Well, since you asked... Most of them
I dunno, I feel weird writing all this because like I said, a lot of these movies (the ones I like) probably do make me feel better than something like Singin' in The Rain (Not Philadelphia, though, I'd like to hear your argument for its inclusion). I'm just very confused.
You emboldened a part of my opening post there that mentioned saccharine movies, but that was just part of a list. Sure, the Singin' in the Rain
vomiting rainbows onto star-eyed children who are hugging unicorns fare has its place here, but it is not what the thread is about. I wanted people to talk about all the movies that make them smile, laugh, or even be happy. If a thriller about a serial child murderer makes your day and just fills you with happy thoughts, by all means, mention it here, review it and tells us why you like it. In Bruges
and Seven Psychopaths
I don't care that there are some very dark edges in these movies. I could have added Elle
to the list had I been going beyond my Top 100. There is no moment during those movies where I am not jubilant. The deaths and other heavier moments, though sad in nature, do not actually make you sad. I suppose it's the tone of them that is so well handled. Magnolia
It is not a comedy but there are no genre restrictions here. The story is just so wonderful and PTA fills it with flourishes that, as some people around here would say « insist upon themselves » (philistines...), which apparently I like. Once the movie's done introducing all the characters it's a quick succession of great character moments. It's probably one of my most bittersweet choices but it never makes me sad because it plays the sad scenes from a more hopeful angle. The Dark Knight
People will probably take it as a shock but I like superhero movies. Or rather, I like the good ones. The Dark Knight
is in the top 5 of, possibly, the genre that makes me more excited. The film's candy for a sugarholic. Le Dīner de Cons
It's just funny. Sure, it mocks an idiot and the other main character is a prototypical obnoxious Parisian upper class type, but who cares? I am not bothered by mean jokes.Philadelphia
Okay, you got me here. I meant to put in The Philadelphia Story
but my copy of the DVD is foreign and has a different title, so I get it mixed up on occasion.
It is not a list meant for everyone. If I had been thinking about movies that everyone could like (with the exception of the odd curmudgeon) most of those would have to be scrapped. Not necessarily the ones you mentioned though.
When Harry Met Sally
Kind Hearts and Coronets (which only proved what a warped person I am)
The Emperor's New Groove
Kung Fu Hustle
I will second these. KDAC
: dark humour ftw!