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Uplifting, inspiring films

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MillyMollyMandy78 Thu 28-May-15 09:54:13

am on annual leave at the moment and going through a bit of a low patch, feeling in a rut etc and have let myself go. I was thinking of getting a few treats in tomorrow and watching a movie (will be on my own). Looking for your inspirational, feel good movie suggestions (not into romcom type things). Any ideas?

Arsenic Thu 28-May-15 10:08:18

Life is Beautiful.

Incredibly life-affirming but maybe not quite what you meant.

What are your favourite films?

gotredonyou Thu 28-May-15 10:09:48

I love 'About Time' I suppose it could be considered a rom-com but after I watch it I feel uplifted!

MillyMollyMandy78 Thu 28-May-15 12:27:43

FAvourite Films include Chicago, Footloose, Les Mis, Jurassic Park (all), Labyrinth (David Bowie one), The Notebook, Dead Poets Society, A Single Man, LOTR / The Hobbit, The Other Boleyn Girl, Mandella, Twelve Years a Slave

Happy to watch romance/ love stories but just hate typical romcoms like Love Actually, Four Weddings, when Harry Met Sally, Notting Hill. Seen both of the movies you've mentioned and enjoyed them both!

KingJoffreyFanciesDarylDixon Thu 28-May-15 12:34:09

Pricilla, Queen Of The Desert.

KingJoffreyFanciesDarylDixon Thu 28-May-15 12:35:09

Although when I'm feeling low I watch Mary and Max and have a bloody good cry.

dreamingofblueskies Thu 28-May-15 12:59:21

13 Going on 30 and Clueless always cheer me up. grin

verencethefool Thu 28-May-15 13:05:44

I quite enjoy 'chef' which is on netflix: basically chef gets bad restaurant review, goes in different direction. A lot of shots of food but very gentle and ultimate message is a bit inspiring about doing what you love.

I also love some of the 80s shoulder pad movies, like working girl.

Mindgone Thu 28-May-15 13:06:54

Pretty woman

Also suggest looking up the films you like on Amazon, and looking at the suggestions, 'people who bought this also bought'
I hope you have a lovely day, and get the uplift you need smile

cashewnutty Thu 28-May-15 13:07:41

Forrest Gump?

KingJoffreyFanciesDarylDixon Thu 28-May-15 13:15:57

Ooo, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion.

Bit pants but very funny.

Arsenic Thu 28-May-15 13:25:21

How about Amelie and/or Miss Pettigrew lives for a day? Both 5* films smile

Mull Thu 28-May-15 13:43:18

Now see I always find Forrest Gump quite lowering. I love it but have to be in the right frame of mind to watch it.

I LOVE Life is Beautiful.

LeBearPolar Thu 28-May-15 13:47:46

August Rush.

gonegrey56 Thu 28-May-15 13:49:20

Les Untouchables, French language but so wonderful, funny uplifting and moving. Based on a true story . Untouchable is English title.

SurelyYoureJokingMrFeynman Thu 28-May-15 13:59:09

Land Girls and Me Without You, if you like early Anna Friel.

Like Water for Chocolate would fit well with your other faves, I think.

Ang Lee's Eat Drink Man Woman or the US remake Tortilla Soup, about an extended Taiwanese family, or Mexican-American family - or, in the scriptwriter's head, Jewish American family.

BarryGoosey Thu 28-May-15 13:59:29

The Blindside is great. Really nice true story. Sandra Bullock is fab in it. It won her the best actress Oscar I believe.

SevTSnape Thu 28-May-15 14:14:43

The Science of Sleep.

Also, for a notromcom, try 500 days of summer.

whitershadeofpale Thu 28-May-15 14:16:31

Made in Dagenham is good and inspiring I think.

MillyMollyMandy78 Thu 28-May-15 14:18:00

Thank you for all the suggestions! Am heading for Amazon to look up some of these suggestions as not heard of all of them!

fourchetteoff Thu 28-May-15 14:18:25

How about 'Wild'. It had really good reviews and I think it's a good uplifting story (I've read the book).

Doesn't look like a romcom either. Would like to see it myself.

castlesintheair Thu 28-May-15 14:19:29

As good as it gets.

DepthFirstSearch Thu 28-May-15 14:29:04

Working Girl, Legally Blonde

Dancergirl Thu 28-May-15 14:39:10

Cinema paradiso

Dancergirl Thu 28-May-15 14:40:01

Letter to Brezhnev

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