Feel-good realistic movies

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by kelnet, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    25,993
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2008
    Location:
    Port Moody, BC
    Can you suggest some recent good feel-good movies that don't require a suspension of disbelief?

    My wife and I saw The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society a while ago and quite liked it. I can also recommend Their Finest, another film about Britain during WW2.
     
    DonM, VWAmTele, Fiesta Red and 2 others like this.
  2. Steve 78

    Steve 78 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    41
    Posts:
    1,976
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2015
    Location:
    Melbourne, Austraila
    I saw Brooklyn (about Irish immigration in the 50s) recently and liked it. Although I see it came out in 2015 so I don't know if that counts as recent.
     
    LocoTex likes this.
  3. getbent

    getbent Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    36,168
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2006
    Location:
    San Benito County, California
    the mule. if you can call it realistic...
     
    telemnemonics likes this.
  4. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    6,026
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2018
    Location:
    In space with Ziggy
    I watched Robert Redford sit in a boat for a couple hours the other day.
    It wasn't the most exciting movie but I watched it until the end. It was pretty realistic.
    I think it was called All alone or something like that.

    I watched a movie called into the grey or the grey with Liam Neeson in it.
    That wasn't bad. Set in Alaska with wolves.

    They weren't happy feel good movies though. They are hard to come by these days.
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2019
  5. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    25,993
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2008
    Location:
    Port Moody, BC
    Well apparently, Yesterday is a nice feel-good movie, but the premise seems to be too much for some people to handle.

    Mary Poppins Returns is another feel-good movie, but again, not very realistic. We also enjoyed Christopher Robin, but some people might not accept talking stuffed animals.

    The Green Book was very enjoyable, and definitely feel-good. However, some people might be uncomfortable with the premise.

    Anyway, I took the word "Recent" out of the thread title. The movies don't have to be recent.
     
    Chunkocaster and Torren61 like this.
  6. Vanzant

    Vanzant Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,207
    Joined:
    May 18, 2013
    Location:
    United States
    5C96789D-E1E7-4F85-ACB6-55900CA28FD6.jpeg
     
  7. Torren61

    Torren61 Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,483
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2013
    Location:
    Humboldt County, CA
    I watched The Quiet Earth today on your recommendation. It was good. Thanks. I didn't at all wonder if it could really happen.
     
  8. getbent

    getbent Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    36,168
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2006
    Location:
    San Benito County, California

    I have a suspicion about the reticence about the movie... but, I'm going to go to a party and have some tito's and soda and just spend the evening pretending.
     
    kelnet and Torren61 like this.
  9. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    25,993
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2008
    Location:
    Port Moody, BC
    Cool. Where did you find it? I haven't seen it listed anywhere in years.
     
    Torren61 likes this.
  10. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    25,993
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2008
    Location:
    Port Moody, BC
    Just pretend it's 2008 and things are looking really hopeful.
     
    brookdalebill and Torren61 like this.
  11. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    39,343
    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2011
    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Some movies that have made me feel good, but not necessarily all the way through.

    Stand by me.

    My dog Skip.

    Where the red fern grow.

    I would kind of agree with Getbent about the Mule. I thought it was kind of a booster for old guys heading for the last roundup, not really very realistic though. Kind of sad to see Clint Eastwood reduced to a doddering old man. Though I'm pretty well acquainted with a guy heading in that direction.
     
  12. Torren61

    Torren61 Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,483
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2013
    Location:
    Humboldt County, CA
    Rented it on Amazon for $2.99. Some pretty cool cars in it, too.
     
    boredguy6060 likes this.
  13. dptele

    dptele TDPRI Member

    Age:
    49
    Posts:
    33
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2019
    Location:
    NE
    Temple Grandin was pretty good and a true story
     
  14. Stratohacker

    Stratohacker Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,026
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2013
    Location:
    California
    The Rookie

    Hoosiers

    Miracle

    October Sky
     
    Archtop Bill likes this.
  15. Marc Morfei

    Marc Morfei Tele-Holic

    Age:
    54
    Posts:
    944
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2018
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

    Trust me.
     
    LocoTex likes this.
  16. Silent Otto

    Silent Otto Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    289
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2015
    Location:
    3rd rock
    Breaking Away, I watch it at least once a year.

    "Breaking Away" is a wonderfully sunny, funny, goofy, intelligent movie that makes you feel about as good as any movie in a long time. --Roger Ebert
     
  17. jamesepowell

    jamesepowell TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    93
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2019
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    I really like the Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight trilogy
     
    ponce likes this.
  18. kbold

    kbold Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    503
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2015
    Location:
    Australia
    I saw Paterson recently, which I liked.
     
  19. stanger

    stanger Tele-Meister

    Age:
    75
    Posts:
    152
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Location:
    Idaho Falls, Idaho
    There are a couple of Jennifer Lawrence movies I really enjoyed and thought were quite realistic.
    They are much different movies; Silver Linings Playbook is a comedy and a good one that's uncontrived and still very funny, and Winter's Bone, her first movie, is about as heavy as drama gets.

    Both are outstanding, so you have a choice of light or heavy. Bradley Cooper co-stars in Sliver Linings, and he's as good as she is. I recommend that for better family viewing.

    I also though Roma, on Netflix, was an outstanding and very realistic movie. It's an engaging family drama that has some very dramatic moments, but most of it is just a good story of a family that's in some turmoil and internal trouble. It's in Spanish, but the sub-titles are good, and great acting by an unknown little mayan actress who's in the center of it all. Some scenes in Roma are suitable for kids, though.
    regards,
    stanger
     
  20. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Age:
    49
    Posts:
    14,212
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2012
    Location:
    Seattle
    John Wick.
     
    getbent likes this.
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.