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Old 09-09-2019, 10:17 PM
 
Location: NYC
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"Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"
"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
"Philomena"
"True Grit" (2010)
"Amelie"
"Midnight in Paris"
"Brooklyn"
"Juno"
"The 100 Yard Journey"
"Best in Show"
"Mrs Brown"
"The Big Sick"
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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My all time favorite the classic Shane (1953) Alan Ladd, Brandon de Wilde, Jack Palance.
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Old 09-10-2019, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Any Wes Anderson movie.
Ditto on any Wes Anderson movie.

Also, many of the Coen Bro's movies: (although not all were made after 2000)

The Big Lebowski
Raising Arizona
Miller's Crossing


Descendants
Sideways


Love Actually
Yesterday
Bohemian Rhapsody
Rocket Man
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Old 09-10-2019, 03:50 AM
 
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Being mostly a fan of action / sci fi (think Terminator, John Wick, anything Tarantino, No Country for Old Men), I'd still like to give this a try:

Post 2000 (and this was a lot harder than I though, really slim pickings for "feel good family movies":
Oh, Brother Where Art Thou, Clooney/Goodman
Elf, Farrell, Dooschanel
Open Range, Costner/Duval (great western, but maybe too much violence for your taste)
Cinderella Man, Crowe/Zellweiger
National Treasure, Nick Cage

Pre-2000, (much easier, some of my favorites are):
Life is Beautiful, Roberto Benigni (Italian language with subtitles)
Moonstruck, with Cher
Dances with Wolves, Costner
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, John Candy and Steve Martin
Roxanne, Steve Martin
Calamity Jane, Doris Day/Howard Kiel
On The Town, Gene Kelly
Everything else by John Hughes (Home Alone, Sixteen Candles, etc.)
The Electric Horseman, Redford/Fonda
Casablanca, Bogart/Bergman
It's a Wonderful Life, Stewart/Reed
African Queen, Bogart/Hepburn
Rocky, Stallone
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Old 09-10-2019, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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I enjoy everything up till about 1942 (no, I wasn't alive back then!). The Golden Age of Hollywood pretty much ended with WW2. But films of the 1930s are wonderful. If you haven't seen any lately, try one. Musicals, westerns, drama, comedy - it's all there.

One caveat - you have to enjoy black and white!
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:37 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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"The Peanut Butter Falcon," which is still playing in some theaters and best seen on a large screen due to the beautiful scenery.
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Old 09-10-2019, 07:33 AM
 
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Thanks for all the additions since I last posted, but pre-2000 "feel good" movies are not a problem -- there are literally hundreds of these that I own on DVD -- but even with all your additional suggestions, I just think it is sad that there are probably less than a hundred fairly recent "feel good" movies total that I either have already enjoyed, or would consider seeing after reading your recommendations. (And the great majority of those were made before 2010.) Btw, two more that I thought of that I like very much:

"Last Holiday" - Queen Latifah
"Family Man" (2000)

(This brings my total to just 17, I think.)

Anyway, thanks again! (And later this week or next, I will compile a new list of movies for me to try based on all your recommendations! )
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:47 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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My choice is a quirky, offbeat, feel-good movie, but not likely to be everyone’s cup of tea:

Dean Spanley from 2008, with Peter O’Toole, Jeremy Northam, Sam Neill, Bryan Brown
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:36 AM
 
Location: La Jolla
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We love Waking Ned Devine at our house and also the British Death at a Funeral.
I like Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Big Fish too.
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Old 09-10-2019, 01:16 PM
 
Location: SW US
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"The Gods Must Be Crazy." The funniest comedy I have ever seen.



Loved The Gods Must be Crazy. Just found a sequel I haven't seen.
Also "King of Hearts", from the 80's.
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