Top Ten Tuesday is a feature run by BrokeAndBookish each week. I’m thinking I might not take part every week but just see if a week takes my fancy. Today we’re talking about other types of stories!
Sometimes it’s not that you feel sad or really down, you just don’t really feel like anything – I call these my bleugh days. On those days I just want a movie that will be an easy watch and a comfort movie. So here are my favourite comfort movies – some of them could be seen as an odd choice for “comfort” but there you go. All links go to the film’s trailers on YouTube.
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything Love Julie Newmar (1995)
This film makes me feel good for a number of reasons. It stars Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze & John Leguizamo – three awesome actors, it passes the Bechdel test with flying colours and is funny and all about women helping other women.
With Transformers you can just switch off and enjoy the silliness and the explosions – which is something that definitely helps when I’m feeling a bit down. My favourite part of this movie (and the sequels) are the soldiers Epps and Lennox played by Tyrese Gibson and Josh Duhamel.
How can you not end up with a smile on your face when you hear Kenny Loggins’ Footloose?! The plot of the film is a bit silly (what with a town banning dances, music and fun) but I love the friendship between Willard (Chris Penn) and Ren (Kevin Bacon) and it’s just a happy film.
Banlieue 13 (2004)
I’m pretty sure I’m always talking about this film – it is one of my favourite films ever and I just love the relationships between the various characters and the epic fight and parkour scenes.
The Mummy (1999)
I think this is another film I’ve talked about a fair bit on this blog. It’s got my favourite fictional family having fun and being clever and funny and saving the world from an evil mummy. I always end up watching The Mummy whenever it’s on TV and it always makes me happy.
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011)
So much team-being-awesome-and-each-having-their-time-to-shine in this film and that makes me super happy.
The Losers (2010)
I honestly think this is one of the best comic book adaptations out there. I watched the film many, many times before reading the comic (it’s all in a handy 2 volumes if you want to check it out) and it is a great adaptation that you can see panels in the comic as frames in the film. I just love the cast, the characters and it never fails to make me smile.
Sister Act (1992)
This is a film I’ve grown up on and always makes me happy when I’m feeling down.
This is a simple concept done well. It’s a fast paced, action packed film that is about to guys saving some stupid cooperate guys skin (as well as saving a town of people too) It makes me happy and I don’t really know why.