Do you like movies? I love them. In fact, I had an account with Netflix way before it was nothing but streaming. I remember getting DVDs in the mail and feeling excited to watch them. Before that, I rented VHS tapes from these small movie rental/furniture/hair salon shops.
No, I’m not exaggerating. There was actually an old store in my town that rented out VHS tapes and sold furniture. Another store, when I was but four or five years old, that rented movies, styled hair, and made pizza. I’m almost certain only two people worked there, too. I bet you couldn’t buy a couch at Blockbuster.
Anyway, I’ve watched all kinds of movies. Low budget, high budget, movies that make me wonder if they had a budget, and genres that made me say, “I seriously need to rethink my life.” My favorite ones, though, are the ones that give me good feelings.
So, I wanted to share the top seven movies that made me feel happier. If you haven’t seen them, I recommend watching them! If you have, watch them again!
I remember watching this movie in my early teens. Ever since, I’ve wanted to meet Reese Witherspoon. This comedy did not disappoint me, though I guess it is considered a chick flick (since the message clearly says, “Girls, you can do it if you set your mind to it!”) If you love the color pink, you’ll love this movie.
You may cry a little, but let’s face it, it is definitely worth it. I think it’s safe to say most people have seen this movie. Why wouldn’t they? There are so many good things said about it! Tom Hanks did a wonderful job. He portrays a mentally slower man growing up in the South, traveling the country, searching for his childhood love, and even joining the military. All done by accident. If you love shrimp, you’ll love this movie.
The book was great. Yes, I am that person that will say, “Read the book, first.” In this case, though, I think it’s safe to say the book and the movie weren’t that different. I think the story is fairly unique, for it to be a princess fairy-tale. I won’t spoil it, but it is worth settling the kids down for a family movie. If you like princesses singing “Somebody to Love”, you’ll love this movie.
No, this is not an anime-style “Finding Nemo”. Though, it does share the tiniest of similarities. Remember when I said I had a Netflix account, way back? Well, this is one of the movies I watched when they first started streaming them. Ponyo is the goldfish that turns into a human girl and wishes to find her human friend, Sosuke. Doing this, she takes away the balance of the ocean, so a majority of the land is flooded with the sea. If you like fish-turned-into-human, anime-styled goldfish princesses, you’ll love this movie.
Do I even need to say anything about this one? Disney? Yep. Talking piglet? Yep. Lovable boy side-kick? Yep! This was one of my favorites, growing up. I didn’t have to rent this one, because I was a proud owner of my very own VHS copy. To top it off, the soundtrack has more country music than the usual Disney movie. Are you kidding me? No, I’m serious. In fact, I think I’ll force Dillon to watch this movie with me, soon. He loves a good, talking pig movie. If you like non-animated, talking animals, you’ll love this movie.
Ah, Melissa McCarthy. I absolutely adore her. And Susan Sarandon. And Kathy Bates. Unfortunately, I see a lot of negative reviews for this movie. I’m not sure if it’s because of the R rating, or because people just don’t like hilarious movies. It is pretty crude, but if it’s one thing this movie proves, it’s that life is crude. I laugh at the funny moments in this one, but the reason it makes me happy is because it gives off this “everything is going to be okay, despite all this bad stuff in your life” sort of vibe. If you like watching Melissa McCarthy rob fast food joints, you’ll love this movie.
I can’t have a list of my favorite movies without War Room. It’s a Christian movie, so the message is very powerful. Marriage is the centered topic. I admit every time Dillon and I argue, I think of this movie. I think of the right things to do when in this type of situation. I’m pretty sure it brings the saying, “don’t go to bed, mad” to a whole new level. If you’re having marital problems, I encourage you to watch this one with your spouse, even if it’s only to give you something to think about. I only cried through half of the movie. Not because of the plot, but because I had a lot to fix in my own marriage, and I was deathly afraid of losing what we had. I used War Room as a guideline. I’m definitely more understanding than I was. If you like crying like a baby because you’re scared of failing relationships, you’ll love this movie!
That’s a wrap!
See what I did, there?
It may not seem like much, when you’re upset. Movies are only entertainment, after all. However, some movies tend to make your day a little brighter. Your list might contain all Disney movies. Another person might watch nothing but Sci-Fi. If it makes you smile for an hour, watch it!