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to ask you for a motherload of heartwarming, tearjerking, cosy things to watch, in deference to DP's mildly pregnant hormones?

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RobinsAreTerritorialFuckers Mon 25-Jul-16 22:34:06

Yes, including things with new babies if you would like. I want to find a load of nice, sweet, soppy films and TV things, because at the moment she can't cope with gritty realism. She's not big into stuff like Call the Midwife but she made me watch Bedknobs and Broomsticks at Christmas, so if there are good classic films we might not have seen, those would be great.

Thank you!

madcapcat Mon 25-Jul-16 22:37:45

Jack rosenthal - Eskimo day, cold enough for snow and ptang yang kipperbang.powell and pressures - I know where I'm going or a matter of life and death?

EllaHen Mon 25-Jul-16 22:38:00

If you have Netflix, there's 7 seasons of Gilmore Girls to get through.

madcapcat Mon 25-Jul-16 22:38:25

Pressburger not pressures

george1020 Mon 25-Jul-16 22:38:35

Goodnight Mr Tom!

Carrados Mon 25-Jul-16 22:39:09

The Good Witch on Netflix. Dripping with cheese.

RobinsAreTerritorialFuckers Mon 25-Jul-16 22:41:01

Oh, thank god for MN, this is exactly the sort of stuff I was hoping for.

Never thought of the Gilmore Girls, but googled it and it looks good. Also the Good Witch.

george - how could I forget that?! Though I think she might struggle with the sad bits, I will crack out the popcorn for myself sometime (I am also full of soppy hormones, honest. Well, that's the excuse ... ).

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Mon 25-Jul-16 22:41:36

Nightmare Before Christmas!!

Best film ever!!

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Mon 25-Jul-16 22:42:39

Ah, Gilmore Girls is awesome. Watch that.

Hoppinggreen Mon 25-Jul-16 22:44:30

Under NO circumstances let her watch Ice Age 1.
I watched it while pg and am known for never crying - I was in bits!!!

RobinsAreTerritorialFuckers Mon 25-Jul-16 22:44:31

Will certainly watch the Gilmore Girls - and I have never actually seen Nightmare Before Christmas, so will also put that on the list.

I might get her watching the old Anne of Green Gables (she's ginger), though I don't think she had the books.

thewreckofthehesperus Mon 25-Jul-16 22:44:47

Gavin and Stacey and The royle family.

RobinsAreTerritorialFuckers Mon 25-Jul-16 22:49:16

Eek - ok, hopping, will take that warning!

PatMustardsBigTool Mon 25-Jul-16 22:54:41

Grey Friars Bobby.
Beauty and the beast.
The Notebook.
Marley and me.
Blood brothers.

RobinsAreTerritorialFuckers Mon 25-Jul-16 22:55:27

Fantastic, thanks. Have heard of some of those but not of others!

NotExactlyHappyToHelp Mon 25-Jul-16 22:57:58

If you do watch Royle Family as a PP suggested stay way way away from the special called Queen Of Sheba I think it is. I cried so hard the next morning my eyes were almost too swollen to open.

Second Gavin & Stacey, that's lush smile.

NotExactlyHappyToHelp Mon 25-Jul-16 23:06:50

Oh and for good old fashioned cheesy feel good films they've got Clueless, Legally Blonde and Serindipity on Netflix at the moment.

RobinsAreTerritorialFuckers Mon 25-Jul-16 23:08:15

Ooh, thank you (both for the warning and the recs). Perfect.

Kukoo Mon 25-Jul-16 23:11:21

Mama Mia!

Geordiegirl79 Mon 25-Jul-16 23:13:43

I cried buckets at The Notebook...approach with caution! Although, maybe that's just me being soft.

TiverMeShimbers Mon 25-Jul-16 23:14:21

The Princess Bride. Best feelgood movie ever (and funny too)

Salmotrutta Mon 25-Jul-16 23:23:27



I don't understand "heartwarming, tear jerking and cosy" - my DC and grandchildren are rather ... robust.

So, I would just recommend "Alien" and "The Birds".

RobinsAreTerritorialFuckers Mon 25-Jul-16 23:28:32

Goodness, no need to be sorry! Just trying to sum up a mood, but it is difficult. So, in the interests of fairness, I will also put Alien and The Birds on the list, though they might stick out a bit.

It's for DP, though, not DC. Proto-DC1 is still probably not taking in a great deal at this stage. grin

Salmotrutta Mon 25-Jul-16 23:31:15


I'm being a bit naughty.

Cos I'm like that..

Salmotrutta Mon 25-Jul-16 23:35:29

There is also :-

The Philadelphia Story (very funny and brilliant)- not Philadelphia - totally different

Planes, Trains and Automobiles - cry with laughter.

The Family Stone - just cry... sooo good.

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