watched this a few weeks ago and since then I’ve already rewatched it! I can’t believe it took me so long but trust me, don’t underestimate this hilarious beast of a movie featuring a young Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. So funny, and I have watched this video more times than I care to admit.


The Devil Wears Prada

  • Meryl Streep!! I love her! And this movie, because it reminds me of how unfashionable I am. I don’t even know why I like this so much :p


Confessions of a Shopaholic

  • Hugh Dancy, why are you so adorable? And this whole movie is adorable, I saw it on TV the other night and watched the entire thing with this big sappy smile on my face. It’s funny and charming and totally cheesy but awesome. 





Two Weeks Notice

  • Awh Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock! My mum loved this and I think it influenced me because it’s just so rewatchable. 




Titanic

  • Ahhh I watched this movie, I swear, 10 years ago and I still get choked up. Just epic, and it’s not really my favourite or anything but it’s a must-watch.


Pride & Prejudice (2005)

  • Hate on Kiera Knightly all you want, but I seriously adore this movie. ADORE. I do prefer the 1995 Colin Firth version, but this one is the ideal movie if you need that 2 hours of escapism into Elizabeth Bennett’s world. And a nice dose of the Mr. Darcy that doesn't exist in real life.




She’s the Man

  • I can’t even express how awesome this movie is in the predictable, cheesy, silly, and HILARIOUS way but I’ve watched it at least 3 times and it never gets old. I mean, this?? *dies*




Mean Girls

  • I swear I can quote the entire thing. LOVE this movie.



Iron Man 2

  • Now for the action movie comfort movies, I regularly watch this because it’s so flipping awesome. I love the whole snarkiness of it (which my brother hates, but to each your own) and the one-line humour. 


Star Trek

  • This movie is sooooo good! I haven’t watched any of the original Star Trek series before but I just love the movie. Great acting, special effects, and a storyline I can understand… deffs high up there on my ‘movies to watch when I’m bored/sad/upset’. 



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note: All images are from Tumblr!


So, what do you think? I have a few Honourable Mentions (movies I do think about rewatching and definitely fit the bill, but I haven't watched it again yet) that include: PS I Love You, Never Let Me Go, Bridget Jones Diary, Clueless, Chasing Liberty, Life As We Know It...

...I claim to not like chick flicks but I've seriously watched a ton of them :p 

What movies would be on YOUR list?


23 comments:

  1. dudddde, we both are like, total movie-sisters. i loved all of the ones you listed above (apart from the ones i've yet to see.) :D

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  2. omg She's the Man is a woefully underrated film! "Do you like...cheese?"

    Also, 10 Things <3

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  3. Hmmm... my comfort films are Sense and Sensibility (I do like P&P, both versions, but it's so well known that I prefer S&S,) and the Princess Bride, Pirates of the Caribbean (first one) or maybe something like The Wedding Singer. Also many of the films I liked as a kid, which are very often musicals. I've got so many!

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  4. Yay, 10 Things I Hate About You! *claims the credit for getting you to watch that one* :P

    I love A Walk to Remember too, I've re-watched that one multiple times. Another comfort movie for me is Enchanted (so cute!)

    But I must admit I've never seen The Notebook. I'm guessing this is something I should remedy? :P

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  5. What a fun list.

    For me: Dirty Dancing, Fools Rush in, and French Kiss.

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  6. How could you forget Hot Chicks?

    I may be alone in this, but I prefer the 2005 version of P&P. The people are prettier. hehe. And that scene in the rain kills me every time!

    I loved A Walk to Remember and The Notebook, thought I don't consider them comfort movies... more like I'm in the mood to cry until I'm raw inside.

    Fun list.

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  7. Haha, okay, I wouldn't call Titanic a comfort film.. Since I end up bawling all over the place. Little Miss Sunshine makes my list of comfort movies but a lot on yours also makes mine. 10 Things I Hate About You? SQUEE. LOVE that movie.

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  8. I've seen several of these movies but I have too admit that even though I love some of the movies that makes me cry I usually never watch those more than once. I get so drained so once is more than enough.

    I remember watching Titanic at the cinema and I started to cry from the very beginning. I was thinking about all those people that died in the real accident and those they left behind. When the movie was finished I was so dizzy from all that crying that I nearly fell over the row in front of us. I was so embarrassed walking out of there all red eyed, I was 14 at the time so you can just imagine how embarrassed I really was.. Boys could probably see me oh my LOL

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  9. IRON MAN!!!!!! WHOOOOOOO HOOOOOO! Besides Star Trek, that's the only movie on your list I've seen, and it is one of my all time favorites:)

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  10. HOLY I love all the movies on this list that I've watched! Confessions of a Shopaholic is cheesy and funny and I love it so much :) And Titanic- tear-fest right there. I loved the snarkiness in Iron Man 2 as well :)

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  11. Some awesome movies there! I looove She's the Man and Ten Things, and Mean Girls is one of my favourites! Love Star Trek too :)

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  12. I'm not a big fan of chick flicks either but I actually do watch a fair amount of them. :P Haha. The Notebook? Yeah, I love it despite its sappiness. I mean who doesn't love Ryan Gosling? *swoon* And HECK YES 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU!!!! You just made me watch that video bajillion times again. >.< Plus Mean Girls and She's the Man? So good.

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  13. Another movie that I tend to watch is The Hangover as it makes me laugh and that is what I sometimes need. I also tend to watch the Buffy series when I am in the mood and when I am alone as my hubby doesn't like them. I have all of the episodes and could watch them over and over again. I would put most of the movies you listed on my list, and corny as it sounds, I would add Total Recall to the list as well. That one line in the movie just makes my day, "Consider that a divorce." Love it!

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  14. You've pretty much listed all my favorites as well. I own like 80% of those. And now I want to rewatch them all! :P

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  15. I love the note book and despite never reading the book I almost always watch bits of the movie when its on TV

    hmm my comfort movies....buety and the beast, tarzan, and the extras in the outsiders and spirited away possibly others but I use movies more as background nosie when drawing then acutally watching it

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  16. dude, I totally own the 10th year anniversary collector's edition of 10 Things I Hate About You! such a good movie.

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  17. OMG TITANIC. I haven't watched that movie in years, but I first saw it when I was 8-9 years old and I became obsessed. I used to watch it over and over and over. It was the first movie I saw that had a sad ending (my grandma had to hold me and rock me because I was crying so much at the ending the first time I saw it).

    Pride and Prejudice is also one of my all-time favorite movies. It melts my pants off, and the dialogue was excellent.

    A Walk to Remember, I think, was the second movie I ever saw with a stupid sad ending (it even made me dad tear up, HAA). It was also a rare case where I thought the movie was quite a bit better than the book.

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  18. Awesome list! She's The Man is definitely a comfort movie. Also in your honourable mentions Chasing Liberty and Clueless are two of my faves :)

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  19. You and I have similar movie tastes! Another good one is All I Want To Do with Kristen Dunst

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  20. Kay, Audrey, stop coming up with these awesome posts that i HAVE TO COMMENT ON BECAUSE THEYRE SO AWESOME. Thanks. Lol jokessssssss <3<3<3

    I love these moviessssssss!!!!!! Totally agree with all of them. Now if onlyyyyyy I have all of their DVDs :P :P Oh and also, I can't believe I cried when watching Confessions of a Shopaholic because the guy was so sweet! LOL!

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  21. TOTALLY with you on most of these, especially The Notebook, Mean Girls, 10 Things and She's The Man. Love those movies! Other "happy movies" for me are Clueless, Sweet Home Alabama, Hairspray, The Princess Bride, Dirty Dancing, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Sister Act 2 and anything Disney.

    More recently I've loved (and want to see again) Jane Eyre, Chalet Girl, Bridesmaids and Monte Carlo.

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  22. pride and prejudice is definitely one of my favorites of all time. but my comfort movie is sleepless in seattle.

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  23. Okay, you, Aleeza, and I are movie-triplets! And I call them comfort movies, too! My parents never know what I mean. :)

    Here are mine (I have watched these dozens of times!):

    1. Two Weeks Notice (Sandra Bullock? Hugh Grant? What could be better? ... Aside from Ryan Reynolds of course.)
    2. Definitely Maybe (RYAN REYNOLDS! :D)
    3. Confessions of a Shopaholic (I own it and have watched it over and over.)
    4. You've Got Mail (I love Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan)
    5. Steel Magnolias (so wonderful!)
    6. Notting Hill (I think you'd like that one.)
    7. 27 Dresses (Aw, James Marsden.)
    8. Life As We Know It (the baby is so cute!)
    9. The Devil Wears Prada
    10. Emma (it's even better than P&P)

    As you can see, mine are primarily chick-flicks because I can watch them while doing other things (like writing). I have to focus on action movies, but a few of my favorites are:

    1. Star Trek because it was just so stinkin' good
    2. The Bourne movies
    3. Casino Royale
    4. Batman Begins

    Whew! Major movie comment! I can't seem to stop watching movies, so my lists are bound to be long. :)

    P.S. I still haven't seen The Notebook or She's The Man!

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