Sunday, 20 August 2017

Feel-Good Films

Sometimes you find yourself in a slump. Sometimes it's a pretty deep rut, a place you are not sure where on earth to turn next. Sometimes, you just want to curl up on the sofa and lost yourself in a different world displayed on the television screen before you. 

This post is here for when you are experiencing these 'sometimes.' 


LEGALLY BLONDE // 'Exercise gives you endorphins; endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't kill their husbands.' I've recently re-watched this film and it, in fact, inspired me to write this post for you lovely lot. Elle Woods is unbelievably good at getting back at people; some moments are just so satisfying.  If you're feeling unmotivated or disheartened, this is a perfect pick me up. 

LA LA LAND // Fact: This is the only film I have ever watched twice in the cinema. Surely that speaks volumes already? This film is highly personal and highly inspiring; I have been involved in drama since a young age and it encapsulates just about every fear I have. Nevertheless, it reminds me to continue to follow my dreams as a creative. 

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BILLY ELLIOT // Billy grows up in a small mining village in County Durham, England; he wants to be a dancer, but this is unheard of. Whilst watching a young boy pursue his talents, you will begin to realise the importance of striving for your own.

MAMMA MIA // This film has some fantastic classic actors, such as Colin Firth and Meryl Streep. Sometimes you need to invite the girls over for a sing-a-long to these fab ABBA hits. I can still recall our last Summer... 

ABOUT TIME // Richard Curtis is one of my absolute favourite British screenwriters. With huge titles such as "Love Actually" and "Bridget Jones' Diary" (both of which I ADORE) this was hardly going to be a disappointment. Domnhall Gleeson as Tim is so real and I just love everything about this film. It makes me want to wear pretty clothes and marry a ginger person... enough said.

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HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHERS STONE // Get into your pyjamas (if they're HP, ten points... see what I did there? Sorry...) and lose yourself in the adventures of a tiny Daniel Radcliffe playing Harry Potter. This is a go-to for improved happiness, thank you once again J.K. Rowling!

PRIDE // Based on a true story, this comedy-drama depicts a group of gay activists who raised funds to help those affected by the British miners' strike in 1984. Tackling such vital subjects, especially at a time like this when Trump is president, it is a film that needs to be watched to restore your faith in humanity. 

Which films do you recommend for a pick-me-up?
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24 comments

  1. Wild child! It's my favourite ever film as I can watch it over and over again and never get bored ❣️

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    1. Isn't it amazing?! I need to watch it again soon!!

      ~Lauren x

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  2. i absaloutely loved la la land it was so good, such a good feel good movie and comedy it was just great. I also know what you mean about Harry Potter because those movies are just so fun to watch !

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    1. Yess, wasn't it?! The HP movies are your perfect feel good movies, so comforting!

      ~Lauren x

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  3. I needed this list in my life! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Aw no problem at all V, hope these films bring you happiness <3

      ~Lauren x

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  4. Lovely post idea! I was going to do a similar one but maybe I'll do television series instead :-)

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    1. Thank you! Sounds fab, I'd love to read :)

      ~Lauren x

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  5. La La Land is SUCH a good film, and honestly, what's up with those who have never seen any of the Harry Potter films or never read any of the books?

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

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    1. YES - and yes again, I totally agree - everyone needs to watch/read Harry Potter!

      ~Lauren

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  6. Great List!!! I loveeee Harry Potter!

    xx Bubbles

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    1. Thank you! Who doesn't?! Its fab <33

      ~Lauren x

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  7. Is it bad that I've literally not gotten around to watching any of these? I mean you would think I had at least seen La La Land but I don't even have an excuse for why I haven't.

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    1. You definitely need a movie day - I highly recommend these for some well-spent hours!

      ~Lauren x

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  8. La La Land and About Time are among some of my favorite films, and you seriously can't go wrong with the Harry Potter series. I need to see Legally Blonde all the way through, I think, because the way you described it, it sounds super awesome and uplifting! I've totally been in a movie-watching mood so thank you for this. :)

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    1. They are fab! I totally agree, HP is just undoubtedly amazing. You definitely do, Elle Woods is the perfect get-up-and-go role model! No problem at all, I hope these films make you happy :)

      ~Lauren x

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  9. La La Land and Legally Blonde are both amazing movies. however, I havent seen La La Land since I first did in theaters because I literally cried the entire duration of the film. it reaaaaaaally got to me. (it was way too relatable seeing as I was going through a heartbreak much like the characters.) so I dont think I can watch the movie again. lol.

    some of my go to films are Easy A (also with Emma Stone. my queen.) Zombieland. (Emma Stone again. do I see a pattern here?) Pretty In Pink (my favorite movie of all time that makes me super happy and super depressed, both at the same time. 10/10 would recommend.) annnnnd yeah, thats all.

    Lovely list! lovely post :)

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    1. Aren't they?? Aw that's awful, I hope you're over your troubles now <33

      I need to watch Easy A, I've heard great things about it! May give it a watch tomorrow as a break between Summer schoolwork. I will definitely watch Pretty in Pink if it is your favourite movie of all time, I can't pass on that!

      Thank you so much, and thank you for your lovely comment! :)

      ~Lauren x

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  10. Harry Potter is definitely the ultimate cosy film, although I've always liked The Chamber of Secrets best! I also love The Perks of Being a Wallflower!

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