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What are some of your favorite “comfort” movies?

Asked by rockfan (14051points) 1 month ago
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Basically any movie that you’ve seen over and over that always makes you feel happy.

Some of my favorites:

The Iron Giant
Toy Story 2
Roman Holiday
The Apartment
Born Yesterday
Field of Dreams
Kiki’s Delivery Service
Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets
The Emperor’s New Groove
School of Rock
Catch Me If You Can
Spider-Man 2
Mean Girls
The Muppet Christmas Carol

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Jonsblond's avatar

There are so many but I’ll start with these:

Office Space
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Best In Show

eyesoreu's avatar

Young Frankenstein
Stir Crazy
Blazing Saddles
Debbie Does Dallas

janbb's avatar

The African Queen
The Thin Man
The Gods Must be Crazy
A Night at the Opera

KNOWITALL's avatar

Signs with Mel Gibson.
Grease1 or 2.
The classics remakes of Jane Eyre, Emma, Sense & Sensibility, Little Women, etc..

Caravanfan's avatar

Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Mad Max Fury Road
Dune part 1
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Enemy Below
Star Trek (sorry Ragingloli)
Lawrence of Arabia
The Fall (Tarsem)
What’s Up Doc?
Princess Bride

Zaku's avatar

Star Wars (Episode IV: A New Hope, 1977)
Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)
The Ladykillers (1955)
Charade (1963)
North by Northwest (1959)
The Three Musketeers (1973)

This question revealed something to me. These are six of the top nine films on my favorite films list, but they’re not the #1, #3, or #4, and none of the ones below these on my list really qualify as “always make me feel good”, at least not to the extent these do. Hmm.

janbb's avatar

@Zaku Iwas thinking “North by Northwest” too. Love that movie!

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
It’s a Wonderful Life
The African Queen
Lawrence of Arabia
and so many more.

chyna's avatar

Almost Famous
Bohemian Rhapsody

RayaHope's avatar

Forest Gump
Love Actually

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RayaHope's avatar

@ragingloli Oh, I’m on to you…I’m not clicking on that. ;}

mazingerz88's avatar

@rockfan Great! The Apartment and Kiki’s Delivery Service never fail to deliver for me. Along with other Miyazaki films like My Neighbor Totoro and Laputa, Castle in the Sky.

zenvelo's avatar

Casablanca and Maltese Falcon each do it for me.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

There are so many good ones in this thread I could have included in my list.

Jonsblond's avatar

@eyesoreu Young Frankenstein has been a favorite of mine since I was young.

“It’s Pronounced Fronkensteen!”

filmfann's avatar

The Big Lebowski
Pulp Fiction
Anything Harry Potter
The Princess and The Pirate

Recently I added a new favorite.
I hadn’t seen it before, but I’ve watched it four times in the last month. In Bruges.

jca2's avatar

The In Laws (the original one with Peter Falk and Alan Arkin)
Little Miss Sunshine

mazingerz88's avatar

@filmfann In Bruges, great fun flick.

rockfan's avatar

I only saw In Bruges when it first came out, and from what I remember, it has one of the most depressing scenes ever

raum's avatar

It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and A Christmas Story during the holidays.

flutherother's avatar

Local Hero
Blade Runner
Burn After Reading

Forever_Free's avatar

Gone in 60 Seconds (Nicolas Cage)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
2001: A Space Odyssey
On the Waterfront

eyesoreu's avatar

@Jonsblond Never gets old, watched it again recently & still laugh throughout.

LadyMarissa's avatar

Dirty Dancing
Road House
Top Gun (Original)
Love Actually
Bohemian Rhapsody

After those, it’s mood of the day & what’s on streaming.
When super depressed, I tend to go for movies that will make me cry because crying seems to relieve my depression as long as I’m NOT crying for myself!!! Hallmark Christmas movies are usually good for that & one I’ve not seen works well as Hallmark knows how to make me cry!!!

RayaHope's avatar

^^ Hallmark shows are the BEST!!

rockfan's avatar


I’m an artist that has experienced imposter syndrome, so Kiki’s Delivery Service speaks to me on an insanely high level lol

Jaxk's avatar

Films like ‘The Natural’ always make me feel good but my go to movie is always ‘Pocket full of Miracles’

LadyMarissa's avatar

Remembered some more:
It’s A Wonderful Life
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Forrest Gump
Rear View

janbb's avatar

Jimmy Stewart!

Bell,Book and Candle
You Can’t Take it With You

There are so many great movies!

eyesoreu's avatar

A Beautiful Life
Educating Rita

janbb's avatar

Shirley Valentine
Gregory’s Girl
Kind Hearts and Coronets
A Hard Day’s Night
King of Hearts

eyesoreu's avatar

It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
The Lavender Hill Mob
Anything of Laurel & Hardy

tinyfaery's avatar

I guess it really depends on what’s got me down. Some of mine are really embarrassing.

The Twilight Saga (I hang my head in shame.)
Notting Hill
Garden State
Lost In Translation

My biggest comfort is an obscure little TV show from the late 90s called Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

eyesoreu's avatar

Grand Budapest Hotel

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Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

The Green Book / The Sandlot / My Favorite Year / A Shot in the Dark (Part of The Pink Panther series, and the only film of the series without Pink Panther in the title somewhere).

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Oh, also Dr. Strangelove (Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb).

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