It is hard to pick a movie that I would watch over and over for the next ten years. So since this is my blog I will narrow it down to my top three. My top three movies are Grease, Home Alone and the Wizard of Oz. While each of these movies are extremely different one thing that they have in common is that they are all feel good movies for me.
There is something about the love story that transpires in Grease that makes my heart melt. I enjoy singing along and Danny and Sandy along with the dancing is just what is needed after a hard day or a rough week. Knowing that in the end the guy gets the girl or the girl gets the guy is the ultimate feel good movie. Recently I attended a sing-a-long at our local symphony where we watched the movie and sang along popcorn and props.
The next movie in my top three is Home Along. Another feel good movie I love this movie because it can always make me laugh. Though it mostly comes on repeatedly during the holidays, anytime this movie comes on I sit and wait for the little guy to take on the bad guys. There is nothing like seeing the bad guys get hustled and hassled by a little boy.
Rounding out the top three of my favorite movies is The Wizard of Oz. Again a movie that makes you feel good, but I don’t know if it is the magical land of Oz, the flying monkeys or the ability to see each of the participants find what they feel they are in search of. Interestingly enough when I read the book, it was much better to me than the movie.
Movies can transport you into another time and space, For the time that you engross yourself in the lives and stories of others you can forget about your problems and your world and your concerns and know that before the movie ends everything will be back in perfect order. Wouldn’t it be great if real life were like that?