Top 5 Feel-Good Movies List

1) Stephen Frears‘s High Fidelity

Unlike the pop-culture freak bookworms, I haven’t read anything by Nick Hornby. That said, the uncanny wit, the music elitism, and the I-suck-at-relationships themes are slices of my life, too. The film makes you want to be the good boy you’ve always been 🙂

2-5) All Wes Anderson films (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou)

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Bottle Rocket was simply charming. Rushmore was chockful of young, comedic heartache. The Royal Tenenbaums was a grand display of sad but interesting, odd characters. The Life Aquatic is the only movie I find difficult to associate with, and despite the mixed reviews, it delivers a potent dose of Bill Murray.

Honorable Mentions:

Michael Winterbottom‘s 24 Hour Party People

An apt dessert to High Fidelity, I easily turn into band-namedropper mode when I see this. I genuinely like New Order, and The Stone Roses, and I do find the mood at times to listen to Joy Division, but Happy Mondays? I guess its a Brit thing.

Maryo J. De los Reyes‘s Bagets 1 and Bagets 2

I’ll prefer this kitsch to any other pa-cool coming-of-age movies.

I own DVD or VCD copies of all the above films, but its nice to know that the Wes Anderson films are frequently shown on cable.

[Listening to: Gigantic – The Pixies – Surfer Rosa (3:54)]

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