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Comfort Movies, Anyone Else?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by RodeoTex, May 18, 2017.

  1. studio

    studio Poster Extraordinaire

    May 27, 2013
    Robert Duvall in Open Range.

    Various Kevin Costner movies.

    Tom Hanks in That Thing You Do.
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  2. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    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.

  3. MilwMark

    MilwMark Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Apr 29, 2013
    near Arnold's
    Grosse Pointe Blank. Can't look away or turn the channel.
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  4. Downshift

    Downshift Tele-Holic

    Jan 16, 2006
    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
    Harry Potter
    Rear Window
    That Thing You Do

    There are others. I love the movies I love.

  5. dented

    dented Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

    Apr 17, 2006
    Back at the Beach
    Princess Bride
    Beverly Hills Cop

  6. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    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.
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  7. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    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.
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  8. DonM

    DonM Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Apr 21, 2016
    Pulp Fiction
    That Thing You Do
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  9. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Tons of great choices! You guys put em on, I'll add the comfort food

  10. RLee77

    RLee77 Friend of Leo's

    May 15, 2016
    Silicon Valley
    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
    San Andreas
    Jurassic Park series
    Andromeda Strain
    Men in Black series
    Deep Impact
    And one of my all-time fav feel-good movies: Apollo 13

  11. Bones

    Bones Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    No Country For Old Men


    Lock Stock and Two Smokin' Barrels

  12. telecastertodd

    telecastertodd Tele-Meister

    Dec 9, 2015
    Way out West
    Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
    Princess Bride
    John Hughes movies (Ferris Bueller, Breakfast club, etc.)
    Spinal Tap

    Almost any movie about baseball:
    Bull Durham
    A League of Their Own
    Major League

  13. beagle

    beagle Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2010

  14. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 12, 2011
    Yea. I'll add twister and princess bride. My name is Inigo Montoya, inconceivable, and that deep purple song part in twister.

  15. wyclif

    wyclif Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 29, 2011
    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...
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  16. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 15, 2010
    Princess Bride

    Young Frankenstein

    The Peter Sellers "Pink Panther" movies, except the last one

    Lonesome Dove

    The Maltese Falcon

    Fandango (a Kevin Costner/Judd Nelson film that's hilarious and touching...possibly my favorite movie ever)

    The Incredibles

    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)
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  17. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    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.
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  18. cntry666

    cntry666 Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 16, 2010
    decatur, ga
    Predator or Young Guns
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  19. Harry Styron

    Harry Styron Tele-Holic

    Aug 2, 2011
    Branson, Mo
    No love for Barton Fink, Miller's Crossing or the Hudsucker Proxy?

  20. pondcaster

    pondcaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 29, 2010
    Tryon, NC

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