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50 Movies That Make You Feel Good

50 Movies That Make You Feel Good

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There are movies that make you feel good and there arefeelgood movies. The latter is a stupid word (like 'chick-flick' or 'rom- com') that has become a vague, dubiousgenre of films specifically and cynically designed to fillthe shallowest hole in your soul - your need for mild,'heartwarming' entertainment. They often star Meg Ryanor Hugh Grant, and they are as fleetingly satisfying ascheap burgers. But you can always go back to somethingbetter, the movies that you can, as Quentin Tarantinoput it, "hang out with". They will always pick you up,never let you down, and whether in jest or seriousness,they only tell you what you want or need to hear. Here isa list of 50 that might work. You're welcome to disagree,if it makes you feel good.50.
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
(2000) Right from theget-go of the Coen brothers' rambunctious, bluesy,southern-fried reworking of Homer's Odyssey, UlyssesEverett McGill (George Clooney), is exasperated by thedefeatist attitude of fellow escaped convicts Pete (JohnTurturro) and Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson). "Consider the
lilies of the goddamn field," he suggests, with twitchygood cheer.49.
(1995) Mel Gibson's short-arsed rebelgizzard- slitter William Wallace cries "Freedom!" even ashis guts are pulled out, thus ending three gruesome,tearful, rousing hours of cod- historical romance and -particularly for Scots with an angrily vague memory of oppression - cathartic images of Englishmen beinghacked into quivering chunks.48.
Shakespeare In Love
(1998) Even Harold Bloom, thecritic who ranks Shakespeare above God in the cosmos,concedes that this rigorously witty imagining of theBard's London love affair is "an enjoyable travesty".47.
Jean De Florette/Manon Des Sources
(1986) Over thecourse of two movies and four generations, ClaudeBerri's morality tale about a hunchback tax collector(Gerard Depardieu), and the neighbours who covet thewater from his well drops into the dark reaches of humannature, but pulls itself back up into the sunshine with asublime sense of patience and justice.
Evil Dead 2
(1987) "Who's laughing now?" shrieks Ash(Bill Campbell), as he taunts his own left hand, which hehas just chopped off because it was possessed bydemons. The most violent, delirious and hilariousslapstick comedy ever made.45.
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
(1988) Two time-travelling fools (Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves) with apassion for Van Halen guitar solos, but no aptitude forbook-learning, kidnap famous historical figures to helpthem with their school project. Abraham Lincolnarticulates the spirit of the film with his final address:"Be excellent to each other. And party on, dudes."44.
True Romance
(1993) "What you did was soromantic," says Patricia Arquette to her new husbandChristian Slater after he kills her vicious pimp. And in asick, sweet way, she's right. Writer Quentin Tarantinooriginally had an unhappy ending in mind, but directorTony Scott liked these kids, and wanted them to getaway. He was right, too.43.
Les Parapluies De Cherbourg
(1964) CatherineDeneuve's pink, glowing teenager falls in love with NinoCastelnuovo's garage mechanic, who gets her pregnant

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