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Old 08-12-2011, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by C2ShiningC View Post
I do this, watch movies when I am in a certain mood.

The two I would most consider "go-to" are Enchanted April, which brings light and beauty into my life on rainy, snowy or gloomy days, and Local Hero, when I am down - it never fails to make everything all better, at least for a little while.

A few others that I watch based on mood are Shirley Valentine, Murphy's Romance, Starman, Something's Gotta Give and the mini-series of Pride and Prejudice.

Can you tell I'm female?
I think you are the only other person that watches Murphy's Romance other than me. I adore that movie. And even though I cannot STAND Keaton's acting in "Something's Gotta Give".....and also in "First Wives Club", I will watch that movie every time it's on tv.
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Old 08-13-2011, 04:02 PM
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Today, it's
Facing the Giants. One of my very Go-To films.
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:51 PM
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Gladiator gives me inspiration to live life with integrity every time I see it.

"What we do in life..echoes in eternity" Maximus addressing his troops in Germania.
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:14 PM
Location: in your dreams
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Sixteen Candles

Muriel's Wedding

Ghost World
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:37 PM
Location: Under a bridge
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The Station Agent
The Big Empty
29 Palms
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:46 PM
Location: NY
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I love it, and I love these lines from Quint -

Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a shark... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. The ocean turns red, and despite all the poundin' and the hollerin', they all come in and they... rip you to pieces.
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Old 09-03-2011, 03:36 PM
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Probably Kung Fu Hustle by Stephen Chow. Good comedy and great action.
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Old 09-03-2011, 08:49 PM
Location: Pennsylvania
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Star Wars IV, V, VI.
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Old 09-03-2011, 09:04 PM
Location: The Jar
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Originally Posted by plain and simple View Post
One of my favorite things about movies is that they can be cleansing. They help us work through the hard times and celebrate the good things. While we can cry at a movie, sometimes, a particular movie will cry with us. I have a friend who describes watching movies according to our current emotions as "mood movies."

So, what's your mood movie? When you feel really happy, what's your Go-To movie to watch? How about when you're sad? When you need a good cry? When you're really angry? We may not have a Go-To movie for every emotion, but what's your most common Go-To movie and why?

When I feel down and like I want a fresh start in life again, I have a go-to movie that really picks me up and encourages me. For me, that movie is Under the Tuscan Sun with Diane Lane. (I also relate to it because she's a writer and so am I.)

It's a rollercoaster of emotions and a great reminder that life can change, for better or for worse, in one moment. No warning, no signs, just WHAM! I watch it to remember that my current situation isn't forever, no matter how much it appears to be. It's a reminder that I've experienced how suddenly things can change and turn around. This is my main Go-To movie and I've seen it dozens of times. (The scenery and the food are therapeutic, too!)
Plains, Trains, and Autos
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:06 PM
Location: Chicago, IL
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American Psycho
Forrest Gump
Dead Poets Society
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