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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by RodeoTex, May 18, 2017.
Robert Duvall in Open Range.
Various Kevin Costner movies.
Tom Hanks in That Thing You Do.
Oblivion oddly I can watch over and over for some reason. Not a big TCruise fan either. Not sure why.
Also like Riddick, not sure why...
Princess Bride for sure.
Grosse Pointe Blank. Can't look away or turn the channel.
Those two are on my list too. Along with...
My Cousin Vinny (there's not a soul alive who's seen that one more than me)
City Slickers I&II
A Few Good Men
You've Got Mail
Night at the Museum
That Thing You Do
There are others. I love the movies I love.
Beverly Hills Cop
Oscar, Breaking away, Kung Pow, 5th Element, Demolition Man, The Professional, 12 Monkeys, Remo Williams The Adventure Begins, The Gods Must Be Crazy Parts 1 and 2.
A few may not seem comforty, but they are due to me watching them with my kids when small and again over time.
You know feel good movies usually don't make me feel good. I'm always too analytical to enjoy them. I watched In search of Bobby Fischer hoping to enjoy a good tale about a kid who excelled at chess. The movie is supposed to be based on real life, I didn't research it so I don't know that for a fact. The little guy who is the hero is supposed to have been the highest rated player under 18 years age in the country later on after his stint as a kid player.
Anyway, he hangs out at the park, and the guy who wants to know what's in your wallet plays a chess hustler who teaches the kid tactical chess that allows you to beat your opponent in an unconventional fashion most of the time. The kid also takes lessons from a master, but in the final scenes departs from the teachings his folks paid good money for, uses what's in your wallet's advice and wins against another kid genius, because even though he played poorly he ends up in a situation the master taught him about. Sheesh, how much more complicated can that get? Okay, it's good movie fare, but in real life, it doesn't work that way, even if it really did work that way once. In real life chess, you bring out your queen early which was the premise of the whole thing, you're gonna get beat nine out of ten, ten out of ten if you up against a player of equal strength.
Okay, maybe Open Range would probably be a better feel good comfy movie, though Mr. Cattle Barron and the Sheriff might hold a different view, and maybe the guy the town folks gun down in the silhouette scene.
The teacher awards the kid the title of Grand Master, only thing is it doesn't work that way, you have to have a record of points totaling over 2500 points earned in tournament play to get that. Plus an array of other demonstrable abilities. Oh well.
That Thing You Do
Tons of great choices! You guys put em on, I'll add the comfort food
I love most of the cheesy disaster movies too, not sure why, but they're hard to resist. Also cheesy old SF movies, like the Jules Verne-esqe type.
Die Hard series
Journey to the center of the earth
Land that time forgot
Jurassic Park series
Men in Black series
And one of my all-time fav feel-good movies: Apollo 13
No Country For Old Men
Lock Stock and Two Smokin' Barrels
Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
John Hughes movies (Ferris Bueller, Breakfast club, etc.)
Almost any movie about baseball:
A League of Their Own
Yea. I'll add twister and princess bride. My name is Inigo Montoya, inconceivable, and that deep purple song part in twister.
Amazed that nobody's mentioned Casablanca yet. That was the film that came to mind the second I read "comfort movie."
Yeah, I'm a classic film buff...
The Peter Sellers "Pink Panther" movies, except the last one
The Maltese Falcon
Fandango (a Kevin Costner/Judd Nelson film that's hilarious and touching...possibly my favorite movie ever)
Ocean's Eleven (either one...prefer the remake)
When watching a film with the lady of the house (ie, Chick Flicks):
Hope Floats (great soundtrack)
Sabrina (the original with Bogart and Audrey Hepburn)
I find many Coen Brothers movies strangely comforting.
Blood Simple, Fargo, Oh Brother, and Lewbowski are like an "in joke", to me.
I "get" them.
I like the actors, the writing, the dark humor.
Blood Simple was filmed in Austin, and I knew a few folks who were "extras" in it.
Fargo is my favorite CB movie.
I also love Goin' South, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and Starman.
Predator or Young Guns
No love for Barton Fink, Miller's Crossing or the Hudsucker Proxy?