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philip918

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Top 5 Comfort Movies
« on: October 01, 2018, 01:37:53 PM »
Inspired by this Indiewire critic survey:
https://www.indiewire.com/2018/10/best-comfort-movies-1202008381/

"This week’s question: The last few days have been extremely trying. And sometimes, when the world feels like it’s folding in on itself, people turn to the movies for a pick-me-up or some other kind of self-care."

1. Spirited Away/My Neighbor Totoro

2. The Big Lebowski

3. The Royal Tenenbaums

4. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

5. Point Break

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Re: Top 5 Comfort Movies
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2018, 02:17:18 PM »
Stop Making Sense
Girl Walk//All Day
Linda Linda Linda
The Blues Brothers
Hairspray

performance/dance apparently something that comforts me

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Re: Top 5 Comfort Movies
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2018, 02:57:14 PM »
I turn to TV in these situations much more than film but I'd guess it'd be

1. Any Miyazaki, but especially the low-stakes ones like Totoro and Kiki
2. Inside Llewyn Davis, which sounds weird but I love the mood of it and I did rewatch it on a whim while sick once
3. Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain/Amelie
4. Maybe the Harry Potter movies ? I don't really love them though, aside from Azkaban, and I'm way too anal to just watch that alone.
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Re: Top 5 Comfort Movies
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2018, 02:59:20 PM »
I've wanted to watch Linda Linda Linda for years but have had trouble tracking it down other than used DVDs on Amazon for $35 or more. Is there a place to stream it?

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Re: Top 5 Comfort Movies
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2018, 03:13:48 PM »
I've wanted to watch Linda Linda Linda for years but have had trouble tracking it down other than used DVDs on Amazon for $35 or more. Is there a place to stream it?

Not that I'm aware of, but I've never searched since I have the DVD.

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Re: Top 5 Comfort Movies
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 12:03:10 AM »
Team America
The Incredibles
Inglourious Basterds
The Martian
Groundhog Day

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Re: Top 5 Comfort Movies
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2018, 12:27:48 AM »
A Few Good Men
Alone in the Wilderness
Police Story 4: First Strike
Tim's Vermeer
Wind

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Re: Top 5 Comfort Movies
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2021, 05:06:51 PM »
Adding a pretty new one here:

1. Sound of Music
2. Moonrise Kingdom
3. Harold and Maude
4. Dora and the Lost City of Gold
5. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
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Re: Top 5 Comfort Movies
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2021, 06:26:35 AM »
My top 5 comfort films in no particular order!

1) Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
2) Ratatouille (2007)
3) Pride and Prejudice (2005)
4) She's the Man (2006)
5) The Proposal (2009)

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Re: Top 5 Comfort Movies
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2021, 08:56:21 AM »
Fun and relatable list, annawang!

My daughter totally would put Howl's Moving Castle on a top 5 comfort film list. Pride & Prejudice 2005 is #2 on my top 100 list in big part because of it being a comfort film. I just saw She's the Man recently and laughed a lot. :) I could also watch The Proposal or Ratatouille anytime.

Great choices!